19th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

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19th Panzer Division
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Insignia of the 19th Panzer Division 1941–1942
Active 1940–1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Heer (1935-1945)
Type Panzer division
Engagements World War II

The German 19th Panzer Division was created from the 19th Infantry Division and was formed on 1 November 1940. In July 1941 it moved to the central sector of the Eastern front until December 1942 when it was transferred south. It was pushed back though Ukraine and Poland and surrendered in Czechoslovakia in May 1945.

Division commanders[edit]

  1. 1 November 1940 — General der Panzertruppen Otto von Knobelsdorff
  2. 5 January 1942 — Generalleutnant Gustav Schmidt (committed suicide to avoid capture, Beresowka, 7 August 1943)
  3. 7 August 1943 — Generalleutnant Hans Källner
  4. 28 March 1944 — Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
  5. May 1944 — Generalleutnant Hans Källner (killed in battle 18 April 1945 )
  6. 22 March 1945 — Generalmajor Hans-Joachim Deckert

References[edit]

Geschichte der niedersächsischen 19. Panzer-Division 1939 - 1945 - Otto von Knobelsdorff

  • Müller-Hillebrand, Burkhard (1969). Das Heer 1933-1945. Entwicklung des organisatorischen Aufbaues (in German). Vol. III: Der Zweifrontenkrieg. Das Heer vom Beginn des Feldzuges gegen die Sowjetunion bis zum Kriegsende. Frankfurt am Main: Mittler. p. 286, 311. 
  • Tessin, Georg (1970). Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1939 - 1945 (in German). Vol. IV: Die Landstreitkräfte 15 -30. Frankfurt am Main: Mittler.