179th Reserve Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

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179th Reserve Panzer Division
Active 1943–44
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Panzer
Role Armoured warfare
Size Division
Generalleutnant Walter von Boltenstern

The 179th Reserve Panzer Division (German: 179. Reserve-Panzer-Division) of the German army in World War II was formed in July 1943. The division was stationed in France from July 1943 to May 1944 when it was disbanded and absorbed by the 116th Panzer Division.


Order of battle[edit]

  • Reserve-Panzer-Abteilung I (Reserve Armoured Unit I)
  • Reserve-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 81 (Reserve Armoured Infantry Regiment 81)
  • Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment (mot.) 29 (Reserve Grenadier Regiment (mechanised) 29)
  • Reserve-Artillerie-Abteilung 29 (Reserve Artillery Unit 29)
  • Reserve-Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung 1 (Reserve Armoured Reconnaissance Unit 1)
  • Reserve-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 9 (Reserve Tank Destroyer Unit 9)
  • Reserve-Panzerversorgungstruppen (Reserve armoured supply units)


  • Microfilm Publication A-3356, German Officer Personnel files, NARA
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