I you refer to the Kampfgruppe formed from elements that escaped the Ruhr pocket, these were mainly elements of the Trosse under Dinafü Major d.R. Degenhard that had been sent away before the pocket was closed. The following is the translation of the original order as issued by Gen. Insp. d. Pz.Trp on April 7th 1945. Another source is the unit history by Guderian. The information is sparse and can be found in the very last chapter. There it refers to it as KG Brühl. It fought in the Harz Mountains in the sector of the shadowy Kampfkommandant Harz, possibly Oberst i.G. Lindenmann (Saft, Krieg in der Heimat, Harz, p. 213). The unit history reads as if this "General Harzgebiet" was acting on his own, but this order makes it likely he only transmitted what he had received. Not that this changed much.
To the 116 Panzerdivison
refers to the raising of a Kampgruppe
1. On the orders of OB West, a Kampfgruppe has to be raised from the remenants of the 116. Panzerdivision at once with the following OOB:
A) Staff with a mixed signals Co.
B) one Panzerkompanie with 14 Panzer V
C) 2 Panzergrenadierkompanien, armoured, with each 8 m APC's, per Co 80-100 enlisted men.
D) one mixed Co with a AA Platoon, consisting of 5 - 2cmguns (towed), 3 - 3,7cm guns (towed) and 2 - 8.8cm AA guns (towed), one reconnaissance Platoon, consisting of 3 troops, two troops with 2 light recce cars each and one troop with 2 8-wheeled recce cars, one platoon with mortars on Tiger chassis (4 mortars).
E) one supply company
F) one motor transport company 50 tons
2. Gen. d. Pz. Trp. West, special staff instruction, Col. Schanze is tasked with the raising, CP in HAHNENKLEE, SW of GOSLAR.
3. The raising is conducted in the area SE of BAD GRUND.
II. Exective Orders
1. Trusted with the command of the Kampfgruppe is Maj. Graf Brühl.
2. For the raising, all of the remaining personel pf 116. PD has to be called upon.
3. On orders of Gen. Insp. Pz.Trp., Gen.Pz.Trp.West puts one Bn of the Panzergrenadier Regiment Volker (Pz.Trp.Schule BERGEN) at disposal serving as Panzergrenadiere.
1. Weapons and hardware are to be taken from divisional stocks.
2. Ammunition has to be taken in by the division from the ammo supply depot at WOLKSRAMHAUSEN (Eastern exit). 8 km S of NORDHAUSEN during the night of the 6th to 7th April 1945 (on ahead notice by phone).
3. The tanks needed for the tank company are to be sent by Gen.Pz.Trp.West to SEESEN.
4. First attribution of fuel has to be administered by Gen.Pz.Trp.West.
1. For the duration of its raising, the Kampfgruppe is subordinated to Gen. Pz. Trp, special staff instruction. Its further use is as on special order by OB West.
2. The raising has to be executed as fast as possible. End day is April 14th 1945, for the tank company this depends on the delivery of tanks.
3. 116 PD announces to Gen.Pz.Trp.West each second day by courier beginning on April 8th 1945, the status of the raising and the end of it on April 14th 1945.
Gen.d.Pz.Trp. Br.B.Nr. 1206/45 G.Kds
A similar order was issued to 9. Panzer Division.
The is no reason to belive that the order was much more than a papertiger.
The last 5 Panthers reaching the Division came from H.Za Senne and arrived on March 23th 1945.
Guderian tells of a few tanks, approx. four Panzerjäger (possibly Hetzers, as he speaks of PzJg. Abt. 228 getting 10 Hetzers earlier), Panzergrenadiere, partially on SPW, a Pionierzug, partially on SPW and a few armoured recce cars.