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History of the 21. Panzer-Division

The bulk of the 21. Panzer-Division came from the 5. Leichte (light) Division, a scratch formation that was sent to North Africa in late February of 1941. This was one of the first of the German units to touch African soil, and it’s ad hoc organization was as follows:

Schützen-Regiment 200
  Schützen-
Bataillon I
  Schützen- Bataillon II
Schützen- Bataillon III
Panzer-Regiment 5
  Panzer- Abteilung I
  Panzer-Abteilung II
I Abt./Artillerie-Regiment 75
Aufklürungs-Abteilung 3
Panzerjüger-Abteilung 39
Flak- Regiment 33
Various support troops

As more supplies, tanks, and men arrived over the following months, the 5 Leichte grew to full panzer division strength, and re-designated the 21. Panzer Division on August 1st 1941. There is some conflict as to whether this date is correct, however, the division did not come to full strength until late ’41 and is safe to assume by October the change took place. It was re-organized as follows:

Schützen-Regiment 104
  Schützen-Bataillon I
  Schützen-Bataillon II

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