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The 10. Panzergrenadier-Division was formed from 10. Infanterie-Division (mot). It fought on the Eastern front in June - August 1944, where it suffered heavy losses in the battle of Kiev and later in the Dnestr withdrawal. It was sent to Germany for refitting before returning to the eastern front as a kampfgruppe (battle group) since both Panzer-Bataillon 110 and Panzergrenadier-Regiment 41 has been disbanded.
It surrendered to the Soviet forces in Czechoslovakia at the end of the war.

Commanders

Generalleutnant August Schmidt (13 June 1943 - 2 Oct 1943)
Generalleutnant Hans Mikosch (2 Oct 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
Generalleutnant August Schmidt (23 Dec 1943 - ? Sep 1944)
Generalmajor Walter Herold (? Sep 1944 - 28 Nov 1944) (KIA) (1)
Oberst Alexander Vial (28 Nov 1944 - ? Jan 1945)
Generalmajor Karl-Richard Koßmann (? Jan 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Eastern front, central sector (June 1943 - Aug 1943)
Eastern front, southern sector (Aug 1943 - Aug 1944)
Withdrawn for refitting (Aug 1944 - Nov 1944)
Eastern front, central sector (Nov 1944 - Jan 1945)
Silesia & Czechoslovakia (Jan 1945 - May 1945)

Holders of high awards

(10. Infanterie-Division (mot) / 10. Panzergrenadier-Division)
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (3)
- Hegerl, Richard, 28.03.1942 (892), Hauptmann, Btl.Fhr. II./Inf.Rgt. 20 (mot)
- Herold, Walter, 20.08.1941 (232), Oberstleutnant, Kdr. Art.Rgt. 10
- Willinger, Herbert, 05.11.1943 (2384), Unteroffizier, Jäg.Fhr. (Pz.) Pz.Jäg.Abt. 10
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (90)
Holders of the German Cross in Silver (1)
- Ernst, Georg, 02.06.1944, Heereswerkmeister d.B., Abt.Werkm. III./Art.Rgt. 10 (mot)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (10)
- Deiler, Werner, 15.02.1945, Feldwebel d.R., 2./Pz.Aufkl.Abt. 110
- Haderecker, Hermann, 27.12.1943, Major, I./Gren.Rgt. 20 (mot)
- Haering, Karlheinz, 25.12.1944, Major, I./Gren.Rgt. 20 (mot)
- Knebel, Willi, 27.09.1944, Leutnant, 3./He.Flak-Art.Abt. 275
- Kondel, Otto, 00.00.1945, Hauptmann, Pz.Abt. 7
- Leuteritz, Walter, 08.04.1943, Hauptmann, Pz.Jäg.Abt. 10 (mot)
- Mailänder, Ernst, 17.05.1944, Oberleutnant, III./Gren.Rgt. 41
- Schön, Josef, 25.03.1945, Leutnant, I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 41
- Schwarz, Manfred, 19.08.1941, Leutnant, Pz.Jäg.Abt. 10
- Walther, Siegfried, 17.03.1944, Oberst, Gren.Rgt. 20 (mot)
Holders of the Knight's Cross (23) (21 RK + 2 EL)

Order of battle (September 1943)

Staff
- Staff
- 10. Mappung Detachment (mot)
10. Panzer Batalion
- Staff
- Staff Battery
- Flak Platoon
- 3 x Sturmgeschütz Battery
- Panzer Maintenance Platoon
20. Panzergrenadier Regiment
- Staff
- Regimental Band
- Staff Company
-- Panzerjäger Platoon
-- Motorcycle Platoon
-- Signals Platoon
-- Pioneer Platoon
- 3 x Battalion
-- Staff
-- 3 x Company (mot)
-- Machine Gun Company (mot)
--- 2 x Machine Gun Platoon
--- Panzerjäger Platoon
--- Mortar Platoon
- Infantry Gun Company (mot)
41. Panzergrenadier Regiment
- Staff
- Regimental Band
- Staff Company
-- Panzerjäger Platoon
-- Motorcycle Platoon
-- Signals Platoon
-- Pioneer Platoon
- 3 x Battalion
-- Staff
-- 3 x Company (mot)
-- Machine Gun Company (mot)
--- 2 x Machine Gun Platoon
--- Panzerjäger Platoon
--- Mortar Platoon
- Infantry Gun Company (mot)
10. Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
- Staff
- Light Armored Car Company
- 3 x Motorcycle Company
- Heavy Company (mot)
-- Pioneer Platoon
-- 2 x Panzerjäger Platoon
-- Light Infantry Gun Section
- Light Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion Column
10. Artillery Regiment
- Staff
- Staff Battery (mot)
- 3 x Battaltion
-- Staff
-- Staff Battery (mot)
-- 3 x Battery (mot)
10. Panzerjäger Battalion
- 3 x Panzerjäger Company (self-propelled)
- Flak Company (self-propelled)
10. Pioneer Battalion
- Staff
- 3 x Pioneer Company (mot)
- Light Pioneer Column
10. Signals Battalion
- Staff
- Telephone Company (mot)
- Radio Company (mot)
- Signals Column (mot)
Supply & Support Units

Notable members

Christian Lohrey (The youngest Knight's Cross holder, he recieved it on 11 March 1945 when he was 17 years old)
Ulrich de Maizière (General and Generalinspkteur der Bundeswehr (25 Aug 1966-31 Mar 1972); served as Ia of the division from 1 May 1943-5 Oct 1944)

Footnotes

1. Walter Herold  was killed 28 November 1944 by partisans when his car was ambushed near Bochnia Poland.

Published sources used

French Maclean - Quiet Flows the Rhine: German General Officer Casualties in World War II
Veit Scherzer - Ritterkreuzträger 1939-1945
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

August Schmidt - Geschichte der 10. Division, 10. Infanterie Division (mot.), 10. Panzergrenadier Division 1935-1945

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