The 233. Panzer-Division was formed in April 1943 from 233. Panzergrenadier-Division and was redesignated 233. Reserve-Panzer-Division in August 1943.

It was reformed in April 1945 from 233. Reserve-Panzer-Division and remained in in Jutland until the end of the war.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Heinrich Wosch (05 Apr 1943 - 07 Aug 1943)
[Reformed]
Generalleutnant Max Feremerey (? Apr 1945 - 08 May 1945)

Area of operations

Germany (Apr 1943 - Aug 1943)
[Reformed]
Denmark (Apr 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 42
Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 50
Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 83
Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 233
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 1033
Artillerie-Regiment 1233
Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 1233
Panzer-Nachrichten-Kompanie 1233
Versorgungs-Abteilung 1233

The Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 233 was organized as follows according to a report dated 20 April 1945:
Abt.Stab
1.(Pz.Späh) Kp.
2.+3.(Pz.Aufkl.) Kp.
4.(Aufkl.) Kp. (on motorbikes)
Marsch-Kp.

Inventory of AFV is given as:
1x Aufkl.Pz. 38 t mit 7,5 cm Kwk L/24
2 Sd.Kfz. 221
1 Sd.Kfz. 223
2 Sd.Kfz. 232
1 Sd.Kfz. 233
1 Sd.Kfz. 261
4x dän. Beute Pz.Späh-Wg. (type not further specified)
1x Sd.Kfz.250/10
3x Sd.Kfz.250/1

All armored cars and the Aufkl.Pz 38 with short-barreled 7,5 cm gun appear to have been in the 1./233. 2./ and 3./233 in theory should have been fully armored with le.SPW but at best they could field 4 Sd.Kfz. 250.

Sources used

Microfilm Publication A-3356, German Officer Personnel files, NARA
RKT & DKiGT karteikarten, BA/MA
Research by Martin Block
Dermot Bradley, Karl-Friedrich Hildebrand, Markus Rövekamp - Die Generale des Heeres 1921-1945
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
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

Rolf Stoves - 22. Panzer-Division, 25. Panzer- Division. 27. Panzer-Division und die 233. Reserve-Panzer-Division

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