[10], The division did not take part in the Operation Zitadelle, the Battle of Kursk. It took part in Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, and in the winter of 1941–42 participated in … Country where the crime was committed: Germany Although the armored strength was only 17 assault guns by December 10, a further 17 were sent from Germany on December 28. Panzer-Division) was a formation of the Wehrmacht in World War II. During this period, the Götz von Berlichingen suffered heavy losses and by the beginning of July, its strength was reduced to 8,500 men. [4] On 5 July, consistent with changes throughout the Wehrmacht, the 40th Schützen-Regiment and 63rd Schützen-Regiment were renamed 40th Panzergrenadier Regiment and 63 Panzergrenadier Regiment. Review Date: 470404 The division's commander, Hans-Jürgen von Ar… The 19th Panzer Division was an armored division of the German Wehrmacht that existed from 1 November 1940 to 8 May 1945 during World War II.The division was formed when a regular infantry division was turned into a panzer division, trading one of its infantry regiments for a tank regiment. This groundbreaking work is more than just a Divisional history. With the Götz von Berlichingen's combat units in tatters (the 38th SS Regiment had been reduced to a strength of about 800 men by November 15, 1944[4]) and with no command structure, Hitler authorized the division to withdraw from Metz. The 17th Panzer Division was a formation of the German Army in World War II.It was formed on November 1940 from 27th Infantry Division. After the failure of this offensive, the division was split into four Kampfgruppen, 'Braune', 'Gunter', 'Fick' and 'Wahl'. By Christmas Eve 1942, the division fielded only eight operational tanks and one anti-tank gun. The division was then held in Army Group Centre reserve near Bolkhov. [9] After this, it was engaged in tank battles near Belgorod until the end of April. [2] The division was granted the honour-title Götz von Berlichingen. The 17th was in Army Group South and was held in reserve for the battle of Kursk and was not heavily engaged. The Götz von Berlichingen took part in the defense of the 'West Wall' until March 18, 1945, when the Americans broke through. Crime Location: Ellwangen/Jagst BGH 571022 Articles with German-language external links, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Military units and formations established in 1940, failed attempt to relieve the surrounded troops, Canadian Forces College website - Book entry, Prince Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/17th_Panzer_Division_(Wehrmacht)?oldid=4681301, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Pages using infobox military unit with unknown parameters, continued on as commander after division became, acting — wounded in action, died of his injuries 20 July 1941, Returned to command leader reserve after von Arnim's recovery, second spell after recovering from his injuries, became commander of, removed from command and returned to Germany to be put in charge of lower-key divisions, became German liaison officer to Italian 6th Army in Sicily in June 1943, killed in action 20 July 1943 near Doljenjaja, Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft, Unit-Level Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft, Infantry Support Gun Company (self-propelled), Heavy Reconnaissance Company (half-track). Accused: H., Walter Acquittal The operation failed however, and the 17th Panzer Division was forced to retreat at the end of December. Erwin Schienkiewitz was tried at The General Military Court at Dachau. Subject of the proceeding: Shooting of eight exhausted concentration camp prisoners, who, while being part of a prisoners' transport, had stayed behind at the railway station grounds of Ellwangen, Case Nr.466[22] It remained in reserve again in April and May, stationed behind the frontline, before taking part in operations around Lviv to counter the Soviet Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive. Erwin Schienkiewitz The division finally surrendered to the Sovier army near Görlitz at the end of April 1945. Victims: Civilians Crime Location: Dalkingen It took part in Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, and in the winter of 1941–42 participated in the abortive German attack on Moscow. Crime Category: Final Phase Crimes The majority of its enlisted men in the Hitlerjugend Division were very young men, teenagers, drawn from members of the Hitler Youth born in 1926. [11] Replacements, in the form of Army officers, were received the next day. Court: LG Regensburg 520505 Subject of the proceeding: Killing of a civilian, who had a white flag held available in order to hoist it at the church on the arrival of the Americans, as well as a summons to shoot concentration camp prisoners. Their task, to throw back the Soviet advance, was impossible to achieve. Instead, the 17th stayed in reserve, behind the front line, as part of the XXIV Panzer Corps. It took part in defensive operations near the Ścinawa (German: Steinau) bridgehead in mid-February. This map shows an example of the pace of Rommel's operations and hasty attacks on the 17th of May. Panzer-Division, Manuskript: Enemy tanks drive into the middle of the convoy and ram a … In October 1940, Arnim was given command of the 17th Panzer Division. On September 8, the division was put back into the line and was tasked with destroying the newly formed bridgehead over the Moselle River held by the US 5th and 80th Infantry Divisions. The 17th Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier Division “Götz von Berlichingen” was one of the few SS formations to be employed exclusively on the western front during World War II. Country where the crime was committed: Germany The 63rd Panzergrenadier Regiment of the division was disbanded, one of its battalions however stayed with the division. Geissler: Panzer im Osten – Kampf einer Division in Sowjetrußland – 17. The order of battle in 1944. After the Soviet counterattack at Stalingrad, the division was quickly transferred to the Heersesgruppe B in the area of Millerovo. Oberst Gerhard Lindner, one of the Army officers recently transferred to the division, took command on January 15. [4], In October, it took part in the run up to the Battle of Moscow, taking Bryansk on 15 October. That day, the division abandoned all its vehicles and began to retreat, but only some 500 to 600 men escaped US encirclement in the Pfaelzer Forest and reached Wiesloch on the east bank of the Rhine.[5]. [8] Under serious pressure because of infantry losses, the SS division was granted a reprieve when the Americans moved into a defensive posture on December 18. In November 1942, the Division was sent to the southern sector of the Eastern Front where it participated in the failed attempt to relieve the surrounded troops at Stalingrad. During this time, the Götz von Berlichingen was transferred to SS-Gruppenführer Max Simon's XIII SS Corps. Case Nr. It was formed in November 1940 from the 27th Infantry Division. 17. Erwin Wilhelm Konrad Schienkiewitz, an SS officer of the 17th SS Panzer Grenadier Division 38th Regiment, was accused of participation in the execution of two American airmen out of a group of seventy. [6] It then crossed the river Dnjepr south of Orsha and took part in defensive operations south of Smolensk in August and September. In October 1942, when Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin took command of the division, it had only 30 operational tanks, and one-third of its trucks were unservicable. In the same defensive maneuver, the 38th Regiment succeeded in cutting up two American rifle companies that made an ill-advised attack against stronger German forces. By 27 February, the division had been reduced to less than 2,000 men, six tanks and ten anti-tank guns but was saved by the Soviet forces retreating behind the Donets river. [5], The following are individuals of the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Gotz von Berlichingen who were accused and convicted of war crimes. Court: LG Ellwangen 490120 File Number: US0018[18] The event occurred within the boundaries of Montmartin-en-Graignes in France on June 17, 1944. The Götz von Berlichingen, together with 36th Volksgrenadier Division, attacked the US 44th and 100th Infantry Divisions around the town of Rimling. The SS force wanted to execute all such prisoners. Although greatly reduced in numbers, it took part in the defense of Nuremberg, where the 38th SS Regiment was destroyed by April 20. Agency: Waffen-SS SS-Division 'Götz von Berlichingen [citation needed]. [10] The Panzergrenadier regiments were brought up to full strength with the addition of Volksdeutsche replacements. As a part of Simon's XIII SS Corps, the division participated in Operation Nordwind, the ill-fated last German offensive in the West. Crime Date: 450407 Generalleutnant Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (05 Oct 1940 - 28 Jun 1941) (1) Generalmajor Karl Ritter von Weber (28 Jun 1941 - 17 July 1941) (2) Generalmajor Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma (17 July 1941 - 14 Sep 1941) Generalleutnant Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (15 Sep 1941 - 11 Nov 1941) Oberst Rudolf-Eduard Licht (17 Nov 1941 - 31 Jan 1942) m.d.F.b. By March 1945, it had pusehd back as far as Jägerndorf by the overwhelming might of the Red Army. 17th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht) The 17th Panzer Division (17.) Nationality: unknown It did take part in some successful counterattacks after the battle, in the Donets-Izium area. Case Nr.111[19] Agency: Waffen-SS 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 'Götz von Berlichingen' Nationality: German At this time its armored vehicle strength comprised 62 assault guns (of which 47 were operational) as well as two Panzer IV tanks. It fought on the central sector of the Eastern front from June 1941 until November 1942 when it was sent to the southern sector where it took part in the failed attempt During the same year, on the orders of LXXX Army Corps, the division began to round up French vehicles in an attempt to complete its mobilization. In February 1944, the division still lacked vehicles. The 17th Panzer Division (German: 17. The Götz von Berlichingen has also been accused of killing wounded American paratroopers as well as French civilians during the summer of 1944. ID papers of a corporal of the 17th PD showing his medals and battles participated in. Court: LG Nürnberg-Fürth 581001 Items included with this unit are: camouflage uniform, camouflage helmet, collar patch and chest patch. Their effort was frustrated when the commander of the 14th Armored Division learned of the plan, and ordered his Combat Command A to take Moosburg, capture the bridge across the Isar River, and most importantly, secure and protect the Allied Prisoners of War. It was then part of the 1st Panzer Armee in the Kamenets-Podolsky Pocket, where it lost most of its own heavy equipment, but escaped as a whole. was a formation of the Wehrmacht in World War II. At this time its armored vehicle strength comprised 62 assault guns (of which 47 were operational) as well as two Panzer IV tanks. Victims: Prisoners The division remained engaged with the divisions of the US XV Corps until Operation Nordwind ended on January 30, 1945. Welcome to the 17th Panzer Division! In July, the division had the following strength in tanks, of which 84% were operational:[11], In September, it retreated from the Donets to positions behind the Dnjepr river, taking up a defensive line on the western side of the river. [12] On March 22, division commander SS-Oberführer Fritz Klingenberg was killed in action. Throughout the early days of December 1944, the Götz von Berlichingen received resupply and reinforcement. A very nice M42 Panzer SS Tunic here from the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division, Götz von Berlichingen. The American infantry and tank force advanced to Moosburg, and without delay attacked the defensive positions of the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division in front of the town. [12], The division found itself in constant retreat as part of the XXIV Panzer Corps commanded by Walther Nehring, first towards Łódź, then crossing the Oder, where it took positions near Głogów in February. They had originally been intended for Operation Sea Lion (Seelöwe), the planned German invasion of England. In addition to the aforementioned war crimes the accused was also a member of an organization declared illegal by the International Military Tribunal. Nationality: German [6] During November 28/29, elements of the 17th SS Division successfully defended Farébersviller against an attack by the US 80th Infantry Division. [5] The remnants of the division pulled back to the Maginot Line, near Faulquemont to rest and refit. Victims: Civilians, Prisoners SS doesn’t get much better by way of offensive power, but on the other hand, it greatly increases its defensive abilities. After heavy fighting for the American bridgeheads at Dornot and Arnaville, the division fell back and began to prepare to defend Metz itself. By March, most of the major combat formations were fully motorised, although two of the six infantry battalions were still on bicycles. Individual listings aren't accessible; you can instead issue orders to buy at a specific price, with the cheapest listing getting automatically matched to the highest buy order. The 38th SS Regiment was largely destroyed at Metz and reformed in November with troops from the SS training regiment "Kurmark". [10], The division had suffered heavy losses during those events and was re-supplied near Görlitz, now renamed Kampfgruppe 17th Panzer Division due to being severely under strength and being no more in size than a regiment. It took part in Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, and in the … [16], On May 5, five days after Hitler's suicide, and three days before Nazi Germany's surrender, elements of the division attacked the 13th-century castle Itter Castle in Tyrol, Austria. Subject of the proceeding: Shooting of the mayor of Burgthann, who, summoned by the Americans, had ordered white flags to be hoisted in the town, Case Nr.315[23] The 17th Panzer Division was a formation of the German Army in World War II. Elements of the 38th SS Regiment defended Hilsprich against an advance of the American 35th Infantry Division on November 23. The division was then concentrated at Orel and advanced towards Tula, where it was engaged in a failed attempt to encircle the city. [10] On this occasion, 200,000 German soldiers were trapped in a pocket due to Hitlers orders against strategic withdrawals. [4] Losses were so heavy that the command of the 63rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment laid in the hands of a lieutenant, its original commander having been killed in action. [17], The remaining members of the division surrendered to the US 101st Airborne Division at Rottach-Egern, north of Kufstein, on May 6, 1945. The ensuing battle, and the criminal execution of wounded paratroopers and French civilians by the "Götz von Berlichingen", has since been known as the Battle of Graignes. Crime Date: 450425 Country where the crime was committed: Germany Subject of the proceeding: Shooting of eight exhausted concentration camp prisoners, who, while being part of a prisoners' transport, had stayed behind at the railway station grounds of Ellwangen, Case Nr.251[21] On June 10 the Division made contact with 182 paratroopers of the 3rd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division, and B Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division, at the village of Graignes. Nationality: German, unknown Crime Category: Final Phase Crimes Isn't that what games are made for after all? We are looking for friendly, mature players seeking to have a good time. All of the sewn insignia are original to this tunic, with no signs of post-war application or repair. [7] Seriously weakened, the SS division fell back to Sarreguemines, which it defended for five days before the town's occupation by US forces on December 11, 1944. When the division pulled back to the Maginot Line in mid November, its strength had been reduced to around 4,000 men (of which about 1,700 were infantry) and 20 armored vehicles. In February 1945, the 17th Panzer Dovision, by now reduced to a Kampfgruppe, was attached to Army Group Center on the Oder River. [10], Until the end of October, the unit took part in operations in the Tarnów region and then south of the Baranow bridgehead, near Sandomierz. The driver was shot on the spot; Lingner, his aide-de-camp Untersturmführer Jund, and another of his staff were brought to the US lines where they were interrogated. [10], With the start of the Soviet Vistula–Oder Offensive on 12 January 1945, the 17th Panzer Division, alongside the 16th Panzer Division were the main reserve forces in the sector, retained for a counterattack to the Soviet advance. Small SMG assault squads are also available for local counter-attacks. Court: LG Ellwangen 500316 SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 37, supported by the assault guns of the division's Panzer battalion and Oberst (colonel) Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte's 6th Fallschirmjäger Regiment, attacked the advancing American paratroopers. Crime Category: Final Phase Crimes The regiments first battalion replaced the third battalion of 40th Panzergrenadier Regiment. The grand sounding 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen was authorised by Hitler on 3 October 1943, though it did not start coming together until 15 November in France, within General Chevallerie’s 1st Army area of responsibility. Crime Date: 450407 After the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944, the Götz von Berlichingen was ordered to Normandy to take part in the efforts to reduce the Allied beachhead. x 3 x 4 x 2 x 6 x 1 x 1 Crime Location: Burgthann The attack was defeated by the 23rd Tank Battalion of the US 12th Armored Division under the command of Captain John C. 'Jack' Lee, Jr., the former prisoners themselves, and anti-Nazi elements of the Wehrmacht under the command of Major Josef 'Sepp' Gangl, who died in the battle. The video below is a walk-through of this document. The Götz von Berlichingen was placed under the LXXX Army Corps, a part of Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt's Heeresgruppe D. As part of a plan to number all named SS divisions in early 1944, the division was re-titled the 17th SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen". For this attack, the division had been reinforced with a Panther tank company from the 21st Panzer-Division, the 352nd and 353rd flame-thrower tank companies (equipped with Flammpanzer 38(t)s), and the 653rd Heavy Panzerjäger Battalion (equipped with Jagdtigers). Crime Date: 450417 Crime Location: Dalkingen The 17th Panzer Division was a formation of the German Army in World War II.It was formed on November 1940 from 27th Infantry Division. In the end, the involved German tank divisions were halted by the Red Army 12 km from the pocket but the troops inside managed to break through, abandoning their heavy equipment. 17th Panzer Recon Battalion The 17th Panzer had just spent the late part of 1942/early 1943 in the failed effort to relieve the trapped forces at Stalingrad. Crime Category: Final Phase Crimes After the winter battles, the division was reconstituted near its front line positions in the early summer of 1942. In May 1941, the division was transferred to the central sector of the planned attack on the Soviet Union, codenamed Operation Barbarossa, and became part of the XXXXVII Panzer Corps, which in turn was part of the Panzergruppe 2, commanded by Heinz Guderian. The division was raised near Poitiers, France as the Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen" in October 1943. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen")[1] was a German Waffen-SS division that saw action on the Western Front during World War II. The Americans secured the town and were advancing south by the morning of June 13. OLG Stuttgart 490527 By December 1, the SS division was deployed along a line extending from the Rosselle River to just south of Puttelange. It then took part in the Battle of Buchhof and Stein am Kocher and the Battle of Heilbronn. Castle Itter (administratively a part of the Dachau concentration camp complex) was a prison for high-ranking French VIPs, the so-called Ehrenhäftlinge ("honor prisoners"), including politicians Paul Reynaud and Édouard Daladier, labor leader Léon Jouhaux, and former commanders-in-chief Maxime Weygand and Maurice Gamelin. Crime Location: Dietfurt (Mittelfranken) This Clan's main purpose is to create a friendly environment for Heroes and Generals players looking for organized team-play. [4] The division's commander, Hans-Jürgen von Arnim, was seriously wounded within the first few days of the campaign, on 24 June, but later returned to his unit. Victims: Jews I tried to cover all the key points that i found interesting and the ones that one might miss on a first glance of the document. With the Soviet counterattack on 5 December, the division had to take defensive positions and started retreating on the 8th, after having reached a point 120 km south east of Moscow. Crime Category: Final Phase Crimes [13] Subsequently, the division defended the Jagst and Tauber River valleys, as well as Bad Mergentheim. The 39th Panzer Regiment was re-equipped with 50 new Panzer IV shortly after and the division took part in counterattacks between the Mius and the Donets river. [8], Units of the 17th PD in the Mius region in 1943, The division continued its retreat towards the Don bridgehead at Rostov, which it reached at the end of January. Generalmajor Rudolf-Eduard Licht (01 Feb 1942 - 09 Oct 1942) Generalleutnant Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin (10 Oct 1942 - 15 June 1943) Generalleutnant Walter S… Accused: B., Peter Acquittal, E., Theodor Acquittal, H., Heinz Acquittal In late January and early February 1944, the 17th Panzer Division took part in the relief operations for the Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket, as part of the III Panzer Corps. 17th Panzer Division '45 question 17th Panzer Division '45 question. [14] The 297th Army Flak Battalion had only joined the division in 1943 and the Panzergrenadier Regiment had been called Schützen Regiment until July 1942. The 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend was the 12th German Waffen SS armored division, which fought during the last phase of World War II. That same day the 14th Armored Division took over 7,000 German POWs, mostly SS. The 18th Panzer Division was formed on 26 October 1940 at Chemnitz from parts of the 4th Infantry Division, 14th Infantry Division, and four battalions of submersible tanks. [10] On 20 July, Generalleutnant Walter Schilling became the second division commander of the 17th to be killed in action. It was encircled by the U.S. 2nd Armored Division around Roncey where it lost most of its armored equipment. Both divisions, stationed too close to the front line due to Hitlers restraining order, suffered heavy casualties through bombardment and had their communications destroyed. After engaging in heavy combat with the U.S. 7th Army, with little success and having the divisional commander replaced five times, the majority of the divisional staff was relieved on January 3. 17th Panzer Division was formed on November 1940 from 27th Infantry Division. Crime Date: 450428, 450502 Agency: Waffen-SS SS-Ersatz- und Ausbildungsbataillon 5 'Götz von Berlichingen' Crime Date: 4504 [nb 2] Obersturmbannführer Otto Binge oversaw the formation of the division, with the newly promoted Brigadeführer Werner Ostendorff taking command in January 1944. At this stage, it only fielded 45 to 50 tanks of varying types (down from a nominal strength of around 200). Cover of the 1943 propaganda book about the 27th ID with the divisional logo at the bottom of the text, The 27th Infantry Division was formed in October 1936 in Augsburg, Bavaria (Wehrkreis VII), as a peace-time division of the new German Wehrmacht. 17th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht) The 17th Panzer Division ( 17. Panzer Group Kleist T1 he Advance to Avesnes and L eCateau, 7 May 194 0 0 5 10 s 20--• 0 0 nn s e 9 1 c:> 11 37 CZJ I 7[£) FRANKREICH Another German Panzer commander, General Erwin Rommel, conducted a thrust on his own account. As I sometimes do with SS items (especially cloth) I sought a second, and even a third opinion on this one from the most respected SS cloth collectors in the industry. Court: LG Ellwangen 501025 From there, it marched towards Kotelnikovo and joined the 4th Panzer Armee for a relief attack, Operation Wintergewitter, for the 6th Armee at Stalingrad, together with the 6th Panzer Division and the 23rd Panzer Division. The 17th SS Division subsequently retreated across the German border and went into a defensive posture along the Blies River. This small group of paratroopers had been dropped mistakenly by the U.S. 9th Army Air Force Troop Carrier Command and had decided to try and hold their positions. 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