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  3rd Canadian Infantry Division Gallantry Decorations 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In this role, it bore the brunt of a German counter attack by units of the German 15th Panzer Grenadier Division.
German self-guns propelled guns entered the village at dusk and an armoured battle erupted between them and the suppporting Sherman tanks of the 2nd Armoured Brigade.
The German forces gathered all the strength they could to hold the Canadians in the towns of Zutphen, Deventer and Zwolle, as well as along the Schipbeek and Overijssels Canals, but by 18 April, the Division had sealed the causeway across the Zuider Zee (Ijsselmeer), accomplishing its mission.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~em575/holland.htm   (360 words)

 German 7th Panzer Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 7th Panzer Division, which participated in the Battle of France, was nicknamed the "Ghost Division" because nobody knew where they were attacking from, not even the German High Command.
In preparation of the invasion of the low countries, the 7th Panzer Division then became a part of the 15th Panzer Corps under the command of General Hoth.
During the Battle of France, the 7th Panzer Division earned the name of the Gespensterdivision (German:"Ghost/Phantom Division") because of this speed and because nobody seemed to know where it was, not even the German High Command.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/German_7th_Panzer_Division   (429 words)

 Achtung Panzer! - Erwin Rommel!
Erwin Rommel was born on November 15th of 1891 in Heidenheim an der Brentz near Ulm in the state of Wurttemberg.
In preparations for German Invasion of Low Countries and France, codenamed Fall Gelb, Rommel's 7th Panzer Division became the part of 15th Panzer Corps, which was positioned, in the central sector.
On February 14th of 1941, leading elements 5th Leichte (Panzer) Division along with their commander Erwin Rommel landed in Tripoli and was joined in early May by 15th Panzer Division.
www.achtungpanzer.com /gen1.htm   (3079 words)

 1-37 Armor - 1st Battalion 37th Armor Alumni Network
The 1st Battalion 37th Armor (1st Armored Division) from Vilseck, Germany, commanded by LTC Edward L. Dyer, was alerted for deployment to the Persian Gulf on 8 November 1990.
The German 5th Panzer Division, the last of the German strategic reserves, spearheaded the attack by Model's Army Group B that opened the "Battle of the Bulge".
Encircled by Germans, troops of the US 101st Airborne Division watch C-47’s drop supplies to them.On the same day the US 101st Airborne Division was moved by truck to establish a strongpoint at the key road and rail junction of Bastogne, in Belgium.
www.1-37armor.net   (12035 words)

On 15th Nov. the divisional elements were raised by taking the Sturmbrigade from Corsica as a nucleus, and adding an SS training Btn.
The 16th SS-Panzer Grenadier Division had been a very effective formation during the defence of Italy, and its removal from the Front was considered a major potential propaganda/morale boost for the Allies.
Known as the "Himmler Division", during the campaigns in Italy, the 16th SS-Panzer Grenadier Division employed a vehicle recognition shield comprising the Reichsfuhrer's rank insignia.
www.angelfire.com /goth/16th_ss_panzer_gd/index.html   (1924 words)

 M3 Grant Mk I.
Owing to the activity of the German 2nd Battalion, however the British 8th Light Cavalry Regiment was beaten and the 3rd Tank Regiment was forced to abandon its 16 Grant Mk I tanks in the battlefield.
At first the German Afrika Korps was considerably damaged by the attack of the Grant Mk I, but in the end it overwhelmed the British armoured forces.
This was because the Germans were well experienced and effectively used the famous 88mm anti-aircraft gun while the British commanders had no experience in mobile warfare and their men were not well trained.
perso.wanadoo.fr /arn/anglais/char/m3grant/hist.htm   (706 words)

 Panzer-Brigades in the West 1944
On the 15th of September everything looked fine for the Germans, because American attacks were beaten off, but the next day the American troops attacked with the help of the 4th Armoured Division and the Germans had to withdraw.
During the 17th the Germans were infiltrating the town again, because it was considered a vital key to the planned operations of the Panzer-Brigades against the Moselle bridgehead on the 18th of September.
Meanwhile the CCB of the U.S. 4th Armoured Division was advancing north and threatened the drive a wedge between the German 1st and 5th Panzer Armies.
www.panzerworld.net /oob-pzb.html   (6107 words)

 German Panzer Unit in Norway April - June of 1940
German use of armored fighting vehicles in the Norwegian Campaign is often ignored, since only very limited panzer force was present.
The rest of the company (single Kleiner Panzer Befehlswagen I command tank, twelve PzKpfw I and six PzKpfw II tanks) went down with "Antaris H" (and other transports), which was sunk in the North Sea by a British submarine.
There is no evidence of combat between German and French tanks, limiting use of German tanks to support the infantry operations, while being supported by the airforce itself.
www.achtungpanzer.com /articles/norway.htm   (1001 words)

 Avalanche Press
Then the 1st SS Panzer Division advances, and the Recon unit blocking the road at 2010 decides not to die heroically (and pointlessly) so it retreats 3 hexes, still guarding the road between the Panzers and the U.S. The Panzers move to the victory hex at Malmedy.
Panzer Lehr’s attack on St. Vith is blunted, but the two remaining German Armored divisions attacking CCR in 2609 destroy it, opening the road southwest to Trosvierges and the undefended U.S. V Corps HQ beyond.
And the two SS Panzer divisions are loose in the Allied rear, free to split their component regiments up to take victory hexes independently.
www.avalanchepress.com /ATStrategies.php   (1746 words)

 Battles 1941
The German fire was poor, and it was obvious to the men of 2nd RTR that they were not adept at firing on the move, because what return of fire there was, was extremely inaccurate.
The German and Italian situation was, in fact, deteriorating, as in the west 30 Corps and the South Africans were consolidating their hold on the Trigh el Abd, and to the north-west the troops breaking out from Tobruk were a threat that Rommel could not ignore much longer.
The main German tank force was prevented from attacking the New Zealanders on the 29th by the actions of the Division, but they had still been hard pressed, although they managed to beat off all the attacks and even gained ground and captured General Ravenstein, the commander of the 21st Panzer Division.
www.btinternet.com /~ian.a.paterson/battles1941.htm   (22562 words)

 5 Panzer Division
By January 1958, however, the division consisted of the Armored Infantry Brigade 13, Armor Brigade 15 and Armor Brigade 6 and was at the point that it could apply for a command assignment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Between 1991 and 1994, the 5th Panzer’s 13th and 15th brigades were dismantled as a result of the German reunification and the Agreement of the Vienna Treaty on conventional weapons in Europe.
In peacetime, the 5th Panzer’s primary task is to train active and reserve personnel, establish mission readiness by conducting unilateral and bilateral exercises, and execute national and territorial tasks.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/europe/5panzer.htm   (333 words)

 Feldgrau :: 13.Panzer-Division
The bulk of the division was stretched out in one long column many miles long behind the isolated combat teams of the Panzergrenadiere waiting to be reinforced so that the assault on the city could be pursued in strength.
Even though it had not been able to achieve its assigned strategic objective, the men of the division got some satisfaction from the fact that their organization was recognized as one of the toughest Panzer divisions in the East, a division that had in fact reached the most southeasterly point along the entire Eastern Front.
When the German counterattack, spearheaded by the 1.SS-Panzer.Division "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" and other SS-Panzer.Divisions, failed to lift the siege of Budapest in March, 1945, the division was finally crushed and it was every person for themselves to break out of the Kessel.
www.feldgrau.com /PzDiv.php?ID=13   (2366 words)

 Panzer in Norway
Narvik) along with the German invasion of the Low Countries and France on May 10th, Allied forces were evacuated in early June.
On April 25th, the one assigned to the Gruppe Pellangahr was immobilized by the British 25mm (French Hotchkiss) anti-tank gun position in the village of Kvam.
Overall, Neubaufahrzeug Panzer- kampfwagen VI (Krupp turret) heavy tanks proved to be unsuited for combat but in many cases provided infantry with the only available support.
www.nuav.net /panzer.html   (1120 words)

 Lost Battalion Games - Panzer: Panzer PaK 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The decisive battles around Arracourt commenced on 15 September 1944 when elements of the German 15th Panzer Grenadier Division clashed with the reconnaissance units of the USA 2nd Cavalry Group.
After initially withdrawing, the Germans again advanced near the town of Luneville, with the 111th Panzer Brigade committed as reinforcements.
Panzer PaK 3 covers the fighting from the allied landing at Nortmandy until VE Day.
www.lostbattalion.com /p-28-panzer.aspx   (134 words)

 Avalanche Press
German airpower remains at one point, and the weather turns cloudy, which brings Allied air points back down to two for the turn (3/2, rounded up).
The Italian 4th Motorized Division, two regiments of the Herman Göring Divison, the German 115th Mechanized Infantry Regiment and 504th Heavy Tank Battalion plus extra recon and infantry support attack the 505th Airborne Regiment plus two commando battalions in the center of the American line.
A German infantry support battalion dies (–3 VPs) and the two recon units in Vizzini retreat northwest to the river road.
www.avalanchepress.com /Bitter-Victory-Strategy2.php   (1557 words)

 Erwin Rommel
During the French campaign the 7th Panzer Division earned the title "Ghost Division" as no one knew were it was, including the German High Command.
The "Afrika Korps" consisted of two divisions, the 5th Light Division which arrived at Tripoli on 14 February 1941 and followed in April by the 15th Panzer Division.
Rundstedt and Guderian expressed the opposite view, that adequate reserves of panzers were to be stationed far enough inland from the Atlantic Wall, so that they could be switched easily to the main invasion front once it had been recognised.
www.wargamer.com /Hosted/Panzer/rommel.htm   (1072 words)

Initially held in reserve, it crossed the river Bug on the Polish-Soviet frontier on June 23, 1941 behind the 44.Infanterie-Division (Later known as the Reichsgrenadier Division Hoch- und Deutschmeister, it was from Austria, and would be destined to be destroyed at Stalingrad in early 1943).
The two rifle regiments of the division, the 66.Schtz.Rgt.
While lending support to the two hard-pressed infantry divisions, the 111th and the 370th, the CO of Pz.Rgt.4, Oberst Olbrich, was killed in action.
www.feldgrau.com /heer13p.html   (2266 words)

 Welcome to the WWII Victory Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Markings: German Army, 2nd Panzer Division, Panzergrenadiers, typical 1943-1945 camo.
Markings: German 17th SS Panzer Grenadier Division, motorized artillery unit, 1942 “Panzer Grey” paint
Markings: German 2nd SS Panzer Division “Das Reich”
www.wwiivictory.org /ger_track.html   (227 words)

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