The 179. Reserve-Panzer-Division was formed in July 1943 from Panzer-Division Nr. 179 and was stationed in France. It was disbanded in May 1944 and used to form the 116. Panzer-Division.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Walter von Boltenstern (30 July 1943 - 10 May 1944)

Area of operations

France (July 1943 - May 1944)

Order of battle

Reserve Panzer Abteilung I
Reserve Panzer Grenadier Regiment 81
Reserve Grenadier Regiment (mot) 29
Reserve Artillerie Abteilung 29
Reserve Panzer Aufklärungs Abteilung 1
Reserve Panzerjäger Abteilung 9
Reserve Panzer Versorgungstruppen

Sources used

Microfilm Publication A-3356, German Officer Personnel files, NARA
RKT & DKiGT karteikarten, BA/MA
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Peter Schmitz, Klaus-Jürgen Thies, Günter Wegmann & Christian Zweng - Die deutschen Divisionen 1939-1945 (4 Vol)
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Günther Wegmann - Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht, Teil VIII a: Panzertruppe, Band 1
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Reference material on this unit

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