PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

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PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

Post by csbears » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:14 pm

Hello:

I am new to this board and I would like to know if anybody can give any info on PanzerAbteilung z.b.v.(for special purpose) 40? I believe this unit was involved in invasion of Norway and eventually was in Finland.



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Re: PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

Post by tigre » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:34 pm

Hello pal :D; take a look here...............

http://www.nuav.net/panzer.html

and here..........................

http://www.milhist.dk/besattelsen/9april/9april.html

and here..............................

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image ... anzers.PNG

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Re: PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

Post by csbears » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:23 pm

Vielen Dank Komrade!!! :up:

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Re: PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

Post by csbears » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:27 pm

I am also trying to find a photo if this units insignia, circle v.

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Re: PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

Post by tigre » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:40 am

Hello pal, I'm still looking so cross the fingers :D; I'll let you know what I can get somewhere. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

Post by phylo_roadking » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:31 am

There's also the paragraph on Achtungpanzer about the Kvam engagement -

http://www.achtungpanzer.com/leichte-tr ... w-v-vi.htm
On the 25th April 1940, Gruppe Pellangahr (made up of elements of the 196 Infantry Division and some of PzAbt zbV 40 - special employment unit) ran into a British blocking position held by the 1st Battalion of Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry atthe village of Kvam. The British had no heavy weapons only two 3" mortarsand five 25mm French Hotchkiss anti-tank guns. The lead element of the German advance included 3 panzers at least one of which was a NbFz VI (I believe there may have been two of them but I’m not sure). The British held theirfire until the enemy was at the range of 150 yards and then opened fire. The Panzers then attempted to maneuver into position, it was at this time that the NbFz VI was put out of action by one of the anti-tank guns (I believe also that a second panzer was immobilized). The Germans stoppedto bring up their guns and call up the Luftwaffe, the British managed tohold on until the evening of the 26th before withdrawing. The remains of the NbFz VI (a section of the running gear) can still beseen in the small museum at Kvam and until the late 1980’s the 25mm anti-tank gun was still to be seen in good condition, left in spot where it was left by its previous owners in April of 1940.
CSbears/Raul - what about contacting the museum? They're bound to have SOME sort of picture or narative (or both!) display along with the remains... :wink:
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Re: PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

Post by tigre » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:29 pm

Thanks phylo it could be a good point to start from. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Post by tigre » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:48 am

Hello to all :D; may be you already know this but anyway...........a little more dealing with the Pz Abt z.b.v. 40 in Denmark April 1940.

http://www.chakoten.dk/dan_army_090440_3.html

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Re: PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

Post by tigre » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:20 pm

Hello to all :D; sorry Jason I forgot to mention the article on this very website :oops:

http://www.feldgrau.com/PzAbtzbv40.html

and yes the unit's emblem was a circle V after its commander's name Oberstleutnant Ernst Volckheim. You can see it in the picture below.....half way on the left border of the picture.

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http://www.history.jp/wehrmacht/030.htm

And here

http://www.history.jp/wehrmacht/027.htm

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Re: PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

Post by tigre » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:28 pm

Hello to all :D; something more............................................

Last stand at Tretten 1940.

http://nuav.rforum.biz/t624-8th-bn-sher ... at-tretten

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General Pellengahr (2nd from left)................................................
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Re: PanzerAbteilung z.b.v. 40

Post by tigre » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:07 pm

Hello to all :D; something more............................................

Panzerzug Horstmann.

Panzerzug Horstmann, was unloaded at Oslo on the morning of 19 April and paraded through the city before setting off in the direction of Konigsvingen Elverum...............................

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Sources: http://www.rusmed-forever.ru/forum/inde ... c=794&st=0
https://scalezilla.org/category/other/photo/

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