273rd Reserve Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

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The German 273rd Reserve Panzer Division was a reserve army division. After the Battle of Kursk the German 273rd Reserve Panzer Division was used for augmenting of 11th Panzer Division,[1] whereas their remaining forces were shifted to the Italian front.

Organization[edit]

Organization of the Division in 1943 (when it was formed):[2][3]

  • Headquarters - Under Lieutenant general Helmuth von der Chevallerie
  • 25th Reserve Panzer Battalion
  • 35th Reserve Panzer Battalion
  • 92nd Reserve Panzergrenadier Regiment
  • 73rd Reserve Motorized Grenadier Regiment
  • 167th Reserve Artillery Battalion
  • 7th Reserve Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 7th Reserve Tank Destroyer Battalion
  • 10th Reserve Tank Destroyer Battalion
  • 19th Reserve Panzer Engineer Battalion
  • Reserve Panzer Division Supply Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitcham, p. 104-105
  2. ^ German Order of Battle, Panzer, Panzer Grenadier, and Waffen SS Division in WWII. pp. 42 and 43.
  3. ^ "273 Reserve Panzer Division". www.ordersofbattle.com. Archived from the original on 2019-01-20. Retrieved 2019-10-09.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mitcham, Samuel W. (2000). The Panzer Legions. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3353-3.
  • Tessin, Georg (1974). Die Landstreitkräfte 201—280. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939—1945. Vol. 8. Frankfurt/Main: E.S. Mittler. pp. 312–313.