23rd Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

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German 23rd Panzer Division
23rd Panzer Division logo.svg
Unit insignia
Active 1942–45
Country  Nazi Germany
Allegiance Balkenkreuz.svg Wehrmacht
Branch Heer
Type Panzer
Role Armoured warfare
Size Division

World War II

The 23rd Panzer Division was established on the 14th of March 1942 in France. It was built around the 101 Panzer-Brigade and two infantry regiments. The units worked with "booty tanks".

In April the division went to the Eastern Front near Kharkov. It stayed on this front for the rest of the war and surrendered on the 8th of May, 1945. The division was interned at Tamsweg Mauterndorf.