The Panzergruppe West was formed on 24 January 1944 in France from the staff of the General der Panzertruppen beim Oberbefehlshaber West. It was redesignated 5. Panzerarmee on 5 August 1944.

Commanders

General der Panzertruppe Leo Freiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg (24 Jan 1944 - 2 July 1944)
General der Panzertruppe Heinrich Eberbach (3 July 1944 - 5 Aug 1944)

Chiefs of Staff

Generalmajor Sigismund-Hellmuth Ritter und Edler von Dawans (24 Jan 1944 - 10 June 1944) (KIA)
Generalleutnant Alfred Gause (15 June 1944 - 5 Aug 1944)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Burgsthaler (1944-10 Jun 1944) (KIA)
Major Wilhelm Oxenius (20 Jun 1944-25 Jun 1944)
Major Ernst-August Freiherr von Rotberg (25 Jun 1944-5 Aug 1944)

Area of operations

France & Normandy (Feb 1944 - Aug 1944)

Order of battle (June 1944)

LXXXVI. Armeekorps
346. Infanterie-Division
711. Infanterie-Division
Werfer-Brigade 7
Kampfgruppe Luck
I. SS-Panzerkorps
12. SS-Panzer-Division “Hitler Jugend”
21. Panzer-Division
Panzer-Lehr-Division

Order of battle (15 July 1944)

LXXXVI. Armeekorps
- 711. Infanterie-Division
- 346. Infanterie-Division
- 16. Feld-Division (L)
- 12. SS-Panzer-Division “Hitler Jugend”
- 21. Panzer-Division
I. SS-Panzerkorps
- 1. SS-Panzer-Division “Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler”
- 272. Infanterie-Division
II. SS-Panzerkorps
- 10. SS-Panzer-Division “Frundsberg” (part)
- 271. Infanterie-Division
- 9. SS-Panzer-Division “Hohenstaufen”
- 277. Infanterie-Division
- 10. SS-Panzer-Division “Frundsberg” (part)
XXXXVII. Panzerkorps
- 276. Infanterie-Division
- 2. Panzer-Division

Sources used

Research by Shawn Bohannon
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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