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"Kurmark" Panzer-Division


History

This Division was formed on January 22, 1945 in Germany from the remains of Kampfgruppe Langkeit. Kurmark fough along the Oder Front in February, 1945, and remained heavily engaged along the Oder Front until April 1945, when it was pulled back from the lines to the area of the Falkenhagener forest. Kurmark was then sent back to the front in an attempt to help stem another major Russian breakthough, but this move was unsuccessful and Kurmark was forced to withdraw to the area of Muncheberg where it remained until late April, 1945, when it broke out of the Russian encirclement at Halbe. The remains of Kurmark surrendered to the Americans after crossing the Elbe River on May 5, 1945. This division is often also known as Panzergrenadier-Division "Kurmark".

Organization

Pz.Rgt. Kurmark (Only Stab and I. Abt.)
Pz.Gren.Rgt. Kurmark (I. and II. Btl.)
Pz. Art.Rgt. Kurmark (Stab and I. Abt.)
Pz.Jg.Abt. Kurmark
Pz.Aufkl.Abt. Kurmark
Pi.Btl. Kurmark
Nachr.Kp. Kurmark
Heeres-Flak-Bttr. Kurmark
Vers.Einh. Kurmark
Pz.Füsilier-Rgt. Kurmark was formed 4.45 from Gren.Rgt. 1235.

Commanders

Willy Langkeit

Schematische Kriegsgliederung

Date Corps Army Army Group Area
3.45 - 4.45 XI. SS 9. Armee Weichsel Oder