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XLVII Panzer Corps (also: 47th Panzer Corps or XXXXVII. Panzerkorps or XXXXVII Panzer Corps) was a corps of the German Army in World War II that was formerly designated as XLVII Corps[notes 1]. Various formations of the corps fought in the French campaign of 1940, in the Russian campaign from 1941 to 1944, and on the Western Front from June 1944 until April 1945.

The first formation of the XLVII Corps was on June 20, 1940, during the Campaign in France. This formation was shortly thereafter disbanded on July 1, 1940.[1] The corps was formed again as a motorized corps on November 25, 1940[2] in Military Region XI. The new corps was initially stationed in Germany as part of Army Group C.

Organization: XLVII Corps on December 10, 1940
Army Group Army Corps Division
C
von Leeb
11th Army
von Schobert
XLVII Corps
(motorized)
Lemelsen
14th Infantry Division
 
19th Panzer Division
 
20th Panzer Division
 
4th Panzer Division
 
20th Infantry Division
(motorized)

In May 1941, the corps was subordinated to Panzer Group 2 (later 2nd Panzer Army) and took part in the invasion of Russia in 1941. On June 21, 1942, the corps was retitled XLVII Panzer Corps. The corps remained on the Russian front until May 1944, when it was stationed in France.

Organization: XLVII Corps on June 22, 1941
Army Group Army Corps Division
Mitte
von Bock
Panzer Group 2
Guderian
XLVII Corps
(motorized)
Lemelsen
29th Infantry Division
(motorized)
17th Panzer Division
 
18th Panzer Division
 
167th Infantry Division
 

Thereafter, the corps fought on the Western Front. The corps took part in the Mortain offensive, and attacked into the central Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. Retitled Armee-Abteilung Lüttwitz in April 1945, the corps surrendered with other German troops in the Ruhr Pocket to the U.S. Army.[3]

Organization: XLVII Corps on September 16, 1944
Army Group Army Corps Division
G
Blaskowitz
5th Panzer Army
von Manteuffel
XLVII
Panzer Corps
von Lüttwitz
21st Panzer Division
 
111th Panzer Brigade
 
112th Panzer Brigade
 
113th Panzer Brigade
 

Citations[]

  1. www.lexicon-der-wehrmacht.de
  2. Georg Tessin, "Generalkommando XLVII. Panzerkorps", from CDROM published by VMD as Organisationsgeschichte der deutschen Wehrmacht
  3. www.lexicon-der-wehrmacht.de

Notes[]

  1. XLVII Corps (motorized)

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