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The Panzergruppe 1 was formed on 16 Novenber 1940 from the XXII Armeekorps (mot). It was redesignated 1. Panzeramee on 25 October 1941.

Commanders

Generalfeldmarschall Ewald von Kleist (16 Nov 1940 - 25 Oct 1941)

Chiefs of Staff

Oberst Kurt Zeitzler (16 Nov 1940 - 25 Oct 1941)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Ernst Stübichen (16 Nov 1940 - 25 Oct 1941)

Area of operations

France (Nov 1940 - May 1941)
Eastern front, southern sector (June 1941 - Oct 1941)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Knight's Cross (2)
- Oakleaves
-- Kleist von, Ewald 17.02.1942 [72. EL] Generaloberst Befh. Pz.Gr. 1
- Knight's Cross
-- Zeitzler, Kurt 18.05.1941 Oberst i.G. Chef d. Gen.St. Pz.Gr. 1

Order of battle (27 June 1941)

XXXXVIII. Armeekorps (mot)
- 16. Infanterie-Division (mot)
- 16. Panzer-Division
- 11. Panzer-Division
III. Armeekorps (mot)
- 13. Panzer-Division
- 25. Infanterie-Division (mot)
- 14. Panzer-Division
XIV. Armeekorps (mot)
- 9. Panzer-Division
- SS-Division Leibstandarte SS "Adolf Hitler"
- SS-Division “Wiking”

Order of battle (3 Sep 1941)

XIV. Armeekorps (mot)
- 16. Infanterie-Division (mot)
- 25. Infanterie-Division (mot)
- 9. Panzer-Division
III. Armeekorps (mot)
- 14. Panzer-Division
- 60. Infanterie-Division (mot)
- 13. Panzer-Division
- SS-Division “Wiking”
- 198. Infanterie-Division
XXXXVIII. Armeekorps (mot)
- 16. Panzer-Division
Hungarian Mobile Corps
- Hungarian 1st Motorized Brigade
- Hungarian 2nd Motorized Brigade
- Hungarian 1st Cavalry Brigade
Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Russia (C.S.I.R.)
- Italian 52a Divisione di Fanteria Autotrasportabile “Torino”
- Italian 9a Divisione di Fanteria Autotrasportabile “Pasubio”
- Italian 3a Divisione Celere “Principe Amedeo Duca d’Aosta”

Sources used

Research by Shawn Bohannon
François de Lannoy & Josef Charita - Panzertruppen: German armored troops 1935-1945
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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