Panzergrenadier regiment 110
The 110th Panzergrenadier Regiment in the 11th Panzer division
Panzergrenadiere are infantry units that work closely together with armoured units
These soldiers were carried into battle under the cover of the iconic Schützenpanzerwagen, also known as the sdkfz. 251, by lorries and other armoured personnel carriers.
Thanks to a succesful combition of manoeuvrability, firepower, tactical insight and adaptative skills, panzergrenadiere formed a formidable adversary and were imperative for maintaining and securing the momentum on the battlefield and often succeeded in turning the tide throughout the war.
Their efforts and successes throughout the war became so widespread that the public bestowed them the title of protectors of the nation
The term Panzergrenadier was implemented hence 1942, before that they were referred to as Schützenregimenter. Another significant difference was the piping color on their shoulderboards. before changing to meadow green the Schützenregimenter wore the same pink shoulderboards as the panzer crews.
This however did not prevent the old guard from continuing to wear their beloved pink shoulderboards as a form of tradition and a sense of pride.
The 110th Panzergrenadier regiment served in the renowned 11th panzer division better known as the Gespensterdivision.
The 11th Panzer division was a considered one of the top notch divisions with an outstanding reputation, respected by friend and foe. This division was formed in 1940 and saw action on various theatres such as the Balkans, France, Czechoslovakia and the Eastern Front.