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The Panzergrenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle was formed in southern France as 60. Panzergrenadier-Division from elements of the destroyed 60. Infanterie-Division (mot) and Grenadier-Regiment 271 "Feldherrnhalle" of 93. Infanterie-Division. It was redesignated Panzer-Division Feldherrnhalle in November 1944.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Otto Kohlermann (? June 1943 - 3 Apr 1944)
Generalmajor Friedrich-Carl von Steinkeller (3 Apr 1944 - 8 July 1944)
Generalmajor Günther Pape (8 July 1944 - ? Nov 1944)

Area of operations

France (June 1943 - Oct 1943)
Eastern front, central sector (Oct 1943 - Feb 1944)
Eastern front, northern sector (Feb 1944 - June 1944)
Eastern front, central sector (June 1944 - Oct 1944)
Hungary (Oct 1944 - Nov 1944)

Honor title

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

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (6)
- Bulle, Dr. Eduard, 07.01.1945 (5125), Oberfeldarzt, Div.Arzt Pz.Gren.Div. “FHH”
- Koch, Erwin, 05.03.1945 (5586), Hauptmann, Felders.Btl. “FHH” (for action 25.06-29.07.1944 zwischen Mogilew und Seirijai)
- Koch, Erwin, 00.00.1945 (6251), Hauptmann, Pz.Gren.Ers.u.Ausb.Rgt. “FHH” (for action 01.07.1944 an der Beresina)
-- [as Dörr notes this is the same man receiving two AUs, second unit should be the one at time of award]
- Kuhna, Bernhard, 27.05.1944 (3368), Major, Kdr. II./Gren.Rgt. “FHH”
- Lutzke, Erich, 15.05.1944 (3300), Oberleutnant, Chef 9./Füs.Rgt. “FHH”
- Wolff, Helmut, 07.01.1945 (5121), Oberstleutnant, Kdr. Gren.Rgt. “FHH”
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (16)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (3)
- Maciejewski, Leo, 05.06.1944, Hauptmann, I./Gren.Rgt. “FHH”
- Pape, Günther, 05.12.1944, Oberst, Kdr. Pz.Gren.Div. “FHH”
- Schmidt, Kurt, 07.02.1944, Major, Gren.Rgt. (mot.) “FHH”
Holders of the Knight's Cross (4)
- Berger, Herbert 12.03.1944 Oberfeldwebel Zugführer i. d. 10./Gren.Rgt (mot) „FHH“
- Oberwöhrmann, Erich 07.02.1944 Hauptmann Führer Pz.Abt „Feldherrnhalle“
- Ostermeier, Hans-Arno 23.08.1944 Hauptmann d.R. Führer einer Kgr. der Pz.Gren.Div. "FHH"
- Schöning, Wilhelm 07.02.1944 Major d.R. Kdr I./Füs.Rgt „Feldherrnhalle“

Order of battle (October 1943)

Staff
- Staff
- Mapping Detachment (mot)
- Feldgendarmerie Troop (mot)
Feldherrnhalle Fusilier Regiment
- Staff
- Regimental Band
- Staff Company
-- Signals Platoon
-- Pioneer Platoon
- 3 x Battalion
-- Staff
-- 4 x Fusilier Company
- Heavy Infantry Gun Company (self-propelled)
- Panzerjäger Company (mot)
Feldherrnhalle Grenadier Regiment
- Staff
- Regimental Band
- Staff Company
-- Signals Platoon
-- Pioneer Platoon
- 3 x Battalion
-- Staff
-- 4 x Fusilier Company
- Heavy Infantry Gun Company (self-propelled)
- Panzerjäger Company (mot)
Feldherrnhalle Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
- Staff
- Heavy Platoon
- Light Armored Car Company
- Reconnaissance Company (half-track)
- 2 x Heavy Reconnaissance Company (half-track)
- Heavy Company (half-track)
-- Pioneer Platoon
-- Panzerjäger Platoon
-- Light Infantry Gun Section
-- 2 x Platoon
- Light Supply Column
Feldherrnhalle Panzer Battalion
- Staff
- Staff Battery
- 3 x Sturmgeschütz Battery
- Panzer Maintenance Platoon
Feldherrnhalle Artillery Regiment
- Staff
- Staff Battery (mot)
- Battalion
-- Staff
-- Staff Battery (self-propelled)
-- 3 x Battery (self-propelled)
- 2 x Battalion
-- Staff
-- Staff Battery (mot)
-- 3 x Battery (mot)
Feldherrnhalle Flak Battalion
- Staff
- Staff Battery (mot)
- 2 x Heavy Flak Battery (mot)
- Light Flak Battery
- Supply Column
Feldherrnhalle Pioneer Battalion
- Staff
- 3 x Pioneer Company (mot)
- Brüko K Bridging Column (mot)
- Light Pioneer Column (mot)
Feldherrnhalle Signals Battalion
- Staff
- Telephone Company (mot)
- Radio Company (mot)
- Signals Column (mot)
Supply & Support Troops

Insignia

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

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

Sources used

Alfonso Escuadra Sanchez - Feldherrnhalle: Forgotten Elite
Adolf Schlicht & John R Angolia - Die Deutsche Wehrmacht: Uniformierung und Ausrüstung 1933-1945, Band 1 Das Heer
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

Kurt Bellin - Beiträge zur Geschichte der 60. Infanterie Division (mot.), später Panzergrenadier Division "Feldherrnhalle"
Stefano Di Giusto - Panzer Sicherungs-Kompanien and Panzer-Abteilung 208, I. / Panzer-Regiment Feldherrnhalle: Italy 1943-1944, Hungary-Slovakia-Moravia 1944-1945
Erich Jainek - Soldaten Der Standarte Feldhernhalle
Alfonso Escuadra Sanchez - Feldherrnhalle: Forgotten Elite

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