24th Panzer Division (Germany)

24th Panzer Division (Germany)

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=24 Panzer Division

caption=Divisional insignia
country=Nazi Germany
type=Panzer Division

The 24th Panzer Division was formed in 1942 from the 1st Cavalry Division based at Konigsberg.

It served under the Fourth Panzer Army in army group south of the Russian front. In late December 1942 it was encircled in Stalingrad and destroyed. It was reformed in March 1943 and served in Normandy, Italy and then went back to the Russian front where it suffered heavy casualties around Kiev and the Dnepr Bend. Near the end of the war it saw action in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia before it surrendered to the British in May 1945.


* [http://www.worldwar2aces.com/panzerlied.MP3 WW II Wehrmacht Panzer Song]
* [http://www.worldwar2aces.com/panzerlied.htm WW II Wehrmacht Panzer Song lyric]


*Panzers at war, A J Barker, 1978

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