Tiger Unit Histories

Listed here are brief operational histories for the main Tiger units.

Use the links below to quickly navigate to each unit

Army Tiger Units
schwere Panzer-Abteilung Feldherrnhalle 13./Panzer-Regiment Grossdeutschland
9./Panzer-Regiment Grossdeutschland
III./Panzer-Regiment Grossdeutschland
schwere Panzer-Abteilung Grossdeutschland
schwere Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 1
Panzer-Abteilung (Fkl) 301 Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 313
Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 314 schwere Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 1
Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 316
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 424 Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 500
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 424
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 511
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503
schwere Panzer-Abteilung Feldherrnhalle
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 504
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 schwere Panzer-Abteilung 506
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507 schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 509 schwere Panzer-Abteilung 510
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 511 schwere Panzer-Kompanie
Tigergruppe Meyer schwere Panzer-Kompanie
Tigergruppe Schwebbach
schwere Panzer-Kompanie-Einsatz Dunkirchen
schwere Panzer-Kompanie Hummel
 

SS Tiger Units
4./SS-Panzerregiment 1
13./SS-Panzerregiment 1
8./SS-Panzerregiment 2
9./SS-Panzerregiment 3 schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 501
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 102
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 103
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 503
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 504  


13./Panzer-Regiment Grossdeutschland
9./Panzer-Regiment Grossdeutschland (1 July 43)
13 January 1943 13./ formed with 9 Tiger I's and 10 PzKpfw IIIs from 3./Pz.Rgt. 203
17 February 1943 13./ first elements arrive in Poltava for the offensive to retake Kharkov
3 March 1943 6 of 9 Tigers operational
13 May 1943 6 more Tigers delivered, total of 15 on hand
30 June 1943 12 operational Tigers
05 July 1943 Operation Zitadelle (Battle of Kursk) commences
11 July 1943 11 Tigers operational
19 July 1943 Transfer to Karachev-Bryansk area to counter Russian Orel counter-offensive
4 August 1943 Transfer back to the Kharkov region
8 August 1943 6 Tigers are lost in action, 9 Tigers on hand
14 August 1943 Reunited with the rest of the Abt.

bullet

III./Panzer-Regiment Grossdeutschland (1 July 1943)
schwere Panzer-Abteilung Grossdeutschland (13 December 1944)
1 July 1943 III./ formed with: 9./Panzer-Regiment Grossdeutschland
10./ from 3./schwere-Panzer-Abteilung 501
11./ from 3./schwere-Panzer-Abteilung 504
14 August 1943 4 Tigers are lost, written off (burnt out)
14-15 August 1943 Arrival of 10./ and 11./ near Kharkov, 36 Tigers on hand, including those of 9./
26 August 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action, 6 new Tigers arrive, 41 on hand
9 September 1943 2 Tigers are lost in action
27 September 1943 Withdrawal across the Dnepr near Kremenchug
29 September 1943 4 Tigers are lost in action
9 October 1943 5 Tigers are lost in action
18 October 1943 13 Tigers are lost, 10 Tigers (ex-Pz.Lehr) that were on the way to III.Abt.Pz.Rgt.Grossdeutschland are captured by the Russians while being moved by rail
20 October 1943 7 Tigers are lost in action, 23 Tigers on hand, in action near Krivoi Rog
23 October 1943 6 Tigers are lost up to the end of the month
8 November - 15 November 1943 3 Tigers are lost in action
16 November 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action, 13 Tigers on hand
21 December 1943 7 Tigers operational, in combat vicinity of Kirovograd
6 March 1944 6 Tigers received, 19 on hand
8 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
10 March 1944 3 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
21 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
end of March 1944 Transferred to Chisinau area
20 April 1944 6 Tigers delivered, 20 on hand
6 May 44 8 Tigers delivered, 4 transferred to Totenkopf, 24 on strength
18 May 1944 6 Tigers delivered, 2 transferred to Totenkopf, 28 on strength
1 June 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action (by aircraft), 6 Tigers delivered, 19 of 34 operational
June 1944 6 Tigers manned by crews from schwere Panzer-Ersatz-und Ausbildungsabteilung
500 are sent to Gumbinnen, East Prussia, 2 are destroyed by fighter-bombers while changing tracks
10 June-26 July 1944 Refitting near Bacau
5 August 1944 After arrival in Gumbinnen area immediately thrown into combat after
incorporating those Tigers already present
6 August 1944 4 Tigers knocked out by IS-2 tanks ("C11", "C12", "C13" and "C14")
9 August 1944 4 Tigers are lost in action
10 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
17 August 1944 12 Tigers delivered, 41 on hand
23 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
September 1944 7 Tigers are lost in action
1 October 1944 11 of 33 Tigers operational
9 October 1944 8 Tigers are lost in action, 7 destroyed by crew (5 are destroyed by German aircraft)
Late October 1944 10 Tigers are lost in action or destroyed by crew
1 November 1944 8 of 15 Tigers operational, refitting November-December 44
16 December 1944 4 Tigers delivered, but 2 transferred to s.Pz.Abt. 502, 17 on strength
January 1945 6 Tigers are lost in action
1 February 1945 4 of 11 Tigers operational, the abteilung is absorbed into the division's panzer kampfgruppe, most excess crews transfer to Paderborn to train on Tiger IIs
19 March 1945 Last Tigers destroyed while defending the Balga pocket in East Prussia
April 1944 Crews in Paderborn are used as infantry and never receive any tanks

bullet

Panzer-Abteilung (Fkl) 301
19 August 1944 Ordered to re-equip with Tiger I's with four companies
22 August 1944 10 Tiger I's received from s.SS-Pz.Abt. 103
25 August 1944-15 September 1944 Equipped with 21 Tiger I's [Jentz 2]
October 1944 31 Tigers on hand, training at Grafenwöhr Training Area
2 November 1944 Arrival at the Western Front and subordination to LXXXI. Armeekorps.
10 December 1944 14 Tigers operational
8 January 1945 27 Tigers and 52 B IV demolition vehicles ready
1 February 1945 12 of 23 Tigers and 21 of 45 B IVs operational
1 March 1945 5 of 15 Tigers and 32 of 52 B IVs operational
16 April 1945 Last 3 Tigers blown up

bullet

Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 313
25 January 1943 Redesignated from 3./Pz.Abt. (Fkl) 302
29 December 1943 Attached to s.Pz.Abt. 508 and turned over PzKpfw IIIs to Pz.Kp. 314 (Fkl)
19 February 1944 Incorporated into 3./s.Pz.Abt. 508

bullet

Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 314
25 January 1943 Redesignated from 2. le.Pz.Kp.f.
10 March 1944 Incorporated into 3./s.Pz.Abt. 504

bullet

schwere Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 1
Panzer-Kompanie (Fkl) 316 (August 43)
April 1943 Formed in Eisenach
end of September 1943 Transfer to Fallingbostel training ground and attachment to Panzerlehrregiment 130
1 February 1944 3 Tiger I's have been delivered when the Panzerlehrdivision requests to equip its Funklenk company with Tigers rather than StuGs
19 February 1944 Ordered to form with Tiger IIs
14 March 1944 Equipped with 5 Tiger IIs, but retains Tiger I's
1 June 1944 3 Tiger I's and 3 Tiger IIs operational
11 June 1944 Tiger IIs handed over to crews from the Panzerlehrdivision, all Tigers lost
2 July 1944 Transfer to Reims, redesignated as 1./Pz.Abt.(Fkl) 302 and rebuilt with StuGs

bullet

Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 500
20 December 1942 Formed at Putlos-Holstein (WK X) as replacement and training unit for schwere-Panzer-Abteilungen
22 February 1943 Transferred to Paderborn (WK VI)
10 April 1943 Reorganized and redesignated as: Kommando-Panzer-Lehrgänge Paderborn Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 500
1 August 1943 Reorganized and redesignated under Kommandeur der Schulen der Panzertruppen as: Kommando-Panzer-Lehrgänge "Tiger" Panzer-Ersatz-und-Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500
8 February 1945 Kommando-Panzer-Lehrgänge "Tiger;" Panzer-Ersatz-und-Ausbildungs-Abteilung 500; and Technische Lehrgruppe/Panzer-Ersatz-und-Ausbildungs-Abteilung "Tiger" unified at Paderborn

bullet

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 424 (21 December 44)
16 February 1942 Schwere Panzer-Kompanie 501 and 502 formed
10 May 1942 Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501 formed in Erfurt (WK IX) with Stab./, 1./ (from s.Pz.Kp. 501), 2./ (from s.Pz.Kp. 502) for duty in Africa
late August 1942 The first Tigers arrive
October 1942 20 Tigers and 16 PzKpfw IIIs on hand, 2 platoons of 2./ sent to southern France
10-18 November 1942 Abt., except for 2./ sent to Reggio, Italy
23 November 1942 First 3 Tiger I's of 1./ arrive in Tunisia
1 December 1942 Tigers see first combat
3 December 1942 3 more Tigers unloaded in Bizerta
9 December 1942 7 Tigers and 5 PzKpfw IIIs on strength in Tunisia
25 December 1942 12 Tigers and 16 PzKpfw IIIs on hand
early January 43 2./ arrives in Tunis with 8 Tigers
20 January 1943 2 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 1 captured (and destroyed by British)
22 January 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off (caught fire/burnt out)
30 January 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
31 January 1943 11 Tigers and 14 PzKpfw IIIs operational
26 February 1943 Redesignated III./Panzer-Regiment 7 of 10.Panzer-Division, each company receives 15 PzKpfw IVs
28 February 1943 2 Tigers received, 18 on hand
1 March 1943 7 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
6 March 1943 3./ formed
10 March 1943 6 Tigers, 12 PzKpfw IIIs, and 7 PzKpfw IVs operational
17 March 1943 Attached to s.Pz.Abt. 504
12 May 1943 Stab./, 1./, 2./ surrendered in Tunisia
1 July 1943 3./ redesignated 10./Panzer-Regiment Gro&szli g;eutschland
9 September 1943 Reformed at Paderborn (WK VI) from remnants of old unit with three companies [Tessin: 17 September 1943]
18 September 1943 Transfer to Sagan (WK VIII)
12 October 1943 Transfer to Mailly-le-Camp, France
19 October-12 November 1943 Equipped with 45 Tiger I's
5-12 December 1943 Transfer to Vitebsk area of Russia
20 December 1943 2 Tigers are lost in action
23 December 1943 2 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 1 captured
31 December 1943 2 Tigers are captured, 16 of 39 Tigers operational
13 January 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
13 February 1944 9 Tigers are lost in action
1 May 1944 All 29 Tigers operational
June 1944 9 Tigers transferred to s.Pz.Abt. 509, elements return to Germany for re-equipment with Tiger IIs
23 June - 30 June 1944 14 Tigers are lost in action or destroyed by their crews
25 June-7 August 1944 45 Tiger IIs received
4 July 1944 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
5 July 1944 Last 2 Tiger I's destroyed at MoloDecemberhno
14 July 1944 Ordered reformed at Ohrdruf with Tiger IIs
5 August 1944 Ordered to southeastern Poland, Army Group North Ukraine without 1./
12 August 1944 A single T-34/85 ambushes the Abt. and totally destroys 3 Tiger IIs due to turret ammunition fires, 1./ entrains to join the Abt.
September 1944 Unknown number of Tiger I's received from s.Pz.Abt. 509
1 October 1944 36 of 53 Tigers operational
21 November 1944 Redesignated schwere Panzer-Abteilung 424 for assignment to XXIV. Panzerkorps [Tessin: 15 January 1945]
11 February 1945 Remnants, except for 3./, reorganized and redesignated schwere-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 512 (Jagdtiger) at Detmold-Schöningen, 3./ remains in Paderborn
Easter 1945 3./ uses tanks from Panzer-Ersatz-und Ausbildungs Abt. 500 against British forces without notable success, surrenders shortly afterwards

bullet

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 511 (5 January 1945)
25 May 1942 Formed in Bamberg (WK XIII) with one company
19-20 August 1942 4 Tigers arrive for 1./, many maintenance problems
23 August 1942 Stabskompanie and 1./ sent to Eastern Front with 4 Tigers and several PzKpfw IIIs
29 August 1942 Arrival in Mga, near Leningrad, 3 Tigers break down almost immediately due to transmission failure
16-18 September 1942 3 more Tigers arrive
22 September 1942 Baptism of fire. 1 Tiger bogged down and later destroyed [Jentz 2: initial combat 29 August 1942]
30 September 1942 9 Tigers, 7 PzKpfw III Ausf L and 18 Ausf N operational
26 October 1942 2 more Tigers arrive
October-November 1942 2./ established at Paderborn from elements of Panzer-Regimenter 1 and 35
21-28 December 1942 9 Tigers arrive for 2./
29 December 1942 2./ ordered to Eastern Front-Army Group Don
5-6 January 1943 Arrival of 2./ with 9 Tiger I's and 10 PzKpfw III Ausf. N
12-18 January 1943 1./ surrounded in Schlusselburg, 5 Tigers lost in breakout attempt
20 January 1943 1 Tiger, 2 PzKpfw III Ausf Ns operational
31 January 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
5 February 1943 3 Tigers arrive for 1./, total of 5 on hand
20 February 1943 4 Tigers arrive for 1./
22 February 1943 2./ redesignated 3./s.PzKpfw.Abt 503 [Jentz 2: claims 10 February; Schneider contradictory with both 22 January and 22 February given]
31 March 1943 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
1 April 1943 Rebuilt in Sennelager; 2./ reformed from 4./Panzer-Regiment 4 and 3./ formed from 8./Panzer-Regiment 3
19-26 May 1943 2./ and 3./ receive 31 Tigers
6 June 1943 1./ receives 7 Tigers, 14 Tigers on hand
30 June 1943 1./ has 11 Tigers, 1 PzKpfw III Ausf. N and 3 PzKpfw III (lang) operational
early July 1943 Battalion complete with 45 Tiger I's with Army Group North
10 July 1943 36 Tiger I's, 1 PzKpfw III Ausf. N, 3 PzKpfw III (lang) operational
23 July 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
5 August 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
20 September 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off as unserviceable
10 November 1943 4 Tigers are lost in action
30 November 1943 12 Tigers operational of 37 on hand
2 December 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
10 January 1944 3 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 2 written off as unserviceable
20 January 1944 3 Tigers are lost in action
21 January 1944 11 Tigers are lost in action or captured
20-21 January 1944 22 Tigers delivered, 41 on hand
12 February 1944 13 Tigers arrive
29 February 1944 17 Tigers arrive, 71 on hand
30 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
31 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
1 April 1944 29 of 67 Tigers operational
7 April 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
19 April 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
20 April 1944 3 Tigers are lost, 2 lost in action, 1 destroyed by crew
22 April 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
1 May 1944 25 of 63 Tigers operational
1 June 1944 5 Tigers are lost, written off as unserviceable (stripped for parts)
24 June 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
27 June 1944 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew (by other Tigers)
2-6 July 1944 Transferred to Dünaburg (DAugustvapils), 22 of 52 Tigers operational
3 July 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
10 July 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
11 July 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
16 July 1944 3 Tigers are lost in action
20 July 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
24 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
26 July 1944 5 Tigers are lost, 3 lost in action, 2 written off as unserviceable
1 August 1944 12 of 37 Tigers operational
6 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
7 August 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
9 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
11 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
12 August 1944 3 Tigers are lost in action
13 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
22 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
25 August 1944 Abt. claims destruction of 156 tanks and assault guns and 175 AT guns since 24 June
14 September 1944 6 Tigers are lost in action
4 October 1944 Ordered to prepare for redeployment back to Germany for re-equipment with Tiger IIs
9 October 1944 1./ and 2./ reach Memel before the Russians pocket Army Group North, but 3./ is trapped in the Kurland Pocket with 8 Tigers where it is attached to s.Pz.Abt. 510
12 November 1944 1 Tiger written off as unserviceable. 3./ transfers 6 remaining Tigers to s.Pz.Abt. 510 and moves to Libau for tranport to Germany
16 December 1944 2 Tigers received from s.Pz.Abt. Grossdeutschland
17 December 1944 3./ arrives in Sennelager
5 January 1945 Redesignated schwere Panzer-Abteilung 511 [Tessin: 31 January 1945]
10 January 1945 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
21 January 1945 Elements shipped to Pillau
27 January 1945 1 Tiger is lost in action
9 February 1945 1 Tiger is lost in action
11 February 1945 3 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 2 destroyed by crew
13 February 1945 All 10 remaining Tigers given to 2./ and 1./ re-equipped with Hetzers
31 March 1945 3./ receives with 8 Tiger IIs
8 April 1945 1 Tiger is lost in action
16 April 1945 2 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action , 1 destroyed by crew
19 April 1945 3./ disbanded after minor combat
22 April 1945 2 Tigers are lost, 1 destroyed by crew, 1 lost in action
27 April 1945 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew

bullet

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503
schwere Panzer-Abteilung Feldherrnhalle (21 December 1944)
16 April 1942 Formed in Neuruppin (WK III) with two companies with personnel from Panzer-Regimenter 5 and 6 for duty in Africa
early August 1942 Transferred to Döllersherim (WK XVII)
December 1942 20 Tigers and 31 PzKpfw III Ausf. Ns received [Jentz 2 claims only 25 PzKpfw III]
1 January 1943 Arrived in Eastern Front, Stavropol ara
9 January 1943 2 Tigers are lost in action
10 January 1943 2 Tigers are lost, written off (both Tigers were sent back to Germany, one Tiger was used as a memorial at Kummerdorf, Tiger "141")
14 January 1943 2./s.Pz.Abt. 502 attached
17 January 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
22 February 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action. 2./s.Pz.Abt. 502 redesignated 3./s.Pz.Abt. 503 [Jentz 2 claims 10 February]
10 March 1943 2 Tigers are lost, written off
31 March 1943 10 Tigers arrive
11 April 1943 Transferred to the Kharkov area
20-30 April 1943 14 Tigers delivered, 45 on strength
10 May 1943 All PzKpfw IIIs transferred to other units
1 July 1943 42 of 45 Tiger I's operational
5 July 1943 Operation Zitadelle (Battle of Kursk) commences, Abt. split up between three panzer divisions against the battalion commander's advice
7 July 1943 3 Tigers are lost in action
10 July 1943 2 Tigers are lost in action
12 July 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
14 July 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
31 July 1943 9 of 38 Tigers operational
13 August 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
17 August 1943 Abt. claimed destruction of 385 tanks, 4 assault guns and 265 AT guns since 5 July
22-23 August 1943 12 Tigers delivered, 49 on hand
24 August 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
29 August 1943 2 Tigers are lost, written off
30 August 1943 7 Tigers are lost, written off
31 August 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off (after being fired on by StuGs and lost in action)
1 September 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
13 September 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
30 September 1943 4 Tigers are lost, written off
30 October 1943 4 Tigers are lost in action
11 November 1943 7 Tigers are lost in action
20 December 1943 3 Tigers are lost, written off
3 January 1944 45 new Tigers arrive, but 1 is a total loss due to engine fire, 69 on hand
19-20 January 1944 Transferred to the Vinnitsa area and subordinated to schwere Panzer-Regiment Bäke
27 January 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off ("332" is lost in action by a Panther from "LAH")
29 January 1944 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
2 February 1944 Assigned to III. Panzerkorps for the Cherkassy (Korsun) Pocket relief attempt
12 February 1944 4 Tigers are lost in action
15 February 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off
18 February 1944 Attempt successful, 56 Tigers on hand. 4 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew (among them "100", "121" and "123" )
25 February 1944 8 Tigers are written off. Schwere Panzer-Regiment Bäke dissolved, 9 Tigers received, 57 on hand
1-2 March 1944 Transferred to Proskurov area and 7 Tigers received from s.Pz.Abt. 506
8 March 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action ("113" is one of them)
14 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action ("133")
15 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost, captured ("121")
21 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew ("101")
22 March 1944 4 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew ("131", "132", "213 " plus "3##")
29 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
30 March 1944 24 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 23 captured (21 lost while under repair some of which can be seen as "destroyed by crew", 2 lost in a river crossing attempt)
Mar-April 1944 Trapped in Hube's Pocket, only 7 Tigers on strength when relieved
4 April 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off ("314" used for parts)
5 April 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew ("100")
7 April 1944 5 Tigers are lost in action
22 April 1944 22 Tigers are lost in action or destroyed by crew (in the Hube Pocket, most Tigers being destroyed by crew)
May 1944 Tigers turned over to s.Pz.Abt. 509 and transferred to Ohrdruf (WK IX) to be rebuilt
11-17 June 1944 Rebuilt with 33 Tiger I's, 12 Tiger IIs
26 June-7 July 1944 Transferred to France
18 July 1944 3./ is bombed during Operation Goodwood, but only two Tigers are lost, one burnt out and the other was flipped over by a near miss. 13 Tigers lost during the day to all causes
20-29 July 1944 3./ ordered to Mailly-le-Camp for re-equipment with Tiger IIs
12 August 1944 3./ entrains for Paris
mid-August 1944 Most of 3./ destroyed by Allied fighter-bombers, all of the rest of the Abt. is destroyed during the retreat from Normandy, only 2 Tiger IIs of 3./ on strength
September 1944 Ordered to Paderborn for re-equipment with Tiger IIs
19 September 1944 - 22 September 1944 Equipped with 45 Tiger IIs, 47 on hand
12-14 October 1944 Ordered to Budapest, Hungary
18 October 1944 Transfer to Szolnok
22 October 1944 Abt. claims destruction of 1500(!) tanks thus far and 120 AT guns since 19 October
15 March 1945 Budapest area with 26 Tiger IIs of which 19 are operational
April 1945 Withdrawal into Austria, 12 Tigers lost during the retreat
May 1945 Retreat into Bohemia

bullet

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 504
13 January 1943 Formed in WK XI (Fallingbostel) with two companies from personnel of III./Panzer-Regiment 4 [Schneider: 18 January 43]
13 February 1943 2./ renamed as 1./s.Pz.Abt. 505, cancelled 4 days later
27-28 February 1943 Entrained for Italy
6-8 March 1943 Arrival in Italy
8 March 1943 Stab./ and 1./ equipped with 11 Tiger I's and 19 PzKpfw III Ausf. N sent to Tunisia
12 March 1943 First 3 Tigers arrive
17 March 1943 S.PzKpfw.Abt 501 with 11 Tigers is attached to the Abteilung
20 March 1943 3./ formed [Schneider: 3 April 43]
22-23 March 1943 5 Tigers arrive in Bizerta
30 March 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
1 April 1943 2 more Tigers arrive in Tunis
13 April 1943 2./ equipped with 9 Tiger I's and 6 PzKpfw III Ausf. N and ordered to Sicily (several PzKpfw IVs acquired on Sicily)
16 April 1943 1 last Tiger arrived in Bizerta
19 April 1943 1 Tiger is lost, captured by British ("131" now at Bovington)
20 April 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
21 April 1943 2 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 1 captured ( "712" sent to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in the U.S.)
29 April 1943 2 Tigers are lost in action
6 May 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
10 May 1943 2 Tigers delivered to 2./
12 May 1943 Stab./, 1./ surrendered in Tunisia
June 1943 6 more Tigers delivered to 2./, 17 on-hand
22 June 1943 3./ redesignated 11./Panzer-Regiment Grossdeutschland [Schneider: 2 July 43]
10 July 1943 2./ attached to Fallschirm-Panzer-Division Hermann Göring with 17 Tiger I's
11 July 1943 5 Tigers are lost, 3 are lost in action, 2 destroyed by crew
12 July 1943 6 Tigers are lost, 3 lost in action, 3 destroyed by crew
14 July 1943 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
16 August 1943 3 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
17 August 1943 Only 1 Tiger I's evacuated across the Straits of Messina, but breaks down shortly afterwards and is abandoned
18 November 1943 Reformed from surviving personnel of old unit and Pz.Abt.18 (at Wezep bei Zwolle-Netherlands), 3./ is formed from PzKpfw.Kp. 314 (Fkl) and retains its B IV demolition vehicles
28 February-21 April 1944 45 Tiger I's delivered
30 April-4 May 1944 Transferred to France, area west of Poitiers
3 June 1944 Ordered to Italy [originally under orders for Eastern Front]
9-14 June 1944 Arrival in Italy, one Bergepanther destroyed by Allied fighter-bombers
22 June 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
25 June 1944 3 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
30 June 1944 22 Tigers are lost in action or destroyed by crew (most being destroyed by crew)
1 July 1944 9 of 18 Tigers operational, of the 27 losses only 2 are due to enemy action, the rest had to be abandoned
22 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off
26 July 1944 12 replacement Tiger I's received
14 August 1944 1./, without tanks, is sent to Wien for familiarization with the Tiger II
14 September 1944 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew ("311" and "32# ")
15 September 1944 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
16 September 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
18 September 1944 3 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
18 October 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
30 November 1944 3./, without tanks, is exchanged for 1./, still without tanks
18 December 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
12 February 1945 15 Tiger I's received from s.Pz.Abt.508
15 March 1945 All 32 Tiger I's operational
10 April 1945 1 Tiger is lost, written off
12 April 1945 2 Tigers are lost, 1 destroyed by crew ("200"), 1 captured ("211" by 2nd NZ Div)
15 April - 21 April 1945 19 Tigers are lost in retreats around Argenta, Italy. Most were destroyed by crew
21 April 1945 6 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
28 April 1945 Last Tigers destroyed NOTE: Tessin erroneously has this unit on the Eastern Front in 1944

bullet

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505
29 January 1943 Formed in WK III with two companies from personnel from 3. and 26. Panzer Divisions for service in Africa [Gudgin: from Res.Pz.Abt. 5 and Res.Pz.Abt. 10]
March 1943 Transferred to Belgium
31 March 1943 16 Tigers and 23 PzKpfw III operational
3 April 1943 3./ established with personnel from 2. Panzer Division
1-6 May 1943 Equipped with 20 Tiger I's and 25 PzKpfw III sent to Orel (Jentz claims PzKpfw III Ausf, N, Schneider merely 50mm L60, confirmed by photographic evidence)
30 May-10 June 1943 25 Tigers delivered, some PzKpfw IIIs disposed of
1 July 1943 "Zitadelle" with two companies: 31 Tiger I's, 7 PzKpfw III Ausf. N, 8 PzKpfw III (kurz)
9 July 1943 3./ joined the Abteilung
10 July 1943 26 Tigers, 5 PzKpfw III (kurz), 5 PzKpfw III (lang) operational
7 July 1943 3 Tigers are lost in action
17 July 1943 2 Tigers are lost in action
20 July 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off. 19 Tigers, 2 PzKpfw III (kurz), 2 PzKpfw III (lang) operational
31 July 1943 3 Tigers, 5 PzKpfw III (kurz), 5 PzKpfw III (lang) operational
5 August 1943 1 Tiger is lost, burnt out
6 August 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
10 August 1943 3 Tigers are lost, written off
30 August 1943 7 Tigers are lost, written off
15 September 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
16 September 1943 Transferred to Roslavl-Smolensk area
18 September 1943 1 Tiger is lost, captured
27 September 1943 5 Tigers arrive, 30 on strength
18 October 1943 3 Tigers are lost, written off or destroyed by crew
31 October 1943 2 Tigers are lost, written off
15 November 1943 1 Tiger is lost, captured
23-26 December 1943 Transferred to Vitebsk, 23 Tigers on hand
30 December 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
1 January 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off
31 January 1944 Claimed 446 tank kills since 5 July 43
1 February 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off
3 February 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
16 February 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action ("300")
12 March 1944 Transferred to Orscha area
13-25 March 1944 11 Tigers arrive, along with 7 SPW for the new reconaissance platoon
26 May 1944 12 Tigers and 1 Bergepanther delivered, 41 on hand
1 June 1944 1 Tiger delivered, 36 Tigers and 2 PzKpfw IIIs operational
6-17 June 1944 9 Tigers picked up from PzKpfwInstGrp Süd
24-26 June 1944 transferred to Bobruisk area, subordinated to 5. Panzer Division
28 June 1944 6 Tigers are lost, written off
29 June 1944 3 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
7 July 1944 12 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
11-12 July 1944 Ordered to Ohrdruf (WK IX) for re-equipment with Tiger IIs, Abteilung claims 128 kills between 26 June and 8 July
26 July 44-29 August 1944 Equipped with 45 Tiger IIs
9-10 September 1944 Transferred to East Prussia under command of 2. Armee
16 November 1944 24 of 37 Tigers operational
5 February 1945 17 Tiger IIs on hand, 4 Tiger I's acquired from s.Pz.Abt. 511, claimed destruction of 116 tanks and 74 At guns since 19 January 1945
15 March 1944 East Prussia with 13 Tiger IIs (12 operational)
15 April 1945 Abteilung surrenders to Russians

bullet

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 506
8 May 1943 Formed in WK XVII (St. Pölten) by reorganization and redesignation of III./Panzer-Regiment 33, 9. Panzer-Division
16-27 August 1943 Delivery of 45 Tiger I's
9-12 September 1943 Entrained for the Eastern Front
17-20 September 1943 Arrival in Zaporozhe, assigned to XVII. Armeekorps
20 September 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off (caught fire/destroyed by crew)
24 September 1943 3 Tigers are lost in action
26 September 1943 4 Tigers are lost, 3 lost in action, 1 written off
11 October 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
20 October 1943 7 of 36 Tigers operational
23 October 1943 2 Tigers are lost in action
15 November 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
21 November 1943 3 Tigers are lost in action
25 November 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off (lost in action by German AT gun)
20 December 1943 2 Tigers are lost in action
25 December 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action. 27 surviving Tigers railed to Kirovograd area
26 January 1944 16 Tigers are lost in action
29-30 January 1944 12 Tigers delivered, 22 on strength
4 February 1944 After road March to the area west of Cherkassy the attempt to relieve the Cherkassy Pocket begins
9 February 1944 5 Tigers delivered
17 February 1944 3 Tigers are lost in action. Relief attempt partially succeeds
1 March 1944 Abteilung transfers remaining Tigers of s.Pz.Abt 503 and is transferred to Lvov for rebuilding
29 Mar-8 April 1944 45 Tigers delivered
2-10 April 1944 Combat under 100. Jüger Division
20 April 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
21 April 1944 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
2 May 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
31 May 1944 Army Group North Ukraine with 41 Tiger I's (39 operational)
17 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
27-28 July 1944 6 Tigers transferred to s.Pz.Abt 507
August 1944 34 Tigers are lost in action, most of the Tigers were destroyed by crews while retreating away from encirclment
15 August 1944 Ordered returned to Germany for re-equipment with Tiger IIs at Ohrdruf (WK IX)
20 August-12 September 1944 Equipped with 45 Tiger IIs
22-24 September 1944 Arrival in Arnhem, Netherlands area, subordinated to II. SS-Panzerkorps
20 October 1944 18 of 35 Tiger IIs operational
2 November 1944 2 Tiger IIs received from II. SS-Panzerkorps
8 December 1944 4./ formed from schwere Panzer-Kompanie Hummel with Tiger I's
8-13 December 1944 12 Tiger IIs delivered, 47 Tigers on hand, including 4./
21 December 1944 Committed in support of "Wacht Am Rhein" with 46 Tigers in the direction of Bastogne
Late-January 1945 Withdrawn for refitting with only 30 Tigers on strength
16 February 1945 4./ leaves the Abteilung with its 5 Tiger I's
15 March 1945 Army Group B with 15 Tiger IIs (2 operational)
20 March 1945 7 Tiger IIs arrive from s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501
2 April 1945 6 more Tigers received from s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501
14 April 1945 Abteilung disbanded by its commander in Iserlohn

bullet

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507
7 May 1943 Originally formed by reorganization and redesignation of I./Panzer-Regiment 3 (at Wien/Modling?)
30 June 1943 Redesignated I./Panzer-Regiment 3 again and re-equipped with Panther tanks
23 September 1943 S.Pz.Abt. 507 again formed in Vienna area with from I./Panzer-Regiment 4 [Tessin: 28 September 1943]
23 December 1943-25 February 1944 Completed equipment with with 45 Tiger I's in Wezep/Zwolle, the Netherlands
February-early March 1944 6 more Tigers delivered
15-21 March 1944 Sent to southern Poland, Lemberg area
24 March 1944 2 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 1 destroyed by crew ( "324")
29 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
30 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
2 April 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
7 April 1944 6 more Tigers delivered
11 April 1944 1 Tiger is lost lost in action
14 April 1944 6 more Tigers delivered
15 April 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
30 Apr 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off
8 May 1944 8 Tigers are lost in action, destroyed by crew
31 May 1944 Army Group North Ukraine with 47 Tiger I's (45 operational)
7 June 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
30 June 1944 2 Tigers delivered
30 June-2 July 1944 Transfer to BaraNovemberichi
7 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
8 July 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
20 July 1944 7 Tigers are lost in action
28 July 1944 6 Tigers delivered, 44 on hand
30 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
8 August 1944 6 Tiger I's delivered and 6 more received from s.Pz.Abt. 506, 55 on hand
21-22 August 1944 13 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 12 destroyed by crew (10 stuck in a swamp had to be destroyed by crew to prevent capture by Russians)
5 October 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
25-27 November 1944 10 Tigers delivered, 51 on strength
6 December 1944 One more Tiger delivered
16 January 1945 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
18 January 1945 2 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 1 written off
19-21 January 1945 19 Tiger I's lost, mostly by their own crews
24-30 January 1945 22 more destroyed by their own crews due to lack of ferries across the Weichsel
2 February 1945 3 Tigers are lost, written off
8 February 1945 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
13 February 1945 3 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
12-15 February 1945 Transferred to Sennelager, less 1./, for re-equipment with Tiger IIs [Jentz 3: 6 February 1945]
19 March 1945-22 March 1945 Re-equipped with 21 Tiger IIs, including 3 Tiger IIs each from s.Pz.Abt. 510 and s.Pz.Abt. 511
30 March 1945 2./and 3/. in action against U.S. forces in central Germany
4 April 1945 Remnants of 1./ arrive at Sennelager without tanks
11-17 April 1945 Transferred to Prague/Milovice and ordered redesignated as Panzer-Abteilung 507 to be equipped with Jagdpanzer 38(t)
6 May 1945 10 Hetzers received and attempt to breakthrough to the American-occupied area of Czechoslovakia
12 May 1945 Surrender to US forces and later turned over to the Russians

bullet

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508
11 May 1943 Originally formed by reorganization and redesignation of I./Panzer-Regiment 29 (in France)
8 July 1943 Redesignated I./Panzer-Regiment 29 again and re-equipped with Panther tanks
25 August 1943 S.Pz.Abt. 508 reformed in France from remnants of Pz.Rgt. 8 and Pz.Abt.190 [Tessin: 15 September 1943]
10 December 1943-24 January 1944 Equipped with 45 Tiger I's
29 December 1943 Pz.Kp. 313 (Fkl) attached
4-12 February 1944 Sent to Italy for counterattack on the Anzio beachhead
19 February 1944 Pz.Kp. 313 (Fkl) integrated as 3./
29 February 1944 4 Tigers are lost in action
1 March 1944 4 Tigers are lost, written off (1 turned into demolition carrier)
11 March 1944 Tigergruppe Schwebbach with 8 Tigers absorbed [Schneider: 3 March ]
20-25 April 1944 11 Tigers arrive, 7 lost, 49 on hand
30 April 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off
1 May 1944 2 Tigers are lost, written off
23 May 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
24 May 1944 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
25 May 1944 19 Tigers lost in the retreat from the Gothic Line (most were destroyed by crew), 24 on hand
13-14 June 1944 13 more Tigers lost in the retreat, but 13 are received
18 June 1944 14 Tigers arrive for 3./, 37 on hand
27 June 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
4 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
24 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
25 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost destroyed by crew
29 July 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
30 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost, captured
2 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
September 1944 11 Tigers are lost in action or destroyed by crew. Most of the losses are from the road marches during retreat.
1 October 1944 15 of 17 Tigers operational
30 November 1944 men of the former Pz.Kp. 313 (Fkl) transferred to Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 300 in Eisenach
1 December 1944 2 Tigers are lost, written off
4 February 1945 15 surviving Tiger I's transferred to s.Pz.Abt.504, ordered returned to Germany for re-equipment with Tiger IIs [Schneider: 12 February 1945]
Mar-May 1945 No action as tankers, but some as infantry and artillerymen

bullet

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 509
9 September 1943 Ordered formed from elements of Pz.Rgt. 204, 26 Tigers already on hand [Tessin: formed May 1943 from Stab./, I./Pz.Rgt. 204, disbanded 20 March 1943 in southern Russia]
Late September 1943 Transfer to Mailly-le-Camp, France
30 September 1943 19 Tiger I's delivered
28 October 1943 Entrained for the Kiev area
7 November 1943 Russian Kiev offensive disrupts rail traffic, 2./ and 3./ detrained and taken under command by 25. Panzer Division and 2. SS-Panzer Division Das Reich respectively
10 November 1943 Last train arrives, 4 Tigers are lost in action
13 December 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off
15 November 1943 Abteilung finally reunited
19 December 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off
20 December 1943 2 Tigers are lost in action
27 December 1943 2 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 1 captured
31 December 1943 2 Tigers are lost, 1 destroyed by crew, 1 written off
1 January 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off
12 January 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off
15 January 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
20 January 1944 16 of 28 Tigers operational
15 February 1944 6 Tigers delivered, 34 on hand
23 February 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
5 March 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
12 March 1944 Retreat through Proskurov across the Bug
14 March 1944 2 Tigers delivered
17 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off
25 March 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
28 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
2 April 1944 1 Tiger is lost, written off
19 April 1944 3 of 29 Tigers operational, transferred to Kolomia to train Hungarian tank crews on the Tiger
May 44 24 new tanks delivered, 11 turned over for factory maintenance, 4 received from s.Pz.Abt. 503, 46 on hand
2 June 1944 6 more Tigers delivered
June 44 14 battle-worn Tigers delivered to the Hungarians, 9 Tigers received from s.Pz.Abt. 501 and 3 more turned into the factory, 44 on strength
14-16 July 1944 Transfer to the Lublin area of central Poland
23 July 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
25 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew ("200")
26 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew ("213")
8 September 1944 All remaining Tigers turned over to s.Pz.Abt. 501, ordered returned to Germany for re-equipment with Tiger IIs
Early December 1944 11 Tiger IIs turned over to s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501
5 December 1944-1 January 1945 Equipped with 45 Tiger IIs
12 January 1945 Ordered to Hungary
17 January 1945 Subordinated to 3. SS-Panzerregiment Totenkopf for the attempt to relieve Budapest
9 February 1945 Only 5 of 35 Tiger IIs operational
5 April 1945 5 Tiger IIs received from s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501, 18 on hand, 2 companies without tanks
13 April 1945 Transfer to vicinity of St. Pölten
9 May 1945 Surrender to U.S. forces

bullet

schwere Panzer-Abteilung 510
6 June 1944 Formed at Paderborn with three companies;  1./ from 1.Pz.Lehr-Kp./Kompanieführerschule Versailles  2./ from 1.Ausbildungs-Kompanie/Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 500 [Tessin: 10 June 1944]
20 June 1944-7 July 1944 Equipped with 45 Tiger I's
19 July 1944 Ordered to Eastern Front
22 July 1944 Arrival at Kaunas
26 July 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action, 1 destroyed by crew ( "131")
19 August 1944 10 Tigers are lost in action, 6 Tigers delivered, 39 Tigers on strength
9 October 1944 3 Tigers are lost in action
24 October 1944 5 Tigers are lost in action
November 1944 10 Tigers are lost, written off
12 November 1944 6 Tigers received from s.Pz.Abt. 501, 26 on strength
1 December 1944 3./ disbanded temporarily
22 December 1944 4 Tigers are lost in action
1 January 1945 18 of 22 Tigers operational
mid-January 1945 3./ transferred to Paderborn for refitting
29 January 1945 1 Tiger is lost in action (some time after 25 January 1945)
17 February 1945 1 Tiger is lost in action
1 March 1945 5 Tigers are lost in action
19 March 1945 15 remaining Tiger I's consolidated into a kampgruppe led by Leutenant Wise, rest of the battalion prepares to evacuate Courland
30 March 1945 3./ re-equipped with 6 Tiger IIs at the factory in Kassel
2 April 1945 In combat near Kassel
11 April 1945 Evacuation successful, ordered to armor school in Putlos
17 April 1945 3./ disbanded, remaining tanks abandoned
1 May 1945 Arrival in Putlos
8 May 1945 Surrender to the British, Kampfgruppe Wise surrenders to the Russians

bullet

schwere Panzer-Kompanie
Tigergruppe Meyer schwere Panzer-Kompanie
Tigergruppe Schwebbach (December 1943)
26-28 July 1943 This unit, named after its commander, was formed by schwere Panzer-Ersatz-und Ausbildungsabteilung 500 with 8 Tigers for service in Italy
Early August 1943 Arrival in northern Italy
September 43 Assists in disarming Italian units
Early December 1943 Transferred south of Rome, near the western coast
22 January 1944 Planned counter-attack into the Allied beachhead at Anzio inexplicably cancelled
Late January-March 1944 Operations vicinity of Anzio
3 March 1944 Incorporated into s.Pz.Abt. 508

bullet

schwere Panzer-Kompanie-Einsatz Dunkirchen
schwere Panzer-Kompanie Hummel (20 September 1944)
Early July 1944 An alarm unit is formed on paper from assets of schwere Panzer-Ersatz-und Ausbildungsabteilung 500 in Sennelager
18 September 1944 Alerted for movement to the Arnhem area where the British 1st Para Division was dropped, 14 Tiger I's on strength
19 September 1944 Railed to Bocholt and road marched to Arnhem, but only 2 complete the trip without breaking down
September-October 44 Operations in southern Holland
Early November 1944 In action near Aachen
18 December 1944 Subordinated to s.Pz.Abt. 506 as its 4th Kompanie
December 44-February 1945 In action on the west bank of the Rhine
16 February 1944 Relieved of subordination to s.Pz.Abt. 506
5 April 1945 11 Tigers on hand, placed under command of Panzerbrigade 106

bullet

4./SS-Panzerregiment 1 (December 42)
13./SS-Panzerregiment 1 (early 43)
Late November 42 Ordered formed as the Tiger company for 1. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Liebstandarte der SS Adolph Hitler
21 January 1943 10 Tigers and 15 PzKpfw III Ausf. Js received; 4./ organized into 3 platoons of 3 tanks of each type, plus a leichte platoon of 5 PzKpfw IIIs and a Stabszug of one Tiger and one PzKpfw III
31 January-2 February 1943 Entrained for the Eastern Front
7-9 February 1943 Arrival in Kharkov, but one platoon of 3 Tigers and 5 PzKpfw IIIs diverted to Poltava where it remains until late Februaryruary
12 February 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
15 February 1943 Ordered to withdraw from Kharkov
25 February 1943 4./ reunited, only 7 of 9 Tigers operational
5 March 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off (caught fire/burnt out)
11-15 March 1943 Kharkov recaptured
13 May 1943 5 Tigers arrive and PzKpfw IIIs are handed over to the regiment, total of 13 Tigers on hand
30 June-1 July 1943 1 more Tiger arrives, 11 of 14 operational
4 July 1943 12 Tigers operational, heavy company definitely known as 13./ by this date
5 July 1943 Operation Zitadelle commences (Battle of Kursk)
6 July 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
12 July 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
16 July 1943 5 Tigers arrive, 9 Tigers operational
17 July 1943 Withdrawal from the Psel River bridgehead to the Belgorod area
26 July 1943 Liebstandarte is ordered to Italy, turns over all tanks to the other SS-Panzergrenadier divisions. Das Reich receives 9 Tigers and Totenkopf gets 8.
15-25 August 1943 27 Tigers arrive with elements of 1./ and 2./ s.SS-Pz.Abt. 101 to provide crews, organized into 5 platoons of 5 Tigers each and a Stabszug of 2 Tigers
27 October 1943 Transport to the Eastern Front begins
12 November 1943 After some confusion and delays, arrival in Berdichev
15 November 1943 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
8 December 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
19 December 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
20 December 1943 Heavy fighting west of Kiev the previous month, 3 of 23 Tigers operational
24 December 1943 7 disabled Tigers have to be blown up as Liebstandarte retreats
28 December 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
29 December 1943 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
1 January 1944 All 13 Tigers are under repair
2 January 1944 4 Tigers are lost, captured
17 January 1944 13./ claimed destruction of 343 tanks, 8 assault guns and 255 AT guns since November 43
19 January 1944 2 Tigers are lost, written off
1 February 1944 Transfer to Krasnyi for attempt to relieve the Cherkassy (Korsun) Pocket, 6 Tigers on hand
5 February 1944 Relief attempt begins, 3 operational Tigers
16 February 1944 1 Tiger is lost, 1 destroyed by crew
19 February 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
24 February 1944 Last 2 remaining Tigers are returned for maintenance
1 March 1944 13./ officially disbanded, but 6 new Tigers are operated by the Panzerregiment
9 March 1944 4 operational Tigers
12 April 1944 Liebstandarte breaks through encircling Russian forces (Hube's Pocket)
14-16 April 44 remaining tanks handed over to the Wehrmacht and the surviving personnel are transferred to Belgium

bullet

8./SS-Panzerregiment 2
15 November 42 Ordered formed as the Tiger company for 2. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Das Reich
December 42 2 Tigers received
January 42 8 Tigers and 12 PzKpfw IIIJs received, organized into four heavy platoons, each with 3 Tigers and 1 PzKpfw III and 2 light platoons of 4 PzKpfw IIIs each
24-25 January 1943 Entrained for the Eastern Front
1-2 February 1943 Arrival in Kharkov
10 February 1943 1 Tiger is lost. Tiger of SS-Obersturmfuhrer Gerlach is immobilized by a mine and then captured.
17 February 42 Withdrawal to Poltava begins, 1 command Tiger delivered to balance the loss of the captured Tiger
22 February 1943 German counter-offensive begins vicinity of Kharkov (von Manstein's Backhand Blow)
25 February 1943 Only 3 Tigers operational
1 March 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
13 May 1943 6 Tigers delivered, 14 on strength
20 May 1943 Remaining PzKpfw IIIs transferred
4 July 1943 12 Tigers operational
5 July 1943 Operation Zitadelle commences (Battle of Kursk)
11 July 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
16 July 1943 Zitadelle terminated, 5 Tigers operational
28 July 1943 9 Tigers received from Liebstandarte which heads for Italy, 22 on strength, transfer to the Mius River front
4 August 1943 Transfer back to the Kharkov area
18 August 1943 17 Tigers on strength, 3 operational
19 August 1943 3 Tigers are lost in action
18 September 1943 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
20 October 1943 Transferred to the Bobruisk area
30 October 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
6 November 1943 Transferred to the Kiev area
7 November 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
16 November 1943 3 Tigers are lost in action
30 November 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off
10 December 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off
11 December 1943 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
17 December 1943 majority of Das Reich transfers to the West for reconstitution, but the 9 remaining Tigers remain as part of the Kampfgruppe Das Reich
20 December 1943 2 Tigers are lost, written off
24 December 1943 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
25 December 1943 All remaining Tigers are abandoned due to breakdowns or lack of fuel
10 February 1944 5 Tigers are delivered in Proskurov
3 March 1944 3 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 2 destroyed by crew
24 March 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew ("01")
26 March 1944 Last surviving Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew ( "02")
14 April 1944 Withdrawn to the Netherlands and incorporated into s.SS-Pz.Abt.102?

bullet

9./SS-Panzerregiment 3
15 November 42 Ordered formed as the Tiger company for 3. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Totenkopf
January 43 9 Tiger I's delivered as well as 10 PzKpfw III Ausf. Js, organized into 4 platoons each with 2 Tigers and 2 PzKpfw IIIs, Stabszug of 1 Tiger and 2 PzKpfw III
10 February 1943 Ordered to the Eastern Front
18 February 1943 Arrival in Poltava
21 February 1943 1 Tiger lost when crossing a river, recovered 27 February and sent to the depot in Dnepropetrovsk for repair
8 March 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off
10 March 1943 O Tigers operational
20 March 1943 1 Tiger is lost, written off
21 March 1943 6 Tiger I's on strength, but only 1 operational
10 May 1943 3 Tigers delivered
12-14 May 1943 Reorganization ordered and surviving PzKpfw IIIs transferred to the regiment
20 May 1943 6 Tigers delivered, total of 15 on strength, 1 of which is a command version
4 July 1943 11 Tigers operational
5 July 1943 Operation Zitadelle commences (Battle of Kursk)
7 July 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
9 July 1943 Only 1 Tiger operational, but only one has been destroyed
16 July 1943 Zitadelle terminated, 9 Tigers operational
22 July 1943 Totenkopf entrains for the Mius River sector which is in danger of collapsing
29 July 1943 8 Tigers received from Liebstandarte which is being transferred to Italy
31 July 1943 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
6 August 1943 Totenkopf transferred back to the Kharkov area, 20 Tigers on strength
12 August 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
3 September 1943 1 Tiger is lost in action
27 September 1943 Totenkopf withdraws across the Dnepr near Kremenchug
3 October 1943 5 Tigers arrive from the depot in Dnepropetrovsk, 23 on strength
12 December 1943 7 Tigers are lost, written off
7 January 1944 3 Tigers are lost in action
16 January 1944 4 Tigers are lost in action
12 March 1944 Totenkopf retreats behind the Bug at Pervomaisk, 4 Tigers operational
3 April 1944 Totenkopf retreats behind the Dnestr into Romania
14 April 1944 Enroute to Tiraspol when the rail line is broken, all remaining Tigers blown up to prevent capture
2 May 1944 3 Tigers delivered
20 May 1944 III./Panzerregiment Grossdeutschland transfers 4 Tigers to 9./
7 June 1944 2 more Tigers delivered
9 June 1944 6 Tigers are received from s.SS-Pz.Abt. 103, total of 15 on strength
7 July 1944 Entrained for transfer to Poland
16 July 1944 Deployed in Grodno area
17 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
2 August 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
26 July 1944 2 Tigers destroyed in combat by the Russians, but 5 more are delivered for a total of 18
31 July 1944 5 Tigers picked up in Warsaw
1-2 August 1944 The Tigers are caught in the Warsaw uprising and lose 2 vehicles before being ordered to the front
18 September 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
26 December 1944 Entrained for the front in Hungary, 11 Tigers operational
1 January 1945 Relief attack for Budapest begins from the north, 1 Tiger is lost in action
3 January 1945 1 Tiger is lost in action
5 January 1945 3 Tigers are lost in action
6 January 1945 3 Tigers are lost, 2 destroyed by crew, 1 written off ("901")
12 January 1945 Attack failed, entrained for the Veszprem area for another try, 10 Tigers on strength
16 January 1945 Second relief attempt begins, 9 Tiger I's operational
27 January 1945 Second relief attempt also fails, 1 Tiger operational
13 February 1945 2 Tigers are lost in action or possible written off
6 March 1945 Third relief attempt begins, Operation Frühlingserwachsen, 8 Tigers on strength
16 March 1945 Russians begin counter-offensive, Totenkopf begins to retreat towards Austria
17 March 1945 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
30 March 1945 2 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 1 destroyed by crew
Late Mar-May 1945 Defensive actions in Austria, 1 Tiger II taken over from the Wehrmacht, but never sees combat
6 May 1945 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
8 May 1945 2 Tiger I's and the Tiger II blown up by their own crews

bullet

schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 (22 October 1943)
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 501 (22 September 1944)
19 July 1943 Schwere Panzer-SS-Abteilung-General-Kommando-I. SS-Panzer-Korps ordered formed at Sennelager with two companies plus: 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 as 3./101 [Tessin: 27 July 1943]
15-25 August 1943 Received 27 Tiger I's
23-25 August 1943 Transfer to Verona, Italy
22 October 1943 Formed at Tr.Ub.Platz Mailly-le-Camp (France) as schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 [Tessin]
28 October 1943 1./ and 2./ incorporated into 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 with 27 Tiger Is
3-8 November 1943 Remainder of Abteilung, Stab, Stabskompanie, 3. Kompanie and Werkstattkompanie transferred to Sennelager with 10 Tiger I's
5-11 November 1943 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 transfers to the Kiev area with their division
3 January 1944 10 Tiger I's delivered
9-12 January 1944 Transfer to the training area at Maisieres, Belgium
20 March 1944 Crews of 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 return and reform 1./ and 2./
3-4 April 1944 Transfer to the area of Beauvais, France
20 April 1944 25 Tiger I's delivered
22 April 1944 Last remaining personnel of 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 return from Russia
1 June 1944 37 of 45 Tiger I's operational
7-12 June 1944 Road March to Normandy under heavy air attack, numerous breakdowns
13 June 1944 3 Tigers are lost in action ("112","121" and "222"?)
15 June 1944 5 Tigers are lost in action (4 by aircraft/bombing raid)
16 June 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action ("111")
24 June 1944 2 Tigers are lost, 2 written off
27 June 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
28 June 1944 3 Tigers are lost in action
3 July 1944 1./ turns over its last 3 Tigers to 3./ and transfers to Paderborn to re-equip with Tiger IIs
7 July 1944 2 Tigers are lost, written off
19 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
20 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
5-18 August 1944 1./ entrains for Normandy, detrains 30 km north-east of Paris with 14 Tiger IIs
8 August 1944 7 Tigers are lost in action ("007" and "214 " are among them, Wittmann killed)
14 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
16 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
18 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
19 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
23 August 1944 1./ supports a counterattack of 18. Luftwaffenfelddivision near Guitrancourt
24 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
25 August 1944 Absorbs 2 Tiger IIs of s.SS-Pz.Abt. 103, 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
27 August 1944 2 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action ("221"), 1 destroyed by crew
29 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
30 August 1944 5 Tigers are lost, 1 lost in action, 4 destroyed by crew, 2./ and 3./ have no tanks left
5 September 1944 Only 1 Tiger II is successfully extracted from Normandy and is transferred to the SS-Panzerersatzabteilung in Augustustdorf
9 September 1944 Ordered to reform with Tiger II at various locations, finally at Bielefeld
17 October-26 November 1944 4 Tiger IIs delivered
Early December 1944 11 Tiger IIs taken from s.Pz.Abt.509
5 December 1944 Ordered to Western Front with 45 Tiger IIs
16 December 1944 "Wacht Am Rhein" attached to 1. SS-Panzer-Division LSSAH
30 December 1944 1./ turns over all vehicles to the other companies and moves to Oerlinghausen
24 January 1945 Entrained for the Eastern Front with 30 Tiger IIs
January-February 1945 Remaining elements of 1./ begin training on the single Tiger II evacuated from Normandy
10 February 1945 6 Tiger IIs delivered by most of 1./
12 February 1945 Detrained near Györ attached to 1. SS-Panzer-Division LSSAH
3 March 1945 13 Tigers delivered to elements of 1./ in Sennelager
9 March 1945 2 Tiger IIs returned to the factory for maintenance
12 March 1945 13 Tigers of 1./ transferred to s.Pz.Abt 506
15 March 1945 Army Group South, attached to 1. SS-Panzer-Division LSSAH with 34 Tiger IIs (8 operational)
30 March 1945 Numerous tanks lost or abandoned in the retreat to Austria
05 April 1945 5 abandoned Tiger IIs are taken over by s.PzKpfw.Abt 509
05 May 1945 2 Jadtigers taken over at the factory in St. Valentin, but 1 breaks down and the other is used as an obstacle to block a city street

bullet

schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 102 (22 October 1943)
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502 (September 1944)
15 November 1942 S.PzKpfw.Kp. for SS-Panzer-Regiments 1, 2 and 3 ordered formed
22 April 1943 Stab for s.PzKpfw.Kp. of Waffen-SS divisions ordered formed as schwere-SS-Panzer-Abteilung-General-Kommando-I. SS-Panzer-Korps, control of divisional Tiger companies retained by the divisions
1 June 1943 Redesignated schwere-SS-Panzer-Abteilung-General-Kommando-II. SS-Panzer-Korps
July 1943 Ordered to finish forming at Walki, near Kharkov, 3 Tigers delivered
10 July 1943 "Zitadelle" 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 with 13 Tiger I's  s./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 with 14 Tiger I's  9./SS-Panzer-Regiment 3 with 15 Tiger I's
19 July 1943 Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung-General-Kommando-I. SS-Panzer-Korps ordered formed from existing elements in Sennelager and Augustustdorf equipped with 3 Tiger I's, 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 detached to form 3./ of new schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung-General-Kommando-I. SS-Panzer-Korps
August 1943 Subordinated to 2. SS-Panzer Division Das Reich, some elements act as infantry
October 1943 Transferred to Augustustdorf
22 October 1943 Reformed in Augustustdorf [Tessin: France]
4 November 1943 Redesignated schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 102 effective 22 October 1943
January 1944 Transferred to Argentan, France
Spring 1944 Transferred to Wezep, the Netherlands
21 April-29 May 1944 45 Tiger I's delivered
15 May 1944 Absorbs 268 men from s.SS-Panzer-Abteilung 103, not enough men to establish 3. Kompanie
6 June 1944 Personnel on courses at Paderborn return to Wezep
11-12 June 1944 Transfer to Calais region
14 June 1944 Ordered to Normandy front
21-23 June 1944 Detrainment of 2. Kompanie in Versailles, road March to the front begins with a number of breakdowns
2 July 1944 Last trainload arrives in Versailles
7 July 1944 28 operational tanks, but 3. Kompanie still hadn't reached the front
9 July-1 August 1944 Subordinated to 10. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Hohenstauffen
10 July 1944 5 Tigers are lost in action (2 by aircraft)
11 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
26 July 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
2 August 1944 Transferred to sector of 9. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Frundsberg with 38 Tiger I's, 1 Tiger is lost in action
3 August 1944 3 Tigers are lost in action
4 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
5 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
13 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
14 August 1944 2 Tigers are lost in action
16 August 1944 2 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
17 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost in action
18 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
19 August 1944 6 Tigers are lost in action
20 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew
21 August 1944 4 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
22 August 1944 4 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
25 August 1944 3 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew (one sank in river crossing)
28 August 1944 1 Tiger is lost, destroyed by crew (sank in river)
30 August 1944 4 Tigers are lost, destroyed by crew
1 September 1944 All tanks lost during the retreat from Normandy
September 1944 Redesignated schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502 when reformed in Sennelager
Between 10 July and 20 August Claimed 227 tanks and 28 AT guns
27 December 1944 6 Tiger IIs delivered, later transferred to s.SS-Pz.Abt. 503
14 February 1945-6 March 1945 Equipped with 31 Tiger IIs
Early March 1945 Transferred to Stettin-Army Group Center
19 March 1945 Küstrin area, Army Group Vistula

bullet

schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 103 (1 November 1943)
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 503 (September 1944)
1 July 1943 Formed as II./SS-Panzer-Regiment 11 for 11. SS-Panzergrenadier Division Nordland
End of July 1943 Transferred to Croatia where occasionally employed as infantry
22 October 1943 Formed in West [originally schwere Panzer-Abteilung (Tiger) der III. (Germ.) SS-Panzer-Korps] [Tessin]
1 November 1943 Reorganized and redesignated schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 103 [Schneider: 11 November]
January 44 Sent to Netherlands for equipping with tanks
February 44 Issued 6 Tiger I's for training (withdrawn March 1944 for reissue)
26 May 1944 Reissued 6 Tiger I's
22 August 1944 4 more Tiger I's issued, but quickly turned over to schwere Panzerabteilung 301 (Fkl)
Early September 1944 Transferred to Sennelager
19 October 1944 4 Tiger IIs received
14 November 1944 Redesignated schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 503 [Schneider]
27 December 1944-25 January 1945 Received 35 Tiger IIs
25 January 1945 Ordered to Eastern Front-Army Group Vistula with 39 Tiger IIs
Late March 1945 Army Group Vistula, Danzig/Gotenhafen area
Late April 1945 Berlin area

bullet

schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 504
Planned 22 October 1943 for IV. SS-Panzerkorps, but never formed


SOURCES

The Tiger Tanks by Peter Gudgin.
Panzer Truppen: The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat
Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1933-1945
by Thomas Jentz. [Jentz 1]
Tiger I Heavy Tank 1942-1945 by Thomas Jentz and Hilary Doyle. [Jentz 2]
Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942-1945 by Thomas Jentz and Hilary Doyle. [Jentz3]
Combat History of Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung 653 by Karlheinz Münch.
Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Ardennes Offensive, 1944-1945 by Danny S. Parker.
Tigers in Combat I by Wolfgang Schneider.
Tigers in Combat II by Wolfgang Schneider.
The History of the Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland by Helmuth Spaeter.
Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS im
Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945
by Georg Tessin.