Panzergruppe Afrika


  • Panzergruppe Afrika


  • North Africa 1941-1942


WW2 German Africa Panzer GroupFormed from parts of the Deutsches Afrikakorps on September 1st, 1941.

After formation, Panzergruppe-Afrika took part in the following operations:Sep 1941, reconnaissance in force towards the Egyptian border, Nov 1941, fighting in Marmarica, Dec 1941, withdrawal to Cyrenaica, Jan 1942, defense of Adegabia, withdrawal to positions around Marada-Marsa and Brega, and counterattack and recapture of Cyrenaica.

Renamed as the Panzer-Armee Afrika on January30th, 1942.

Major Units

1941SepDAK, XXI (Italian) Reserves – 15 Pz
OctDAK, XXI (Italian)
DecDAK, X (Italian), XXI (Italian), Marmarica (Italian Motorised Corps),Reserves – 90 (Africa Light), 55 Savona (Italian)
1942JanDAK, X, XXI (Italian), Marmarica (Italian Motorised Corps)Reserves – 90 (Africa Light), 55 Savona (Italian)


Gen.Feldm. Erwin Rommel 9.01.42 – 1.30.42