3rd Panzer Brigade (Bundeswehr)

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3rd (Weser-Leine) Armoured Brigade
(Panzerbrigade 3 "Weser-Leine")
Panzerbrigade 3 (Bundeswehr).svg
Formation sign
Active 10 Jul 1957–31 Dec 1993
Country  Germany
Allegiance Bundeswehr
Branch Bundeswehr Logo Heer with lettering.svg German Army
Last headquarters Nienburg
Commanders
Last commander BrigGen Hans Hübner

The 3rd (Weser-Leine) Armoured Brigade (German: Panzerbrigade 3 "Weser-Leine") was a brigade in the German Army that was disbanded in 1994. It was headquartered in Nienburg in north Germany. The Brigade's centre of gravity was in eastern Lower Saxony. Its last brigade commander was Colonel Friedrich-Johann von Krusenstiern.

Commanders[edit]

Brigade commanders with rank on taking over:

No. Name Takeover date Handover date
14 Oberst Friedrich-Johann von Krusenstiern (Brigadeführer) 1 January 1993 disbandment
13 Oberst Hans Hübner 1 October 1990 31 December 1992
12 Oberst Wilfried-Otto Scheffer 1 October 1987 30 September 1990
11 BrigGen Anton Steer 1 April 1983 30 September 1987
10 Oberst Baron Adalbert von der Recke 1. April 1980 31 March 1983
9 BrigGen Klaus Nennecke 1 April 1973 31 March 1980
8 Oberst Erwin Hentschel 1 January 1973 31 March 1973
7 Oberst Helmut Fischer 1 April 1972 31 December 1972
6 Oberst Kurt Heiligenstadt 1 October 1968 31 March 1972
5 BrigGen Hans-Jürg von Kalckreuth 1 April 1967 30 September 1968
4 BrigGen Hans-Joachim von Hopffgarten 1 October 1964 31 March 1967
3 Oberst Karl-Reinhard von Schultzendorff 1 October 1962 30 September 1964
2 Oberst Ernst Philipp 5 November 1959 30 September 1962
1 Oberst Paul Scheerle 10 July 1957 4 November 1959

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Coordinates: 52°36′58″N 9°15′14″E / 52.616065°N 9.253922°E / 52.616065; 9.253922