503. Schwere Panzer Abteilung

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To

May '42

Jan. '43

 Oberstleutnant Post

Jan. '43
May '43
 Oberstleutnant Hoheisel
May '44
Feb. '44
 Hauptmann Graf Kageneck
Feb. '44
Dec. '44
 Hauptmann Fromme



Short History
16 Apr 42
Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 formed in Neuruppin with Stab., 1 Ko. , 2 Ko.for duty in Africa
Dec 42
20 Tiger I and 25 Pz.IIIN operational
1 Jan 43
Arrived on Eastern Front, Stavropol area
14 Jan 43
2./s.Pz.Abt. 502 attached
22 Feb 43
2./s.Pz.Abt. 502 redesignated 3./s.Pz.Abt. 503
11 Apr 43
Transferred to the Kharkov area
30 Apr 43
45 Tiger I operational
1 Jul 43
Assigned to III Panzer Corps
5 Jul 43
Zitadelle : split up and allocated to three panzer divisions :
1 Ko : 6 Panzer Division
2 Ko : 7 Panzer Division
3 Ko : 9 Panzer Division
11 Jul 43
Attached to 6 Panzer Division
31 Jul 43
9 Tiger I operational
12 Aug 43
Assigned to XI Army Corps
23 Aug 43
29 Tiger I operational
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 : 21 Tiger I operational
25 Feb 44
schwere Panzer-Regiment Bäke dissolved
9 Tiger I received
2 Mar 44
Arrived in Proskurov area : 18 Tiger I operational
Mar-Apr 44
Trapped in Hube's Pocket
Operational Tiger I dwindle to 9 on successful relief
25 May 44
Ordered to return to Germany
17 Jun 44
Rebuilt with
1 Ko. : 17 Tiger I
2 Ko. : 16 Tiger I
3 Ko. : 12 Tiger II
11 Jul 44
Arrives on to the Western Front (Normandy)
18 Jul 44
France, Goodwood,
28 Aug 44
2 Tiger I operational
22 Sep 44
45 Tiger II operational
1 Oct 44
38 Tiger II operational
18 Oct 44
Transfer to Szolnok (Hungary)
1 Nov 44
18 Tiger II operational
1 Dec 44
30 Tiger II operational
21 Dec 44
Renamed Schwere Panzer Abteilung Feldherrnhalle