Heavy Tank Units of the Wehrmacht

By Jason Long and Jim Broshot

Army Tiger Units

schwere Panzer-Abteilung Feldherrnhalle

See schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503

13./Panzer-Regiment Großdeutschland
9./Panzer-Regiment Großdeutschland (1 Jul 43)

13 Jan 43 13./ formed with 9 Tiger Is and 10 PzKpfw IIIs from 3./Pz.Rgt. 203
17 Feb 43 13./ first elements arrive in Poltava for the offensive to retake Kharkov
3 Mar 43 6 of 9 Tigers operational
13 May 43 6 more Tigers delivered, total of 15 on hand
30 Jun 43 12 operational Tigers
5 Jul 43 Operation Zitadelle (Battle of Kursk) commences
11 Jul 43 11 Tigers operational
19 Jul 43 transfer to Karachev-Bryansk area to counter Soviet Orel counter-offensive
4 Aug 43 transfer back to the Kharkov region
8 Aug 43 9 Tigers on hand
14 Aug 43 reunited with the rest of the Abt.

III./Panzer-Regiment Großeutschland (1 Jul 43)
schwere Panzer-Abteilung Großeutschland (13 Dec 44)

1 Jul 43 III./ formed with:
 9./Panzer-Regiment Großdeutschland
 10./ from 3./schwere-Panzer-Abteilung 501
 11./ from 3./schwere-Panzer-Abteilung 504
14-15 Aug 43 arrival of 10./ and 11./ near Kharkov, 36 Tigers on hand, including those of 9./
26 Aug 43 6 new Tigers arrive, 41 on hand
27 Sep 43 withdrawal across the Dnepr near Kremenchug
20 Oct 43 23 Tigers on hand, in action near Krivoi Rog
16 Nov 43 13 Tigers on hand
21 Dec 43 7 Tigers operational, in combat vicinity of Kirovograd
6 Mar 44 6 Tigers received, 19 on hand
end of Mar 44 transferred to Chisinau area
20 Apr 44 6 Tigers delivered, 20 on hand
6 May 44 8 Tigers delivered, 4 transferred to Totenkopf, 24 on strength
18 May 44 6 Tigers delivered, 2 transferred to Totenkopf, 28 on strength
1 Jun 44 6 Tigers delivered, 19 of 34 operational
Jun 44 6 Tigers manned by crews from schwere Panzer-Ersatz-und Ausbildungsabteilung 500 are sent to Gumbinnen, East Prussia, 2 are destroyed by fighter-bombers while changing tracks
10 Jun-26 Jul 44 refitting near Bacau
5 Aug 44 after arrival in Gumbinnen area immediately thrown into combat after incorporating those Tigers already present
6 Aug 44 4 Tigers knocked out by IS-2 tanks
17 Aug 44 12 Tigers delivered, 41 on hand
1 Oct 44 11 of 33 Tigers operational
1 Nov 44 8 of 15 Tigers operational, refitting Nov-Dec 44
16 Dec 44 4 Tigers delivered, but 2 transferred to s.Pz.Abt. 502, 17 on strength
1 Feb 45 4 of 11 Tigers operational, the abteilung is absorbed into the division's panzer kampfgruppe, most excess crews transfer to Paderborn to train on Tiger IIs
19 Mar 45 last Tigers destroyed while defending the Balga pocket in East Prussia
Apr 44 crews in Paderborn are used as infantry and never receive any tanks
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II GD
FitE/SE: Dec I 44

schwere Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 1

See Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 316

Panzer-Abteilung (Fkl) 301

19 Aug 44 ordered to re-equip with Tiger Is with four companies
22 Aug 44 10 Tiger Is received from s.SS-Pz.Abt. 103
25 Aug 44-15 Sep 44 equipped with 21 Tiger Is [Jentz 2]
Oct 44 31 Tigers on hand, training at Grafenwöhr Training Area
2 Nov 44 arrival at the Wester Front and subordination to LXXXI. Armeekorps.
10 Dec 44 14 Tigers operational
8 Jan 45 27 Tigers and 52 B IV demolition vehicles ready
1 Feb 45 12 of 23 Tigers and 21 of 45 B IVs operational
1 Mar 45 5 of 15 Tigers and 32 of 52 B IVs operational
16 Apr 45 last 3 Tigers blown up
Europa: 1x 1-10 Eng Tk II 301
SF: Oct I 44, West: Replacement Pool, Add

Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 313

25 Jan 43 redesignated from 3./Pz.Abt. (Fkl) 302
29 Dec 43 attached to s.Pz.Abt. 508 and turned over PzKpfw IIIs to Pz.Kp. 314 (Fkl)
19 Feb 44 incorporated into 3./s.Pz.Abt. 508

Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 314

25 Jan 43 redesignated from 2. le.Pz.Kp.f.
10 Mar 44 incorporated into 3./s.Pz.Abt. 504

schwere Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 1
Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 316 (Aug 43)

April 43 formed in Eisenach
end of Sep 43 transfer to Fallingbostel training ground and attachment to Panzerlehrregiment 130
1 Feb 44 3 Tiger Is have been delivered when the Panzerlehrdivision requests to equip its Funklenk company with Tigers rather than StuGs
19 Feb 44 ordered to form with Tiger IIs
14 Mar 44 equipped with 5 Tiger IIs, but retains Tiger Is
1 Jun 44 3 Tiger Is and 3 Tiger IIs operational
11 Jun 44 Tiger IIs handed over to crews from the Panzerlehrdivision, all Tigers lost
2 Jul 44 transfer to Reims, redesignated as 1./Pz.Abt.(Fkl) 302 and rebuilt with StuGs

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 424

See schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501

Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 500

20 Dec 42 formed at Putlos-Holstein (WK X) as replacement and training unit for schwere-Panzer-Abteilungen
22 Feb 43 transferred to Paderborn (WK VI)
10 Apr 43 reorganized and redesignated as:
Kommando-Panzer-Lehrgänge Paderborn
Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 500
1 Aug 43 reorganized and redesignated under Kommandeur der Schulen der Panzertruppen as:
Kommando-Panzer-Lehrgänge "Tiger"
Panzer-Ersatz-und-Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500
8 Feb 45 Kommando-Panzer-Lehrgänge "Tiger;" Panzer-Ersatz-und-Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500; and Technische Lehrgruppe/Panzer-Ersatz-und-Ausbildungs-Abteilung "Tiger" unified at Paderborn
Europa: no counter

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 424 (21 Dec 44)

16 Feb 42 schwere Panzer-Kompanie 501 and 502 formed
10 May 42 schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501 formed in Erfurt (WK IX) with Stab./, 1./ (from s.Pz.Kp. 501), 2./ (from s.Pz.Kp. 502) for duty in Africa
late Aug 42 the first Tigers arrive
Oct 42 20 Tigers and 16 PzKpfw IIIs on hand, 2 platoons of 2./ sent to southern France
10-18 Nov 42 Abt., except for 2./ sent to Reggio, Italy
23 Nov 42 first 3 Tiger Is of 1./ arrive in Tunisia
1 Dec 42 Tigers see first combat
3 Dec 42 3 more Tigers unloaded in Bizerta
9 Dec 42 7 Tigers and 5 PzKpfw IIIs on strength in Tunisia
25 Dec 42 12 Tigers and 16 PzKpfw IIIs on hand
early Jan 43 2./ arrives in Tunis with 8 Tigers
31 Jan 43 11 Tigers and 14 PzKpfw IIIs operational
26 Feb 43 redesignated III./Panzer-Regiment 7 of 10.Panzer-Division, each company receives 15 PzKpfw IVs
28 Feb 43 2 Tigers received, 18 on hand
6 Mar 43 3./ formed
10 Mar 43 6 Tigers, 12 PzKpfw IIIs, and 7 PzKpfw IVs operational
17 Mar 43 attached to s.Pz.Abt. 504
12 May 43 Stab./, 1./, 2./ surrendered in Tunisia
1 Jul 43 3./ redesignated 10./Panzer-Regiment Gro&szli g;eutschland
9 Sep 43 reformed at Paderborn (WK VI) from remnants of old unit with three companies [Tessin: 17 Sep 43]
18 Sep 43 transfer to Sagan (WK VIII)
12 Oct 43 transfer to Mailly-le-Camp, France
19 Oct-12 Nov 43 equipped with 45 Tiger Is
5-12 Dec 43 transfer to Vitebsk area of Russia
31 Dec 43 16 of 39 Tigers operational
1 May 44 all 29 Tigers operational
Jun 44 9 Tigers transferred to s.Pz.Abt. 509, elements return to Germany for re-equipment with Tiger IIs
25 Jun-7 Aug 44 45 Tiger IIs received
5 Jul 44 last 2 Tiger Is destroyed at Molodechno
14 Jul 44 ordered reformed at Ohrdruf with Tiger IIs
5 Aug 44 ordered to southeastern Poland, Army Group North Ukraine without 1./
12 Aug 44 a single T-34/85 ambushes the Abt. and totally destroys 3 Tiger IIs due to turret ammunition fires, 1./ entrains to join the Abt.
Sep 44 unknown number of Tiger Is received from s.Pz.Abt. 509
1 Oct 44 36 of 53 Tigers operational
21 Nov 44 redesignated schwere Panzer-Abteilung 424 for assignment to XXIV. Panzerkorps [Tessin: 15 Jan 45]
11 Feb 45 remnants, except for 3./, reorganized and redesignated schwere-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 512 (Jagdtiger) at Detmold-Schöningen, 3./ remains in Paderborn
Easter 45 3./ uses tanks from Panzer-Ersatz-und Ausbildungs Abt. 500 against British forces without notable success, surrenders shortly afterwards
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 501
FitE/SE: Dec I 43
SF: Sep I 43, Greater Germany-WK IV, Forming; Dec I 43, Greater Germany, WK IV, Full, withdraw to East

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 511 (5 Jan 45)

25 May 42 formed in Bamberg (WK XIII) with one company
19-20 Aug 42 4 Tigers arrive for 1./, many maintenance problems
23 Aug 42 Stabskompanie and 1./ sent to Eastern Front with 4 Tigers and several PzKpfw IIIs
29 Aug 42 arrival in Mga, near Leningrad, 3 Tigers break down almost immediately due to transmission failure
16-18 Sep 42 3 more Tigers arrive
22 Sep 42 baptism of fire. 1 Tiger bogged down and later destroyed [Jentz 2: initial combat 29 Aug 42]
30 Sep 42 9 Tigers, 7 PzKpfw III Ausf L and 18 Ausf N operational
26 Oct 42 2 more Tigers arrive
Oct-Nov 42 2./ established at Paderborn from elements of Panzer-Regimenter 1 and 35
21-28 Dec 42 9 Tigers arrive for 2./
29 Dec 42 2./ ordered to Eastern Front-Army Group Don
5-6 Jan 43 arrival of 2./ with 9 Tiger Is and 10 PzKpfw III Ausf. N
12-18 Jan 43 1./ surrounded in Schlusselburg, 5 Tigers lost in breakout attempt
20 Jan 43 1 Tiger, 2 PzKpfw III Ausf Ns operational
5 Feb 42 3 Tigers arrive for 1./, total of 5 on hand
20 Feb 42 4 Tigers arrive for 1./
22 Feb 43 2./ redesignated 3./s.PzKpfw.Abt 503 [Jentz 2: claims 10 Feb; Schneider contradictory with both 22 Jan and 22 Feb given]
1 Apr 43 rebuilt in Sennelager; 2./ reformed from 4./Panzer-Regiment 4 and 3./ formed from 8./Panzer-Regiment 3
19-26 May 43 2./ and 3./ receive 31 Tigers
6 Jun 43 1./ receives 7 Tigers, 14 Tigers on hand
30 Jun 43 1./ has 11 Tigers, 1 PzKpfw III Ausf. N and 3 PzKpfw III (lang) operational
early Jul 43 battalion complete with 45 Tiger Is with Army Group North
10 Jul 43 36 Tiger Is, 1 PzKpfw III Ausf. N, 3 PzKpfw III (lang) operational
30 Nov 43 12 Tigers operational of 37 on hand
20-21 Jan 44 22 Tigers delivered, 41 on hand
12 Feb 44 13 Tigers arrive
29 Feb 44 17 Tigers arrive, 71 on hand
1 Apr 44 29 of 67 Tigers operational
1 May 44 25 of 63 Tigers operational
2-6 Jul 44 transferred to Dünaburg (Daugvapils), 22 of 52 Tigers operational
1 Aug 44 12 of 37 Tigers operational
25 Aug 44 Abt. claims destruction of 156 tanks and assault guns and 175 AT guns since 24 June
4 Oct 44 ordered to prepare for redeployment back to Germany for re-equipment with Tiger IIs
9 Oct 44 1./ and 2./ reach Memel before the Soviets pocket Army Group North, but 3./ is trapped in the Kurland Pocket with 8 Tigers where it is attached to s.Pz.Abt. 510
12 Nov 44 3./ transfers 6 remaining Tigers to s.Pz.Abt. 510 and moves to Libau for tranport to Germany
16 Dec 44 2 Tigers received from s.Pz.Abt. Großdeutschland
17 Dec 44 3./ arrives in Sennelager
5 Jan 45 redesignated schwere Panzer-Abteilung 511 [Tessin: 31 Jan 45]
21 Jan 45 elements shipped to Pillau
13 Feb 45 all 10 remaining Tigers given to 2./ and 1./ re-equipped with Hetzers
31 Mar 45 3./ receives with 8 Tiger IIs
19 Apr 45 3./ disbanded after minor combat
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 502
1x 4-3-8 Pz II 511
FitE/SE: Dec I 42
SF: Feb I 45, Greater Germany, Any WK: withdraw to East

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503
schwere Panzer-Abteilung Feldherrnhalle (21 Dec 44)

16 Apr 42 formed in Neuruppin (WK III) with two companies with personnel from Panzer-Regimenter 5 and 6 for duty in Africa
early Aug 42 transferred to Döllersherim (WK XVII)
Dec 42 20 Tigers and 31 PzKpfw III Ausf. Ns received [Jentz 2 claims only 25 PzKpfw III]
1 Jan 43 arrived in Eastern Front, Stavropol ara
14 Jan 43 2./s.Pz.Abt. 502 attached
22 Feb 43 2./s.Pz.Abt. 502 redesignated 3./s.Pz.Abt. 503 [Jentz 2 claims 10 Feb]
31 Mar 43 10 Tigers arrive
11 Apr 43 transferred to the Kharkov area
20-30 Apr 43 14 Tigers delivered, 45 on strength
10 May 43 all PzKpfw IIIs transferred to other units
1 Jul 43 42 of 45 Tiger Is operational
5 Jul 43 Operation Zitadelle (Battle of Kursk) commences, Abt. split up between three panzer divisions against the battalion commander's advice
31 Jul 43 9 of 38 Tigers operational
17 Aug 43 Abt. claimed destruction of 385 tanks, 4 assault guns and 265 AT guns since 5 July
22-23 Aug 43 12 Tigers delivered, 49 on hand
3 Jan 44 45 new Tigers arrive, but 1 is a total loss due to engine fire, 69 on hand
19-20 Jan 44 transferred to the Vinnitsa area and subordinated to schwere Panzer-Regiment Bäke
2 Feb 44 assigned to III. Panzerkorps for the Cherkassy (Korsun) Pocket relief attempt
18 Feb 44 attempt successful, 56 Tigers on hand
25 Feb 44 schwere Panzer-Regiment Bäke dissolved, 9 Tigers received, 57 on hand
1-2 Mar 44 transferred to Proskurov area and 7 Tigers received from s.Pz.Abt. 506
Mar-Apr 44 trapped in Hube's Pocket, only 7 Tigers on strength when relieved
May 44 Tigers turned over to s.Pz.Abt. 509 and transferred to Ohrdruf (WK IX) to be rebuilt
11-17 Jun 44 rebuilt with 33 Tiger Is, 12 Tiger IIs
26 Jun-7 Jul 44 transferred to France
18 Jul 44 3./ is bombed during Operation Goodwood, but only two Tigers are lost, one burnt out and the other was flipped over by a near miss. 13 Tigers lost during the day to all causes
20-29 Jul 44 3./ ordered to Mailly-le-Camp for re-equipment with Tiger IIs
12 Aug 44 3./ entrains for Paris
mid-Aug 44 most of 3./ destroyed by Allied fighter-bombers, all of the rest of the Abt. is destroyed during the retreat from Normandy, only 2 Tiger IIs of 3./ on strength
Sep 44 ordered to Paderborn for re-equipment with Tiger IIs
19 Sep 44-22 Sep 44 equipped with 45 Tiger IIs, 47 on hand
12-14 Oct 44 ordered to Budapest, Hungary
18 Oct 44 transfer to Szolnok
22 Oct 44 Abt. claims destruction of 1500(!) tanks thus far and 120 AT guns since 19 Oct
15 Mar 45 Budapest area with 26 Tiger IIs of which 19 are operational
Apr 45 withdrawal into Austria, 12 Tigers lost during the retreat
May 45 retreat into Bohemia
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 503
FitE/SE: Jan I 43; Jun I 44, Withdraw
SF: Jun I 44, West: Arrive; Nov I 44, West: withdraw to East

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 504

13 Jan 43 formed in WK XI (Fallingbostel) with two companies from personnel of III./Panzer-Regiment 4 [Schneider: 18 Jan 43]
13 Feb 43 2./ renamed as 1./s.Pz.Abt. 505, cancelled 4 days later
27-28 Feb 43 entrained for Italy
6-8 Mar 43 arrival in Italy
8 Mar 43 Stab./ and 1./ equipped with 11 Tiger Is and 19 PzKpfw III Ausf. N sent to Tunisia
12 Mar 43 first 3 Tigers arrive
17 Mar 43 s.PzKpfw.Abt 501 with 11 Tigers is attached to the Abteilung
20 Mar 43 3./ formed [Schneider: 3 Apr 43]
22-23 Mar 43 5 Tigers arrive in Bizerta
1 Apr 43 2 more Tigers arrive in Tunis
13 Apr 43 2./ equipped with 9 Tiger Is and 6 PzKpfw III Ausf. N and ordered to Sicily (several PzKpfw IVs acquired on Sicily)
16 Apr 43 1 last Tiger arrived in Bizerta
10 May 43 2 Tigers delivered to 2./
12 May 43 Stab./, 1./ surrendered in Tunisia
June 43 6 more Tigers delivered to 2./, 17 on-hand
22 Jun 43 3./ redesignated 11./Panzer-Regiment Großeutschland [Schneider: 2 Jul 43]
10 Jul 43 2./ attached to Fallschirm-Panzer-Division Hermann Göring with 17 Tiger Is
17 Aug 43 Only 1 Tiger is evacuated across the Straits of Messina, but breaks down shortly afterwards and is abandoned
18 Nov 43 reformed from surviving personnel of old unit and Pz.Abt.18 (at Wezep bei Zwolle-Netherlands), 3./ is formed from PzKpfw.Kp. 314 (Fkl) and retains its B IV demolition vehicles
28 Feb-21 Apr 44 45 Tiger Is delivered
30 Apr-4 May 44 transferred to France, area west of Poitiers
3 Jun 44 ordered to Italy [originally under orders for Eastern Front]
9-14 Jun 44 arrival in Italy, one Bergepanther destroyed by Allied fighter-bombers
1 Jul 44 9 of 18 Tigers operational, of the 27 losses only 2 are due to enemy action, the rest had to be abandoned
26 Jul 44 12 replacement Tiger Is received
14 Aug 44 1./, without tanks, is sent to Wien for familiarization with the Tiger II
30 Nov 44 3./, without tanks, is exchanged for 1./, still without tanks
12 Feb 45 15 Tiger Is received from s.Pz.Abt.508
15 Mar 45 all 32 Tiger Is operational
28 Apr 45 last Tigers destroyed
NOTE: Tessin erroneously has this unit on the Eastern Front in 1944
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 504
FitE/SE: Apr I 43
SF: Nov I 43, West: Forming; Dec I 43, West: Full; Jun I 44, West: transfer to South

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505

29 Jan 43 formed in WK III with two companies from personnel from 3. and 26. Panzer Divisions for service in Africa [Gudgin: from Res.Pz.Abt. 5 and Res.Pz.Abt. 10]
Mar 43 transferred to Belgium
31 Mar 43 16 Tigers and 23 PzKpfw III operational
3 Apr 43 3./ established with personnel from 2. Panzer Division
1-6 May 43 equipped with 20 Tiger Is and 25 PzKpfw III sent to Orel (Jentz claims PzKpfw III Ausf, N, Schneider merely 50mm L60, confirmed by photographic evidence)
30 May-10 Jun 43 25 Tigers delivered, some PzKpfw IIIs disposed of
1 Jul 43 "Zitadelle" with two companies: 31 Tiger Is, 7 PzKpfw III Ausf. N, 8 PzKpfw III (kurz)
9 Jul 43 3./ joined the Abteilung
10 Jul 43 Schneider: 26 Tigers, 5 PzKpfw III (kurz), 5 PzKpfw III (lang) operational
20 Jul 43 Schneider: 19 Tigers, 2 PzKpfw III (kurz), 2 PzKpfw III (lang) operational
31 Jul 43 Schneider: 3 Tigers, 5 PzKpfw III (kurz), 5 PzKpfw III (lang) operational
16 Sep 43 transferred to Roslavl-Smolensk area
27 Sep 43 5 Tigers arrive, 30 on strength
23-26 Dec 43 transferred to Vitebsk, 23 Tigers on hand
31 Jan 44 claimed 446 tank kills since 5 Jul 43
12 Mar 44 transferred to Orscha area
13-25 Mar 44 11 Tigers arrive, along with 7 SPW for the new reconaissance platoon
26 May 44 12 Tigers and 1 Bergepanther delivered, 41 on hand
1 Jun 44 1 Tiger delivered, 36 Tigers and 2 PzKpfw IIIs operational
6-17 Jun 44 9 Tigers picked up from PzKpfwInstGrp Süd
24-26 Jun 44 transferred to Bobruisk area, subordinated to 5. Panzer Division
11-12 Jul 44 ordered to Ohrdruf (WK IX) for re-equipment with Tiger IIs, Abteilung claims 128 kills between 26 June and 8 July
26 Jul 44-29 Aug 44 equipped with 45 Tiger IIs
9-10 Sep 44 transferred to East Prussia under command of 2. Armee
16 Nov 44 24 of 37 Tigers operational
5 Feb 45 17 Tiger IIs on hand, 4 Tiger Is acquired from s.Pz.Abt. 511, claimed destruction of 116 tanks and 74 At guns since 19 Jan 45
15 Mar 44 East Prussia with 13 Tiger IIs (12 operational)
15 Apr 45 Abteilung surrenders to Soviets
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 505
FitE/SE: Apr I 43; Jun I 43, Withdraw
SF: Jun I 44, West: Return; Jan I 45, West: withdraw to East

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 506

8 May 43 formed in WK XVII (St. Pölten) by reorganization and redesignation of III./Panzer-Regiment 33, 9. Panzer-Division
16-27 Aug 43 delivery of 45 Tiger Is
9-12 Sep 43 entrained for the Eastern Front
17-20 Sep 43 arrival in Zaporozhe, assigned to XVII. Armeekorps
20 Oct 43 7 of 36 Tigers operational
25 Dec 43 27 surviving Tigers railed to Kirovograd area
29-30 Jan 44 12 Tigers delivered, 22 on strength
4 Feb 44 after road march to the area west of Cherkassy the attempt to relieve the Cherkassy or Korsun Pocket begins
9 Feb 44 5 Tigers delivered
17 Feb 44 relief attempt partially succeeds
1 Mar 44 Abteilung transfers remaining Tigers of s.Pz.Abt 503 and is transferred to Lvov for rebuilding
29 Mar-8 Apr 44 45 Tigers delivered
2-10 Apr 44 combat under 100. Jüger Division
31 May 44 Army Group North Ukraine with 41 Tiger Is (39 operational)
27-28 Jul 44 6 remaining Tigers transferred to s.Pz.Abt 507
15 Aug 44 ordered returned to Germany for re-equipment with Tiger IIs at Ohrdruf (WK IX)
20 Aug-12 Sep 44 equipped with 45 Tiger IIs
22-24 Sep 44 arrival in Arnhem, Netherlands area, subordinated to II. SS-Panzerkorps
20 Oct 44 18 of 35 Tiger IIs operational
2 Nov 44 2 Tiger IIs received from II. SS-Panzerkorps
8 Dec 44 4./ formed from schwere Panzer-Kompanie Hummel with Tiger Is
8-13 Dec 44 12 Tiger IIs delivered, 47 Tigers on hand, including 4./
21 Dec 44 committed in support of "Wacht Am Rhein" with 46 Tigers in the direction of Bastogne
late-Jan 45 withdrawn for refitting with only 30 Tigers on strength
16 Feb 45 4./ leaves the Abteilung with its 5 Tiger Is
15 Mar 45 Army Group B with 15 Tiger IIs (2 operational)
20 Mar 45 7 Tiger IIs arrive from s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501
2 Apr 45 6 more Tigers received from s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501
14 Apr 45 Abteilung disbanded by its commander in Iserlohn
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 506
FitE/SE: Sep I 43
Aug I 44: Withdraw
SF: Jul I 43, Greater Germany, WK XVII: Forming; Sep I 43, Greater Germany, WK XVII: Full, withdraw to East; Aug I 44, West: Replacement Pool, Add

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507

7 May 43 originally formed by reorganization and redesignation of I./Panzer-Regiment 3 (at Wien/Modling?)
30 Jun 43 redesignated I./Panzer-Regiment 3 again and re-equipped with Panther tanks
23 Sep 43 s.Pz.Abt. 507 again formed in Vienna area with from I./Panzer-Regiment 4 [Tessin: 28 Sep 43]
23 Dec 43-25 Feb 44 completed equipment with with 45 Tiger Is in Wezep/Zwolle, the Netherlands
Feb-early Mar 44 6 more Tigers delivered
15-21 Mar 44 sent to southern Poland, Lemberg area
7 Apr 44 6 more Tigers delivered
14 Apr 44 6 more Tigers delivered
31 May 44 Army Group North Ukraine with 47 Tiger Is (45 operational)
30 Jun 44 2 Tigers delivered
30 Jun-2 Jul 44 transfer to Baranovichi
28 Jul 44 6 Tigers delivered, 44 on hand
8 Aug 44 6 Tiger Is delivered and 6 more received from s.Pz.Abt. 506, 55 on hand
21-22 Aug 44 13 Tigers lost, most in swampy ground and destroyed by their own crews
25-27 Nov 44 10 Tigers delivered, 51 on strength
6 Dec 44 one more Tiger delivered
19-21 Jan 45 19 Tiger Is lost, mostly by their own crews
24-30 Jan 45 22 more destroyed by their own crews due to lack of ferries across the Weichsel
12-15 Feb 45 transferred to Sennelager, less 1./, for re-equipment with Tiger IIs [Jentz 3: 6 Feb 45]
19 Mar 45-22 Mar 45 re-equipped with 21 Tiger IIs, including 3 Tiger IIs each from s.Pz.Abt. 510 and s.Pz.Abt. 511
30 Mar 45 2./and 3/. in action against U.S. forces in central Germany
4 Apr 45 remnants of 1./ arrive at Sennelager without tanks
11-17 Apr 45 transferred to Prague/Milovice and ordered redesignated as Panzer-Abteilung 507 to be equipped with Jagdpanzer 38(t)
6 May 45 10 Hetzers received and attempt to breakthrough to the American-occupied area of Czechoslovakia
12 May 45 surrender to US forces and later turned over to the Soviets
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 507
FitE/SE: Jan I 44
SF: Jul I 44, West: Forming; Jan I 45, West: Full, withdraw to East

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508

11 May 43 originally formed by reorganization and redesignation of I./Panzer-Regiment 29 (in France)
8 Jul 43 redesignated I./Panzer-Regiment 29 again and re-equipped with Panther tanks
25 Aug 43 s.Pz.Abt. 508 reformed in France from remnants of Pz.Rgt. 8 and Pz.Abt. 190 [Tessin: 15 Sep 1943]
10 Dec 43-24 Jan 44 equipped with 45 Tiger Is
29 Dec 43 Pz.Kp. 313 (Fkl) attached
4-12 Feb 44 sent to Italy for counterattack on the Anzio beachhead
19 Feb 44 Pz.Kp. 313 (Fkl) integrated as 3./
11 Mar 44 Tigergruppe Schwebbach with 8 Tigers absorbed [Schneider: 3 March]
20-25 Apr 44 11 Tigers arrive, 7 lost, 49 on hand
25 May 44 19 Tigers lost in the retreat from the Gothic Line, 24 on hand
13-14 Jun 44 13 more Tigers lost in the retreat, but 13 are received
18 Jun 44 14 Tigers arrive for 3./, 37 on hand
1 Oct 44 15 of 17 Tigers operational
30 Nov 44 men of the former Pz.Kp. 313 (Fkl) transferred to Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 300 in Eisenach
4 Feb 45 15 surviving Tiger Is transferred to s.Pz.Abt.504, ordered returned to Germany for re-equipment with Tiger IIs [Schneider: 12 Feb 45]
Mar-May 45 no action as tankers, but some as infantry and artillerymen
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 508
SF: Jul I 43, West: Forming; Feb I 44, West: transfer to South

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 509

9 Sep 43 ordered formed from elements of Pz.Rgt. 204, 26 Tigers already on hand [Tessin: formed May 1943 from Stab./, I./Pz.Rgt. 204, disbanded 20 Mar 43 in southern Russia]
late Sep 43 transfer to Mailly-le-Camp, France
30 Sep 43 19 Tiger Is delivered
28 Oct 43 entrained for the Kiev area
7 Nov 43 Soviet Kiev offensive disrupts rail traffic, 2./ and 3./ detrained and taken under command by 25. Panzer Division and 2. SS-Panzer Division Das Reich respectively
10 Nov 43 last train arrives, 6 Tigers lost
15 Nov 43 Abteilung finally reunited
20 Jan 44 16 of 28 Tigers operational
15 Feb 44 6 Tigers delivered, 34 on hand
12 Mar 44 retreat through Proskurov across the Bug
14 Mar 44 2 Tigers delivered
19 Apr 44 3 of 29 Tigers operational, transferred to Kolomia to train Hungarian tank crews on the Tiger
May 44 24 new tanks delivered, 11 turned over for factory maintenance, 4 received from s.Pz.Abt. 503, 46 on hand
2 Jun 44 6 more Tigers delivered
Jun 44 14 battle-worn Tigers delivered to the Hungarians, 9 Tigers received from s.Pz.Abt. 501 and 3 more turned into the factory, 44 on strength
14-16 Jul 44 transfer to the Lublin area of central Poland
8 Sep 44 all remaining Tigers turned over to s.Pz.Abt. 501, ordered returned to Germany for re-equipment with Tiger IIs
Early Dec 44 11 Tiger IIs turned over to s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501
5 Dec 44-1 Jan 45 equipped with 45 Tiger IIs
12 Jan 45 ordered to Hungary
17 Jan 45 subordinated to 3. SS-Panzerregiment Totenkopf for the attempt to relieve Budapest
9 Feb 45 only 5 of 35 Tiger IIs operational
5 Apr 45 5 Tiger IIs received from s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501, 18 on hand, 2 companies without tanks
13 Apr 45 transfer to vicinity of St. Pölten
9 May 45 surrender to U.S. forces
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 509
FitE/SE: Nov I 43
SF: Jul I 43, Greater Germany, WK IV: Forming; Nov I 43, Greater Germany, WK IV: Full, withdraw to East

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 510

6 Jun 44 formed at Paderborn with three companies;
 1./ from 1.Pz.Lehr-Kp./Kompanieführerschule Versailles
 2./ from 1.Ausbildungs-Kompanie/Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 500 [Tessin: 10 Jun 44]
20 Jun 44-7 Jul 44 equipped with 45 Tiger Is
19 Jul 44 ordered to Eastern Front
22 Jul 44 arrival at Kaunas
19 Aug 44 6 Tigers delivered, 39 Tigers on strength
12 Nov 44 6 Tigers received from s.Pz.Abt. 501, 26 on strength
1 Dec 44 3./ disbanded temporarily
1 Jan 45 18 of 22 Tigers operational
mid-Jan 45 3./ transferred to Paderborn for refitting
19 Mar 45 15 remaining Tiger Is consolidated into a kampgruppe led by Leutenant Wise, rest of the battalion prepares to evacuate Courland
30 Mar 45 3./ re-equipped with 6 Tiger IIs at the factory in Kassel
2 Apr 45 in combat near Kassel
11 Apr 45 evacuation successful, ordered to armor school in Putlos
17 Apr 45 3./ disbanded, remaining tanks abandoned
1 May 45 arrival in Putlos
8 May 45 surrender to the British, Kampfgruppe Wise surrenders to the Soviets
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 510
FitE/SE: Jun I 44
SF: Jun I 44, Greater Germany: withdraw to East

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 511

See schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502

schwere Panzer-Kompanie or Tigergruppe Meyer
schwere Panzer-Kompanie or Tigergruppe Schwebbach (Dec 43)

26-28 Jul 43 this unit, named after its commander, was formed by schwere Panzer-Ersatz-und Ausbildungsabteilung 500 with 8 Tigers for service in Italy
early Aug 43 arrival in northern Italy
Sep 43 assists in disarming Italian units
early Dec 43 transferred south of Rome, near the western coast
22 Jan 44 planned counter-attack into the Allied beachhead at Anzio inexplicably cancelled
late Jan-Mar 44 operations vicinity of Anzio
3 Mar 44 incorporated into s.Pz.Abt. 508

schwere Panzer-Kompanie-Einsatz Dunkirchen
schwere Panzer-Kompanie Hummel (20 Sep 44)

early Jul 44 an alarm unit is formed on paper from assets of schwere Panzer-Ersatz-und Ausbildungsabteilung 500 in Sennelager
18 Sep 44 alerted for movement to the Arnhem area where the British 1st Para Division was dropped, 14 Tiger Is on strength
19 Sep 44 railed to Bocholt and road marched to Arnhem, but only 2 complete the trip without breaking down
Sep-Oct 44 operations in southern Holland
early Nov 44 in action near Aachen
18 Dec 44 subordinated to s.Pz.Abt. 506 as its 4th Kompanie
Dec 44-Feb 45 in action on the west bank of the Rhine
16 Feb 44 relieved of subordination to s.Pz.Abt. 506
5 Apr 45 11 Tigers on hand, placed under command of Panzerbrigade 106

SS Tiger Units

4./SS-Panzerregiment 1 (Dec 42)
13./SS-Panzerregiment 1 (early 43)

late Nov 42 ordered formed as the Tiger company for 1. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Liebstandarte der SS Adolph Hitler
21 Jan 43 10 Tigers and 15 PzKpfw III Ausf. Js received; 4./ organized into 3 platoons of 3 tanks of each type, plus a leichte platoon of 5 PzKpfw IIIs and a Stabszug of one Tiger and one PzKpfw III
31 Jan-2 Feb 43 entrained for the Eastern Front
7-9 Feb 43 arrival in Kharkov, but one platoon of 3 Tigers and 5 PzKpfw IIIs diverted to Poltava where it remains until late February
15 Feb 43 ordered to withdraw from Kharkov
25 Feb 43 4./ reunited, only 7 of 9 Tigers operational
11-15 Mar 43 Kharkov recaptured
13 May 43 5 Tigers arrive and PzKpfw IIIs are handed over to the regiment, total of 13 Tigers on hand
30 Jun-1 Jul 43 1 more Tiger arrives, 11 of 14 operational
4 Jul 43 12 Tigers operational, heavy company definitely known as 13./ by this date
5 Jul 43 Operation Zitadelle commences (Battle of Kursk)
16 Jul 43 2 Tigers lost since Zitadelle began, 5 Tigers arrive, 9 Tigers operational
17 Jul 43 withdrawal from the Psel River bridgehead to the Belgorod area
26 Jul 43 Liebstandarte is ordered to Italy, turns over all tanks to the other SS-Panzergrenadier divisions. Das Reich receives 9 Tigers and Totenkopf gets 8.
15-25 Aug 43 27 Tigers arrive with elements of 1./ and 2./ s.SS-Pz.Abt. 101 to provide crews, organized into 5 platoons of 5 Tigers each and a Stabszug of 2 Tigers
27 Oct 43 transport to the Eastern Front begins
12 Nov 43 after some confusion and delays arrival in Berdichev
20 Dec 43 heavy fighting west of Kiev the previous month, 3 of 23 Tigers operational
24 Dec 43 7 disabled Tigers have to be blown up as Liebstandarte retreats
1 Jan 44 all 13 Tigers are under repair
17 Jan 44 13./ claimed destruction of 343 tanks, 8 assault guns and 255 AT guns since Nov 43
1 Feb 44 transfer to Krasnyi for attempt to relieve the Cherkassy (Korsun) Pocket, 6 Tigers on hand
5 Feb 44 relief attempt begins, 3 operational Tigers
24 Feb 44 last 2 remaining Tigers are returned for maintenance
1 Mar 44 13./ officially disbanded, but 6 new Tigers are operated by the Panzerregiment
9 Mar 44 4 operational Tigers
12 Apr 44 Liebstandarte breaks through encircling Soviet forces (Hube's Pocket)
14-16 Apr 44 remaining tanks handed over to the Wehrmacht and the surviving personnel are transferred to Belgium

8./SS-Panzerregiment 2

15 Nov 42 ordered formed as the Tiger company for 2. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Das Reich
Dec 42 2 Tigers received
Jan 42 8 Tigers and 12 PzKpfw IIIJs received, organized into four heavy platoons, each with 3 Tigers and 1 PzKpfw III and 2 light platoons of 4 PzKpfw IIIs each
24-25 Jan 43 entrained for the Eastern Front
1-2 Feb 43 arrival in Kharkov
17 Feb 42 withdrawal to Poltava begins, 1 command Tiger delivered to balance the loss of a Tiger earlier
22 Feb 43 German counter-offensive begins vicinity of Kharkov (von Manstein's Backhand Blow)
25 Feb 43 only 3 Tigers operational
13 May 43 6 Tigers delivered, 14 on strength
20 May 43 remaining PzKpfw IIIs transferred
4 Jul 43 12 Tigers operational
5 Jul 43 Operation Zitadelle commences (Battle of Kursk)
16 Jul 43 Zitadelle terminated, 5 Tigers operational
28 Jul 43 9 Tigers received from Liebstandarte which heads for Italy, 22 on strength, transfer to the Mius River front
4 Aug 43 Transfer back to the Kharkov area
18 Aug 43 17 Tigers on strength, 3 operational
20 Oct 43 transferred to the Bobruisk area
6 Nov 43 transferred to the Kiev area
17 Dec 43 majority of Das Reich transfers to the West for reconstitution, but the 9 remaining Tigers remain as part of the Kampfgruppe Das Reich
25 Dec 43 All remaining Tigers are abandoned due to breakdowns or lack of fuel
10 Feb 44 5 Tigers are delivered in Proskurov
26 Mar 44 last 2 surviving Tigers are blown up
14 Apr 44 withdrawn to the Netherlands and incorporated into s.SS-Pz.Abt.102?

9./SS-Panzerregiment 3

15 Nov 42 ordered formed as the Tiger company for 3. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Totenkopf
Jan 43 9 Tiger Is delivered as well as 10 PzKpfw III Ausf. Js, organized into 4 platoons each with 2 Tigers and 2 PzKpfw IIIs, Stabszug of 1 Tiger and 2 PzKpfw III
10 Feb 43 ordered to the Eastern Front
18 Feb 43 arrival in Poltava
21 Feb 43 1 Tiger lost when crossing a river, recovered 27 Feb and sent to the depot in Dnepropetrovsk for repair
10 Mar 43 no Tigers operational
21 Mar 43 6 Tiger Is on strength, but only 1 operational
10 May 43 3 Tigers delivered
12-14 May 43 reorganization ordered and surviving PzKpfw IIIs transferred to the regiment
20 May 43 6 Tigers delivered, total of 15 on strength, 1 of which is a command version
4 Jul 43 11 Tigers operational
5 Jul 43 Operation Zitadelle commences (Battle of Kursk)
9 Jul 43 Only 1 Tiger operational, but only one has been destroyed
16 Jul 43 Zitadelle terminated, 9 Tigers operational
22 Jul 43 Totenkopf entrains for the Mius River sector which is in danger of collapsing
29 Jul 43 8 Tigers received from Liebstandarte which is being transferred to Italy
6 Aug 43 Totenkopf transferred back to the Kharkov area, 20 Tigers on strength
27 Sep 43 Totenkopf withdraws across the Dnepr near Kremenchug
3 Oct 43 5 Tigers arrive from the depot in Dnepropetrovsk, 23 on strength
12 Mar 44 Totenkopf retreats behind the Bug at Pervomaisk, 4 Tigers operational
3 Apr 44 Totenkopf retreats behind the Dnestr into Romania
14 Apr 44 enroute to Tiraspol when the rail line is broken, all remaining Tigers blown up to prevent capture
2 May 44 3 Tigers delivered
20 May 44 III./Panzerregiment Großdeutschland transfers 4 Tigers to 9./
7 Jun 44 2 more Tigers delivered
9 Jun 44 6 Tigers are received from s.SS-Pz.Abt. 103, total of 15 on strength
7 Jul 44 entrained for transfer to Poland
16 Jul 44 deployed in Grodno area
26 Jul 44 2 Tigers destroyed in combat by the Soviets, but 5 more are delivered for a total of 18
31 Jul 44 5 Tigers picked up in Warsaw
1-2 Aug 44 the Tigers are caught in the Warsaw uprising and lose 2 vehicles before being ordered to the front
26 Dec 44 entrained for the front in Hungary, 11 Tigers operational
1 Jan 45 Relief attack for Budapest begins from the north
12 Jan 45 attack failed, entrained for the Veszprem area for another try, 10 Tigers on strength
16 Jan 45 second relief attempt begins, 9 Tiger Is operational
27 Jan 45 second relief attempt also fails, 1 Tiger operational
6 Mar 45 third relief attempt begins, Operation Frühlingserwachsen, 8 Tigers on strength
16 Mar 45 Soviets begin counter-offensive, Totenkopf begins to retreat towards Austria
late Mar-May 45 defensive actions in Austria, 1 Tiger II taken over from the Wehrmacht, but never sees combat
8 May 45 2 Tiger Is and the Tiger II blown up by their own crews

schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 (22 Oct 1943)
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 501 (22 Sep 1944)

19 Jul 43 schwere Panzer-SS-Abteilung-General-Kommando-I. SS-Panzer-Korps ordered formed at Sennelager with two companies plus: 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 as 3./101 [Tessin: 27 Jul 43]
15-25 Aug 43 received 27 Tiger Is
23-25 Aug 43 transfer to Verona, Italy
22 Oct 43 formed at Tr.Ub.Platz Mailly-le-Camp (France) as schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 [Tessin]
28 Oct 43 1./ and 2./ incorporated into 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 with 27 Tiger Is 3-8 Nov 43 remainder of Abteilung, Stab, Stabskompanie, 3. Kompanie and Werkstattkompanie transferred to Sennelager with 10 Tiger Is 5-11 Nov 43 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 transfers to the Kiev area with their division 3 Jan 44 10 Tiger Is delivered
9-12 Jan 44 transfer to the training area at Maisieres, Belgium
20 Mar 44 crews of 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 return and reform 1./ and 2./
3-4 Apr 44 transfer to the area of Beauvais, France
20 Apr 44 25 Tiger Is delivered
22 Apr 44 last remaining personnel of 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 return from Russia
1 Jun 44 37 of 45 Tiger Is operational
7-12 Jun 44 road march to Normandy under heavy air attack, numerous breakdowns
3 Jul 44 1./ turns over its last 3 Tigers to 3./ and transfers to Paderborn to re-equip with Tiger IIs
5-18 Aug 44 1./ entrains for Normandy, detrains 30 km north-east of Paris with 14 Tiger IIs
23 Aug 44 1./ supports a counterattack of 18. Luftwaffenfelddivision near Guitrancourt
25 Aug 44 absorbs 2 Tiger IIs of s.SS-Pz.Abt. 103
30 Aug 44 2./ and 3./ have no tanks left
5 Sep 44 only 1 Tiger II is successfully extracted from Normandy and is transferred to the SS-Panzerersatzabteilung in Augustdorf
9 Sep 44 ordered to reform with Tiger II at various locations, finally at Bielefeld
17 Oct-26 Nov 34 4 Tiger IIs delivered
early Dec 44 11 Tiger IIs taken from s.Pz.Abt.509
5 Dec 44 ordered to Western Front with 45 Tiger IIs
16 Dec 44 "Wacht Am Rhein" attached to 1. SS-Panzer-Division LSSAH
30 Dec 44 1./ turns over all vehicles to the other companies and moves to Oerlinghausen 24 Jan 45 entrained for the Eastern Front with 30 Tiger IIs
Jan-Feb 45 remaining elements of 1./ begin training on the single Tiger II evacuated from Normandy
10 Feb 45 6 Tiger IIs delivered by most of 1./
12 Feb 45 detrained near Györ attached to 1. SS-Panzer-Division LSSAH
3 Mar 45 13 Tigers delivered to elements of 1./ in Sennelager
9 Mar 45 2 Tiger IIs returned to the factory for maintenance
12 Mar 45 13 Tigers of 1./ transferred to s.Pz.Abt 506
15 Mar 45 Army Group South, attached to 1. SS-Panzer-Division LSSAH with 34 Tiger IIs (8 operational)
30 Mar 45 numerous tanks lost or abandoned in the retreat to Austria
5 Apr 45 5 abandoned Tiger IIs are taken over by s.PzKpfw.Abt 509
5 May 45 2 Jadtigers taken over at the factory in St. Valentin, but 1 breaks down and the other is used as an obstacle to block a city street
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 101 (SS)
SF: Aug I 43, West: Forming; Apr I 44, West: Full; Jan II 45, West: withdraw to East

schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 102 (22 Oct 1943)
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502 (Sep 1944)

15 Nov 42 s.PzKpfw.Kp. for SS-Panzer-Regiments 1, 2 and 3 ordered formed
22 Apr 43 Stab for s.PzKpfw.Kp. of Waffen-SS divisions ordered formed as schwere-SS-Panzer-Abteilung-General-Kommando-I. SS-Panzer-Korps, control of divisional Tiger companies retained by the divisions
1 Jun 43 redesignated schwere-SS-Panzer-Abteilung-General-Kommando-II. SS-Panzer-Korps
Jul 43 ordered to finish forming at Walki, near Kharkov, 3 Tigers delivered
10 Jul 43 "Zitadelle" 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 with 13 Tiger Is
 s./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 with 14 Tiger Is
 9./SS-Panzer-Regiment 3 with 15 Tiger Is
19 Jul 43 schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung-General-Kommando-I. SS-Panzer-Korps ordered formed from existing elements in Sennelager and Augustdorf equipped with 3 Tiger Is, 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 detached to form 3./ of new schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung-General-Kommando-I. SS-Panzer-Korps
Aug 43 subordinated to 2. SS-Panzer Division Das Reich, some elements act as infantry
Oct 43 transferred to Augustdorf
22 Oct 43 reformed in Augustdorf [Tessin: France]
4 Nov 43 redesignated schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 102 effective 22 Oct 43
Jan 44 transferred to Argentan, France
Spring 44 Transferred to Wezep, the Netherlands 21 Apr-29 May 44 45 Tiger Is delivered
15 May 44 absorbs 268 men from s.SS-Panzer-Abteilung 103, not enough men to establish 3. Kompanie
6 Jun 44 personnel on courses at Paderborn return to Wezep
11-12 Jun 44 transfer to Calais region
14 Jun ordered to Normandy front
21-23 Jun detrainment of 2. Kompanie in Versailles, road march to the front begins with a number of breakdowns
2 Jul last trainload arrives in Versailles
7 Jul 44 28 operational tanks, but 3. Kompanie still hadn't reached the front
9 Jul-1 Aug 44 subordinated to 10. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Hohenstauffen
2 Aug transferred to sector of 9. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Frundsberg with 38 Tiger Is
1 Sep 44 all tanks lost during the retreat from Normandy Sep 44 redesignated schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502 when reformed in Sennelager
Between 10 Jul and 20 Aug claimed 227 tanks and 28 AT guns
27 Dec 44 6 Tiger IIs delivered, later transferred to s.SS-Pz.Abt. 503
14 Feb 45-6 Mar 45 equipped with 31 Tiger IIs
early Mar 45 transferred to Stettin-Army Group Center
19 Mar 45 Küstrin area, Army Group Vistula
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 102 (SS)
SF: Aug I 43, West: Forming; Jun I 44, West: Full; Jan II 45, West: withdraw to East

schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 103 (1 Nov 1943)
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 503 (Sep 1944)

1 Jul 43 formed as II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 11 for 11. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Nordland
End of Jul 43 transferred to Croatia where occasionally employed as infantry
22 Oct 43 formed in West [originally schwere Panzer-Abteilung (Tiger) der III. (Germ.) SS-Panzer-Korps] [Tessin]
1 Nov 43 reorganized and redesignated schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 103 [Schneider: 11 Nov]
Jan 44 sent to Netherlands for equipping with tanks
Feb 44 issued 6 Tiger Is for training (withdrawn Mar 44 for reissue)
26 May 44 reissued 6 Tiger Is
22 Aug 44 4 more Tiger Is issued, but quickly turned over to schwere Panzerabteilung 301 (Fkl)
early Sep 44 transferred to Sennelager
19 Oct 44 4 Tiger IIs received
14 Nov 44 redesignated schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 503 [Schneider]
27 Dec 44-25 Jan 45 received 35 Tiger IIs
25 Jan 45 ordered to Eastern Front-Army Group Vistula with 39 Tiger IIs
late Mar 45 Army Group Vistula, Danzig/Gotenhafen area
late Apr 45 Berlin area
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 103 (SS)
FitE/SE: Dec I 43
SF: Nov I 43, West: Forming; Feb I 45, West: Full; withdraw to East

schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 504

Planned 22 Oct 43 for IV. SS-Panzerkorps, but never formed
Europa: 1x 4-3-8 Pz II 504 (SS)
SE: Aug I 44

An analysis of Tiger losses.


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