273rd Reserve Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

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The German 273rd Reserve Panzer Division was a reserve army division in case anything were to happen to the 1st Panzer Division. After the Battle of Kursk the German 273rd Reserve Panzer Division was used for augmenting of 1st Panzer Division, whereas their remaining forces were shifted to the Italian front.

Organization[edit]

Organization of the Division in 1943 (when it was formed):[1][2]

  • Headquarters - Under Lieutenant general Helmuth von der Chevallerie
  • 25th Reserve Panzer Battalion
  • 35th Reserve Panzer Battalion
  • 92nd Reserve Panzergrenadier Regiment
  • 73rd Reserve Motorized Grenadier Regiment
  • 167th Reserve Artillery Battalion
  • 7th Reserve Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 7th Reserve Tank Destroyer Battalion
  • 10th Reserve Tank Destroyer Battalion
  • 19th Reserve Panzer Engineer Battalion
  • Reserve Panzer Division Supply Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ German Order of Battle, Panzer, Panzer Grenadier, and Waffen SS Division in WWII. pp. 42 and 43.
  2. ^ www.ordersofbattle.com http://www.ordersofbattle.com/Units/UnitData?UniX=5259. Retrieved 2019-01-19. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  • Tessin, Georg (1974). Die Landstreitkräfte 201—280. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939—1945. 8. Frankfurt/Main: E.S. Mittler. pp. 312–313.