The Reiterverband von Pannwitz was formed on 15 November 1942 under the command of Heeresgruppe A. It was used to form 1. Kosaken-Kavallerie-Division on 4 August 1943 becoming the stab of the division.


Helmuth von Pannwitz (15 Nov 1942 - 4 Aug 1943)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Knight's Cross (1) (1 EL)
- Pannwitz von, Helmuth 23.12.1942 Oberst Führer Kampfgruppe „von Pannwitz“ (Oakleaves)
Holders of the Romanian Order of Michael the Brave, 3rd Class (Michael der Tapfere 3. Klasse) (1)
- Pannwitz von, Helmuth, 07.05.1943, Oberst, by Royal Decree no. 1180

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

Peter J. Huxley-Blythe - Under the St. Andrew's Cross: Russian & Cossack Volunteers in World War II
François de Lannoy - Pannwitz Cossacks: Les Cosaques de Pannwitz 1942 - 1945