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Panzer-Armee Afrika

Lineage
  • Panzergruppe Afrika
  • Panzer-Armee Afrika
  • Campaigns
  • North Africa 1942
  • History Formed from Panzergruppe Afrika on January 30th, 1942.

    After formation, Panzergruppe Afrika took part in the following operations: Feb 1942, reconquest of Cyrenaica, Feb-Mar 1942, defence of the southern desert of Cyrenaica, May-Jun 1942, fighting on the Gazala defences, Jun 1942, capture of Fortress Tobruk, pursuit to the Egyptian Frontier, capture of Mursa Matruh defences, and Jul 1942, Battle of the Alamein Line.

    Formed into the Deutsch-Italienischen Panzer-Armee on October 1st, 1942.
    Major Units
    1942 Feb DAK, X (Italian), XXI (Italian), Mot (Italian) Reserves - 90 Lt
    Mar DAK, X (Italian), XXI (Italian), Mot (Italian)
    Apr DAK, X (Italian), XX (Italian), XXI (Italian), Reserves - 90 Lt
    May DAK, X (Italian), XX (Italian), XXI (Italian), Reserves - 25 (Italian), 60 (Italian)
    Jun DAK, X (Italian), XX (Italian), XXI (Italian)
    Jul DAK, X (Italian), XX (Italian), XXI (Italian), Reserves - Littorio, 132 Pz Ariete (Italian)
    Aug DAK, X (Italian), XX (Italian), XXI (Italian), Reserves - 90, Littorio (Italian), PzD 132 Ariete (Italian)
    Sep DAK, X (Italian), XX (Italian), XXI (Italian)
    Commanders Gen.Feldm. Erwin Rommel 1.30.42 - 9.20.42
    Gen.d.Pz.Tr. Georg Stumme 9.20.42 - 10.01.42