The World at War


Fritz Bayerlein

Lieutenant-General Fritz Bayerlein

Fritz Bayerlein was appointed Operations Officer of Panzer Group Guderian in France, June 1940 and served in Russia as Operations Officer of Guderian's Panzer Group 2. In September 1941 he became Chief of Staff of the Afrika Korps and from the summer of 1942 to early 1943 was Chief of Staff to Field-Marshal Rommel. He took command of the 3rd Panzer Division in 1943 and of Panzer Lehr Division in January of 1944. He was promoted to Lieutenant-General in May 1944.

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