The Panzer-Abteilung 212 was formed in the summer of 1941 on Crete with Panzer-Abteilung Kreta becoming the first company. It was equipped with captured French tanks. In October 1944 it was transferred to Belgrade and in December it was rebuilt and equipped with Panzer III and Panzer IV.

Sources used

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

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