The schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 519 was formed on 25 August 1943 from Arbeitstab Hoppe and was equipped with Hornnisse tank destroyers.
In July 1944 it was almost completly destroyed and was withdrawn to Mielau where it was refitted with one company of 17 Jagdpanthers and two companies of Sturmgeschütz III. In October it was on the western front under LXXXI Armeekorps, during the fighting it suffered heavy losses and had an average of just 3 Jagdpanthers ready for action in November and December.

Sources used

Walter J Spielberger, Hilary L. Doyle & Thomas L. Jentz - Heavy Jagdpanzer: Development, Production, Operations
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

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