The Panzer-Abteilung 213 was formed on 17 November 1941 in France and was equipped with captured French tanks. It was assigned to 319. Infanterie-Division on the Channel Islands.

Order of battle

Abteilung Headquarters in Guernsey with 2 x Renault Char B1 bis command tanks
1. Kompanie with 12 x Renault Char B1 bis tanks and 5 x Renault Char B1 bis flame throwing tanks in Guernsey
2. Kompanie with 12 x Renault Char B1 bis tanks and 5 x Renault Char B1 bis flame throwing tanks in Jersey

Sources used

George Forty – Channel Islands at War: A German Perspective
Thomas L. Jentz & Werner Regenberg - Panzer Tracts No. 19-1: Beute-Panzerkampfwagen
Thomas L. Jentz - Panzertruppen (2 vol)
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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