Panzerlage, April 1945

By Christian Ankerstjerne

The Panzerlage (tank status) below is the amalgamated reports of the army groups of 5 April 1945. Because of the deteriorating conditions in the last days of the war, some of the army groups only reported partially, or on different dates, which is noted under each group. The total for some vehicles is greater than the sum of the combat ready and short-term repair categories, the difference possibly representing vehicles either in long-term repair.

Heeresgruppe Süd

As of 1 April 1945. Does not include 2. Panzer-Armee and 8. Armee

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III 3 5 8
Pz Kpfw IV 47 24 95
Panzer IV/70 26 17 64
Pz Kpfw Panther 46 53 180
- 6 16
Sturmgeschütz III 38 21 69
Sturmgeschutz IV 18 - 20
- 2 9
Sturmhaubitze 1 - 3
Jagdpanzer 38 - - -
Jagdpanther 7 5 14
Jagdtiger - - -
Artillery Observation Tanks 1 1 3
9 14 29
Recovery Tanks 7 4 20
Captured Tanks 6 6 12
Captured Assault Guns - - -
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
38 2 40
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
- - -

Heeresgruppe Mitte

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III 2 2 4
Pz Kpfw IV 71 14 116
Panzer IV/70 108 32 155
Pz Kpfw Panther 125 22 201
- - -
Sturmgeschütz III 171 48 283
Sturmgeschutz IV 24 12 43
37 8 52
Sturmhaubitze 14 - 20
Jagdpanzer 38 170 37 264
Jagdpanther 3 - 10
Jagdtiger - - -
Artillery Observation Tanks 4 2 6
6 - 15
Recovery Tanks - - -
Captured Tanks 4 10 17
Captured Assault Guns 3 - 3
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
394 36 480
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
225 5 235

Heeresgruppe Weichsel

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III 2 - 2
Pz Kpfw IV 94 8 112
Panzer IV/70 - - -
Pz Kpfw Panther 74 13 96
- - -
Sturmgeschütz III 166 4 184
Sturmgeschutz IV 20 1 21
- - -
Sturmhaubitze 29 3 33
Jagdpanzer 38 178 8 211
Jagdpanther - - -
Jagdtiger - - -
Artillery Observation Tanks - - -
13 2 15
Recovery Tanks 2 - 3
Captured Tanks 10 - 34
Captured Assault Guns 10 - 11
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
404 3 414
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
121 - 121

Heeresgruppe Nord

No report filed for 5 April 1945. Status as of 20 March 1945 used instead, which did not include the numbers of 4. Armee

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III - 1 1
Pz Kpfw IV 27 8 41
Panzer IV/70 2 4 8
Pz Kpfw Panther 14 10 31
21 1 23
Sturmgeschütz III 65 21 97
Sturmgeschutz IV 37 16 65
2 1 5
Sturmhaubitze 2 - 2
Jagdpanzer 38 7 6 17
Jagdpanther - 1 1
Jagdtiger - - -
Artillery Observation Tanks - - -
- - -
Recovery Tanks 3 1 5
Captured Tanks - - 2
Captured Assault Guns - - -
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
431 18 450
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
48 1 50

Heeresgruppe Kurland

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III 2 1 3
Pz Kpfw IV 3 1 5
Panzer IV/70 4 21 43
Pz Kpfw Panther 30 2 36
13 - 13
Sturmgeschütz III 117 32 184
Sturmgeschutz IV 56 25 1
- - -
Sturmhaubitze 19 3 28
Jagdpanzer 38 4 9 27
Jagdpanther - - -
Jagdtiger - - -
Artillery Observation Tanks - - -
- - -
Recovery Tanks 17 5 26
Captured Tanks 4 13 17
Captured Assault Guns - 2 2
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
122 10 147
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
51 2 58

Oberbefehlshaber Südost

As of 1 April 1945.

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III - - -
Pz Kpfw IV - - -
Panzer IV/70 - - -
Pz Kpfw Panther - - -
- - -
Sturmgeschütz III 18 - 19
Sturmgeschutz IV - - -
- - -
Sturmhaubitze - - -
Jagdpanzer 38 - - -
Jagdpanther - - -
Jagdtiger - - -
Artillery Observation Tanks - - -
- - -
Recovery Tanks - - -
Captured Tanks 27 4 43
Captured Assault Guns 26 1 34
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
261 5 309
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
1 3 4

Oberbefehlshaber Südwest

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III 50 2 58
Pz Kpfw IV 127 4 134
Panzer IV/70 8 - 8
Pz Kpfw Panther 24 1 25
35 1 36
Sturmgeschütz III 113 11 127
Sturmgeschutz IV 16 - 18
74 2 77
Sturmhaubitze 30 3 36
Jagdpanzer 38 60 8 76
Jagdpanther - - -
Jagdtiger - - -
Artillery Observation Tanks - - -
- - -
Recovery Tanks 11 - 12
Captured Tanks - - -
Captured Assault Guns 141 23 168
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
371 18 406
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
46 3 49

Oberbefehlshaber West

Partial report, as of 2 April 1945.

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III 1 - 1
Pz Kpfw IV - - 4
Panzer IV/70 3 1 5
Pz Kpfw Panther - - -
- - -
Sturmgeschütz III 16 6 36
Sturmgeschutz IV - - 2
- - -
Sturmhaubitze - - -
Jagdpanzer 38 32 3 47
Jagdpanther - - -
Jagdtiger 1 11 23
Artillery Observation Tanks - - -
- - -
Recovery Tanks 3 - 3
Captured Tanks - - -
Captured Assault Guns - - -
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
169 7 186
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
61 - 61

Gebirgs-Armeeoberkommando 20 and Norway

As of 15 March 1945.

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III 66 2 70
Pz Kpfw IV - - -
Panzer IV/70 - - -
Pz Kpfw Panther - - -
- - -
Sturmgeschütz III 13 1 14
Sturmgeschutz IV - - -
- - -
Sturmhaubitze - - -
Jagdpanzer 38 - - -
Jagdpanther - - -
Jagdtiger - - -
Artillery Observation Tanks - - -
- - -
Recovery Tanks - - -
Captured Tanks 79 4 107
Captured Assault Guns - - -
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
197 - 197
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
- - -

Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Dänemark

As of 1 April 1945. In addition, 31 Pz Kpfw I and one Pz Kpfw II were present.

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III 16 3 20
Pz Kpfw IV 6 1 9
Panzer IV/70 - - -
Pz Kpfw Panther - - -
- - -
Sturmgeschütz III 23 2 27
Sturmgeschutz IV 7 - 7
- - -
Sturmhaubitze - - -
Jagdpanzer 38 1 1 2
Jagdpanther - - -
Jagdtiger - - -
Artillery Observation Tanks - - -
4 - 4
Recovery Tanks - - -
Captured Tanks - - -
Captured Assault Guns - - -
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
61 1 63
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
2 - 3

Total

Vehicle Combat Ready Short-term Repair Total
Tanks and Command Tanks
Pz Kpfw III 142 16 167
Pz Kpfw IV 375 60 516
Panzer IV/70 151 75 284
Pz Kpfw Panther 313 101 569
69 8 88
Sturmgeschütz III 750 146 1040
Sturmgeschutz IV 178 54 274
113 13 143
Sturmhaubitze 95 9 122
Jagdpanzer 38 452 67 644
Jagdpanther 10 6 25
Jagdtiger 1 11 23
Artillery Observation Tanks 5 3 9
32 16 65
Recovery Tanks 43 10 69
Captured Tanks 136 31 232
Captured Assault Guns 180 26 218
75 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed and Self-Propelled)
2448 100 2692
88 mm Anti-tank Guns
(Towed)
555 14 581

Sources

  1. Panzerlage (Zusammenstellung) Stand: 5. 4. 45. Berlin, 1945. 1 p.
  2. Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppe. Panzerlage H.Gr. Nord, Stand 20.3.45. Berlin : Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, 1945. 4 p.