The Panzergruppe Kleist was formed 5 March 1940 from the XXII Armeekorps (mot). The unit reverted to the designation XXII Armeekorps (mot) on 12 July 1940.

Commanders

Generalfeldmarschall Ewald von Kleist (5 Mar 1940 - 12 July 1940)

Chief of Staff

Oberst Kurt Zeitzler (5 Mar 1940 - 12 July 1940)

Operations Officer (Ia)

Oberstleutnant Ernst-Anton von Krosigk (5 Mar 1940 - 12 July 1940)

Area of operations

France (May 1940 - July 1940)

Order of battle (8 June 1940)

XIV. Armeekorps (mot)
- 9. Panzer-Division
- 10. Panzer-Division
- 9. Infanterie-Division
- 13. Infanterie-Division (mot)
- Infanterie-Regiment “Großdeutschland”
XVI. Armeekorps (mot)
- 3. Panzer-Division
- 33. Infanterie-Division
- 4. Panzer-Division
- 4. Infanterie-Division
- SS-V. Division
- Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler

Propaganda & Culture

Lyrics to the "Lied der Panzergruppe Kleist".

Sources used

Thomas L Jentz - Panzertruppen Vol 1
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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