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Machi


26.12.02 18:31:30
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Hi
Wieder mal suche ich Informationen über die Einheit einer meiner Großväter, diesmal über die Panzerdivision-Müncheberg.
Kann mir jemand den genauen, relativ kurzen, Einsatzverlauf der Division (ganz besonders der beiden Panzergrenadier-Regimenter) schildern ?
Ist es “möglich“, dass eines der beiden Panzergrenadier-Regimenter anfangs noch in Frankfurt/Oder eingekesselt war, sich dann noch nach Berlin durchschlug wo es später zum zweiten mal ausbrach ?

panzerjaeger


26.12.02 19:54:06
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Die Division bestand aus einem PzGren Regiment...Sicher nach KSTN 45 für Panzerdivisionen aufgestellt.

Balsi


26.12.02 21:00:43
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also die Division heisst ja Müncheberg, da sie dort "aufgestellt" wurde.... also gehe ich mal davon aus, da Frankfurt eingeksselt war, das Regiment ja erst nach Frankfurt hätte zurück gehen müssen. Über die Kämpfe der Müncheberg hab ich einiges vorliegen.

Indy


26.12.02 23:18:12
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Die Div. war auch mit IR-Geräten (Vampir,Uhu,Sperber) ausgerüstet.
Außerdem testeten die `45 'Fliegerfäuste'!

Gruß Phillip

Indy


26.12.02 23:34:37
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Also die PD 'Müncheberg' wurde am 9.3.45 im WKIII aufgestellt und diehnte als Res.Div. der 9.Armee.
Gliederung:
Pz.Abt. 'Kummersdorf'
Pz.Abt. 'Müncheberg'
Pz.Gren.Rgt 'Müncheberg'
Pz.Art.Rgt. Müncheberg'
Pz.Pio.Kp. 'Müncheberg'
Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 'Müncheberg'
PSW-Kp. 'Müncheberg'
H. Fla Art.Abt. (mot) 301
Pz.Jg.Abt.682
Pz.Nachr.Kp. 'Müncheberg'
Aufstellung konnte nicht beendet werden.
Die Pz.Abt. verfügten über Pz.V und Hetzer.

Gruß Phillip

Machi


27.12.02 00:09:35
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...Hmm..sicher das es nich doch 2 Panzergrenadier-Regimenter gab ??
Hab folgendes gefunden:

PANZER-GRENADIER-REGIMENT "MUENCHEBERG" 1
PzGrR"M"1 was created on 5.3.45. It was consisted of Stab, I and
II.Btl.
-Stab and StKp(tmot = part.mot.)(KStN 1104/1.11.43)were created on
11.3.45 w/prsonal from WK X. A FlaZug(Sfl) with 6 2cm Flak(Sfl) for
the StKp was created on 11.3.45 w/prsonal from WK IV.(KStN 1126/1.3.44)
(7.)sIGKp(tmot Z), (8.)PzGrPiKp(tmot)(KStN 1120/1.3.44) and a FlaZug
(mot) with 6 2cm leFlak (mot Z) were under the direct command of the
Stab/PzGrR"M"1. 7.Kp was to be equipped with 4 sIG(tmot Z)(KStN 1120/
1.3.44). Both companies were formed on 11.3.45 w/prsonal from WK XIII.
-I.Btl was consisted of Stab(KStN 1108/1.11.44), three(1.,2.,3.)
PzGrKp(tmot)(KStN 1114/1.4.44) and one VersKp(tmot)(KStN 1180a/
1.11.44).Stab and all of the PzGrKp were created on 11.3.45
w/prsonal from Wacht-R "Berlin". The VersKp was created on 11.3.45
w/prsonal from WK X.
-II.Btl was created on 11.3.45 w/prsonal from SS.PzGrEuAusbBtl 1.
It was consisted of Stab(KStN 1114/1.4.44), three(4.,5.,6.)
PzGrKp(tmot)(KStN 1108/1.11.44) and one VersKp(tmot)(KStN 1180a/
1.11.44).

PANZER-GRENADIER-REGIMENT "MUENCHEBERG" 2
PzGrR"M"1 was created on 5.3.45. It was consisted of Stab, I and
II.Btl.
-Stab and StKp(rfbw = bycicles)(KStN 1104/1.11.43)were created on
11.3.45 w/prsonal from WK XIII. A FlaZug(Sfl) with 6 2cm Flak(Sfl) for
the StKp was created on 11.3.45 w/prsonal from WK IV.(KStN 1126/1.3.44)
(7.)sIGKp(tmot Z) and (8.)PzGrPiKp(tmot)(KStN 1120/1.3.44) and a FlaZug
(mot) with 6 2cm leFlak (mot Z) were under the direct command of the
direct command of the Stab/PzGrR"M"1. 7.Kp was to be equipped with 4
sIG(tmot Z)(KStN 1120/1.3.44). It was formed on 11.3.45 w/prsonal from
WK XI. 8.Kp was formed on 11.3.45 w/prsonal from WK V and WK III
-I.Btl was consisted of Stab(KStN 1108/1.11.44), three(1.,2.,3.)
PzGrKp(rfbw = bycicles)(KStN 1114b/1.4.44) and one VersKp(tmot)
(KStN 1180b/1.11.44).Stab and all of the PzGrKp were created
on 11.3.45 w/prsonal from WK IV. The VersKp was created on
w/prsonal from WK IV.
-II.Btl was created on 11.3.45. It was consisted of Stab(KStN
1108/1.11.44), three(4.,5.,6.) PzGrKp(tmot)(KStN 1114b/1.4.44)
and one VersKp(tmot)(KStN 1180b/1.11.44).
Greetz Machi

Timo


10.3.03 16:35:20
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Panzer-Division "Müncheberg"
05.03.1945
Panzer Division "Müncheberg" is formed on 05.03.1945. Generalmajor d.Reserve Werner Mummert, until then commander of Panzer-Brigade 103, is assigned to lead the new division. He brings with him the stab from his old Brigade to form the stab for "Müncheberg". The units which were to be raised for the Divisionsstab are the Divisionskommando, Begleitkompanie "Müncheberg", Kartenstelle d.Division "Müncheberg" and Feldgendarmetrupp "Müncheberg"
The formation of the Divisionskommando followed KstN 51 (01.07.1944). The Ia section was created on 05.03.1945 from Kommando/Panzer-Brigade 103. Ia (Adjutant) in Mummert's Stab is Major Thoma.
The initial orders (05 and 06.03.1945) state that Panzer-Abteilung "Müncheberg" is to be created from Panzer-Abteilung "Kummersdorf" and I./Panzer-Regiment 29. The new Abteilung is to have a Stab, a Stabskompanie, 1.Panzerkompanie (Tiger), 2. Panzerkompanie (Panther), 3.(gem.) Panzerkompanie (Pz.IV) and a Versorgungskompanie (mot.).
Formation of Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Müncheberg" 1 and Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Müncheberg" 2, both with a Stab, a I. and a II.Batallion starts this same day.
Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment "Müncheberg" is also created on 05.03.1945 and it is formed with a Stab, a I.(Art.)Abteilung and
a II.(Flak)Abteilung.
06.03.1945
A detailed order about organization of the division is issued on 06.03.1945.
Panzer-Regiment "Müncheberg" was to be formed from Panzer-Abteilung "Kummersdorf" and I./Panzer-Regiment 29
The Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment is to be formed with Volks-Artillerie-Korps 411, Volks-Artillerie-Korps 412 and Heeres-FlaK-Abteilung 301. The Panzerjäger-Kompanie is to be formed from 1./schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 682 (mot.)
Additional a Pionierkompanie and the Divisional Versorgungstruppen (supply troops) will be formed.
08.03.1945
The arrival of the Abteilungsstab, the Stabskompanie, 1.(Panther)Kompanie and 2.(Panther)Kompanie, the Versorgungskompanie and the Panzer Werkstattzug (maintenance platoon) of I./Panzer-Regiment 29 in the divisions assembly area is reported on 08.03.1945. This Abteilung was only tactically subordinated to the division and was never an organic part of Panzer-Division "Müncheberg". I./Panzer-Regiment 29 arrives from Silesia without tanks .On the same day an order is issued for withdrawal of Panzer-Abteilung "Kummersdorf" for reorganization in the Hoppengarten area.
Also on 08.03.1945 an order is issued for the transfer of an Aufklärungskompanie (VW) from Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Sternberg" (10. Panzer-Division) to Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" to form Panzer-Aufklärungs-Kompanie "Müncheberg"
10.03.1945
The arrival of the Kompanie from Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Sternberg" at the divisions assembly area is reported on 10.03.1945. The Divisional command is not satisfied with the soft-skin Volkswagen and the Heeres Zugamt sends four Sd.Kfz. 234/1 and four Sd.Kfz. 234/4 as additional armor.

11.03.1945
On 11.03.1945 Panzer-Aufklärungs-Kompanie "Müncheberg" was renamed in Panzerspäh-Kompanie "Müncheberg" and Panzer-Abteilung "Kummersdorf" is renamed Panzer-Abteilung "Müncheberg".
On this same day the Ib section for the Divisionsstab is created. Also the formation of Begleitkompanie (mot.) "Müncheberg", following KStN 126 (01.02.1944) for the Divisionsstab was completed on this date, with personnel from Wehrkreis III. For the Begleitkompanie a Flak Zug (Sfl.) with six 2cm Flak (Sfl.) was created with personnel from Wehrkreis IV, following KStN 1128 (01.03.1944).
Stab and Stabskompanie for Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Müncheberg" 1 are created following KstN 1104 (01.11.1943) with personnel from Wehkreis X, as is a FlaK Zug with six 2cm FlaK (Sfl.) following KstN 1128 (01.03.1944) with men from Wehrkreis IV. Also a 7.(sIG)Kompanie (mot. Z), and an 8.(PzGren.Pi.)Kompanie are formed. 7.Kompanie is to be equipped with four sIG (tmot.) following KstN 1120 (01.03.1944) and both the 7. and 8.Kompanie are formed with men from Wehrkreis XIII. "tmot" (teilmotoriziert) means that this unit was not fully motorized. These three units (sIG, Pioniere and FlaK) are under direct command from the Regimental Stab.
The I. Batallion is formed with a Stab following KstN 1108 (01.11.1944) and 1., 2. And 3.(PzGren.)Kompanie (mot.) following KstN 1114 (01.04.1944). The Stab and all Panzergrenadierkompanien are formed with personnel from Wachtregiment "Berlin". A Versorgungskompanie (tmot.) is formed following KstN 1180a (01.11.1944) from men from Wehrkreis X.
The II. Batallion is also created on 11.03.1945 with personnel from SS-Panzergrenadier-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Bataillon 1 LSSAH following the same KstN as for the I. Batallion, but with Panzergrenadierkompanien (mot.) numbered 4., 5. and 6.
Stab and Stabskompanie (rfbw.) for Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Müncheberg" 2 are created following KstN 1104 (01.11.1943) with personnel from Wehrkreis XIII ("rfbw" means equipped with bicycles). A FlaK Zug for the Stabskompanie with six 2cm FlaK (Sfl.) is created with men from Wehrkreis IV following KstN 1128 (01.03.1944). Also a 7.(sIG)Kompanie (mot. Z), and an 8.(PzGren.Pi.)Kompanie are formed. 7.Kompanie is to be equipped with four sIG (tmot.) following KstN 1120 (01.03.1944) and both the 7.Kompanie is formed with men from Wehrkreis XI. 8.Kompanie is formed from personnel from Wehkreis III and Wehrkreis V. These three units (sIG, Pioniere and FlaK) are under direct command from the Regimental Stab.
The I. Batallion is formed with a Stab following KstN 1108 (01.11.1944) and 1., 2. And 3.(PzGren.)Kompanie (mot.) following KstN 1114 (01.04.1944). The Stab and all Panzergrenadierkompanien are formed with personnel from Wachtregiment "Berlin". A Versorgungskompanie (tmot.) is formed following KstN 1180a (01.11.1944) from men from Wehrkreis X.
The I. Batallion is formed with a Stab following KstN 1108 (01.11.1944) and 1., 2. And 3.(PzGren.)Kompanie (rfbw.) following KstN 1114b (01.04.1944). A Versorgungskompanie (tmot.) is formed following KstN 1180a (01.11.1944). The Stab, all Panzergrenadierkompanien and the Versorgungskompanie are formed with personnel from Wehrkreis IV.
The creation of II. Batallion is also completed on 11.03.1945 following KstN 1108 (01.11.1944) for the Stab and with Panzergrenadierkompanien (tmot.) numbered 4., 5. and 6., following KstN 1114b (01.04.1944). A Versorgungskompanie (tmot.) is formed following KstN 1180b (01.11.1944)
Stab and Stabsbatterie (tmot.) for Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment "Müncheberg" are created from the Stab and Stabsbatterie from Volks-Artillerie-Korps 412 (mot.) plus additional personnel from Wehrkreis II.
It's I. Abteilung is formed from V./Volks-Artillerie-Korps 411 (tmot.) and consists of three (1., 2., 3.) le.FH Batterien (tmot.Z) following KstN 435 (01.06.1944), equipped with six 10.5cm le.FH18 (tmot.Z) each.
The II. Abteilung is formed this same day by renaming Heeres-FlaK-Abteilung 301 and it consists of two (1., 2.) s.FlaK Batterien equipped with six 8.8cm s.FlaK (mot.Z) and two le.FlaK (mot.Z) each, plus a 3.(mitl.)FlaK-Batterie with nine 3.7cm FlaK (mot.Z)
Panzerjäger-Kompanie "Müncheberg" is created by renaming 1.Kompanie of schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 682 (mot.) which was tactically subordinated to "Müncheberg" since 05.03.1945. It is equipped with twelve 8.8cm schwere PaK43 (mot.Z)
Panzer-Nachrichten-Kompanie "Müncheberg" is created around a cadre from the Nachrichtenzug of Panzer-Brigade 103 and additional personnel from Wehrkreis III.
Pionier-Kompanie (tmot.) "Müncheberg" is formed with personnel send from Truppenübungsplatz Döberitz following KstN 712 (01.04.1944)
Also on 11.03.1945 Kraftfahrkompanie "Müncheberg" (from Kraftfahrkomp. 3./151 of Panzergrenadier-Division "Kurmark"), Verwaltungskompanie "Müncheberg" (following KstN 1292 of 01.08.1944 with personnel from Wehrkreis III), Werkstatt-Kompanie "Müncheberg"(mot.) (by renaming Werstatt-Komp. 2./87 of 25. Panzergrenadier-Division), Feldpostamt "Müncheberg" (mot.) (following KstN 2251 of 01.02.1944 with men from Wehrkreis XIII) and Sanitätstruppen "Müncheberg" (two companies) are formed.
12.03.1945
Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" reports a total strength of 6836 men, which is close to the divisions authorized strength. On this same day, 12.03.1945, the Tigers from the schwere Panzer-Kompanie of Panzer-Abteilung "Kummersdorf" are transferred to I./Panzer-Regiment 29. Later the other panzers of Panzer-Abteilung "Kummersdorf" are also transferred to I./Panzer-Regiment 29 to create an additional gemischte Kompanie.
14.03.1945
The last element of the Divisionsstab, Feldgendarmetrupp (mot.) "Müncheberg", is created following KStN 2033b (01.11.1943) with elements from Feldgendarme-Polizeiregiment 1, from Wehrmachtsbesirk "Böhmen-Mahren". The divisional Kartenstelle der Division was probably never formed. In Panzer-Nachrichten-Kompanie "Müncheberg" the separate position of Divisions-Nachrichten-Führer is created.
15.03.1945
On 15.03.1945 Pz.RStab zbV "Coburg" is tactically subordinated to the division.
16.03.1945
On 16.3.45 an order is issued for rearmament of one Panzerkompanie of I./Panzer-Regiment 29 and one Panzergrenadierkompanie (w/SPW) with night-vision devices. The grenadierkompanie is to become an organic part of I./Panzer-Regiment 29. For reorganization the Panzerkompanie was temporarily withdrawn to the Wünsdorf training ground.
Also on 16.03.1945 an order was issued for creation of a new company for I./Panzer-Regiment 29. This was not done for unknown reasons (probably lack of time).
17.03.1945
On 17.03.1945 the divisional strength is given as 2,867 men.
20.03.1945
During the night of 19 to 20.03 the 303. Fusilier-Battalion relieves troops of the 25. Panzergrenadier-Division at the Alt Bleyen manor farm, where the vital road from Gorgast connects with the Kustrin fortress. On their way, they passed some tanks of Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" in Golzow and a battalion from the LSSAH which had been sent to reinforce that division, about to take up positions on the flanks of the corridor.
The garrison of this pocket between Neu Bleyen and Kuhbucken-Vorstadt now also includes the II. Battalion of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 "Müncheberg" and the I. and II. Battalion of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 2 "Müncheberg"
On 20.3.45 an order is issued for the creation of Feld-Ersatz-Battalion "Müncheberg" (tmot.) with a Stab, four Panzer-Ersatz-Kompanien (fußbew.) on foot and a Versorgungskompanie (fußbew.)
22.03.1945
The division sees first action as a part of 9. Armee under Heeresgruppe Weichsel, fighting against the Soviet forces
attacking across the Oder River near Küstrin.
23.03.1945
On 23.03.1945 a new order is issued for re-equipping of an existing Panzer-Kompanie of I./Panzer-Regiment 29 with "Biwa" equipped Panthers.
27.03.1945
On 27.03.1945 Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" was in action in the Küstrin area. On this date the following strength report was issued:
- Combat Ready: 4 Stug III, 5 Panther, 2 Tiger
- Under short-term repair: 1 Pz.IV, 6 Panther, 5 Tiger
- Under long-term repair: 4 Pz.VI, 1 Pz.IV/70
- Shipped from Heeres Zugamt: 10 Panther, 1 Tiger
After the failure of the Küstrin-operation Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" is withdrawn for refreshment.
30.03.1945
On 31.03.1945 an order is issued for the tactical subordination of the remaining elements of schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 682 (mot.) They are to be shipped from Bergen training ground. This Abteilung consists of the Stab, the Stabskompanie and 2. and 3.(Panzerjäger)Kompanie (1.Kompanie was already with the division as Panzerjäger-Kompanie "Müncheberg") Both Panzerjägerkompanien were equipped with twelve 88mm schw.PaK43 (mot.)
03.04.1945
On 03.04.1945 Pz.RStab zbV "Coburg" is sent from Krampnitz to Panzer-Division "Müncheberg".
05.04.1945
Ten Panthers equipped with FG1250 "Sperber" are issued to 1./29 on 05.04.1945. Oberleutant Rasim commands this Panzer-Kompanie. The 10 Panthers in the IR-company were supported an IR equipped grenadier company with 3 SdKfz 251/20 UHU IR searchlights and Falke SPW's. Kompanieführer is Hauptman Steuer).
06.04.1945
On 06.04.1945 Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" is reported the following vehicle strenght:
- Total: 4 Pz.IV, 21 Panthers, 13 Tigers, 4 Stug.IV
- Combat Ready: 2 Pz.IV, 17 Panthers, 7 Tigers, 1 Stug.IV
- Under short-term repair: 4 Panthers, 2 Tigers
07.04.1945
On 07.04.1945 of schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 682 (mot.) is officially tactically subordinated to Panzer-Division "Müncheberg". Also on this same date the Panzerkompanie and Panzergrenadierkompanie with Sperber night vision devices were send from Wünsdorf back to the division.
The following strength of Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" is reported by Heeresgruppe "Weichsel":
Infantry:
- 1x Medium-strong Battalion (300-400 infantrymen)
- 3x Medium Battalion (200-300 infantrymen)
Artillery:
- 3x Batterie le.FH (mot Z)
Mot. Mobility (heavy weapons only): 85%
Combat worth: IV
10.04.1945
On 10.04.1945 an order is issued for the utilization of the personal of the Panzergrenadier-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Battalion 76 for recriation of the combat strength of the Panzer-Division "Müncheberg". This battalion was part of Panzerverband "Ostsee" and probably not in very good shape. The utilization became fact with an additional
order on 16.04.1945.
In the meantime the reorganized Panzer-Abteilung "Müncheberg" (former Panzer-Abteilung "Kummersdorf") was sent back to the division.
12.04.1945
On 12.04.1945 an order is issued for the creation of improvised Panzer-Regiment "Müncheberg" with the following organization:
Stab (Panzerstab zbV "Coburg"), Kommandeur: Oberstleutnant Kuno von Meyer (Von Meyer had been awarded the Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz on 23.03.1945 as commander of Panzer-Regiment "Coburg")
I.Abteilung (Panzer-Abteilung "Müncheberg"): Stab, Stabskompanie, (Pz.IV)Kompanie, (Panther)Kompanie, (gem.Pz.IV)Kompanie and Versorgungskompanie
II.Abteilung (I./Panzer-Regiment 29)
Stab, Stabskompanie, (Panther)Kompanie, (Panther-Sperber)Kompanie, Panzergrenadierkompanie (SPW), Panzergrenadierkompanie (SPW/Sperber), Werkstattkompanie and Versorgungskompanie
13.04.1945
I./29 AFV's inventory on 13.04.1945 (Panzer-Abteilung "Müncheberg", probably had not arrived yet):
- Combat ready: 1 Pz.III, 2 Pz.IV, 1 Pz.IV/70, 21 Panthers, 10 Tigers, 1 JgPz.IV
- In long-term repair: 1 Pz.IV, 3 Tigers
- Shipped from Heere Zugamt: 2 Panthers, 1 Tiger
14.04.1945/b]
The commander of the Panzer-Abteilung, Hauptmann Horst Zobel (Bromberg/Posen, 06.05.1918 - Tunisia, 02.10.1999), is awarded the Ritterkreuz.
15.04.1945
Absorbing remnants from other units, Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" is reported having 13 Tigers of which ten were operational on 15 April 1945.
16.04.1945
On 16.04.1945 Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" is reported to have the following strength: 3 Pz.IV, 31 Panther, 1 Hetzer, 3 Flakpanzer, 12 8.8cm s.Pak (mot Z). This same day an order is issued for the utilization of the personnel of 3./Panzer-Regiment 26 in to the division. This company was a part of 26. Panzer-Division and was sent to Germany from Italy in March 1945 to be equipped with night-vision devices. After this reorganization failed its personnel was sent to Panzer-Division "Müncheberg".
From 16.04.1945 on Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" sees non-stop action east of Berlin.
18.04.1945
On 18.04.1945 reported losses of Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" are 14 Panthers and 5 Tigers as total
write-offs for the time period 14.04 to 17.04.1945. Ten StuHs are sent to "Müncheberg" from Heeres Zugamt on 18(or 19).04.1945.
20.04.1945
The commander of the Panzer-Abteilung, Hauptmann Horst Zobel, is promoted to Major.
24.04.1945
Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" has occupied positions in the northeastern quadrant of Berlin, north of the Spree River, with Nordland to its right and 9th Fallschirm to its left. At this point the division has about a dozen tanks and 30 SPWs left.
25.04.1945
The frantic reorganization of the city's defences during the night Of 24 to 25.04 add to the confusion and to the pressure on officers like Wöhlermann. To allow Weidling to concentrate on his overall responsibilities as city commandant, Major-General Werner] Mummert, commander of Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" , is ordered to take over the eastern defense sectors A and B, and is given nominal charge of the LVI. Korps. Weidling takes with him his chief of staff, Colonel Theodor von Dufving, to look after the military side of his assignment, but keeps Reymann's former chief of staff, Colonel Hans Refior, to handle the civil side, including dealing with Goebbels and the party. Wöhlermann is asked to take command of Panzer-Division "Müncheberg", while still remaining in overall charge of artillery. All through the night, Weidling and his senior officers struggle to make some sort of sense of the shambles that had been forced upon them.
26.04.1945
Nordland and "Müncheberg" are ordered by Weidling to launch a counterattack to clean up dangerous penetrations at Tempelhof Airfield and in Neukolln. During the morning of 26.04.1945 "Müncheberg" attacks southward from the northwest end of the Tempelhof Airfield with its last ten tanks, but the attack soon comes to a halt due to Russian defensive fire. Weidling's command structure was changed yet again During that morning, on another of Hitler's whims. This time, however, the change was for the good. Hitler had promoted Lieutenant-Colonel Erich Bärenfinger, who had acted briefly as his deputy during the one day he had personal command of the Berlin defences before appointing Weidling. The thirty-year-old Bärenfinger, a holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and a keen member of the SA since 1933, was now a major-general, and is given command of defence sectors A and B. This means that Mummert can return to Panzer-Division "Müncheberg", releasing Wöhlermann to concentrate on his job as artillery commander. For Weidling, this is a great improvement. For the men of the Müncheberg Division, experiencing their third change of command in little more than twenty-four hours, it merely adds to their total bewilderment.
On this day the Panzer Werkstatt-Kompanie of I./Panzer-Regiment 29 reports the follwing inventory of (damaged?)
AFV's: two Panthers, one StuH, two SdKfz 234/4(one of them from 25. Panzergrenadier-Division), six le.PSW (4-rad) and three SdKfz 251/1
27.04.1945
The major portion of Panzer-Division "Müncheberg" is enicircled in Berlin since 25.04.1945. The II.Abteilung of its Panzer-Regiment (the former I./Panzer-Regiment 29), or the major part of it, manages to escape and on 27.04.1945 it is reported that the remains of the Abteilung are in the area of Neurippin. On the same day an order is issued for the utilization of the Panzer Werkstattkompanie of the Abteilung with the 7. Panzer-Division and the 25. Panzergrenadier-Division. The remaining elements of the Abteilung are to be incorporated in to the 24. Panzer-Division, which remaining elements had recently retreated from East Prussia to Schleswig-Holstein.
When Panzer Werkstatt-Kompanie of I./Panzer-Regiment 29 was divided on this day, one Bergepanzer and two Zgkw/9t were sent to 25. Panzergrenadier-Division and 2 Bergepanzers and one Zgkw/9t were sent to 7. Panzergrenadier-Division.

Timo


10.3.03 16:36:44
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The above "day-by-day" history of the Division is still "under construction", but I hope it's of some use :)

Balsi


10.3.03 16:37:19
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weclher Quelle entspringen diese nfo.. scheinen mir sehr detailliert...

Timo


10.3.03 22:43:40
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Gepostet von Balsi
weclher Quelle entspringen diese nfo.. scheinen mir sehr detailliert...

Hallo Balsi,
I mainly used documents from the BA-MA in Freiburg and several rare publications.

Timo


10.3.03 23:08:18
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There's no folder with "Müncheberg" records in Freiburg. Used files are mostly from the RH10 range. Some information is stored in files # 112-128 and in RH10/175. Some info is stored on microfilms in RH2/OrgAbt.
A good source is also "Endkampf zwischen Elbe und Oder" (Motorbuch-Verlag)
Hope this helps.
Timo

Gast


10.3.03 23:17:13
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Zu den Kämpfen um Frankfurt und Berlin kann ich das Buch: "Gott mit uns" von Gerald Ramm empfehlen. Es stehen auch ein Paar Worte zur Div. "Müncheberg" drinnen. Ich finde dies sollte Pflichtliteratur für jeden Brandenburger sein.

Leutnant


10.3.03 23:17:52
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Der unbekannte Gast war ich!

Balsi


11.3.03 07:21:03
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ja das Büchlein ist garnicht mal übel.. interessante Details

Machi


11.3.03 21:13:17
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Wow, nich schlecht dieses "Tagebuch", thx :)

Timo


11.3.03 21:37:19
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My pleasure, Machi :)

endzeit


13.3.03 16:41:26
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Hi Timo
Kannst du mir die Infos per Email Schicken?
Die über die Müncheberg.
Hast du noch weitere Gliederungen von PzD?
z.B.Clausewitz, Jüterbog oder Schlesien
Jan

Timo


13.3.03 22:11:31
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Sure, no problem. But why can't you simply copy-paste the info from this forum?
Unfortunately I don't have other Gliederungen, apart from some BA-MA stuff about Panzer-Brigade 107 and the Panzer-Brigade "Gross" stuff, which I allready posted in the Waffen-SS section of this forum.
My main research is SS AA 1 (Meyer/Knittel). I've written a 350+ pages manuscript with biographies for both Meyer and Knittel (with some great help from the Knittel family), info about the Kompanieführer, award winners and a day-by-day unit history, which is almost completely translated to German by now. But as long as I keep receiving more info (and several SS AA 1 veterans are helping me out) I will keep working on the manuscript untill I am sure nothing more can be found.
Regards,
Timo
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