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Article Index

© Martin Block

I. Jagdpanther allocation -March 1944 to April 1945

MARCH 1944
Mielau (WaAmt) = 2 shipped from H.Za. (Heereszeugamt = Army equipment agency) on 23. Mar. 1944


APRIL 1944
Kummersdorf = 1 from H.Za.  on 1. Apr. 1944
Hillersleben = 1 from H.Za.  on 1. Apr. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 8 from H.Za.  on 28. Apr. 1944


MAY 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 559 = 5 from H.Za.  on 18. May 1944


JUNE1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 17 from H.Za.  on 14. Jun. 1944


JULY 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 1 from H.Za.  on 6. Jul. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 8 from H.Za.  on 31. Jul. 1944


AUGUST 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 8 from H.Za.  on 14. Aug. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 559 = 11 from H.Za.  on 24. Aug. 1944


SEPTEMBER 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 559 = 2 from H.Za.  on 3. Sep. 1944 (Note: of 18 total delivered in Sept, 1 was passed on to 560)
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 519 = 5 from H.Za.  on 14. Sep. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 519 = 4 from H.Za.  on 15. Sep. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 519 = 3 from H.Za.  on 20. Sep. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 519 = 3 from H.Za.  on 25. Sep. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 519 = 2 from H.Za.  on 27. Sep. 1944


OCTOBER 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 560 = 4 from H.Za.  on 8. Oct. 1944 (in Sept. 1944, 1 received from 559)
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 9 from H.Za.  on 13. Oct. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 7 from H.Za.  on 21. Oct. 1944


NOVEMBER 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 4 from H.Za.  on 13. Nov. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 560 = 4 from H.Za.  on 22. Nov. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 655 = 5 from H.Za.  on 24. Nov. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 560 = 1 from H.Za.  on 30. Nov. 1944


DECEMBER 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 560 = 4 from H.Za.  on 6. Dec. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 559 = 8 from H.Za.  on 13. Dec. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 519 = 4 from H.Za.  on 15. Dec. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 10 from H.Za.  on 20. Dec. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 10 from H.Za.  on 21. Dec. 1944
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 655 = 9 from H.Za.  on 24. Dec. 1944


JANUARY 1945
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 560 = 2 from H.Za.  on 11. Jan. 1945
WaPrüf 6 = 1 from H.Za.  on 11. Jan. 1945
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 563 = 5 from H.Za.  on 13. Jan. 1945
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 616 = 5 from H.Za.  on 13. Jan. 1945
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 559 = 6 from H.Za.  on 13. Jan. 1945
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 519 = 6 from H.Za.  on 14. Jan. 1945
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 563 = 9 from H.Za.  on 15. Jan. 1945
Ersatzheer (Replacement Army) = 2 from H.Za.  on 15. Jan. 1945 (most likely allocated to Pz.Jg.E.u.A.Abt. 20)
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 616 = 9 from H.Za.  on 16. Jan. 1945
I./Pz.Rgt. 29 = 14 from H.Za.  on 22. Jan. 1945 (subordinated to Pz.Brig. 103)
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 10 from H.Za.  on 25. Jan. 1945
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 560 = 10 from H.Za.  on 29. Jan. 1945
Pz.Stp. Mayen = 10 from H.Za.  on 29. Jan. 1945 (most likely taken over by s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654)


FEBRUARY 1945
Pz.Lehr-Div. = 14 from H.Za.  on 10. Feb. 1945
4. Pz.Div. = 8 from H.Za.  on 14. Feb. 1945
2. SS-Pz.Div. = 10 from H.Za.  on 14. Feb. 1945
9. SS-Pz.Div. 10 from H.Za.  on 14. Feb. 1945
Fhr.Gren.Div. = 10 from H.Za.  on 15. Feb. 1945
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654 = 6 from H.Za.  on 24. Feb. 1945
10. SS-Pz.Div. = 10 from H.Za.  on 28. Feb. 1945


MARCH 1945
Nachsch. Ob. West = 5 from H.Za.  on 13. Mar. 1945 (taken over by s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 559)
Nachsch. Ob. West = 15 from H.Za.  on 27. Mar. 1945 (taken over by 116. Pz.Div.)
25. Pz.Div. = 4 from H.Za.  on 30. Mar. 1945

APRIL 1945
II./Pz.Lehr.Rgt. 130 = 35 from H.Za.  on 7. Apr. 1945 (unit deployed separately from Pz.Lehr-Div.)
SS-Kampfgruppe 'Wiking' = 7  on 8. Apr. 1945 taken over directly at MNH in Hannover
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 655 = 10 from H.Za.  on 8. Apr. 1945
Pz.Div. 'Clausewitz' = 5 from H.Za.  on 14. Apr. 1945
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 559 = 10 from H.Za.  on 17. Apr. 1945 (subordinated to 7. Pz.Div.)
s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 559 = 9 from H.Za.  on 21. Apr. 1945 (subordinated to 7. Pz.Div.)

total 419

 


 

In addition to the allocation list above, there follows a compilation of all known units and subunits with totals for allocated Jagdpanthers:


II. List of all units equipped with the Jagdpanther:



A. Army troops (Pz.Jg.)

Stab (Headquarters) and 3./s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 519 (Authorized = 3 + 14, total vehicles delivered, inc replacements = 27)

Stab and 1./s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 559 (Authorized = 3 + 14, delivered in total inc replacements 56, -1 transferred to s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 560). In April 1945 some Jagdpanthers also assigned to the 2. Kp.

1./s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 560 (Authorized = 14, delivered in total inc replacements 25, +1 taken over from s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 559)

1 Kp. s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 563 [most likely 1./563] (Authorized = 14, totally 14 delivered, rest in Feb. 1945 transferred to 3./616)

3./s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 616 (Authorized = 14, delivered in total 14 + X taken over from 563 in Feb. 1945)

Stab, 1. - 3./s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654, in Feb. 1945 the former 1./s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 525 was added as 4./654 (Authorized = 3 + 3x14, delivered in total inc replacements   98 to 108)

2./s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 655 (Authorized = 14, delivered in total inc replacements   24)


B. Other Units

B.1. Heer (Army)

1 Kp. I./Pz.Rgt. 9 (25. Pz.Div.) [most likely 1./9] (in total 4)

1. and 4./Pz.Rgt. 10 (8. Pz.Div.) [no direct allocation, at least 6 taken over from I./Pz.Rgt. 29 (Pz.Brig. 103) and distributed among the two companies]

I./Pz.Rgt. 16 (116. Pz.Div.) [15 originally shipped as 'Nachschub West' without allocation to specific units but then assigned to I./16 by Ob. West. Allocation to companies not known]

1 Kp., I./Pz.Rgt. 29 [in total 14, employment  under headquarters Pz.Brig. 103, with the disbandment of the Brigade in March 1945 remainder (at least 6) transferred to 8. Pz.Div.]

3./Pz.Rgt. 35 (4. Pz.Div.) (total = 8)

3./Pz.Rgt. 101 => 3./Fhr.Pz.Rgt. 2 (Fhr.Gren.Div.) (total = 10)

2./Pz.Lehr-Rgt. 130 [deployed with Pz.Lehr-Div.] (total =  14)

headquarters II., 5. - 8./Pz.Lehr-Rgt. 130 [deployed separately from Pz.Lehr-Div. in Northwestern Germany] (total = 35)

4./Pz.Abt. 106 [deployment with Pz.Div. Clausewitz] (total = 5)

1 platoon 2./s.Pz.Abt. 507 (total = 3, received by early March 1945 at the latest) [rem.: When exactly and from where the delivery happened is obscure, it does not appear as such in the allocation files]


B.2. Waffen-SS

6./SS-Pz.Rgt. 2 (2. SS-Pz.Div.) (total = 10)

4./SS-Pz.Rgt. 9 (9. SS-Pz.Div.) (total = 10)

SS-Pz.Jg.Abt. 10 (10. SS-Pz.Div.) (total = 10) allocation to companies unknown

SS-Kampfgruppe 'Wiking' (parts SS-Pz.Rgt. 5) (total = 7) deployment separately from Division at the western front (Greater Hannover).


C. Others, Ersatzheer (Replacement Army), Heeres-Waffenamt

Pz.Stützpunkt Mayen (total = 10) no clear evidence of disposition, but most likely allocated to s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 654.

Ersatzheer (total = 2) [most likely to Pz.Jg.E.u.A.Abt. 20, deployment with 1./Pz.Ausb.(Einsatz-)Abt. 20 with Pz.Ausb.Verband GD in  Northwestern Germany]

H.Waffenamt (Mielau 2, Kummersdorf 1, Hillersleben 1, WaPrüf 1)


Total  419 (exchange between units not included in the calculation)

Furthermore the following should be mentioned: In the last-known order of battle chart of the 3. Pz.Gren.Div. dated 1.3.1945 next to the tactical symbol for headquarters of the Pz.Jg.Abt. 3 there is a note  "1 Jagdpanther 8.8 cm”. However, neither the status report nor the attached divisional weapons listing includes the slightest further reference to this Jagdpanther, and nothing has emerged from other documents thus far. This entry remains enigmatic.


Martin Block
May 2008



Sources: The lists were compiled almost under use of original documents from the BA-MA Freiburg i. Br. and  NARA Washington. Some additional information - most data on sub-units - was taken from the published literature. The compilation does not claim 100% accuracy and completeness. Possible errors and misinterpretations are borne exclusively by the author.