Formed on 6 Oct 36 with two Abt. each with four Kp. and assigned to
3.Pz.Div. Assigned to Pz.Brig.4 as independent Heerestruppen on 12 Oct 37.
Mobilized with two Abt. each with two light and one med Kp. and assigned
to 10.Pz.Div. On 1 Sep 39. Transferred to 15.Pz.Div. on 18 Jan 41. Shipped
to Tripoli, arriving between 24 Apr and 6 May 41. The regiment was
expanded to eight Kp. on 1 Sep 41. II.Abt reanamed II./Pz.Rgt.8 on 17 Jan
43. The regiment surrendered in Tunisia in May 43. Remnants of Pz.Rgt.5
were used to form s.Pz.Abt.508 in Aug 43.