The Panzer-Division Nr. 179 was formed in April 1943 in Weimar by the redesignation of Division Nr. 179 (mot). It was redesignated 179. Reserve-Panzer-Division in July 1943.


Generalleutnant Walter von Boltenstern (5 Apr 1943 - 30 July 1943)

Area of operations

France (Apr 1943 - July 1943)

Sources used

Samuel W. Mitcham Jr - The Panzer Legions: A guide to the German Army Tank Divisions of WWII and Their Commanders
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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