It formed part of the garrison in Vienna, Austria's capital with most of its personnel now recruited from former Austria.
The division suffered heavy losses while fighting in central Poland. The division was involved in fighting in Belgium and the Mosel River valley. It arrived in the town of Abbeville on the 20th. The division advanced on Boulogne and was involved in a battle with the under-equipped French 48th Regiment on 22 May.
Having overcome the defenders, the 2nd Panzers made a direct attack on the port itself which was in complete chaos. At the end of the campaign in the last months of , the Division lost its 4th Panzer Regiment which was used as the basis for the soon-to-be-formed 13th Panzer Division. The German army pushed through the south of Yugoslavia , reaching the Greek border, where they made contact with the 19th Greek Mechanised Division in the area of Lake Dojran.
The division, together with the 5th Mountain Division , the 6th Mountain Division and the 72nd Infantry Division , formed an attack group with the mission of advancing into the south of Greece. After the 6th Division had taken Verroia and formed a river crossing beachhead on the other side of the River Haliacmon , the 2nd Panzer Division crossed, taking Katerini on 14 April.
At the end of the campaign the 2nd Panzer Division returned to Vienna for refitting, with parts of the division transported by sea and suffering heavy losses when the transport ships Marburg and Kybfels hits mines laid by HMS Abdiel and sank. On November 16, the units of the division attacked the soviet positions where " Panfilov's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen " were supposed to be. The division retreated, suffering heavy losses, having also lost two of its three tank battalions earlier in when they were send to the southern sector of the front to assist with the German push towards the Volga and Caucasus.
In late the 2nd Panzer Division was sent to France for refitting after the heavy losses it suffered on the Eastern Front. The division was equipped with Panther tanks. Following the invasion of Normandy , the division was moved to Normandy in June ; it engaged British troops of the 50th Infantry Division and the 7th Armoured Division. E "Mid" mit 7. B , Tiger II with B , Ausf.
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At the start of the British Operation Crusader the battalion was at full strength but lost thirteen vehicles during the battles. Four more replacements were sent in January so that it mustered seventeen at the beginning of the Battle of Gazala.
Despite the shipment of another three vehicles from September—October , the battalion only had eleven by the beginning of the Second Battle of El Alamein. The last two replacements received by the battalion were in November They were assigned as given below for the opening stages of the battle: . On 23 November it reported that it still had sixteen vehicles, although two were not operational. Anti-tank Battalion had only two on strength when it was disbanded on 30 June The 4.
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