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15.Panzer-Regiment

History
Organization Formed on 12 Oct 37 with two Abt. each with three Kp. as independent Heerestruppen. The regiment was expanded to eight Kp. on 10 Nov 38. Assigned to 5.Pz.Div. On 24 Nov 38. Mobilized with two Abt. each of two light and one med Kp. on 26 Aug 39. 5.Kp. Renamed 3.Pz.Abt.z.b.V.40 on 9 Mar 40. New 5.Kp. formed on 15 Apr 40. The regiment was assigned to 11.Pz.Div. on 4 Sep 40. III.Abt. formed from renamed II./Pz.Rgt.35 on 19 Jun 42. I.Abt. Renamed Pz.Abt.52 on 6 Feb 43. I.Abt. Reformed from renamed Pz.Abt.52 on 24 Aug 43. III.Abt. renamed I./Pz.Rgt.35 on 24 Sep 43. II.Abt. expanded to four Kp. on 7 Oct 43. II.Abt. ordered to Sagan to be rebuilt on 2 Sep 44. The regiment absorbed Pz.Abt.2111 in Sep 44.
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