XLVII Panzer Corps

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XLVII Panzer Corps
Active 20 June - 1 July 1940
25 November 1940 - 16 April 1945
Country  Germany
Allegiance Wehrmacht
Branch Heer
Type Panzer
Role Armoured warfare
Size Corps
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Joachim Lemelsen
Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz

XLVII Panzer Corps (also: 47th Panzer Corps or XXXXVII. Panzerkorps or XXXXVII Panzer Corps) was a panzer corps of the German Army in World War II that was formerly designated as XLVII Corps. Various formations of the corps fought in the French campaign of 1940, in the invasion of Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944, and on the Western Front from June 1944 until April 1945.

Initial Formation[edit]

The first formation of the XLVII Corps was on June 20, 1940, during the Campaign in France. This formation was shortly thereafter disbanded on July 1, 1940.[1] The corps was formed again as a motorized corps on November 25, 1940[2] in Military Region XI. The new corps was initially stationed in Germany as part of Army Group C.

Eastern Front[edit]

In May 1941, the corps was subordinated to Panzer Group 2 (later 2nd Panzer Army) and took part in the invasion of Russia in 1941. On 21 June 1942, the corps was retitled XLVII Panzer Corps.[3] The corps remained on the Russian front until March 1944, when it was stationed in France.[4][3]

Western Front[edit]

In 1944, the corps was transferred to the Western Front.[4][3] The corps took part in the Mortain offensive, and attacked into the central Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge.[3] The corps was retitled Army Group Lüttwitz in January 1945.[5] On 16 April, the corps surrendered with other German troops in the Ruhr Pocket to the U.S. Army.[6]

Orders of Battle[edit]

10 December 1940[edit]

22 June 1941[edit]

16 September 1944[edit]

15 December 1944[edit]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ www.lexicon-der-wehrmacht.de
  2. ^ Georg Tessin, "Generalkommando XLVII. Panzerkorps", from CDROM published by VMD as Organisationsgeschichte der deutschen Wehrmacht
  3. ^ a b c d Mitcham 2006, p. 266.
  4. ^ a b Harrison 1951, p. 235.
  5. ^ Cole 1965, p. 613.
  6. ^ MacDonald 1973, p. 370.
  7. ^ Niehorster, Dr. Leo. "XXXXVII Corps (motorized) Order of Battle". Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Nafziger, George. "German Army, Battle of the Bulge, 15 December 1944" (PDF). Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 

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