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Panzergruppe 1 During Operation Barbarossa

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Panzergruppe 1 under Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (August 8, 1881-October 15, 1954) advances through through mud in Fall 1941. A Panzer III column passes an leFH18 105 mm (4.1 inch) artillery position. Panzergruppe 1 consisted of the 47th Motorized Army Corps (16th Motorized Infantry Division, Sixteenth Panzer Division,Eleventh Panzer Division)Third Motorized Army Corps (25th Motorized Infantry Division, Thirteenth Panzer Division, Fourteenth Panzer Division) and the Fourteenth Motorized Army Corps (SS-Division Leibstandarte SS “Adolf Hitler,“ SS-Division “Wiking,“ Ninth Panzer Division). Kleist‘s group had 800 tanks, about 90% of its authorized strength, when Operation Barbarossa began. Attached to Army Group South, Panzergruppe 1 was the armored spearhead of the assault through Ukraine, surrounding and destroying the Red Army‘s 4th, 8th, 9th, Fifteenth and 19th Mechanized Corps at Brody during June 26-30, 1941. this was the largest tank battle until Kursk in July 1943, with some 1,600 tanks involved. After capturing Kiev on September 19, 1941, Panzergruppe 1 became the First Panzer Army on October 6 with the incorporation of the Hungarian Mobile Corps and the 3rd, 9th, and 52nd Italian motorized divisions.
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Image Dimensions 3000 x 1788
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Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed October 01, 1941
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Country Soviet Union
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