The Panzer-Division Feldherrnhalle 2 was formed in March 1945 from the remains of 13. Panzer-Division and Panzergrenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle. It fought in Hungary before being pushed back into Austria where it ended the war.

Honor title

The Feldherrnhalle units received the honor title because of the initially high number of volunteers from the SturmAbteilung (SA).

Commanders

Generalmajor Dr. Franz Bäke (9 Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Hungary & Austira (Mar 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Panzer Regiment Feldherrnhalle 2
Panzer Grenadier Regiment Feldherrnhalle 2
Panzer Fusilier Regiment Feldherrnhalle 2
Panzer Artillerie Regiment Feldherrnhalle 2
Panzer Aufklärungs Abteilung
Panzer Pionier Bataillon
Panzerjäger Abteilung
Panzer Sturmgeschütze Brigade
Heeres Flak Artillerie Abteilung
Panzer Nachrichten Kompanie
Panzer Versorgungstruppen

Insignia

The "Feldherrnhalle" cuff title was authorized for this unit to illustrate the connections with the SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle.
cuff-heer-feldherrnhalle
Photo © N & T Global Trading

The Feldherrnhalle Kampfrune was authorized for use on the shoulder boards in June 1943.
shoulderbadge-feldherrnhalle
Photo © Relics of the Reich

Sources used

Microfilm Publication A-3356, German Officer Personnel files, NARA
RKT & DKiGT karteikarten, BA/MA
Dermot Bradley, Karl-Friedrich Hildebrand, Markus Rövekamp - Die Generale des Heeres 1921-1945
François de Lannoy & Josef Charita - Panzertruppen: German armored troops 1935-1945
Wolf Keilig - Die Generale des Heeres
Andris Kursietis - Die Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945
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 WWII and Their Commanders
Alfonso Escuadra Sanchez - Feldherrnhalle: Forgotten Elite
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
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

Reference material on this unit

Erich Jainek - Soldaten Der Standarte Feldhernhalle
Alfonso Escuadra Sanchez - Feldherrnhalle: Forgotten Elite

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