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LIST of GERMAN DIVISIONS in WORLD WAR II – (G.5th.P.D)

German 5th Panzer Division…

German 5th Panzer Division
5th Panzer Division logo 2.svg
Active 24 November 1938 – 8 May 1945
1 October 1956 – 30 September 2001
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Germany Germany
Branch Heer
Type Division
Role Panzer
Engagements World War II
Insignia
1940 5th Panzer Division logo 2.svg
1941–1945 5th Panzer Division logo.svg
at Kursk 5th Panzer Division logo 3.svg

The 5th Panzer Division was a formation title used by the Wehrmacht from 1938 to 1945 and by the German Bundeswehr from 1956 to 2001 (see: 5th Armoured Division (Germany)).

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5th Panzer Division of the Wehrmacht…

The 5th Panzer Division (5. Panzer-Division) was created in 1938. It fought in Poland (1939), France (1940), the Balkans (1941), and the Russian Front, first with Army Group Center (1941 – 1944) and later with Army Group North. It surrendered to the Soviets near Danzig at war’s end.

Commanding officers…

  • Generaloberst Heinrich von Vietinghoff-Scheel, 2 September 1939 – 8 October 1939
  • Generalleutnant Max von Hartlieb-Walsporn, 8 October 1939 – 29 May 1940
  • General der Panzertruppen Joachim Lemelsen, 29 May 1940 – 25 November 1940
  • General der Panzertruppen Gustav Fehn, 25 November 1940 – 10 August 1942
  • Generalleutnant Eduard Metz, 10 August 1942 – 1 February 1943
  • Generalmajor Johannes Nedtwig, 1 February 1943 – 20 June 1943
  • Generalleutnant Ernst Felix Fäckenstedt, 20 June 1943 – 7 September 1943
  • General der Panzertruppen Karl Decker, 7 September 1943 – 16 October 1944
  • Generalmajor Rolf Lippert, 16 October 1944 – 5 February 1945
  • Generalmajor Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn, 5 February 1945 – April 1945
  • Oberst der Reserve Hans-Georg Herzog, April 1945

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