5th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

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German 5th Panzer Division
5th Panzer Division logo 2.svg
Active24 November 1938 – 8 May 1945
CountryNazi Germany Nazi Germany
Germany Germany
BranchHeer
TypeDivision
RolePanzer
EngagementsWorld War II
Decorations3 references in the Wehrmachtbericht
Insignia
19405th Panzer Division logo 2.svg
1941–19455th Panzer Division logo.svg
at Kursk5th Panzer Division logo 3.svg
 
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German 5th Panzer Division
5th Panzer Division logo 2.svg
Active24 November 1938 – 8 May 1945
CountryNazi Germany Nazi Germany
Germany Germany
BranchHeer
TypeDivision
RolePanzer
EngagementsWorld War II
Decorations3 references in the Wehrmachtbericht
Insignia
19405th Panzer Division logo 2.svg
1941–19455th Panzer Division logo.svg
at Kursk5th Panzer Division logo 3.svg

The 5th Panzer Division was an armored formation of the German Army from 1938 to 1945.

History[edit]

The 5th Panzer Division of the German Army was formed on 24 November 1938 in Opole and dissolved on 8 May 1945. It fought in Poland, France, the Balkans and in Russia; first as part of Army Group Center (1941–44) and then Army Group North. The division surrendered to the Russians in Danzig on 16 April 1945.


Commanding officers[edit]


Order of Battle[edit]

On 1 September 1939 the 5th Panzer Division was organized as follows:

In addition, the division had two Luftwaffe units attached to it:


Inventory of Tanks[edit]

On 1 September 1939 the inventory of tanks assigned to the division was as follows:

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