The Panzer-Abteilung Stahnsdorf 1 was formed on 1 February 1945 and was assigned to SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger, later redesignated 36. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS, on 14 February. The first company contained three Panther tanks was not assigned to that unit and became I./Panzer-Abteilung Kummersdorf.

Sources used

Research by Martin Block
Thomas L. Jentz - Panzertruppen (2 vol)
French L. MacLean - The Cruel Hunters: SS-Sonder-Kommando Dirlewanger Hitler's Most Notorious Anti-Partisan Unit
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

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