The XXXXVII Panzerkorps (in some sources listed as XLVII Panzerkorps) was formed from XXXXVII Armeekorps in June 1942 and took part in Operation Barbarossa and fought at Brest, Minsk, Smolensk and Tula. It withdrew to Vytebet in January 1942 and fought in the German counteroffensive at Vesniny. It later fought at Zhizdra, Kirov, Lovat and Dubrovka.
It was transferred to the southern sector July 1943 and withdrew to Moldavia in April 1944 before being transferred to France in May 1944.
It took part in heavy fighting in Normandy and later in the Ardennes before withdrawing into the lower Rhine area.

Commanders

General der Panzertruppen Joachim Lemelsen (21 Jun 1942 - 10 Oct 1943)
General der Panzertruppen Heinrich Eberbach (11 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Joachim Lemelsen (22 Oct 1943 - 04 Nov 1943)
General der Panzertruppen Erhard Raus (05 Nov 1943 - 30 Nov 1943)
Generalleutnant Rudolf von Bünau (30 Nov 1943 - 30 Dec 1943) m.d.F.b.
Generalleutnant Nikolaus von Vormann (30 Dec 1943 - 04 Mar 1944) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Hans Freiherr von Funck (05 Mar 1944 - 05 Sep 1944)
Generalleutnant Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz (05 Sep 1944 - 08 Nov 1944) m.d.F.b.
General der Panzertruppen Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz (09 Nov 1944 - 16 Apr 1945) (1)

Area of operations

Eastern front, central sector (June 1941 - July 1943)
Eastern front, southern sector (July 1943 - Apr 1944)
Romania (Apr 1944 - May 1944)
Normandy & France (May 1944 - Dec 1944)
Ardennes (Dec 1944 - Feb 1945)
Lower Rhine (Feb 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Arko 447
Korps-Nachrichten Abteilung 447
Korps-Nachschub Truppen 447
Ost-Bataillon 447

Notable members

Rudolf Bamler (German Cross in Gold holder and post-war a general in the Nationale Volksarmee of the German Democratic Republic)

Footnotes

1. General der Panzertruppen Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz was taken prisoner in the Ruhr kessel 16 April 1945.

Sources used

Microfilm Publication A-3356, German Officer Personnel files, NARA
Roger James Bender & Warren W Odegard - Uniforms, Organization and History of the Panzertruppe
Dermot Bradley, Karl-Friedrich Hildebrand, Markus Rövekamp - Die Generale des Heeres 1921-1945
François de Lannoy & Josef Charita - Panzertruppen: German armored troops 1935-1945
Klaus Froh & Rüdiger Wenzke - Die Generale und Admirale der NVA: Ein biographisches handbuch
Wolf Keilig - Die Generale des Heeres
Andris Kursietis - Die Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945
French MacLean - The Unknown Generals, German Corps Commanders of WWII
Kurt Mehner - Die Deutsche Wehrmacht 1939-1945: Führung und Truppe
Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr - The Panzer Legions: A Guide to the German Army Tank Divisions of World War II and Their Commanders
Friedrich Wilhelm Von Mellenthin - German Generals of WWII
Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr - The Panzer Legions: A Guide to the German Army Tank Divisions of World War II and Their Commanders
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Günter Wegmann & Christian Zweng - Formationsgeschichte u. Stellenbesetzung der deutschen Streitkräfte, 1815 - 1990, Teile IV, Abt. 1:  Die Dienststellen, Kommandobehörden u. Truppenteile des Heeres, Oct.35 - May.45

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