XLVII Panzer Corps
XLVII Panzer Corps (also: 47th Panzer Corps or XXXXVII. Panzerkorps or XXXXVII Panzer Corps) was a corps of the German Army in World War II that was formerly designated as XLVII Corps[notes 1]. Various formations of the corps fought in the French campaign of 1940, in the Russian campaign from 1941 to 1944, and on the Western Front from June 1944 until April 1945.
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. The corps was formed again as a motorized corps on November 25, 1940 in Military Region XI. The new corps was initially stationed in Germany as part of Army Group C.
Organization as of 10 Dec 1940
- Army Group C Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb
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 June 21, 1942, the corps was retitled XLVII Panzer Corps. The corps remained on the Russian front until May 1944, when it was stationed in France.
Organization as of 22 June 1941
- Army Group Center Generalfeldmarschall Fedor von Bock
Thereafter, the corps fought on the Western Front. The corps took part in the Mortain offensive, and attacked into the central Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. Retitled Armee-Abteilung Lüttwitz in April 1945, the corps surrendered with other German troops in the Ruhr Pocket to the U.S. Army.
Organization as of 16 September 1944
- Army Group G Generaoberst Johannes Blaskowitz
- XLVII Corps (motorized)