25th Panzergrenadier Division

25th Panzergrenadier Division (Wehrmacht)

25th Panzergrenadier Division (Wehrmacht)

25th Infantry Division of the Wehrmacht is a military unit of the Wehrmacht who participated in the Second World War. Later it was renamed the 25th Motorized Infantry (Panzer Grenadier) Division.

History

25th Division was formed mainly of Bavarians and Swabians. She took part in the Polish campaign, the Wehrmacht and the invasion of France. In late 1940, it was renamed the 25th Motorized Infantry Division.

It also participated in the invasion of the Soviet Union, referring to the Army Group “Center”.

In June 1943, it was renamed the 25th Panzer Grenadier Division. Was destroyed in a year during the defense of Minsk, the remnants of the surviving soldiers fled to Mielau, where they were re-formed in the tank brigade number 107. In November 1944, received the status of division and division in Baumholder was again restored to the 25th Panzer Grenadier Division.

The division participated in the battles in the future in France, Germany and Luxembourg (in particular, in Bad Czerka), leading the defensive battles with the U.S. 3rd Army. Later, the division retreated to the Maginot Line, a Bish in, joining the 13 Corps under the command of SS Max Simon, and SS Obergruppenführer. After the start of the Ardennes counteroffensive was transferred to Zweibrücken and have launched an attack on the plan, “Nordwind”. Friendly divisions even with the support of the 89th and 90th corps with the 21st Panzer Division failed: the U.S. 7th Army and French 1st Army foiled attack. The division was urgently transferred to the Eastern Front and defended Berlin in battles with the Red Army. Most of the soldiers after the capture of Berlin’s division had fled to the West, where he surrendered to the Allied forces. Teams Division

Anton Grasser (June 23, 1943 – November 5, 1943)

•Fritz Benik (November 5, 1943 – March 4, 1944)

•Paul Schürmann (4 March 1944 – July 1944, October 1944 – 10 February 1945)

•Arnold Burmeister (February 10, 1945 – May 8, 1945)

Components

•Division Headquarters

◦25th cartographic platoon (motorized)

•35th Panzer Grenadier Regiment

•Roth Command

◦Anti-tank platoon

◦Motorcycle Platoon

◦The Messenger platoon

Combat engineer platoon

•3rd Battalion

◦The command of the battalion

◦3 motorized companies

◦Motorized company Heavies

◦Roth’s Light Infantry

•119 Panzer Grenadier Regiment

•Command of the company

◦Anti-tank platoon

◦Motorcycle Platoon

Platoon signalers

Combat engineer platoon

•3rd Battalion

◦The command of the battalion

◦3 motorized companies

◦Motorized company Heavies

◦Roth’s Light Infantry

•The 25th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion

◦The command of the battalion

◦Roth’s light armored cars

◦3 motorcycle company

◦Motorized company of heavy shooters

◦Combat engineer platoon

◦2 anti-tank platoon

◦A platoon of light infantry

•125th anti-tank battalion

◦3 anti-tank company (ACS)

◦Anti-aircraft company (ACS)

•8th Tank Battalion

◦Command of the company

◦Platoon flak Flak

◦3 batteries assault guns

◦The auxiliary tank platoon

•25th Artillery Regiment

◦The command of the battalion

◦3 artillery battalions

◦Motorized Battalion Command

◦3 motorized artillery battalion

•25th Engineer Battalion

◦The command of the battalion

◦3 motorized companies

◦Easy motorized column of sappers

•The 25th Battalion of the connected

◦The command of the battalion

◦Motorized company telephone operators

◦Motorized company radio operators

◦Motorized telegraph company

•Support the troops

Infantry divisions of Germany during World War II

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