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Organizational History of the

1st through 199th


German Infantry, Security, and Panzer Grenadier Divisions
1939-1945

1st Infantry Division: Mobilized in August 1939 with:

1/,2/,3/1st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/22nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/43rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/1st Artillery Regiment
1/37th Artillery Regiment
1st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 1st Feldersatz Battalion became the 3/336th


Infantry Regiment (IR)1 (161st ID). February 1940 Staff/1st IR and 2/43rd
IR joined the 504th IR (8th Wave). On 9/21/40 the 3/1st, 3/22nd &
3/43rd IR detached to the 121st ID (11th Wave). In May 1942 the 3/1,
3/22 & 2/43rd IR were disbanded, leaving the division with only six
battalions. 11/12/42, 22nd IR became the 22nd Fusilier Battalion (A.A.).
On 9/22/44 the 3rd Battalions were reraised. In November 1944 the
division's regiments reorganized and renamed as follows:

1/,2/,3/1st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/22nd Fusilier Regiment
1/,2/,3/43rd Grenadier Regiment
Division Fusilier Battalion (AA)
1/,2/,3/1st Artillery Regiment
1/37th Artillery Regiment
1st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

2nd Infantry Division: Mobilized in August 1939 with:

1/,2/,3/5th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/25th Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/92nd Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/38th Artillery Regiment
2nd Motorized Artillery Regiment
2nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 10/15/39 the 2/92nd became the 2/Grossdeutschland IR and the


remainder of the 92nd IR was demotorized and sent tot he 60th ID. In
1940 a motorcycle battalion was formed in the division.

1/,2/,3/5th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/25th Motorized Infantry Regiment

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The following abbreviations are used throughout this file:
IR - Infantry Regiment, IG - Grenadier Regiment, ID - Infantry Division, and AR - Artillery
Regiment.

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22nd Motorcycle Battalion
1/,2/,3/2nd Motorized Artillery Regiment
1/38th Artillery Regiment
2nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 10/5/40 the division was attached to the 12th Panzer division.


The 3/5th Motorized IR was sent to the 4th Panzer division as the
34th Motorcycle Battalion and the 3/25th IR became the 30th Motorcy-
cle Battalion in the 20th (Motorized) ID. The 2/2nd AR became the
independent 154th Heavy Artillery Battalion. On 1/10/41 the division
was merged into the 12th Panzer Division.

3rd Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/1/39 with:

1/,2/,3/8th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/29th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/50th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/3rd Artillery Regiment
1/39th Artillery Regiment
3rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 it detached the 3rd Feldersatz Battalion to the


3/307th IR (163rd ID). In February 1940 the 2/29th was detached to
become the 1/510th Infantry Regiment.

3rd Motorized Infantry Division: Formed on 10/27/40 from the 3rd ID by


detaching the 2/50th IR, 3/3rd AR, 1/39th AR to the 123rd ID. A new
3/3rd (heavy) AR ment was formed from the 628th Heavy Artillery
Battalion. The division was organized as follows:

1/,2/,3/8th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/29th Motorized Infantry Regiment
53rd Motorcycle Battalion
1/,2/,3/3rd Motorized Artillery Regiment
3rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 3/15/42 the 63rd Reconnaissance battalion and the 53rd


Motorcycle Battalion were fused. The 3rd AR raised a new 4th Batta-
lion in 1942 from the 312nd Army Flak Artillery Battalion. In January
1943 the Division was destroyed at Stalingrad.
On 3/1/44 the division was reformed in France by redesignating
the 386th (Motorized) ID and joining to it the few surviving fragments
of the old division. It had:

1/,2/,3/8th Motorized Infantry Regiment (from 149th


Motorized Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/29th Motorized Infantry Regiment (from the 153rd
Panzer Grenadier Regiment)
103rd Panzer Battalion (from the 386th Pz Battalion)
103rd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (from 386th
Motorcycle Battalion)
1/,2/,3/3rd Motorized Artillery Regiment (from staff and
1/386th Artillery Regiment)
312th Army Flak Artillery Battalion (from 2/386th Artillery
Regiment)(later became 4/3rd Motorized Art Regt)
3rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units
3rd Panzer Grenadier Division: Formed on 5/23/43 from the 3rd Motor-
ized ID. The infantry regiments were converted to Motorized Grenadier
Regiments on 10/15/42. On 4/28/44 the Division was reorganized. On
12/1/44 the two Motorized Grenadier Regiments became Panzer Grenadier
Regiments. The division was destroyed in the 1945 battles for the
Rhur.

4th Infantry Division: Formed October 1934 in Dresden. Mobilized on


8/24/39 with:

1/,2/,3/10th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/52nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/103rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/4th Artillery Regiment
1/40th Artillery Regiment
4th Division (Einheiten) Service Units
13th Pioneer Battalion

January 1940 the 4th Feldersatz Battalion was detached to


become 1/440th IR (164th ID). in February 1940 the staff and 2/52nd
IR were detached to become the 513th IR (294th ID - 8th Wave). On
8/15/40 the division was redesignated as the 14th Panzer division with
the transfer of the 52nd IR to the 18th Panzer division. The 10th IR
was renamed the 108th IR as there was already a 10th Schützen Regi-
ment. The 3/10th became the 3/156th IR (16th ID), the 1/103rd became
the 1/111th in the 11th Panzer Division. the artillery remained un-
changed and the conversion was completed by 12/12/40.

5th Infantry Division: Formed October 1934. Mobilized on 8/25/39 with:

1/,2/,3/14th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/56th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/75th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/41st Artillery Regiment
5th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 5th Feldersatz Battalion was renamed the


3/324th IR (163rd ID). February 1940 the staff and 2/56th IR were
transferred to the 292nd ID (8th Wave). In October the Staff 14th IR,
3/14th, 3/56th and 3/75th were transferred to the 125th ID. These
detachments were replaced with newly formed units. On 12/1/41, after
heavy losses in Russia, the division was reformed (in France) into a
Light ID equipped for low mountain warfare. The 14th IR was detached
to the 78th ID and both other regiments became Jäger Regiments.

5th Jäger Division: Formed on 7/6/42 with:

1/,2/,3/56th Jäger Regiment


1/,2/,3/75th Jäger Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/5th Artillery Regiment
(4th Bn formed from 1/41st Artillery Regiment)
5th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division passed into Russian captivity by Wittensberge.

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6th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/18th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/37th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/58th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/6th Artillery Regiment
1/42nd Artillery Regiment
6th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

January 1940 the 6th Feldersatz Battalion became the 1/362nd IR


(196th ID). February 1940 the 2/37th IR became the 3/503rd IR (290th
ID) of the 8th Wave and in December 1940 a third of the division was
detached (Staff 18th IR, 3/18th, 3/37th, 3/58th) to the 106th Division
(12th Wave). The battalions were replaced by an order of 10/2/43
which ordered the reforming of the 3/18th, 3/37th, and 2/58th and the
formation of an reconnaissance battalion. The division now had:

1/,2/18th Grenadier Regiment


1/,3/37th Grenadier Regiment
1/,3/58th Grenadier Regiment
6th Division Fusilier Battalion (AA)
1/,2/,3/6th Artillery Regiment
1/42nd Artillery Regiment
6th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

6th Grenadier Division: Formed on 7/25/44 from the 552nd Grenadier


Division (29th Wave) and the debris of the old 6th Division with:

1/,2/18th Grenadier Regiment (from 1116th Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/37th Grenadier Regiment (from 1117th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/58th Grenadier Regiment (from 1118th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/6th Artillery Regiment (from 1552nd Artillery Regiment)
1/42nd Artillery Regiment (ditto)
6th Division (Einheiten) Service Units (from 1552nd Einheiten)

6th Volks-Grenadier-Division: Formed 10/9/44. The Division Fusilier


Company was formed into the 6th Division Fusilier Battalion. The
1006th Sturmgeschütz Battalion and 6th Flak Company were used to
form the missing 6th Panzerjäger Battalion. Destroyed in January
1945 on the Vistula River.

6th Infantry Division: Formed on 3/10/45 with parts of the destroyed


88th and 291st Infantry Divisions. It contained:

1/,2/18th Grenadier Regiment (from Gneisenau Regiment)


1/,2/37th Grenadier Regiment (from remains of 291st Division)
1/,2/58th Grenadier Regiment (from 6th Volks Grenadier Division)
6th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/6th Artillery Regiment

7th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/19th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/61st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/62nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/7th Artillery Regiment
1/43rd Artillery Regiment
7th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 7th Feldersatz Battalion became the 2/339th


IR (167th ID) of the 7th Wave. In February 1940 the 2/19th was as-
signed to the 527th IR (298th ID) of the 8th Wave. In December 1940
a third of the battalion was detached to the 97th Light ID (Staff/,
3/19th IR, 3/61st and 3/62nd IR). The division was reorganized by the
order of 10/2/42 and had:

"List"/,1/,3/19th Grenadier Regiment


1/,3/61st Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/62nd Grenadier Regiment
7th Division Fusilier Battalion (AA)
1/,2/,3/7th Artillery Regiment
1/43rd Artillery Regiment
7th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The was taken into Russian captivity at the end of the war.

8th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/1/39 with:

1/,2/,3/28th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/38th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/84th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/8th Artillery Regiment
1/44th Artillery Regiment
8th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 8th Feldersatz Battalion became the 2/442nd


IR (168th ID). In February the staff of the 38th IR and the 2/84th IR
were incorporated into the 525th IR (298th ID) of the 8th Wave. In
December 1940 a third of the division (Staff/28th IR, 3/28th and
3/84th IR) was transferred to the 102nd ID (12th Wave). The detached
components were rebuilt and the divisions remained unchanged.

8th Light Infantry Division: Formed on 21/1/41 from the 8th Infantry
Regiment. It had:

1/,2/,3/28th Jäger Regiment


1/,2/,3/38th Jäger Regiment
1/,2/,3/84th Jäger Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/8th Artillery Regiment (4th Bn formed from the 1/44th
Artillery Regiment)
8th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division passed into Russian captivity in 1945.

9th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/36th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/57th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/116th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/9th Artillery Regiment

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1/45th Artillery Regiment
9th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 9th Feldersatz Battalion was used to form the
378th IR (169th ID). In February 1940 the 2/36th was detached to the
528th IR (299th ID), 8th Wave. In October 1940 a third of the division
was transferred to form the 129th ID (11th Wave). This included the
Staff/,3/36th, 3/57th, and 3/116th. The units detached were reformed.
On 5/19/42 the 1/45th AR became the 4/9th AR. On 10/23/43 the divi-
sion was reformed into a new type of division. The 3rd Battalions of
all regiments were disbanded and the 9th Fusilier Battalion was
formed. The division had:

1/,2/36th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/57th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/116th Grenadier Regiment
9th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/9th Artillery Regiment
9th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In August 1944 the division, part of Army South Ukraine, was de-
stroyed and on 9 October it was disbanded.

9th Volks Grenadier Division: Formed on 10/13/44 in Esberg Denmark


from the Schatten-Division Dennewitz (584th) of the 32nd Wave. It
had:

1/,2/36th Grenadier Division (from 1st Dennewitz)


1/,2/57th Grenadier Division (from 2nd Dennewitz)
1/,2/116th Grenadier Division (from 3rd Dennewitz)
1/,2/,3/,4/9th Artillery Regiment (from Dennewitz Artillery
Regiment)
9th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 9th Division Fusilier Company was reformed into a battal-


ion in 1945 and, while serving in the Eifel, the division passed into
American captivity.

10th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/20th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/41st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/85th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/10th Artillery Regiment
1/46th Artillery Regiment
10th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 10th Feldersatz Battalion became the 3/351st


IR (183rd ID) of the 7th Wave. In February the Staff/85th IR was
transferred to the 296th ID (8th Wave) and a new staff was formed.

10th Motorized Infantry Division: Formed on 11/15/40 from the 10th ID.
The 85th IR was transformed into the 85th Mountain Regiment and
transferred to the 5th Mountain Division along with the 3/10th AR.
The division then had:
1/,2/,3/20th Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/41st Motorized Infantry Regiment
40th Motorcycle Battalion (formed from 6th Machine Gun Bn.)
1/,2/,3/10th Artillery Regiment (The 3rd Bn was formed from
649th Army Heavy Artillery Battalion.)
10th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The conversion was complete on 5/1/41 and on 10/15/42 the motor-


ized infantry regiments were redesignated as motorized grenadier
regiments.

10th Panzer Grenadier Division: Formed on 6/13/43 from the 10th


Motorized ID. With this transformation, it consisted of:

1/,2/,3/20th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/41st Grenadier Regiment
7th Panzer Battalion
110th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion (formed from
the 40th Motorcycle Battalion)
1/,2/,3/10th Artillery Regiment
275th Army Flak Battalion
10th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was destroyed in August 1944 and formally disband-


ed. It was reformed on 10/15/44 by Army group A. Its new organiza-
tion was:

1/,2/,3/20th Panzer Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/41st Panzer Grenadier Regiment
7th Panzer Battalion
110th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
1/,2/,3/10th Artillery Regiment
10th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The newly reorganization was sent into battle in January 1945 on


the Vistula. By 2/6/45 it was reduced to the force of a Kampfgruppe.
A Sturmgeschütz battalion replaced the panzer battalion, it had only 3
panzer grenadier battalions, a panzerjäger battalion and a motorized
artillery battalion. The division was captured by the Russians around
Olmütz and Deutsch Brod.

10th Bicycle Jäger Brigade: Formed in January 1945 with:

Brigade Staff
1/,2/,3/,10th Bicycle Jäger Battalions (each with 5 cos)

Fate unknown.

11th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/18/39 with:

1/,2/,3/2nd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/23rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/44th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/11th Artillery Regiment

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1/47th Artillery Regiment
11th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 11th Feldersatz Battalion became the 2/364th


(161st ID). In February 1940 the 2/44th IR became the 1/506th IR of
the 291st ID (8th Wave). In October 1940 one third of the division
was detached to form the 126th ID (Staff/,3/2nd IR, 3/23rd IR and
3/44th IR). Those units detached were replaced with newly formed
units. In the summer of 1942 the 3/23rd IR was detached. The 3/2nd
IR went in January 1944 and the 2/44th went in September 1944. The
reconnaissance battalion was became the 11th Division Fusilier Batta-
lion (AA) and the division was restructured as follows:

1/,2/2nd Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/23rd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/44th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/11th Artillery Regiment
1/47th Artillery Regiment
11th Division Fusilier Battalion (AA)
11th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In 1945 the division passed in to Russian captivity in Courland.

12th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 7/27/39 with:

1/,2/,3/27th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/48th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/89th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/12th Artillery Regiment
1/48th Artillery Regiment
12th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 12th Feldersatz Battalion was used to form


the 3/303rd IR (162nd ID) of the 7th Wave. In February the 2/48th
became the 1/508th IR (292nd ID) of the 8th Wave and in December 1940
a third of the division (Staff,3/27th IR, 3/48th IR and 3/89th IR) were
transferred to the 110th ID. The detached units were reformed and
replaced. In October the infantry regiments became "grenadier Regi-
ments" and on 12/20/42 the 27th IR became the 27th Fusilier Regiment.
On 10/2/43 the Division was reorganized into a new division. The
2/27th, 3/48th and 1/89th IR were disbanded. The 3/89th became the
1/89th and the reconnaissance battalion was transformed into the
division fusilier battalion. In July 1944 the division was destroyed
while serving with Army Group Middle.
The division was reformed on 8/3/44 as the 12th Grenadier Divi-
sion (30th Wave). The 1/48th AR was, at that time, redesignated as
the 4/12th AR.

12th Volks Grenadier Division: On 10/9/44 the 12th ID was redesignat-


ed as the 12th Volks Grenadier Division. While by Aachen the 473rd
Reserve Grenadier Battalion (526th ID) and the VIII Luftwaffe Fortress
Battalion were absorbed into the division.

1/,2/,3/27th Fusilier Regiment


1/,2/,3/48th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/89th Grenadier Regiment
12th Division Fusilier Battalion (AA)
1/,2/,3/,4/12th Artillery Regiment
1/48th Artillery Regiment
12th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 3 November 1944 it absorbed the Landwehr Fortress Vattalion VIII.


The division taken prisoner in the Ruhr pocket.

13th Motorized Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/18/39 with:

1/,2/,3/33rd Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/66th Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/93rd Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/13th Artillery Regiment
1/49th Artillery Regiment
13th Division (Einheiten) Service Units, including
4th Pioneer Battalion

On 10/18/39 the 33rd Motorized IR was transferred to the 4th


Panzer Division and became the 33rd Schützen Regiment on 4/1/40. The
1/33rd became the 3/2nd Schützen Regiment of the 2nd Panzer Division.
The 1/13th AR became the 2/74th AR, the 3/13th AR became the 1/13th
AR, and the 1/49th became the 3/13th AR. The 43rd Motorcycle Batta-
lion was newly formed. The division had:

1/,2/,3/66th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/93rd Motorized Infantry Regiment
43rd Motorcycle Battalion
1/,2/,3/13th Artillery Regiment
13th Division (Einheiten) Service Units, including
4th Pioneer Battalion

On 10/11/40 the division became the 13th Panzer Division.

14th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/3/39 with:

1/,2/,3/11th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/53rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/101st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/14th Artillery Regiment
1/50th Artillery Regiment
14th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 14th Feldersatz Battalion became the 2/382nd


IR (164th ID). In February the 2/101st IR became the 1/514th IR (294th
ID) and was replaced. On 10/15/40 the 14th ID became motorized. On
3/15/41 the 101st IR became the 101st Schützen Regiment and was as-
signed to the 18th Panzer Division. the 1/101st IR remained with the
14th ID and became the 54th Motorcycle Battalion. The 2/14th AR
became the 1/88th AR. To replace with the 3/14th became the 2/14th
and the 1/50th became the 3/14th. The division then had:

1/,2/,3/11th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/53rd Motorized Infantry Regiment

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54th Motorcycle Battalion
1/,2/,3/14th Motorized Artillery Regiment
14th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In 1943 the division was ordered to become the 14th Panzer


Grenadier Division. During that conversion the 54th Motorcycle Bat-
talion was to become the 114th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion. The
conversion did not occur and the division was de-motorized, reverting
to the 14th ID. On 9/1/43 the division was reorganized. The reorgani-
zation was complete on 12/1/43. The 101st Panzer Grenadier Regiment,
from the disbanded 18th Panzer Division, was reformed and reassigned
to the division. The 1/101st was reformed from the 3/53rd, the 3/11
was disbanded and the 14th Reconnaissance Battalion (the former 114th
Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion) became the 14th Fusilier Battalion.
The 4/14th AR was formed from the 2/87th AR. The division now had:

1/,2/11th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/53rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/101st Infantry Regiment
14th Fusilier Battalion
54th Motorcycle Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/14th Motorized Artillery Regiment
14th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 10/18/44 the 1068th and 1069th Grenadier Regiments and the


1036th Kampf-Marsch (Battle March) Battalion were absorbed into the
division. In 1945 the division was taken by the Russians by Stuthof.

14th Landwehr Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as the only landwehr divi-


sion formed. It had:

1/,2/,3/33rd Landwehr Regiment


1/,2/,3/40th Landwehr Regiment
1/,2/,3/59th Landwehr Regiment
1/,2/,3/182nd Landwehr Regiment
14th Landwehr Artillery Battalion (3 btrys)
14th Landwehr Division (Einheiten) Service Units

To this, while on the upper Rhine, were attached:

Grenzwacht-Unterabschnitt IV/33 (16th-20th Cos)


Grenzwacht-Unterabschnitt IV/40 (16th-20th Cos)
Grenzwacht-Unterabschnitt IV/59 (16th-20th Cos)
Grenzwacht-Unterabschnitt IV/182 (16th-20th Cos)

On 1/1/40 the 14th Landwehr Division was reorganized into the


205th ID (3rd Wave). The 40th, 59th and 182nd Landwehr Regiments
became, respectively, the 335th, 353rd and 358th IRs. The 33rd
Landwehr Regiment became the 326th IR (198th ID - 7th Wave) on
1/17/40.

15th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 10/1/39 with:

1/,2/,3/81st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/88th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/106th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/15th Artillery Regiment
3/51st Artillery Regiment
15th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 15th Feldersatz battalion became the 3/392nd


IR (169th Div). In February 1940 the 2/81st IR became the 1/530th IR
(299th ID). On 11/20/40 a third of the division was detached (3/81st,
3/88th & 3/106th IR) and used to form the 134th ID. All detached
battalions were reformed. In May 1942 the division, which had de-
tached five battalions, moved to France and was reorganized. On
10/2/43 the division was reorganized and the 3/81st, 1/88th, and
2/106th were disbanded and the 15th Reconnaissance Battalion became
the 15th Fusilier Battalion. The division now had:

1/,2/81st Grenadier Regiment


2/,3/88th Grenadier Regiment
1/,3/106th Grenadier Regiment
15th Division Fusilier Battalion (AA)
1/,2/,3/15th Artillery Regiment
3/51st Artillery Regiment
15th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In August 1944 the division was destroyed in Russia. On 10/4/44


the division was reformed and consisted of:

1/,2/81st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/88th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/106th Grenadier Regiment
15th Division Fusilier Battalion (AA)
1/,2/,3/,4/15th Artillery Regiment
15th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In December the 81st Grenadier Regiment was detached to the 1st


Hungarian Army. It was replaced by the 1236th (Führernachwunsch-)
Grenadier Regiment. This regiment changed its number to 81 in March.
After the German capitulation, the division passed into Russian cap-
tivity.

15th Panzer Grenadier Division: Formed on 14 May 1943 as the Sizilien


(Sicilian) Division from various "march" battalions destined for Tunis.
On 5/1/43 the Palermo Panzer Grenadier Regiment (4 bns) was formed
from the 46th, 47th, 48th, 50th and 56th March Battalions. It was
absorbed into the formation of this division. The division had:

1/,2/,3/1st Sizilien Grenadier Regiment (formed from


Ens Regt, 2 bns)
1/,2/,3/2nd Sizilien Grenadier Regiment (Körner Regt, 2 bns)
1/,2/,3/3rd Sizilien Grenadier Regiment (Fullriede Regt, 2 bns)
Reggio Panzer Grenadier Battalion (69th March Bn)
1/,2/,3/,4/Sizilien Artillery Regiment (Staff/190th AR,
1/Herman Goering AR, 557th Heavy Artillery Bn,
and other troops)
Sizilien Flak Battalion (Naples Flak Battalion)
215th Panzer Battalion (from army troops)

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On 7/1/43 the division was reorganized into the 15th Panzer
Division (the grenadier regiments becoming panzer grenadier regiments).
On 7/15/43 the name was changed again to the 15th Panzer Grenadier
Division, but the regiments retained the title Panzer Grenadier Regi-
ments instead of Motorized Grenadier Regiments of the other Panzer
Grenadier Divisions. The division had:

1/,2/,3/104th Panzer Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/115th Panzer Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/129th Panzer Grenadier Regiment
Reggio Panzer Grenadier Battalion
215th Panzer Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/33rd Artillery Regiment
315th Flak Battalion (former Sizilien Flak Battalion)
Division (Einheiten) Support Troops, including
999th Signals Battalion

During the winter of 1943/44 the 115th Panzer Reconnaissance


Battalion was formed, the 2/33rd Artillery regiment reverted to the
557th Heavy Artillery Battalion and the 4/33rd AR became the 3/44th
AR. The 115th Panzer Grenadier Regiment was disbanded and the 129th
was renamed the 115th. The 215th Panzer Battalion became the 115th
Panzer Battalion. The division had, in April 1944:

1/,2/,3/104th Panzer Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/115th Panzer Grenadier Regiment
115th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
115th Panzer Battalion
1/,2/,3/33rd Artillery Regiment
315th Flak Battalion (former Sizilien Flak Battalion)
Division (Einheiten) Support Troops

The order of 9/23/44 directed the 111th Panzer Brigade be incor-


porated into the division. With the German capitulation, the division
passed into English captivity.

16th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/25/39 with:

1/,2/,3/60th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/64th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/79th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/16th Artillery Regiment
1/52nd Artillery Regiment
16th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 16th Feldersatz Battalion was reorganized


into the 3/362nd IR (196th ID). In February 1940 the 2/64th became
the 1/503rd (290th ID) and was replaced. On 8/6/40 the infantry divi-
sion was converted into the 16th Panzer Division. The 60th IR was
detached to the newly forming 16th Motorized ID.

16th Motorized Infantry Division: Formed on 8/6/40.


1/,2/,3/60th Motorized Infantry Regiment (formed from the
60th Infantry Regiment, 16th ID)
1/,2/,3/156th Motorized Infantry Regiment (formed from the 1st
Security Regiment & the 3/10th IR from the 4th ID)
165th Motorcycle Battalion (formed from 3rd Machine Gun
Battalion)
1/,2/,3/146th Artillery Regiment (formed from Staff/331th AR,
1/16th AR, 1/697th AR & 621st Heavy Artillery Battalion.)
341st Reconnaissance Battalion
228th Panzerjäger Battalion
675th Pioneer Battalion
228th Signals Battalion
66th Supply Support Troop

In 1942 the division added the:

116th Panzer Battalion (formed from 1/1st Panzer Regiment)


4/146th Panzer Artillery Regiment (281st Army Flak Battalion)

16th Panzer Grenadier Division: On 6/23/43 the 16th Motorized ID was


renamed as the 16th Panzer Grenadier Division. The 165th Motorcycle
Battalion became the 116th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion and the
4/146th Panzer AR reverted to the 281st Army Flak Battalion. The
division was used in March 1944 to form the 116th Panzer Division.

16th Infantry Division: The 16th ID was reorganized on 8/4/44 as part


of the 30th Wave in France from the remainder of the 16th Field
Division (L), which had given its infantry up to the 21st Panzer Divi-
sion and the 158th Reserve Division.

221st Grenadier Regiment (from 221st, Res. Gren. Regt,


and 2/,3/933rd IR, and 375th Res. Gren. Bn.)
223rd Grenadier Regiment (from 213th, Res. Gren Regt and
354th & 406th Res. Gren. Bn.)
225th Grenadier Regiment (from 18th Res. Gren Regt, 318th
Res. Gren Bn. and 83rd Res. Jäger Bn)
1316th Fusilier Battalion (from 602nd Fast Battalion)
1/,2/,3/,4/1316th Artillery Regiment (from Staff/18th Res Artillery
Regiment, 18th Res Artillery Bn, & 213th Artillery Battalion
& 16th Artillery Regiment (L) )
1316th Division (Einheiten) Support Troops

On 10/18/44 the division had:

1/,2/221st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/223rd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/225th Grenadier Regiment
1316th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/1316th Artillery Regiment
602nd Reconnaissance Battalion
1316th Signals Battalion
1316th Engineer Battalion
1316th Division (Einheiten) Support Troops

The division was destroyed during the retreat from the Gironde.

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16th Volks Grenadier Division: Formed between 10/9/44 and 11/3/44
with:

Staff Kampfgruppe Oelsner Staff/223rd GR


Staff Kampfgruppe Sander Staff/221st GR
Staff Kampfgruppe Roever Staff/225th GR
1/Regiment A/V. ("Walküre) 1/225th GR
4/198th Security Regiment 1/223rd GR
Remains 95th Security Regiment 2/221st GR
Remains 2/199th Security Regiment
Staff/91st Avaition Training Regt
1/91st Avaition Training Regt (2 cos) 2/225th GR
Remains/199th Security Regiment
Remains/194th Security Regiment 1/223rd GR
Panzerjäger Company A/V 1/1316th Pzjä Bn
Staff F 31st Fortress Regiment
437th Replacement & Training Bn
A/XIII Jäger Company
1316th Sturmgeschütz Battalion
A/V Alarm Company z.b.V
49th Fortress Machine Gun Battalion
19th Army Wach Company 4th Co/221st GR
Aman Versprengten Bn (2 cos)
Naval Company (Cptlt. Bahls)
von Hagen Alarm Company
2 March Companies

On 1/21/45 further units were scraped together and assigned to the


division. They were:

3/VIII IKampfgruppe
75th Alarm Battlaion, Jager Replacement & Training Battalion
56th Alarm Battlaion, Jager Replacement & Training Battalion
933rd Grenadier Regiment
Remains 2/XIII Kampfgruppe
3rd Bn, D/V Regiment
Remains of 16th Landwehr Pioneer Battlaion
Remains 9/X Fortress Anti-Tank Company
1523rd Fortress Artillery Battalion (became 4/1316th AR)

On 4 March 1945 the division contained:

221st Grenadier Regiment


223rd Grenadier Regiment
225th Grenadier Regiment
16th Fusilier Company
1/,2/,3/,4/1316th Artillery Regiment
1316th (mot) Panzerjäger Battalion
1316th Signals Battalion
1316th Feldersatz Battalion
1316th Military Police Detachment
17th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 10/15/39 with:

1/,2/,3/21st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/55th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/95th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/17th Artillery Regiment
1/53rd Artillery Regiment
17th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 17th Feldersatz Battalion became the


3/343rd IR (183rd ID). In February 1940 the 2/55th IR became the
3/521st IR and was reformed. In December 1940 one third of the divi-
sion was detached (Staff/,3/21st IR, 3/55th IR and 3/95th IR) and used
to form the 99th Light ID. The detached forces were reformed. On
10/2/43 the Division was reformed and the 3/21st, 3/55th and 2/95th
IR were disbanded. On 7/4/44 the 2/17th was disbanded and replaced
by the 3/173rd AR of the now disbanded 73rd ID. The division was
destroyed in January 1945 along the Vistula. The survivors were lost
in the Neumarket-Breslau Pocket.
In March 1945 the division was reformed with:

1/,2/95th Grenadier Regiment


17th Division Fusilier Battalion
17th Feldersatz Battalion
1/,2/,3/17th Artillery Regiment
17th Division (Einheiten) Support Troops

The 95th Grenadier Regiment was joined by the 1246th Grenadier


(Führernachwuchs-) Regiment. On 11 March 1945 it absorbed parts of the
destroyed and disbanded 88th and 291st Infantry Divisions.
18th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/24/39 with:

1/,2/,3/30th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/51st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/54th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/18th Artillery Regiment
1/54th Artillery Regiment
18th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 18th Feldersatz Battalion was reorganized


into the 3/417th IR (168th ID).

18th Motorized Infantry Division: Formed on 11/1/40 from the 18th ID.
The 54th IR was transferred to the 100th Light ID, except for the
1/54th IR, which became the 3/51st and the 38th Motorcycle Battalion.
The 1/54th AR became the 3/18th AR. The division had:

1/,2/,3/30th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/51st Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/18th Motorized Artillery Regiment
38th Motorcycle Battalion
1/,2/,3/18th Artillery Regiment
18th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

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18th Panzer Grenadier Regiment: Formed on 6/23/43 from the 18th
Motorized Infantry Division.

1/,2/,3/30th Motorized Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/51st Motorized Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/18th Motorized Artillery Regiment
118th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion (from 38th Motorcycle
Battalion)
118th Panzer Battalion (new)
1/,2/,3/18th Artillery Regiment
18th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

It was destroyed in June 1944 and the debris was incorporated


into the 105th Panzer Brigade. The division was reconstituted on
9/7/44 as Kampfgruppe 18th Panzer Grenadier from the 105th Panzer
Brigade. It had:

1/,2/30th Panzer Grenadier Regiment


(1st Bn - motorized, 2nd Bn - motorcycle)
118th Panzer Battalion
18th Division Support Troops
Panzerjäger Battalion
Pioneer Company
Signals Company

The reorganization was carried through in September and the


division had:

1/,2/30th Panzer Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/51st Panzer Grenadier Regiment
118th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
118th Panzer Battalion
300th Army Artillery Battalion
1/,2/18th Artillery Regiment
18th Division (Einheiten) Support Troops

In January 1945 the 30th and 51st Regiments formed a 3rd Bn,
and the 3/18th AR were formed. In March 1945 the division was dis-
banded in East Prussia. On 21 March 1945 it was ordered reformed on
the Vistula from the Schlesien and Holstein Panzer Divisions. The
Holstein Panzer Division had been formed on 2/2/45 from the 233rd
Reserve Panzer Division and the Schlesien Panzer Division had been
formed on 2/20/45 in Döbritz. When reformed, the division had:

1/,2/30th Panzer Grenadier Division (Staff Schleisen 2,


2/Schleisen 1 & 1/,2/Schlesien 2)
1/,2/51st Panzer Grenadier Division (Staff 139th IR, 1/,2/
142nd & 2/139th of the Holstein Panzer Division)
118th Panzer Battalion (Pz. Gren Schlesien, Panzer Bn Schlesien)
1/,2/,3/18th Artillery Regiment (Schlesien Artillery Bn, Holstein
Artillery Bn, and Schlesien Flak Battalion)
118th Panzerjäger Battalion
18th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
18th Pioneer Battalion
Feldersatz Battalion (from staff of the 2/142nd IR)
18th Volks Grenadier Division: Formed on 9/2/44 from the 571st Volks
Grenadier Division (32nd Wave) as a replacement for the destroyed
18th Luftwaffe Field Division. It had:

1/,2/293rd Grenadier Regiment (from 1171st Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/294th Grenadier Regiment (from 1172nd Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/295th Grenadier Regiment (from 1173rd Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/,4/1818th Artillery Regiment (from 1571st Artillery Regt)
1818th Division (Einheiten) Support Troops

19th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/25/39 with:

1/,2/,3/59th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/73rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/74th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/19th Artillery Regiment
1/55th Artillery Regiment
19th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 19th Feldersatz Battalion became the 1/359th


IR (181st ID - 7th Wave). The 2/74th IR became the 1/517th IR (295th
ID - 8th Wave) and was reformed. In October 1940 the 19th ID was
used to form the 19th Panzer Division. The 1/,2/59th IR became the
59th Schützen Regiment, the 3/74th and 3/59th became the 1/,2/112nd
Schützen Regiment of the 20th Panzer Division. 1/73rd Became the 19th
Motorcycle Battalion. The 3/19th AR became the 1/92nd AR (20th
Panzer Div) and the 1/55th AR became the 4/117th AR (111th ID). On
11/1/40 the division was absorbed into the 19th Panzer Division.

19th Grenadier Division: Formed on 8/8/44 in the 30th Wave.

1/,2/59th Grenadier Regiment (from 38th Jäger Regt (L))


1/,2/73rd Grenadier Regiment (from 37th Jäger Regt (L))
1/,2/74th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/719th Artillery Regiment (Staff & 2nd Bn from 19th
Artillery Regiment (L)
119th Signals Battalion
119th Engineer Battalion
119th Panzerjäger Battalion
119th Division (Einheiten) Support Units

19th Luftwaffe Sturm Division: Formed on 6/1/44 by a reorganization


of the 19th Grenadier Division.

19th Volks Grenadier Division: Formed on 10/9/44 from the 463rd


Ersatz Battalion and the 463rd Recruit Battalion.

20th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/20/39 with:

1/,2/,3/69th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/76th Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/90th Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/20th Motorized Artillery Regiment

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1/56th Motorized Artillery Regiment
20th Division (Einheiten) Support Units

Early in 1940 the 69th Motorized IR became the 69th Schützen


egiment of the 10th Panzer Division and the 1/56th AR was renumbered
as the 4/20th AR. In the Fall of 1940 the 1/20th AR was transferred
to the 10th Panzer Division as well, but it was reformed from the
3/20th AR. At the same time the 1/56th AR became the 3/20th AR.
The 30th Motorcycle Battalion was assigned to the 20th Motorized IR
from the 2nd Motorized IR. The division now had:

1/,2/,3/76th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/90th Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/20th Motorized Artillery Regiment
30th Motorcycle Battalion
20th Division (Einheiten) Support Units

20th Panzer Grenadier Division: Organized on 23 July 1943 from the


20th Motorized ID. The newly formed 8th Panzer Battalion and the
284th Army Flak Battalion were assigned to the division. On 4/29/44
the 20th Motorized Reconnaissance Battalion and the 30th Motorcycle
Battalion were joined and became the 120th Panzer Reconnaissance
Battalion. On 12/1/44 the motorized infantry became panzer grenade-
ers. The division had:

1/,2/,3/76th Panzer Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/90th Panzer Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/20th Artillery Regiment
120th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
8th Panzer Battalion
284th Army Flak Battalion
20th Division (Einheiten) Support Units

21st Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/21/39 with:

1/,2/,3/3rd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/24th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/45th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/21st Artillery Regiment
1/57th Artillery Regiment
21st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 21st Feldersatz Battalion became the 3/371st


IR (161st ID). In February the 2/45th became the 1/505th IR (291st ID)
and was replaced. In October 1940 one third of the division
(Staff/,3/3rd IR, 3/24th IR, and 3/4th IR) was transferred to the 121st
Division (11th Wave) and were replaced. On 10/2/43 was reorganized
and the 3/3rd, 1/24th and 3/45th were disbanded. The 21st Reconnais-
sance Battaion became the 21st Division Fusilier Battalion AA. The
division had:

1/,2/3rd Grenadier Regiment


2/,3/24th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/45th Grenadier Regiment
21st Division Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/21st Artillery Regiment
1/57th Artillery Regiment
21st Division (Einheiten) Support Units

22nd Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/18/39 with:

1/,2/,3/16th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/47th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/65th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/22nd Artillery Regiment
1/58th Artillery Regiment
22nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In the winter of 1940/41 the division received the 22nd Flak


Battalion. The regimental support of the 13th, 14th and Staff Compa-
nies were formed into 4th Battalions On 7/29/42 the division was
reorganized and renamed "Air Landing Motorized Troop". The 1/58th AR
was detached and the 4/207th AR became the 4/22nd AR. The sMG and
Pak were broken into four equal strength companies and distributed by
sections to the battalions. On 10/1/42 the division was prepared for
the assault on Crete. The 2/22nd AR and 1/47th Grenadier Regiment
became Kampfgruppe Buhse and were sent to Africa, were they were
destroyed. The 22nd Reconnaissance Battalion became the 122nd
Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion. The 4/22nd AR became the 716th
Heavy Artillery Battalion. In 1943 the 2/22nd AR and the 1/47th
Grenadier Regiment (formed from the 22nd Feldersatzbattalion) were
rebuilt. May 1944 shows the division being fully reformed.

22nd Volks Grenadier Division: Formed in March 1945 from the 22nd
Infantry Division. It had:

1/,2/,3/16th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/47th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/65th Grenadier Regiment
122nd Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/22nd Artillery Regiment
22nd Flak Battalion
22nd Division (Einheiten) Support Troops

23rd Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:


1/,2/,3/9th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/67th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/68th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/29th Artillery Regiment
1/59th Artillery Regiment
23rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 23rd Feldersatz Battalion became the 3/310th


IR (163rd ID). In February 1940 the 2/68th was detached and became
the 1/511th IR (293rd ID) and was replaced. In October 1940 one third
of the division (Staff/,3/9th, 3/67th and 3/68th IR) was detached to
form the 123rd ID (11th Wave). Those forces detached were rebuilt.
The order of 7/3/42 directed that the division be converted into the
26th Panzer Division.

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23rd Infantry Division: On 10/23/42 the division was reformed in
Denmark with those portions not used to form the 26th Panzer Divi-
sion. The division had:

1/,2/,3/9th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/67th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/68th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/23rd Artillery Regiment (from 1/231st, 2/23rd and 4/22nd
Artillery Regiments, plus new drafts.)
23rd Division (Einheiten) Support Units

On 11/27/42 the 68th Grenadier Regiment became a "fusilier"


regiment. On 9/12/43 the 3/9th, 1/67th and 2/68th IR were disbanded
and the division was reorganized with the Fusilier Battalion being
absorbed. On 8/22/44 the 9th Grenadier Regiment was disbanded. The
remaining kampfgruppe served as a garrison of the Baltic Islands. The
rest was sent to East Prussia in December and reformed. The 9th
Grenadier Regiment remained with the 4th Army and was joined to the
24th Panzer Division. The bulk of the division was then assigned to
the 2nd Army in Western Prussia. The 3/67th, 3/,4/68th and 2nd Fusi-
lier Battalion were reformed.

24th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/31st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/32nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/102nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/24th Artillery Regiment
1/60th Artillery Regiment
24th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 24th Feldersatz Battalion became the 1/329th


(162nd ID). In February 1940 the 2/31st became the 1/515th (294th ID –
8th Wave) and was replaced. In December 1940 1/3rd of the division
(Staff,3/32nd, 3/31st and 3/102nd IR) was detached and used to form
the 113th ID (12th Wave). In September 1943 the division was reorgan-
ized. The 24th Reconnaissance Battalion became the 24th Division
Fusilier Battalion (AA). The 1/31st, 1/32nd and 3/102nd were stricken
and the and the 2/31st and 3/32nd were renumbered as the 1st Bns.
The division had:

1/,2/31st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/32nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/102nd Infantry Regiment
24th Division Fusilier Battalion (AA)
1/,2/,3/24th Artillery Regiment
1/60th Artillery Regiment
24th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

25th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 iwth:

1/,2/,3/13th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/35th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/119th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/25th Artillery Regiment
1/61st Artillery Regiment
25th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In February 1940 the Staff/119th and 2/35th IR were used to


form the 512nd IR )293rd ID - 8th Wave).

25th Motorized Infantry Division: formed on 11/15/40 by the renaming


of the 25th ID, which detached the 13th IR to the 4th Mountain Divi-
sion, along with the 1/25th AR, which became the 1/94th Mountain AR
and the disbanding of the 1/61st AR. On 3/15/41 the 3/40th IR (27th
ID) became the 25th Motorcycle Battalion and the 626th Heavy AR
became the 3/25th AR (the former 3/25th became the 1/25th AR). The
divison had:

1/,2/,3/35th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/119th Motorized Infantry Regiment
25th Motorcycle Battalion
1/,2/,3/25th Motorized Artillery Regiment
25th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 292nd Army Flak Battalion was assigned to the division during the
winder of 1942/3.

25th Panzer Grenadier Division: Formed on 6/23/43 by the reorganiza-


tion of the 25th Motorized ID. It added the 5th Panzer Battalion and
the 125th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion. The division had:

1/,2/,3/35th Motorized Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/119th Motorized Grenadier Regiment
5th Panzer Battalion
125th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
1/,2/,3/25th Motorized Artillery Regiment
292nd Army Flak Battalion
25th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was destroyed with Army Group Middle in July 1944
and its debris was incorporated into the 107th Panzer Brigade. The
division was reformed in October 1944 as a kampfgruppe. It had

1/,2/35th Panzer Grenadier Regiment


25th Artillery Battalion
25th Panzerjäger Battalion
25th Pioneer Company
25th Signals Company
25th Scout Section

On 11/7/44 was reorganized into a full division by the addition of the


107th Panzer Brigade. It had:

1/,2/,3/35th Motorized Grenadier Regiment (from 119th Mot.


Gren. Regt. & two newly raised bns)
1/,2/,3/119th Motorized Grenadier Regiment (from 107th Pz.
Brig., 2107th Pz.Gren Bn & 2/35th IR)
5th Panzer Battalion (formed from 2107th Panzer Bn)
125th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion

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1/,2/,3/25th Motorized Artillery Regiment
292nd Army Flak Battalion
25th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

26th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 9/26/39 with:


1/,2/,3/39th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/77th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/78th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,26th Artillery Regiment
1/62nd Artillery Regiment
26th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 26th Feldersatz Battalion became the


3/362nd IR (196th ID). In February 1940 the 2/39th became the 2/502nd
(290th ID - 8th Wave) and was replaced. In December 1940 1/3 of the
division (Staff/,3/39th, 3/77th and 3/78th) were detached to the 106th
ID (12th Wave). All detached units were replaced. On 11/12/42 the
39th IR became the 39th Fusilier Regiment. In October 1943 the 26th
Feldausbildung Battalion was formed from the 395th Sturm Battalion in
the place of the 3/77th Grenadier Regiment, the 1/62nd AR was redes-
ignated as the 4/26th AR and the 26th Reconnaissance Battalion
became the 26th Division Fusilier Battalion (AA). Around August 1944
the 2/39th, 2/77th and 3/78th IR were disbanded. The division then
had:

1/,3/39th Fusilier Regiment


1/,3/77th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/78th Grenadier Regiment
26th Division Fusilier Battalion (AA)
1/,2/,3/,4/26th Artillery Regiment
26th Division (Einheiten) Support Units

The order of 7/31/44 incorporated the 174th Reserve Division


into the 26th ID. On 9/10/44, after heavy losses near Radom, Russia,
the division was disbanded and its debris incorporated into the 253rd
ID.

26th Volks Grenadier Regiment: Formed on 9/17/44 by Posen from the


582nd Volks Grenadier Regiment (32nd Wave). It had:

1/,2/39th Fusilier Regiment (from 1206th Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/77th Grenadier Regiment (from 1207th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/78th Grenadier Regiment (from 1208th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/,4/26th Artillery Regiment (from 1582 Artillery Regiment)
26th Division Fusilier Company (from 582nd Div. Fus Co., raised
to a battalion strength in November)
26th Panzerjäger Battalion (with 1026th Sturmgeschütz Bn)
26th Signals Battalion
26th Pioneer Battalion
26th Feldersatz Battalion
26th Supply Troop

27th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/40th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/63rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/91st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/27th Artillery Regiment
1/63rd Artillery Regiment
27th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 27th Feldersatz Battalion became the 1/331st


(167th ID). In February the Staff/63rd IR and 2/91st IR were detached
to the 522nd IR (297th ID - 8th Wave). On 11/1/40 the division was
absorbed into the 17th Panzer Division, with the 91st IR became the
91st Mountain Jäger Regiment and the 3/27th became the 3/94th Moun-
tain AR in the 4th Mountain Division. The 3/40th IR became the 25th
Motorcycle Battalion of the 25th Panzer Grenadier Division.

28th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/1/39 with:

1/,2/,3/7th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/49th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/83rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/28th Artillery Regiment
1/64th Artillery Regiment
28th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 28th Feldersatz Battalion became the


3/391st IR (170th ID). In February 1940 the 2/83rd became the 1/526th
(298th ID - 8th Wave) and was replaced. In December 1940 1/3rd of the
division (Staff/,3/7th, 3/49th & 1/83rd IR) was detached to become the
102nd ID (12th Wave). Those detached units were replaced. On 12/1/41
the 7th IR was detached to the 252nd ID and the 49th and 83rd IR
became Jäger Regiments. The division was then established as a light
infantry division equipped with low mountain equipment.

28th Jäger Division: Formed on 7/1/42 from the 28th ID with:


1/,2/,3/49th Jäger Regiment
1/,2/,3/83rd Jäger Regiment
1/,2/,3/28th Artillery Regiment
1/64th Artillery Regiment
28th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 2/20/44 the 1st Luftwaffe Division was incorporated into the


division. On 10/28/44 the 1031st and 1032nd Kampf March Battalions
were incorporated into the regiment as well. In 1944 the 28th Moun-
tain AR absorbed the 1/64th as its fourth battalion. The division was
captured in East Prussia by the Russians in 1945.

29th Infantry Division: The division contained:

1/,2/,3/15th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/71st Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/86th Motorized Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/29th Motorized Artillery Regiment
1/65th Artillery Regiment
29th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 86th Motorized IR and the 2/29th AR were transferred to the

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10th Panzer Division. The 1/65th AR was attached to the 29th AR as
the 3/29th and the old 3/29th became the 2/29th AR. In the Fall 1940
the 29th Division had:

1/,2/,3/15th Motorized Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/71st Motorized Infantry Regiment
29th Motorcycle Battalion
1/,2/,3/29th Motorized Artillery Regiment
29th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In 1942 the following were attached:

129th Panzer Battalion (from 1/39th Panzer Regiment)


4/29th Motorized Artillery Regiment (form 313th Army Flak
Battalion)

In 1943 the division was destroyed at Stalingrad. It was reformed by


the order of 2/11/43 in France from the 345th Motorized Division and
on 3/1/43 the division had:

1/,2/,3/15th Grenadier Regiment (from 148th Mot.Gren.Rgt)


1/,2/,3/71st Grenadier Regiment (from 152nd Pz.Gren.Rgt)
129th Panzer Battalion (from 345th Panzer Battalion)
1/,2/,3/29th Motorized Artillery Regiment (from 345th AR & new
drafts)
313th Army Flak Battalion (from 2/345th AR)
29th Division (Einheiten) Service Units (from 345th Division
Service Units)

29th Panzer Grenadier Division: Formed on 6/23/43 from the 29th


Motorized ID. In April/May 1944 the division was reformed. The
motorized grenadier regiments were redesignated as panzer grenadier
regiments. By 1945 the panzerjäger battalion had been replaced.

30th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/6th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/26th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/46th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/30th Artillery Regiment
1/66th Artillery Regiment
30th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 30th Feldersatz Battalion became the


2/401st (170th ID). In December 1940 1/3rd of the division (3/6,3/26 &
2/46th IR) was detached to the 110th (Id (12th Wave) and were replaced.
On 12/10/42 the 26th IR became the 26th Fusilier Regiment. In 1942 the
2/6th, 3/26th & 2/46th were disbanded and the 30th Reconnaissance
Battalion became a Fusilier Battalion. The division had:

1/,3/6th Grenadier Regiment (1st & 2nd Bns in 1944)


1/,2/26th Fusilier Regiment
1/,3/46th Grenadier Regiment (1st & 2nd Bns in 1944)
1/,2/,3/30th Artillery Regiment
1/66th Artillery Regiment
30th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In April 1945 the 2/6th and 2/26th were disbanded,leaving the


division with only four battalions.

31st Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/12th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/17th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/82nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/31st Artillery Regiment
1/67th Artillery Regiment
31st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the Feldersatz Battalion became the 2/359th IR


(181st ID). The 2/12th IR became the 2/517th (295th ID, 8th Wave) and
was replaced. In October 1940 one third of the division was detached
(Staff 12th IR, 3/12th, 3/17th, & 3/82nd) to the 131st ID (11th Wave).
The detached units were replaced. In 1942 the 2/12th, 2/17th and
3/82nd were disbanded, and the division reorganized with six batta-
lions. In May 1944 the divisional fusilier battalion was formed from
the divisional reconnaissance battalion and the division absorbed the
566th Grenadier Regiment of the 52nd Division (23rd Wave). At that
time the division had:

1/,3/12th Grenadier Regiment


1/,3/17th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/82nd Grenadier Regiment
31st Divisional Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/31st Artillery Regiment
1/67th Artillery Regiment
31st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was destroyed in June 1944 while with Army Group Middle
and was disbanded on 18 July 1944.

31st Grenadier Division: Formed on 7/21/44, by the redesignation of


the 550th (Sperr) Division of the 29th Wave with the remnants of the
31st ID. It had:

1/,2/12th Grenadier Regiment (from 1112nd Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/17th Grenadier Regiment (from 111th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/82nd Grenadier Regiment (from 1100th Grenadier Regiment)
31st Divisional Fusilier Company (A.A.)(from 550th Div.Fusilier Co.)
1/,2/,3/31st Artillery Regiment (from 1/,2/,3/,4/1550th Art Rgt)
31st Flak Company (from 1550th)
31st Sturmgeschütz Battalion (from 1550th)
31st Division (Einheiten) Service Units (from 1550th)

31st Volks Grenadier Division: formed on 10/9/44 from the 31st Grena-
dier Division. The fusilier and Panzerjäger Battalions were brought
to full strength, the 2/82nd was redesignated the 3(Jäger)/82nd Gre-
nadier Regiment and the 4/31st AR was redesignated as the 1/67th AR.
The division was reformed in Danzig on 17 January 1945 and was taken
into Russian captivity shortly later.

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32nd Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/1/39 with:

1/,2/,3/4th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/94th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/96th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/32nd Artillery Regiment
1/68th Artillery Regiment
32nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units, including
2nd Pioneer Battalion

In January 1940 the Feldersatz Battalion became the 3/314th IR


(162nd ID). In February 1940 the 2/94th was converted into the 1/509th
(292nd ID, 8th Wave) and was replaced. In October 1940 one third of
the division was detached (Staff 4th IR, 3/4, 3/94 & 3/96th) and used
to form the 122nd ID (11th Wave). They were replaced. In 1942 the
3/4, 3/94th and 2/96th were disbanded and the division remained with
only 6 battalions. In September 1943 the division was converted into
a Grenadier Division and the 32nd Reconnaissance Battalion became the
32nd Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.). The division had:

1/,2/4th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/94th Grenadier Regiment
1/,3/96th Grenadier Regiment (renumbered 1/,2/96th in November
1944)
1/,2/,3/32nd Artillery Regiment
1/68th Artillery Regiment
32nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units, including
2nd Pioneer Battalion

The division was refreshed in February 1945 by incorporation the


Jütland Grenadier Regiment.

33rd Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/104th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/110th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/115th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/69th Artillery Regiment
1/69th Artillery Regiment
33rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In November 1939 the 33rd Feldersatz Battalion became the 2/2nd


Security Regiment. In February 1940 the staff/110th IR and 2/104th
were transferred to form the 529th IR (299th ID, 8th Wave). They
were replaced. On 11 November 1940 the division was reformed into
the 15th Panzer Division. The 110th IR was transferred to the 112th
ID (12th Wave). The 3/115th IR was used to form the 20th Motorcycle
Battalion (20th Panzer Division), the 1/33rd AR became the 1/86th AR
and the 1/69th AR was disbanded. The horse drawn support units were
sent to the 129th ID.

34th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/80th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/105th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/107th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/34th Artillery Regiment
1/70th Artillery Regiment
34th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 9/19/39 the 105th IR and the 2/34th AR (becoming the 1/172nd


AR) were detached to form the 72nd ID. The 105th IR was replaced by
the 253rd IR. On In January 1940 the 34th Feldersatz Battalion
became the 3/315th IR (167th ID). In December 1940 one third of the
division (3/80th, 3/107th and 3/253rd) were transferred to the 12th ID
(12th Wave). The detached units were replace. At the end of 1942 the
division the 3/80th, 3/107th and 3/253rd were disbanded, leaving the
division with only six battalions. After heavy losses in southern
Russia, the division was reformed on 2/2/44. On 5/10/44 it was
reorganized into the new Grenadier type of division. It now had:

1/,2/,3/80th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/105th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/253rd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/34th Artillery Regiment
1/70th Artillery Regiment
34th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was taken prisoner by the Americans in Como, Italy.

35th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/34th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/109th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/111th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/35th Artillery Regiment
1/71st Artillery Regiment
35th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the Feldersatz Battalion became the 2/379th IR


(169th ID). In February 1940 the 2/34th IR became the 1/521st IR
(296th ID, 8th Wave) and was replaced. In December 1940 one third of
the division (Staff 34th IR, 3/34th, 3/109th & 3/111th IR) was detached
to form the 101st Light ID (12th Wave) and was replaced. In April 1942
the 3/34th, 3/109th (?), and 2/111th were disbanded. The 34th IR was
redesignated the 34th Fusilier Regiment on 11/8/42. The reconnais-
sance battalion became the 35th Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.) when
the division was restructured in November 1943. The division then
had:

1/,2/34th Fusilier Regiment


1/,2/109th Grenadier Regiment
1/,3/111th Grenadier Regiment
35th Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/,4/35th Artillery Regiment (the 1/71st became the 4/35th
in October 1944)
35th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In October 1944 the Division absorbed the 1034th and 1042nd

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Battle March Battalions. The division was captured by the Russians
by Danzig and Hela.

36th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/70th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/87th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/118th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/36th Artillery Regiment
1/72nd Artillery Regiment
36th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In February 1940 the Staff/118th IR and 2/87th were transferred


to form the 516th IR (295th ID, 8th Wave) and was replaced. On 11/1/40
the division was motorized.

36th Motorized Infantry Division: Began forming on 11/1/40 and fin-


ished on 5/1/41 from the 36th ID. The 70th IR was transferred to the
111th ID along with the 2/36th AR (as the 2/117th AR. The 3/36th AR
became the 2/36th and the 3/36th was formed from the 1/72nd AR. The
36th Motorcycle Battalion was formed from the 11th Machine Gun
Battalion. The horse drawn units of the division were transferred to
the 126th ID. The division had:

1/,2/,3/87th (mot) Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/118th (mot) Infantry Regiment
36th Motorcycle Battalion (from 11th Machine Gun Battalion)
1/,2/,3/36th (mot) Artillery Regiment
36th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

During the summer of 1943 the division became the 36th Panzer
Grenadier Division and the reconnaissance battalion became the 136th
Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. The division was demotorized in
June 1943 and reverted to the 36th ID.

36th Infantry Division: Formed on from the 36th Panzer Grenadier


Regiment. On 11/2/43 a third regiment was added by the addition of
the 268th Division Group and the 3/87th and 3/118th, which were dis-
banded. The 36th Reconnaissance Battalion became the 36th Divisional
Fusilier Battalion A.A. The 36th (mot) AR became an Army artillery
unit and was replaced by the 268th AR from the now disbanded 268th
ID.

1/,2/87th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/118th Infantry Regiment
268th Division Group (from 488th & 499th Gru. Regiments)
36th Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/,4/268th Artillery Regiment (4th from 3/321st AR)
36th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In June the Division was with the Army group Middle and de-
stroyed in the Bobruisk Pocket. On 8/3/44 it was disbanded.

36th Grenadier Division: Formed on 8/3/44 as part of the 30th Wave


from the remains of the old 36th ID and new drafts. On 9/1/44 the
division was forming and it was ready on 9/15/44. The division had:

1/,2/87th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/118th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/165th Grenadier Regiment (2nd Bn was a bicycle bn)
1/,2/,3/,4/268th Artillery Regiment (4th from 3/321st AR)
36th Division Fusilier Company (A.A.)
36th Flak Company
36th Pioneer Company
36th Signals Company
1036th Sturmgeschütz Battalion
36th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

36th Volks Grenadier Division: On 10/9/44 the 36th Grenadier Division


became the 36th Volks Grenadier Division and became part of the 32nd
Wave. The fusiliers, panzerjägers and signals were raised to batta-
lion strengths. The division was taken into American captivity. On 4
March 1945 the division contained:

87th Grenadier Regiment


118th Grenadier Regiment
165th Grenadier Regiment
56th Fusilier Company
268th Artillery Regiment
36th Pioneer Battalion
36th (mot) Panzerjäger Battalion
36th Signals Battalion
36th Military Police Detachment

37th Infantry Division: Never formed

38th Infantry Division: Formed on 7/8/42 as part of the 20th Wave.


It had:

1/,2/,3/108th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/112th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/138th Artillery Regiment
138th Reconnaissance Battalion
138th Panzerjäger Battalion
138th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The infantry Regiments were redesignated Grenadier Regiments on


10/15/42. The Panzerjäger and Reconnaissance Battalions combined to
form the combined purpose 138th Schnell Battalion on 12/9/42. On
5/23/43 a the Panzerjäger Battalion and Reconnaissance were reformed.
On 10/23/43 the division was ordered disbanded. The remnants
were used to form the 38th Divisional Group and assigned to the 62nd
ID. The divisional staff, signals battalion and support troops were
sent to the west and used to form the 276th Division (22nd Wave).
The infantry became the 986th Grenadier Regiment and the 1/138th AR
became the 1/276th AR. The staff 3/138th AR was used to form the
959th AR, the staff of the pioneer battalion later became the staff
of the 818th Mountain Pioneer Battalion

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39th Infantry Division: Formed on 7/10/42 as part of the 20th Wave.
It consisted of the:

1/,2/,3/113th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/114th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/139th Artillery Regiment
139th Panzerjäger Battalion
139th Reconnaissance Battalion
139th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 10/15/42 the division was renamed the 39th Grenadier Regi-


ment. On 12/9/42 the Panzerjäger and Reconnaissance Battalions
became a "schnell battalion" (the bicycle squadron remained). The
division formed a feldersatz battalion shortly later. On 10/23/43 the
division was disbanded. The remains of the division was used to form
the 39th Divisional Group, part of the 106th ID.

40th Infantry Division: Never formed.

41st Fortress Division: Formed on 12/11/43 the division was formed


from the disbanded 39th ID and various fortress troops. The division
served in Greece. The division had:

938th Fortress Regiment (formerly Fortress Infantry Battalions


3/999 and 1008)
965th Fortress Infantry Regiment (formerly Fortress Infantry
Battalions 2/,4/,7/999th)
1009th Fortress Infantry Battalion
1012nd Fortress Infantry Battalion
919th Army Coastal Artillery Regiment (819th and 920th
Coastal Artillery Battalions)
309th Army Flak Battalion
141st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1945 the division withdrew from Greece and was


reformed into the 41st ID.

41st Infantry Division: Formed in January 1945 from the 41st Fortress
Division. It had:

1230th Grenadier Regiment (from staff/733rd Fortress Grenadier


Regiment (from Crete) and 1/746th and 3/733rd IRs)
1231st Grenadier Regiment (from staff/938th, 1009th and 3/999th
Fortress Battalions)
1232nd Grenadier Regiment (from Staff/965th Fortress Regiment,
7/999th and 2/999th Fortress Regiments.
41st Division Fusilier Battalion (From Rhodes Fusilier Battalion)
141st Artillery Regiment (from 831st, 820th and 819th Army
Coastal Defense Battalions & 3/619th Artillery Regiment)
141st Panzerjäger Battalion (from Athens Alarm Regiment)
141st Pioneer Regiment (from 2264th Pioneer Battalion and 705th
Pioneer School Company)
141st Division (Einheiten) Service Units
42nd Jäger Division: Formed on 12/22/43 from the 187th Reserve Divi-
sion:

1/,2/,3/25th Jäger Regiment (from 187th Attack Group, 2/133rd &


2/135th Reserve Grenadier Regiment, & 2/482nd Reserve
Jäger Regiment.)
1/,2/,3/40th Jäger Regiment (Staff/45th Reserve Grenadier Regt,
1/130th, 1/135th, and 1/486th Reserve Grenadier Regiments)
1/,2/,3/4/142nd Artillery Regiment (from Staff/255th Artillery
Regiment - from disbanded 255th ID, and 4/142nd from the
newly formed 96th Reserve Artillery Battalion)

The division was taken prisoner by the English in Italy.

43rd Infantry Division: Never formed.

44th Infantry Division: Formed on 4/1/38 in Vienna and mobilized on


8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/131st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/132nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/134th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/96th Artillery Regiment
1/97th Artillery Regiment
46th Panzerjäger Battalion
80th Pioneer Battalion
64th Communications Battalion
44th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the Feldersatz Battalion became the 3/443rd IR


(164th ID). In February the 2/134th became 1/523rd (297th ID, 8th
Wave), and was replaced. In September 1940 one third of the division
was detached (Staff/134th IR, 3/131st, 3/132nd, 3/134th) to the 137th ID
(11th Wave) and was reformed. The 3/134th was replaced by the
3/503rd (290th ID). In January 1943 the Division was destroyed at
Stalingrad. It was reformed on 2/17/43 in Belgian using the 887th and
888th Grenadier Regiments.

(44th) Reichsgrenadier Division Hoch und Deutschmeister: Formed on


6/1/43 from the 44th ID and the addition of the 134th Grenadier
Regiment, which was named the Hoch und Deutschmeister Regiment. The
division The artillery regiment was newly formed using the 1/97th AR
as its fourth battalion. The division had:

1/,2/,3/Reichsgrenadier Regiment Hoch- und Deutschmeister


1/,2/,3/131st Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/132nd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/96th Artillery Regiment
46th Panzerjäger Battalion
46th Pioneer Battalion
64th Signals Battalion
44th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In November 1943 the 3/131st Grenadier Regiment and the 3/96th


AR were sent to Italy to the 362nd ID (21st Wave) as the 1/955th IR

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and the 3/362nd AR. The Division then had 9 infantry battalions and
the reconnaissance regiment from 1944 on. On 8/28/44 the 3/131st
became the 44th Mortar Battalion, the 1/132nd and the 3/H.u.D were
disbanded, the 3/131st and 3/132nd were merged into a single battalion,
reducing the division to the strength of 6 battalions. During the
winter 43/44 the Meier Panzer Group (equipped with Tiger Tanks) was
joined to the division. The division was captured near Linz by the
Americans.

45th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/130th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/133th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/135th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/98th Artillery Regiment
1/99th Artillery Regiment
65th Signals Battalion
81st Pioneer Battalion
45th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1940 the 45th Feldersatz Battalion became the 1/429th


IR (168th ID). On 1/28/40 the 2/135th became the 1/524th (297th ID,
8th Wave) and was rebuilt. On 12/10/40 one third of the division
(Staff/130th, 3/130th, 3/133rd and 3/135th IR, which became the 127th
IR) were used to form the 100th Light ID. Those units were rebuilt.
On 6/17/43 several portions of the division were disbanded and some
were rebuilt, including the disbanding of the entire 130th IR. The
130th IR was reformed in May 1944 from the 637th Replacement Regi-
ment. The division had:

1/,2/130th Grenadier Regiment


1/,3/133rd Grenadier Regiment
1/,3/135th Grenadier Regiment (1/135th from 1/130th IR)
45th Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A)

In June 1944 the Division was destroyed with Army Group Middle
in the Bobruisk Pocket.

45th Grenadier Division: Formed on 7/1/8/44 by the renaming of the


546th Grenadier Division as a Speer Division of the 29th Wave. The
division had:

1/,2/130th Grenadier Regiment (from 1088th Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/133rd Grenadier Regiment (from 1089th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/135th Grenadier Regiment (from 1090th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/4/98th Artillery Regiment (from 1546th Artillery Regt)
98th Feldersatz Battalion
81st Pioneer Battalion
45th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 9/22/45 the 1132nd Grenadier Brigade was absorbed into the divi-
sion to reform the staff and 1/130th IR.
45th Volks Grenadier division: On 10/21/44 the 45th Grenadier Divi-
sion was redesignated as the 45th Volks Grenadier Division. The
division had:

1/,2/130th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/135th Grenadier Regiment
1/,4/98th Artillery Regiment
45th Fusilier Battalion
45th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was taken prisoner at Königgrätz by the Russians.

46th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 with:

1/,2/,3/42nd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/72nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/97th Infantry Regiment
1/115th Artillery Regiment
1/,2/,3/114th Artillery Regiment
52nd Panzerjäger Battalion
76th Communications Battalion
88th Pioneer Battalion
46th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 97th IR, 3/114th AR, 76th Reconnaissance Battalion and the
88th Pioneer Battalion were raised upon mobilization of the division.
The Staff/114th AR was not formed. The staff of the 115th AR direct-
ed the three light battalions of the 114th and the heavy battalion of
the 115th AR until it was redesignated as the 114th AR on 2/4/42.
In January 1940 the 46th Feldersatz Battalion became the
1/330th IR (183rd ID - 7th Wave). On 2/1/40 the 2/72nd IR became the
1/520th IR (296th ID, 8th Wave) and was rebuilt. In March 1943 the
division was rebuilt. In October 1943 the division 2/42nd and 1/72nd
were disbanded and replaced by renaming the 3rd Battalions, and the
3/97th was also disbanded without replacement. The regiments were
redesignated as grenadier regiments. The division had:

1/,2/42nd Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/72nd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/97th Grenadier Regiment
46th Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/114th Artillery Regiment
1/115th Artillery Regiment
52nd Panzer Abwehr (panzerjäger) Battalion
76th Signals Battalion
88th Pioneer Battalion
46th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In March 1945 the division was redesignated as the 46th Volks


Grenadier Division. It was captured at Deutsch-Brod by the Russians.

47th Infantry Division: Formed on 2/1/44 by the merging of the 156th


Reserve Division (Münster) and a fixed infantry division. The division
had:

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1/,2/103rd Grenadier Regiment (from 277th Reserve Grenadier Regt)
1/,2/104th Grenadier Regiment (from 254th Reserve Grenadier Regt)
1/,2/115th Grenadier Regiment (from 26th Reserve Grenadier Regt)
147th Fusilier Battalion (from 484th Reserve Grenadier Battalion),
1/,2/,3/147th Artillery Regiment (from 26th Reserve Artillery
Regiment)
147th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

At the end of August 1944, the division was destroyed in the


Mons Pocket.

47th Volks Grenadier Division: The 46th was reformed on 9/17/44 by


the redesignation of the 577th Grenadier Division (32nd Wave). It had:

1/,2/103rd Grenadier Regiment (from 1189th Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/104th Grenadier Regiment (from 1190th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/115th Grenadier Regiment (from 1191th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/,4/147th Artillery Regiment (from 1577th Artillery Regiment)
147th Division (Einheiten) Service Units (from 1577th Einheiten)

The division was destroyed in March 1945 and its survivors were
taken prisoner by the Americans. At that time it contained:

1/,2/103rd Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/104th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/115th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/Artillery Regiment
147th (bicycle) Fusilier Battalion
147th Pioneer Battalion
147th (mot) Panzerjäger Battalion
147th Signals Battalion
147th Feldersatz Battalion
147th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

48th Infantry Division: Formed on 2/1/44 by the merging of the 171st


Reserve division and a fixed infantry division. It had:

1/,2/126th Grenadier Regiment (from 216th Reserve Grenadier Regt)


1/,2/127th Grenadier Regiment (from 71st Reserve Grenadier Regt)
1/,2/128th Grenadier Regiment (from 19th Reserve Grenadier Regt)
148th Fusilier Battalion (from 348th Reserve Grenadier Battalion)
1/,2/,3/148th Artillery Regiment (from 252nd Reserve Artillery
Regimentt)
148th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 2/17/44 the Armenian 809th IR was merged into the 3/128th


Grenadier Regiment. On 9/1/44 the 148th Fusilier Battalion was re-
numbered as the 48th. On 10/18/44 it had:

1/,2/126th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/127th Grenadier Regiment
148th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/148th Artillery Regiment
148th Signals Battalion
148th Pioneer Battalion
148th Feldersatz Battalion
148th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

Upon its return to France, on 11/3/44, the 32nd Fleiger Replace-


ment Regiment became the 128th Grenadier Regiment, the Grenadier
Ersatz Battalion and the 352nd Replacement Battalion became the
2/126th, a pioneer Company of the 462nd Volks Grenadier Division, and
the 43rd Fortress Machine Gun Battalion were absorbed into the divi-
sion. On 12/20/44 the Division became a Volks grenadier division. In
early 1945 the panzerjäger company became a full battalion. In May
the division had fallen to the strength of a kampfgruppe fighting
north of Vienna. Parts were taken prisoner by the Americans and the
Russians.

49th Infantry Division: Formed on 2/1/44 from the 191st Reserve Divi-
sion and a fixed infantry division. The division had:

1/,2/148th Grenadier Regiment (formed from 21st Res. Gren. Rgt.)


1/,2/149th Grenadier Regiment (formed from 17th & 497th Reserve
Battalions)
1/,2/150th Grenadier Regiment (formed from 267th Res. Gren. Rgt.)
149th Fusilier Battalion (newly formed)
1/,2/,3/149th Artillery Regiment
149th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was heavily damaged in the Mons pocket. The rem-
nants were formed into a kampfgruppe near Aachen. It was reinforced
with the 31st and 57th Fortress Machine Gun Battalions and the 302nd
and 305th Western Army Infantry Battalions, the 1423rd Fortress
Infantry Battalion, the Grenadier Ersatz Battalion and the 78th Re-
placement Battalion, and the I, VI, XI, and XVIII Landwehr Fortress
Battalions. The survivors of this force was later drawn into the
246th ID (1/148th became the 1/689th, 1/149th AR became the 1/246th
AR, and the 49th Fusilier Bn became the 246th Fusilier Bn). The
division staff was reformed as the VII Panzer Corps staff on 12/1/44.

50th Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 in Kustrin with:

1/,2/,3/121st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/122nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/123rd Infantry Regiment
101st Artillery Battalion (heavy artillery)
71st Pioneer Battalion
71st Signals Battalion
354th (Einheiten) Service Units

The six company organization of the Grenz Infantry Regiments was


raised 18, but only 9 companies were used to form field regiments.
The remaining 9 companies were used in the Crossen, Mesertiz and
Schwerin Regiments. The 71st Pioneer Battalion was raised from 2 to
5 companies.
On 10/24/39 the division was used in the formation of the 2nd
Division (1st Wave). The three infantry regiments were, on 11/10/39,
merged with the Crossen, Meseritz and Schwerin companies. The 150th
AR was formed from the 742nd, 743rd and 748th Army Artillery Batta-
lions. On 4/1/40 they were redesignated as the 1/,2/,3/150th AR. The
150th Panzerabwehr Battalion and the 150th Bicycle Squadron were
newly raised. The division now had:

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1/,2/,3/121st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/122nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/123rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/150th Artillery Regiment
71st Pioneer Battalion
71st Signals Battalion
150th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 9/5/40 the 4/213th AR was redesignated as the 4/150th AR.


On 1/1/41 the 150th Reconnaissance Battalion was formed from the 217th
Reconnaissance Battalion and the 150th Bicycle Squadron. Sometime
later the infantry regiments were redesignated as grenadier regiments.
In October 1943 the 1/121st Grenadier Regiment and 2/122nd
Grenadier Regiment were used to form the 1/759th IR (338th ID) and
2/583rd (219th ID). They were not replaced. Shortly later the 150th
Fusilier Regiment and the 150th Feldersatz Battalion were formed. The
division now had:

1/,2/121st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/122nd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/123rd Grenadier Regiment
50th Fusilier Battalion (instead of 150th)
1/,2/,3/,4/150th Artillery Regiment
150th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The pioneer and signals battalions were also renumbered. The


division was destroyed in the Heiligenbeil Pocket and the survivors
were taken into Russian captivity by Pillau.

51st Infantry Division: Never formed.

52nd Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave, it


contained:

1/,2/,3/163rd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/181st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/205th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/152nd Artillery Regiment
152nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 2/3/40 the 2/205th IR was reorganized into the 2/528th IR


(299th ID, 8th Wave) and on 11/22/40 one third of the division
(Staff/,3/163rd, 3/181st & 3/205th) were used to form the 339th ID
(14th Wave). Those units detached were rebuilt. On 3/31/42, because
of the lack of personnel, the 3rd Battalions were disbanded. On
4/15/43 the Staff/205th Grenadier Regiment and the 1/205th, and
2/205th were used to form 3/163rd and 3/181st. The 152nd Reconnais-
sance Battalion was then used to form an infantry battalion, giving
the division seven battalions, but only two regimental staffs. On
11/1/43 the division was disbanded, its surviving personnel going to
various other formations.
52nd Feldausbildiungs (Field Recruit) Division: Formed on 12/3/43 with
the staff of the 52nd ID and detachments from the other Recruit
Divisions as the third such division for Army Group Middle. On 1/15/44
it had:

1/,2/,3/565th Grenadier Regiment (from 1/635th & 2/720th IR,


of the 390th and 391st FA Divisions)
1/,2/,3/566th Grenadier Regiment (from 1/636th & 3/637th IR,
of the 390th FA Division)
1/,2/,3/567th Grenadier Regiment(from 1/,3/719th IR,
of the 391st FA Division)

The 56th IR was renamed the Hermanns Grenadier Regiment on


2/2/44. on 4/1/44 the division was broken up and one regiment was
sent to the 31st, 131st and 206th Divisions. They were renamed as
follows:

565th Grenadier Regiment (432nd Grenadier Regiment, 131th ID)


566th Grenadier Regiment (absorbed into the 31st ID)
567th Grenadier Regiment (557th Grenadier Regiment, 331st ID)

52nd Security Division:

The division staff was formed on 4/12/44 as the Baranowicz


Command and on 4/19/44 formed into a security division. It had:

1/,2/,3/,4/57th Security Regiment


1/,2/,3/,4/58th Security Regiment
611th (?) Security Regiment
52nd Supply Troops

53rd to 55th Infantry Division: Never formed.

56th Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave.


It had:

1/,2/,3/171st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/192nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/234th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/156th Artillery Regiment
156th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 2/1/40 the 2/192nd was detached to become the 2/513th IR,


294th ID (8th Wave). On 10/25/40 one third of the division was de-
tached (Staff/,1/234th, 1/171st, & 1/192nd) to form the 304th ID (13th
Wave). Those units detached were rebuilt. In October 1943 the Divi-
sion was disbanded and its staff formed the Staff Corps Detachment
"D". The regimental groups 171st and 234th and the service units went
with the staff. On 9/10/44 the division was reformed from Corps
Detachment "D" and consisted of:

1/,2/,3/171st Grenadier Regiment (from 56th Division Group)


1/,2/,3/192nd Grenadier Regiment (from 262nd Division Group)
1/,2/,3/234th Grenadier Regiment (from 761st Grenadier Brigade)

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56th Fusilier Battalion (from 156th Fusilier Battalion)
1/,2/,3/,4/156th Artillery Regiment
156th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The bulk of the division was destroyed in the Heiligenbeil Pock-


et. On 4/4/45 there remained only 250 men of the division when it
was disbanded in East Prussia.

57th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave


(reserve Division), with:

1/,2/,3/179th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/199th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/217th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/157th Artillery Regiment
157th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 9/21/39 the 199th Regiment was renamed the "List" Regiment in


honor of the Bavarian regiment in which Hitler had served in WWI. On
1/28/40 the 2/217th became the 2/523rd (297th ID, 8th Wave). It was
not replaced. On 10/20/40 one third of the division was detached
(Staff/,3/217th, 3/179th and 3/199th) to form the 337th ID (14th wave).
Those detached units were replaced. On 12/31/41 the 1/444th IR of the
disbanded 239th ID became the new 3/179th IR. In February 1942 the
179th IR was detached to serve with the 62nd ID. On 8/18/43 the
676th Grenadier Regiment was assigned to the division and on 11/1/43
it was absorbed into and replaced the 164th IR, its 2nd Bn becoming
the 1/676th IR. After breaking out of the Tscherkassy Pocket it was
rebuilt. The 676th Grenadier Regiment was renamed the 164th on
4/20/44. The 1/,3/157th AR were rebuilt from the 1/,2/86th AR of the
112nd ID. The newly rebuilt division had:

1/,2/179th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/199th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/217th Grenadier Regiment
57th Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/,4/157th Artillery Regiment
157th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In June 1944 the division was destroyed near Mogihlev and was
formally disbanded on 8/3/44. Its survivors were incorporated into the
2/57th Divisional Group and later on 8/3/44 to Corps Detachment "G".

58th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave,


it consisted of:

1/,2/,3/154th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/209th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/220th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/158th Artillery Regiment
158th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 1/31/40 the 2/220th Infantry Regiment became the 1/502nd


(290th ID, 8th Wave). On 12/13/40 a third of the division was detached
(Staff/,3/154th, 3/209th and 3/220th IR) and became the 320th ID (13th
Wave). Those units detached were reformed. In July 1942 the 1/154th,
3/209th and 3/220th were disbanded, the 3/154th was redesignated as
the 1/154th and the remains of the three disbanded battalions was
used to form a 9th (bicycle) Company for each regiment. These bicycle
companies were then disbanded on 2/23/44. In 1944 the division con-
sisted of:

1/,2/,3/154th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/209th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/220th Grenadier Regiment
58th Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/,4/158th Artillery Regiment

The division was captured in Samland and Hela by the Russians.

59th Infantry Division: Formed on 6/26/44 as part of the 27th Wave,


the division was ready on 20 August. It consisted of:

1/,2/1034th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1035th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1036th Grenadier Regiment
59th Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/159th Artillery Regiment
159th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 159th Panzerjäger Company was expanded to a full battalion


in April and renumbered as the 59th Panzerjäger Battalion. The divi-
sion appears to have been redesignated a Volks Grenadier Division in
late 1944 or early 1945. It was captured by the Americans in the
Ruhr Pocket.

60th Infantry Division: Mobilized on 10/15/39 with:

1/,2/,3/92nd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/243rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/244th Infantry Regiment
1/160th Artillery Regiment
160th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The artillery was reinforced by the addition of the 741st and


750th Light Artillery Battalions and 761st Heavy Artillery Battalion.
On 4/1/40 they officially became the 2/,3/,4/160th AR. On 7/18/40 the
division was motorized, the 243rd IR was disbanded. The 92nd and
244th were motorized on 9/15/40 and the 244th was redesignated as
the 120th IR. The 2/,3/,4/160th AR were reestablished as army troops
and the 2/77th AR became the 2/160th AR and the 601st Heavy Artil-
lery Battalion became the 3/160th AR.

60th (mot) Infantry Division: When established the division had:

1/,2/,3/92nd (mot) Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/120th (mot) Infantry Regiment
160th Motorcycle Battalion (formed from 15th Machine Gun Bn)
1/,2/,3/160th Artillery Regiment
160th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

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On 4/1/40 the 160th Motorcycle and 160th Reconnaissance Battal-
ions were merged and the 282nd Army Flak Battalion was joined to the
division as the 4/160th AR. On 6/15/42 the 1/18th Panzer Regiment
(18th Panzer Division) became the 160th Panzer Battalion. The division
was then destroyed at Stalingrad.
The division was rebuilt by the order of 2/17/44 in southern
France using the 271st Grenadier Regiment, 93rd ID. The rest of the
division was organized on 3/15/44. It was retitled the 60th Panzer
Grenadier Division, but the order of 14 June 1944 changed its name to
the Feldherrnhalle Panzer Grenadier Division.

61st Infantry Division: Formed on 8/8/39 as part of the 2nd Wave with:

1/,2/,3/151st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/162nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/176th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/161st Artillery Regiment

On 2/2/40 the 2/176th IR became the 2/505th IR (291st ID, 8th


Wave) and was replaced. On 11/18/40 one third of the division
(Staff/,2/151st, 3/152nd and 3/176th) were detached to form the 336th
ID (14th Wave) and were replaced. In June/July 1942 the 1/151st,
1/162nd and 1/176th IRs were disbanded and the remaining battalions
were renumbered to make up for their loss. The Panzerjäger Battalion
and the Reconnaissance Battalion were merged to form a Schnell Batta-
lion. On 10/1/43 this became the 61st Divisional Fusilier Battalion.
The division stood with:

1/,2/151st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/162nd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/176th Grenadier Regiment
61st Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/161st Artillery Regiment

On 4/2/44 the survivors of the 9th Feld Division (L) were


absorbed into the division. The division was reformed in October 1944
and became the 61st Volks Grenadier Division. On 3/31/45 the division
was disbanded and absorbed into the 21st ID as the 24th Grenadier
Division. On 4/10/44 the division was captured at Königsberg by the
Russians.

62nd Infantry Division: Mobilized on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave,


this division had:

1/,2/,3/164th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/183rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/190th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/162nd Artillery Regiment
162nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 2/4/40 the 2/190th became the 2/526th (298th ID, 8th Wave).
On 10/24/40 one third of the division (Staff/1/190th IR, 1/164th and
1/183rd IR) were detached to form the 323rd ID (13th Wave). Those
units were replaced. In February 1942 the 164th IR was detached to
the 57th ID and the 179th IR was assigned to the Division. Between
3/27 and 7/5/42 the division also had the Kampfgruppe Friedrich (208th
IR, formed of the 2/,3/208th and 1/226th IR) attached to it. The bulk
of the division was destroyed in the Don basin and on 5/4/43 the
183rd and 190th Grenadier Regiments were disbanded. The division was
then assigned the 179th Grenadier Regiment (3 bns) and on 5/4/43 the
354th Grenadier Regiment (286th Security Division, 3rd Wave).
On 11/2/43 the Kampfgruppe of the 38th Division, which consisted
of the Staff/,1/,2/,3/112th Grenadier Division, 2/138th AR, the 138th
Reconnaissance Battalion and the 138th Pioneer Battalion, was trans-
ferred to the 62nd ID to be rebuilt. The 3/179th,3/112th, and 3/354th
IRs were disbanded with the 3/354th becoming the 2/354th. The
2/162nd AR was also disbanded. The 3/162nd Panzerjäger Battalion
became the 471st Panzer Destroyer Battalion and the 4/162nd became a
school battery. The division was reformed with:

1/,2/179th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/354th Grenadier Regiment
38th Divisional Group Regiment, Gruppe 108 and 112nd
162nd Divisional Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,3/,4/162nd Artillery Regiment
2/138th Artillery Regiment
162nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 3/13/44 the Division was merged with the 123d ID to form the
Corps Detachment "F".
The 62nd Division was reformed on 7/20/44 from the Corps De-
tachment "F" and various other detachments. It stood with:

1/,2/112th Grenadier Regiment (from 38th Divisional Group,


formerly 1/108th and 2/112nd)
1/,2/179th Grenadier Regiment (from 62nd Divisional Group,
formerly 1/,3/354th)
1/,2/415th Grenadier Regiment (from 123rd Divisional Group,
formerly 1/415th and 1/416th)
62nd Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.) (formerly 162nd
Reconnaissance Battalion)
1/,2/,3/,4/162nd Artillery Regiment (formerly Staff/,1/162nd AR,
2/138th AR, 3/123rd AR, & 4/162nd AR).
162nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was again destroyed in Bessarabia and disbanded on


10/9/44.

62nd Volks Grenadier Division: Formed on 9/22/44, the division had:

1/,2/164th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/183rd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/190th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/162nd Artillery Regiment
162nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units.

In April 1945 the division was taken prisoner in the Ruhr pocket.

63rd Infantry Division: The division was never formed.

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64th Infantry Division: Formed on 6/26/44 in France. It contained the:
1/,2/1037th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1038th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1039th Grenadier Regiment
64th Division Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/164th Artillery Regiment
164th Panzerjäger Company (not battalion)
164th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was destroyed in the end of October 1944 in the


Scheldt bridgehead and was disbanded on 20 November 1944.

65th Infantry Division: Formed on 7/7/42 as part of the 20th Wave.


It had:
1/,2/,3/145th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/146th Infantry Regiment
165th Panzerjäger Battalion
165th Reconnaissance Battalion
1/,2/,3/165th Artillery Regiment
165th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 10/27/43 the division was converted to the 1944 type divi-


sion. A third grenadier regiment was formed from the 1/145th and
2/146th IRs and the third light battalion was formed in the artillery
regiment and a division fusilier battalion was formed. The division
had:
1/,2/145th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/146th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/147th Grenadier Regiment
65th Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
165th Pioneer Battalion
165th Signals Battalion
1/,2/,3/165th Artillery Regiment
165th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

After heavy losses at the Nettuno Bridgehead, the division was


rebuilt with drafts from the Mielau (Schatten) Shadow Division of the
26th Wave. Part of the division was taken prisoner by the British
near Trient, and the rest was taken by the Americans.

66th Division: Never formed.

67th Division: Never formed.

68th Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd wave with:
1/,2/,3/169th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/188th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/196th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/168th Artillery Regiment
168th Division (Einheiten) Service Units.

On 2/29/40 the 2/169th was detached to become the 2/510th IR


(293rd Division, 8th Wave). It was replaced. On 10/15/40 one third of
the division was detached (Staff/,1/196th, 1/169th, and 1/188th) to form
the 340th ID (14th Wave). they were replaced. On 5/1/42 the 3/169th
the 3/196th was disbanded, the 2/196th was disbanded on 6/12/42 and
on 7/2/42 the 1/188th was disbanded. They were reformed on 4/1/43 by
the redesignation of the 1/188th Grenadier Regiment as the 3/169th
and the 3/188th as the 2/196th. The 188th Grenadier regiment was
reorganized on 1/14/43 from the 1st Alarm Regiment of the 2nd Army.
On 11/1/43 the division was converted to the 1944 style division and
the third battalions were all disbanded. The division had:

1/,2/169th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/188th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/196th Grenadier Regiment
68th Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/,4/168th Artillery Regiment
168th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 2/4/44 the 11th Reserve Artillery Battalion (141st Reserve


Division) replaced the disbanded 2/168th AR. In April 1945 the 3/331st
AR replaced the 3/168th AR and the 4/168th AR was disbanded. The
division was taken prisoner by the Russians around Jägerndorf.

69th Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave.


The division had:

1/,2/,3/159th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/193rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/236th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/169th Artillery Regiment
169th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 2/1/40 the 2/193rd IR became the 2/516th IR (295th ID, 8th


Wave). On 22/5/40 the Staff/236th and 3/159th were sent to form the
357th IR (199th ID). Those detached units were rebuilt. The 4/169th
AR (heavy battalion) was sent to the 260th ID on 4/26/40 and on
2/21/41 it became the 4/260th AR. When the division was sent to
Norway to fight the Russians, the 193rd Grenadier Regiment remained
in Germany later becoming the 193rd Grenadier Brigade. The division
formed the 157th Grenadier Regiment anew. On 11/3/43 the 1/157th was
formed from the 3/236th Grenadier Regiment and the 2/157th from the
2/159th Grenadier Regiment. The old 3/159th was redesignated as the
2/159th. The reconnaissance battalion became the 69th Division Fusi-
lier Battalion (A.A.) and the division received the 4/269th AR (heavy
battalion) to replace the earlier artillery battalion that was de-
tached. It was redesignated as the 4/169th in August 1944.
The division now had:

1/,2/157th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/159th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/236th Grenadier Regiment
69th Division Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/169th Artillery Regiment
4/269th Artillery Regiment
169th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

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The division was destroyed in January 1945 on the Inster in
East Prussia. Its kampfgruppe was captured in Königsberg by the
Russians.
70th Infantry Division: Formed on the Island of Walachern in the
Netherlands on 7/17/44, the division contained:

1/,2/1018th Grenadier Regiment (from 1203th and 1205th


Security Battalions)
1/,2/1019th Grenadier Regiment (from 1211th and 1212th
Security Battalions)
1/,2/,1020th Grenadier Regiment (from 1213th and 1214th
Security Battalions)
70th Division Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/170th Artillery Regiment
170th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was taken prisoner on the Island of Walachern by


the Canadians in November 1944.

71st Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave.


It contained:

1/,2/,3/191st Infantry Regiment (from 19th Division)


1/,2/,3/194th Infantry Regiment (from 31st Division)
1/,2/,3/211th Infantry Regiment (from 13th Division)
1/,2/,3/,4/171st Artillery Regiment
171st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 1/27/40 the 2/211st was detached to become the 1/518th IR of


the 295th ID (8th Wave) and was replaced. From October 1940 to March
1941 it served as a training troop in Königsbrück. From November 1941
through April 1942 it served in Belgium and France. In February 1943
it was destroyed at Stalingrad.
It was reformed by the order of 2/17/43 in Denmark from the
883rd (?) and 885th Grenadier Regiments It now had:

1/,2/,3/191st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/194th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/211th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/171st Artillery Regiment

In 1943 the 2/191st Grenadier Regiment was used to form the


1/754th Grenadier Regiment in the 334th ID. In November 1943 the
3/194th GR was used in the formation of the 277th ID in Croatia. The
3/211th GR and 3/191st AR were also taken in November 1943 to Croatia
where they were used to form the 367th Inf. Div. In Italy, during the
summer of 1944, the division had 7 battalions. On 5/20/44 the divi-
sion was at Monte Cassino. It was taken prisoner in May 1945 by the
English at St. Veith.

72nd Infantry Division: Formed on 9/19/39 from the Trier Grenz Divi-
sion. It had:

1/,2/,3/105th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/124th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/266th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/106th Artillery Regiment
72nd Panzer Abwehr Battalion
72nd Pioneer Battalion
72nd Signals Battalion
172nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 706th AR was renamed the 172nd on 4/2/40. The 72nd Bicycle
Battalion was formed on 5/15/42 from the bicycle squadron. The 3/124
and 2/66th were disbanded in November 1942.
The order of 3/2/44 rebuilt the division. It now had:

1/,2/105th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/124th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/266th Grenadier Regiment
72nd Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/172nd Artillery Regiment
Division Einheiten (AT, Pioneers, Signals)
172nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was reformed again along the Vistula by absorbing


the 1249th Grenadier Führernachwuschs Regiment and it was taken into
Russian captivity at the end of the war.

73rd Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave.


It had:
1/,2/,3/170th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/186th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/213th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/173rd Artillery Regiment
173rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 2/19/40 the 2/186th became the 2/520th in the 296th ID (8th


Wave). On 10/18/40 a third of the division, including the Staff/213th,
3/170th, 3/186th, and 3/213th were sent to form the 323rd Inf. Div
(13th Wave). The units detached were rebuilt. After the order of
10/2/43 which directed the reformation of all the East Divisions to
the Style 44 Divisions, the third battalions of the infantry regiments
were disbanded and the 73rd Fusilier Battalion was formed. On 5/944
the Division was destroyed in the Crimea.
The division was ordered reformed on 6/16/44, from the 213th
Grenadier Regiment and other forces. The division had:

1/,2/170th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/186th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/213th Grenadier Regiment
73rd Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/173rd Artillery Regiment
173rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was destroyed in September 1944 by Warsaw. The


remains fought in Danzig in 1945.

74th Infantry Division: It was to have been raised on 12/30/43,from

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the 1031st, 1032nd and 103rd Regiments, but it was never formed.

75th Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as a 2nd Wave Division. It


had:

1/,2/,3/172nd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/202nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/222nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/175th Artillery Regiment
175th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 1/31/40 the 2/172nd IR became the 2/508th IR, 292nd ID. On


10/8/40 a third of the division, including the Staff/222nd, 1/172nd,
1/202nd & 1/222nd were used to form the 302nd ID (13th Wave). They
were rebuilt. On 10/2/43 it was reformed into a Type 44 Division and
the 1/172nd, 2/202nd & 2/222nd were disbanded. The third battalions
were renumbered to take their places. On 6/7/42 the 175th Bicycle
Battalion was formed and on 10/2/43 it became the 75th Fusilier
Battalion (A.A.). On 6/11/43 the 202nd Grenadier Regiment became the
202nd Fusilier Regiment.

1/,2/172nd Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/202nd Fusilier Regiment
1/,2/222nd Grenadier Regiment
75th Divisional Fusilier Battalion (A.A>)
175th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was heavily punished in 1945 around Mähr. Ostrau


and the survivors were incorporated into other divisions.

76th Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as a 2nd Wave Division. It


had:
1/,2/,3/178th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/203rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/230th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/176th Artillery Regiment
176th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

on 1/29/40 the 2/178th was detached to become the 2/511th, 293rd


ID (8th Wave) and o0n 10/31/40 one third of the division, including
Staff/230th, 1/178th 1,203rd and 1/230th) were detached to the 333rd
ID (13th Wave). They were replaced. On 1/21/41 the 4/176th AR became
the 4/268th AR, and the 4/218th AR became the new 4/176th AR. On
11/12/32 the 230th Grenadier Regiment became the 230th Fusilier
Regiment. In 1943 the Division was destroyed at Stalingrad.
The division was reformed by the order of 2/17/43 and was re-
built with the 876th and 877th Grenadier Regiments. In November 1943
the 1/178th,3/230th, 176th Reconnaissance Battalion and the 3/176th AR
were sent to Southern Russia and during the winter of 1943/44 they
became the 1/755th (334th ID), 1/951st (361st ID), 376th Fusilier Bn
(376th ID) and 3/361st AR (361st ID). The 2/203rd Grenadier Regiment
became the 76th Fusilier Battalion on 2/2/44. The 3/176th AR was
sent to the 6th Army as the 3/162nd AR,. and was reformed from the
1/378th AR. On 13 May the battle group of the 5th Luftwaffe Feld
Division was incorporated into the division and it now stood with:
2/,3/178th Grenadier Regiment
1/,3/203rd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/230th Fusilier Regiment
76th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/176th Artillery Regiment
176th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In Sept/Oct 1944 the division was once again reformed and in


1945 it was taken prisoner by the Russians near Deutsch-Brod.

77th Infantry Division: Formed on 1/15/44 as part of the 25th Wave,


it was built from the 1021st Grenadier Regiment and the remains of
the 355th Infantry Division. It had:

1/,2/,3/1049th Grenadier Regiment (from 1021st Grenadiers)


1/,2/,3/1050th Grenadier Regiment (from Staff/336th GR,
1/,2/ from the 973rd GR and 3/ from the 364th Fus Bn.
1/,2/,3/177th Artillery Regiment (from 355th AR, & Art Bn, 1021st
Grenadier Regiment)
177th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The order of 8/3/44 reorganized the division into a Type 44


division and it was rebuilt. It was lost with the fall of St. Malo on
8/15/44 and was disbanded on 9/15/44.

78th Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave, it


had:
1/,2/,3/195th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/215th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/238th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/178th Artillery Regiment
178th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 1/27/40 the 2/195th became the 2/524th, 297th ID. On


11/25/40 one third of the division, Staff/195th, 3/195th, 3/215th and
3/238th, were detached to become the 305th ID (13th Wave). The
detached units were replaced. On 11/11/41 the 238th IRs was disband-
ed and replaced by the 1/,2/,3/14th IR. On 12/10/41 the 3/14th, 3/195th
and 3/215th Were also disbanded.
On 1/1/43 the division was reorganized as a Sturmdivision. The
infantry regiments became Sturm-Regiments with only a single grenade-
er battalion (4 cos), 5th squadron, 6th Pioneer Company, After 2
February, each battalion of the artillery Regiment was paired with an
infantry battalion (1/178th AR with 215th, 2/178th AR with 14th and
3/178th AR with 195th). The artillery was reequipped with sturm-
geschütz battalion, a flak battalion and a nebelwerfer battalion. On
4/11/43 the 178th AR was pulled back together and on 6/1/43 the three
sturm regiments were reformed with two battalions and reinforced with
the 9th Squadron and 10th Pioneer Company. The division had:

1/,2/14th Sturm Regiment


1/,2/195th Sturm Regiment
1/,2/215th Sturm Regiment

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5th Mortar Battalion
178th Panzerjäger Battalion
189th Sturmgeschütz Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/178th Artillery Regiment
293rd Army Flak Battalion
178th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In 1944 the Sturmregiments added a 14th Panzerjäger Company, the


9th became the 13th, the 10th became the 15th company. On 4/1/44 the
2/567th Grenadier Regiment joined the division as the 78th Sturm
Battalion. The division was heavily damaged by Minsk in July 1944 and
disbanded. The survivors were absorbed by the 565th Volks Grenadi-
er Division.
The division was reformed on 7/18/44 from the 543rd Grenadier
(Sperr) Division (29th Wave) as a grenadier division. On 7/27/44 it
became Himmler's personal Sturmdivision. Documents show a 78th
Grenadier division that apparently became the 78th Volks Grenadier
Division (32nd Wave) after 10/9/44. After 1/1/45 a Volks-Sturm-Divi-
sion appears. In February the 78th Volks-Sturm-Division appears. It
had:

1/,2/14th Sturm Regiment (formed from 1079th Grenadier Regt)


1/,2/195th Sturm Regiment (formed from 1080th Grenadier Regt)
1/,2/215th Sturm Regiment (formed from 1081st Grenadier Regt)
78th Divisional Fusilier (Jäger) Battalion (from 3/1070th GR)
1/,2/,3/,4/178th Artillery Regiment (from 1543rd Artillery Regt)
178th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In 1945 the division was taken prisoner by the Russians around


Deutsch-Brod.

79th Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave the
division had:

1/,2/,3/208th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/212th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/226th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/179th Artillery Regiment
179th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 1/25/40 the 2/208th IR became the 1/501st IR (290th ID - 8th


Wave). On 10/20/40 one third of the division (Staff/226th,
3/208th,3/212nd and 3/216th IR) were detached to the 342nd ID (14th
Wave) They were replaced. On 5/8/42 the 1/208th was renamed the
1/226th, the 1/226th became the 1/208th. The 208th IR was trans-
ferred between 3/27 and 7/4/42 to the 62nd ID. On 7/10/42 the two
battalions were sent back to their parent regiments. In January 1943
the division was destroyed at Stalingrad.
The division was reformed on 2/12/43 and sent to Stalino/South
Russia in March 1943. On 2/15/43 it was reinforced by the 886th
Grenadier Regiment and various portions of the 298th ID. It also
received the greatest portion of the 140th Division Service Units
from the disbanded 22nd Panzer division. On 10/7/43 the Reconnais-
sance Battalion became the 179th Division Fusilier Battalion and in
November the 79th Divisional Fusilier Battalion (A.A.). On 1/31/44 the
2/212th and 1/226th absorbed the 1/753rd and 1/731st IR. On 3/1/44
the 2/208th was rebuilt using the 1001st Battle March Battalion. On
7/7/44 the 1/226th was rebuilt with the 1/993rd Grenadier Regiment.
The 3/208th, 3/212th and 2/226th were disbanded in June 1944 and the
3/226th became the 2/226th. The division now had:

1/,2/208th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/212th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/226th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3,4/179th Artillery Regiment
179th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was destroyed by the Russians near Jassy in August


1944.

79th Volks Grenadier Division: Formed on 10/27/44 from the Katzbach


(586) Volks Grenadier Division, it served in west Prussia beginning on
16 September 1944. The division had:

1/,2/208th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/212th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/226th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/179th Artillery Regiment
179th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was taken prisoner by the Americans near Heidelberg


and Darmstadt.

80th Infantry Division: Ordered formed on 5 May 1943, the division


was never formed.

81st Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39, as part of the 6th Wave,


the division was equipped with Czechoslovakian equipment. The 13th
Company of the infantry regiments was a mortar company. It had:

1/,2/,3/161st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/174th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/189th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/181st Artillery Regiment
181st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division stood down from August 1940 th February 1941. In


preparation for the Russian invasion, each infantry regiment formed a
13th company with infantry support guns drawn from the 225th ID. The
189th IR and 2/181st AR were destroyed in the Velikie-Luki pocket and
was disbanded on 5/31/42. The 2/181st AR was reformed on 6/1/42.
The 189th Grenadier Regiment was reformed on 9/22/43 from the 2/161st
and 2/174th IRs. On 1/16/44 the 61st Divisional Fusilier Battalion was
formed from the 181st Reconnaissance Squadron. The 3/161st and
3/174th were redesignated as the 2/161st and 2/174th. The division
now had:

1/,2/161st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/174th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/189th Grenadier Regiment

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61st Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/181st Artillery Regiment
181st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 8/18/44 the 161st Grenadier Regiment was destroyed and its


survivors incorporated into the 189th Grenadier Regiment. The 61st
Fusilier Regiment was also disbanded, but on 10/4/44 it was reformed.
The division was, at that time, reduced to a Kampfgruppe and had only
5 battalions. In February 1945 the Fusilier Battalion was reformed
from the81st Security Battalion and the 2/181st was reformed from the
213th AR (which had been disbanded on 11/8/44). The division was
captured in Kurland by the Russians.

82nd Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the 6th Wave, it


was equipped with Czech equipment. The 13th Company of the infantry
regiments was a heavy mortar company. The division had:

1/,2/,3/158th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/166th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/168th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/182nd Artillery Regiment
182nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

From August 1940 to February 1941 the division was on leave,


then served as occupation troops in Holland. On 2/7/42 the division
was brought back to full strength. On 3/1/42 the regiments added a
13th company of infantry support guns. After the battle of the Kas-
tornoje Pocket the division was reformed. After breaking out of the
Hube Pocket near Kamenetz-Podolsk, the division was reduced to the
82nd Division Group with the strength of a regiment. It was absorbed
into the 254th ID and on 5/10/44 the division was disbanded.

83rd Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the 6th Wave, it


was equipped with Czech equipment. The 13th Company of the infantry
regiments was a heavy mortar company. The division had:

1/,2/,3/251st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/257th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/277th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/183rd Artillery Regiment
183rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

From August 1940 to February 1941 the division stood down.


Once reformed the 13th company in the regiments became an infantry
support gun company.
On 1/30/43 the 277th Grenadier Regiment and the 3/183rd AR were
disbanded and replaced by the 547th Grenadier Regiment and the
1/328th AR. After the disbanding of the 3rd battalions and their
merging with the rest of the 277th and 251st Regiments, the division
stood with:

1/,2/257th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/547th Grenadier Regiment
83rd Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/183rd Artillery Regiment
183rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In February 1944 the newly formed 251st Grenadier Regiment was


assigned to the division. In June (?) 944 the 547th Grenadier Regi-
ment appears to have been disbanded. The 1/547th became the 1/251st.
The 3/547th was disbanded. The regiment was rebuilt from the 558th
Grenadier Regiment (which had also been disbanded) in February. In
January 1945 the 547th Regiment was again disbanded and the 277th
was rebuilt as the division's third regiment. The division had:

1/,2/251st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/257th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/277th Grenadier Regiment
83rd Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/183rd Artillery Regiment
183rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 247th Grenadier Regiment was destroyed on 2/17/45 and on


3/28/45 it was rebuilt from the 412st Grenadier Regiment. The divi-
sion was captured by the Russians near Hela.

84th Infantry Division: Formed on 2/2/44 as part of the 25th Wave, it


had:

1/,2/,3/1051st Grenadier Regiment (formed from 1022nd GR)


1/,2/,3/1052nd Grenadier Regiment (formed from 1/1032 & 3/1022 GR)
1/,2/,3/184th Artillery Regiment (from 1032nd
& 1022nd Artillery Battalions)
184th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 6/12/44 the division formed the 84th Fusilier Battalion and in


November a fourth artillery battalion was added and the former
3/184th (flak) became the 4/184th AR. The division was destroyed in
the Falaise Gap on 29 July 1944.
The division was reformed in December 1944. On 10/16/44 it
absorbed the XVII Landwehr Fortress Battalion. On 10/7/44 the 84th
Fusilier Battalion was reformed from the 1/Wahn Grenadier Regiment.
The division had:

1/,2/1051st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1052nd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1062nd Grenadier Regiment
84th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/184th Artillery Regiment
184th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was heavily damaged in the Wesel Bridgehead bat-


tles and withdrew to the Lüneberg Heide.

85th Infantry Division: Formed on 2/2/44 as part of the 25th Wave, the division had:

1/,2/,3/1053rd Grenadier Regiment (from 1025th GR)


1/,2/,3/1054th Grenadier Regiment (from ? GR)
1/,2/185th Artillery Regiment (from 1024th Art. Bn)

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185th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In May the division was ready. In June it formed a Fusilier


Battalion and a Feldersatz Battalion, as well as 3rd Battalion for the
artillery Regiment. The third. 1064th Grenadier Regiment, was formed
about the same time.
The division was heavily engaged around Aachen. With the order
of 3/29/45 the division was rebuilt as part of the 35th Wave. It then
had:

1/,2/1053rd Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1054th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1064th Grenadier Regiment
85th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/185th Artillery Regiment
185th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

86th Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/167th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/184th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/216th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/186th Artillery Regiment
186th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 1/28/40 the 2/167th was transferred out and became the


2/529th, 299th Division (8th Wave) and on 10/13/40 one third of the
division,including Staff/216th, 3/167th, 3/184th and 3/216th, was de-
tached to form the 306th Division. They were rebuilt. On 2/18/42 the
3/184th was disbanded and on 1/19/43 replaced by the 9th Army School
Battalion. However, it was again disbanded on 3/24/43, with the
3/167th and 2/216th. On 11/3/43 the division was disbanded. It's
remnants were sent to Denmark and reformed as part of the 361st
Division (21st Wave).

87th Infantry Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as part of the 2nd Wave, it


contained:

1/,2/,3/173rd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/185th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/187th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/187th Artillery Regiment
187th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 2/3/40 the division detached the 2/173rd IR which became the


2/514th of the 294th ID (8th Wave). On 10/14/40 one third of the
division, staff/187th, 3/173rd, 3/187th, was detached to the 319th ID
(13th wave) and the 3/185th to the 335th ID (14th Wave). They were
rebuilt. On 3/31/43 the 3/173rd,1/185th and 2/187th were disbanded.
The 3/185th became the 1/185th, the 2nd became the 3/185th; the 173rd
Grenadier regiment was reformed on 4/12/44. The division now had:

1/,2/173rd Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/185th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/187th Grenadier Regiment
87th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/187th Artillery Regiment
187th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 185th Grenadier Regiment was disbanded in Kurland in 1944


and the rest of the division was captured in Kurland by the Russians
in 1945.

88th Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the 6th Wave, the
division was equipped with Czech weapons and equipment. The 13th
Company of the infantry Regiments was a heavy mortar company. They
were disbanded on 1/15/41. The division had:

1/,2/,3/245th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/246th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/248th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/188th Artillery Regiment
188th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

Between August 1940 and February 1941 the division stood down.
On 12/23/41 the division was reformed and each infantry regiment
reformed its 13th Company as an infantry support gun company. The
heavy battalion (4/188th) of the artillery regiment was detached and
sent to the 223rd ID as the 4/239th AR. It was reformed on 6/13/42
from the 1/162nd AR. At the same time the Panzerjäger Battalion was
reinforced by two companies (511th and 257th). During the winter of
1942/43 the bicycle battalion became the 188th Ski Battalion.
On 11/2/43 the 323rd Division Group of the disbanded 323rd ID
(13th Wave) were absorbed into the division and the 3rd battalions of
the infantry regiments and the ski battalion were disbanded as the
division reformed itself into a Type 44 division. The 246th Grenadier
Regiment was disbanded and its 2nd battalion was taken into the 248th
Grenadier Regiment, whose 2nd battalion had become a fusilier battal-
ion. The division now had:

1/,2/245th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/248th Grenadier Regiment (with 1/248th & 2/246th)
323rd Division Group with 591st & 593rd Regt Groups
88th Division Fusilier Battalion (from 2/248th GR)
1/,3/,4/188th Artillery Regiment (with 2/323rd Art.Regt.)
188th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

After breaking out of the Tscherkassy Pocket, the division was


rebuilt on 5/15/44. The 323rd Division group was disbanded and the
third regiment was reformed as the 246th GR. Instead of this the
112nd Division Group, with the 110th and 258th Regimental Groups were
rebuilt into the 110th GR and absorbed into the regiment. The division
now had:

1/,2/110th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/245th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/248th Grenadier Regiment
88th Division Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/188th Artillery Regiment

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188th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In January 1945 the division was destroyed by the Vistula. On 11


March 1945 its remains were absorbed, along with those of the 291st
ID, into the 17th Infantry Division and 6th Volks Grenadier Division.

89th Infantry Division: Formed on 1/15/44 as part of the 25th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/1055th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/1056th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/189th Artillery Regiment
189th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

At the end of July 1944 the 189th Fusilier Battalion, 189th


Feldersatz Battalion and the 4/189th AR were formed. The division
was destroyed in the Falaise Pocket, but was rebuilt. The 1/,2/1063rd
Grenadier Regiment was added at this time. The division was formed
as a Type 44 Division and the 89th Fusilier Battalion was added. In
March 1945 the division was destroyed in the Eifel and was again
rebuilt. on 4/8/45. it had:

1/,2/1055th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1056th Grenadier Regiment
189th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/189th Artillery Regiment
189th Division (Einheiten) Service Units
189th Panzerjäger Battalion (only 1 company)

90th Light Afrika Division: Formed on 11/26/41 in Africa, the division


had:

1/,2/,3/155th Schützen Regiment


1/,2/361st (Afrika Regiment) Infantry Regiment
580th Reconnaissance Company
361st Artillery Battalion
900th Pioneer Battalion
190th Signals Company

On 4/1/42 the division was renamed the 90th Light ID and the
155th Schützen Regiment became the 155th Light IR. The detached its
third battalion to form the 200th Light IR in the division. The both
the 361th IR and the 155th became Schützen Regiments. On 7/26/42 the
90th Afrika Division was a full division. The three regiments, howev-
er, became Panzer Grenadier Regiments. The division now had:

1/,2/155th Panzer Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/200th Panzer Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/361st Panzer Grenadier Regiment
190th Panzer Battalion
190th Panzerjäger Battalion
90th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
1/,2/190th Artillery Regiment
900th Pioneer Battalion
190th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In May 1943 the division was captured in Tunisia and it was


formally disbanded on 6/30/43.

90th Panzer Grenadier Division: The reborn 90th Afrika Division was
formed on 7/6/43 from units drawn from Sardinia. It had:

1/,2/,3/155th Panzer Grenadier Regiment (from 1st Sardinian GR)


1/,2/,3/200th Panzer Grenadier Regiment (from 2nd Sardinian GR)
1/,2/,3/361st Panzer Grenadier Regiment (from 853rd Sturm Regt)
190th Panzer Battalion
242nd Sturmgeschütz Battalion
1/190th Panzerjäger Company
1/,2/,3/190th Artillery Regiment (from Sardinian Artillery Regt)
190th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The panzer grenadier regiments were only partially motorized and


the 3rd battalions were never formed. On the formation of the 3rd
Battalion the artillery regiment also formed the 242nd Sturmgeschütz
Battalion. The division formed the 190th Mountain Jäger Company and
instead of the 2/361st Pz. Gren Regt. it formed the 61st Panzer
Grenadier Battalion.
On 23 October the division was in Tuscany and formed as a Type
43 Pz. Gren. Div. The 155th Panzer Grenadier Regiment was disbanded
and formed the 3/200th and 3/361st Pz. Gren. Regiments. The 61st Pz.
Gren . Bn became the 3/361st. The 1/190th Panzerjäger Company became
the 590th Panzer Jäger Battalion and was assigned to the Army as
army troops. The 190th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion was formed
from the 190th Mountain Jäger Company and the 190th Feldersatz Batta-
lion. The Panzer Grenadier Regiment was now known as a Motorized
Grenadier Regiment. It had:

1/,2/,3/200th (mot) Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/361st (mot) Grenadier Regiment
190th Panzer Battalion
190th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion
190th Panzerjäger Battalion (April 1945)
1/,2/,3/,190th Artillery Regiment
190th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was taken prisoner by the Americans near Lake


Garda in northern Italy.

91st Infantry Division: Formed on 1/15/44 as part of the 25th Wave.


The arming of the division was changed on 3/6/44 when the artillery
regiment was changed to a mountain artillery regiment and the 91st
Fusilier Battalion was raised. The division had:

1/,2/,3/1057th Grenadier Regiment (from 1/,2/1025th GR)


1/,2/,3/1058th Grenadier Regiment (from 2/1032nd & 3/1025th GR)
91st Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/191st Artillery Regiment
191st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

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The division, had the 6th Fallschirmjäger Regiment of the 2nd
Fallschirmjäger Division assigned to it, was destroyed at Cherbourg
and on 8/10/44 it was disbanded.
The division was reformed in the Eifel from Castorf (172nd Divi-
sion) Kampfgruppe. On 11/5/44 the division was absorbed into the
344th ID. The infantry was simply transferred, but the 191st Mountain
Artillery Regiment became the 344th Artillery Regiment.

92nd Infantry Division: Formed on 1/15/44 as part of the 25th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/1059th Grenadier Regiment (from 1026th GR)


1/,2/,3/1060th Grenadier Regiment (from 1033rd GR)
1/,2/,3/192nd Artillery Regiment
192nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 192nd Divisional Fusilier Battalion was formed in May 1944 in


Italy. The 1059th Grenadier Regiment formed a 4th battalion in June
from the 560th Ost Battalion. The division was reduced to a Kampf-
gruppe and was disbanded on 6/20/44 in Albania. The remnants of the
division were used to rebuild the 362nd ID. The two grenadier regi-
ments retained their numbers, the 192nd Panzerjäger Battalion became
the 362nd Panzerjäger Battalion. The other service units were
disbanded.

93rd Infantry Division: Formed on 9/17/39 as part of the 5th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/270th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/271st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/272nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/193rd Artillery Regiment
193rd Division (Einheiten) Support Units (contained a bicycle
squadron in lieu of a reconnaissance battalion)

The three infantry regiments had a 13th company formed of heavy


mortars, which were replaced in 1941 by three infantry gun companies
from the 208th ID (3rd Wave). The division was placed on standdown
from 8/26/40 to 2/14/41.
The 271st Grenadier Regiment "Feldherrnhalle" was by the order
of 2/17/42 was used to rebuild the 60th (mot) Division and became part
of that Panzer Grenadier Division when it was reestablished. The
remainder of the division was restructured into a Type 44 division on
9/22/43, with the 273rd GR being reformed and a Divisional Fusilier
Battalion being raised. The division had:

1/,2/270th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/272nd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/273rd Grenadier Regiment
93rd Divisional Fusilier (AA) Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/193rd Artillery Regiment
193rd Divisional (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was captured by the Russians.


94th Infantry Division: Formed on 9/18/39 as part of the 5th Wave,
the division had:

1/,2/,3/267th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/274th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/276th Infantry Regiment
1/,2,3/,4/194th Artillery Regiment

From August 1940 to February 1941 the division stood down.


The 13th Companies, heavy mortars, in the infantry regiments were
replaced with close support infantry guns taken from the 223rd ID
(3rd Wave). In 1942 the division added the 1/94th IR. In January the
94th Infantry Division was captured in Stalingrad.
The division was reformed on 3/1/43 in Lorient (France) from the
878th and 875th Grenadier Regiments. On 10/1/43 the division was
restructured into the Type 44 Division with the 3/267th becoming the
1/952nd, the 3/276th becoming the 1/953rd, both of the 361st ID. The
3/194th AR became the 1/275th AR (275th ID).
The remainder of the division served at Cassino on 5/20/44
where it took heavy casualties. The division was used to rebuild the
305th ID and remained as a shell division, cadre only, until 13 August
1944 when it was rebuilt from the Schlesien Shadow Division. It then
contained:

1/,2/267th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/274th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/276th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/194th Artillery Regiment
194th Division (Einheiten) Service Units.

The division was captured in the Alps and passed into American
captivity.

95th Infantry Division: Formed on 9/19/39 as part of the 5th Wave, the division had:

1/,2/,3/278th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/279th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/280th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/195th Artillery Regiment
195th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

From August 1940 to February 1941 the division stood down. The
2/,3/195th Panzerjäger Battalion were detached and on 7/4/40 they
became the 2/,3/230th Panzerjäger Battalion in the 169th ID. The
3/195th was reformed on 2/27/41. On 4/2/41 the heavy mortar compa-
nies in the regiments were replaced by close support infantry gun
companies taken from the 211th ID.
During the winter of 1943/44 the division was reorganized into
a Type 44 Division. The 1/278th became the 195th Divisional Battalion
and finally the 195th Fusilier Battalion. The 3/279th and 2/280th IR
were disbanded in June 1944. The division had:

1/,2/278th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/279th Grenadier Regiment

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1/,2/280th Grenadier Regiment
195th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/195th Artillery Regiment
195th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 7/21/44 the division was disbanded and used to build the 95th
Divisional Group with the 278th and 279th Regimental Groups, the 95th
Fusilier Battalion and the 1/,2/195th AR. It was eventually disbanded.
On 9/10/44 the Corps Detachment "H" was redesignated as the
95th Infantry Division. The newly formed division had:

1/,2/278th Grenadier Regiment (from 95th Division Group)


1/,2/279th Grenadier Regiment (from 197th Division Group &
95th Fusilier Battalion)
1/,2/280th Grenadier Regiment (from 256th Division Group and
195th Feldersatz Battalion
195th Divisional Fusilier Battalion (from 3/75th Security Regt)
1/,2/,3/,4/195th Artillery Regiment (from "H" Corps Artillery)
195th Division (Einheiten) Service Units (from "H" Corps Services)

This division was taken prisoner by the Russians in Pillau and


Hela.

96th Infantry Division: Formed on 9/21/39 as part of the 5th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/283rd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/284th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/287th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/196th Artillery Regiment
196th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

From August 1940 to February 1941 the division stood down. The
2/,3/196th Panzerjäger Battalion were detached on 7/4/40 to form the
2/,3/290th Panzerjäger Battalion, 290th ID and were reformed when the
division stood to arms in February. The 13th Companies (heavy mor-
tars) were replaced on 4/2/41 by close support infantry gun companies
drawn from the 246th ID.
In 1942 the division disbanded the 1/283rd, 1/284th and 3/287th
IR. In June 1944 the division was trapped in the Hube Pocket. It was
reformed and the 3/283rd and 3/284th were redesignated as the 1/283rd and
1/284th IR. The division then had:

1/,2/283rd Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/284th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/287th Grenadier Regiment
96th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/196th Artillery Regiment
196th Division (Einheiten) Service Units.

In 1945 the division was in lower Austria. Part was captured by


the Russians and part by the Americans.

97th Light Infantry Division: Formed on 12/10/40 as part of the 12th


Wave, from one third of the 7th Infantry Division and detachments
form the 3rd ID, the division had:

1/,2/,3/204th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/207th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/81st Artillery Regiment
97th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

97th Jäger Division: Formed on 7/6/42 from the 97th Light ID, the
division had:

1/,2/,3/204th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/207th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/81st Artillery Regiment
97th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division underwent no known changes and was captured in the


Deutsch-Brode Region in 1945 by the Russians.

98th Infantry Division: Formed on 9/18/39as part of the 5th Wave, the
division had:

1/,2/,3/282nd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/289th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/290th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/198th Artillery Regiment
198th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

Between August 1940 and February 1941 the division stood down.
Upon being recalled, the 13th Companies (heavy mortar companies) were
replaced by close infantry support gun companies drawn from the 215th ID.
In 1942 the 2/282nd, 3/289th and 3/290th IR were disbanded. The
3/282nd became the 2/282nd. The division had only six battalions
through the summer of 1943. On 2/14/43 the 289th Grenadier Regiment
was disbanded and the 98th Divisional Battalion was formed from the
2/289th. The 2/289th became the 3/282nd. On 3/1/44 the division was
reestablished with three grenadier regiments when the 615th Grenadier
Regiment was assigned. In May 1944 the division was destroyed in the
Crimea.
The division was reformed on 6/5/44 in Croatia from the remain-
der of the 98th Division and the staff of the 387th ID. The division
now had:

1/,2/117th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/289th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/290th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/198th Artillery Regiment
198th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

While serving in Italy, on 9/19/44 the Grenadier Lehr Brigade was


incorporated as the 290th Grenadier Lehr Regiment. It then was
transferred to the Reichsgrenadier Division "Hoch- und
Deutschmeister". On 10/28/44 it was absorbed into the 98th ID as the
117th Grenadier Lehr Regiment and finally the became the 117th Grenad-
ier Regiment when the old 117th was disbanded. The division was taken

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into captivity by the Americans.

99th Light Infantry Division: Formed on 11/16/40 as part of the 12th


Wave, from detachments of the 17th and the 46th IDs the division had:

1/,2/,3/206th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/218th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/82nd Artillery Regiment
99th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 10/22/41 the division the division was absorbed into the 7th
Mountain Division.

100th Ersatz Division: Formed on 6/1/40 as part of the 3rd Wave, the
division had:

1/,2/,3/210th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/214th Infantry Regiment
95th Artillery Battalion (3 batteries)
95th Pioneer Battalion (3 companies)

On 6/29/40 the 4/214th was raised from detachments of the


3561st Feldrekruten Company. On 8/9/40 the division was disbanded.
Only the 4/214th was used to form the 892nd Landschützen Battalion (6
companies).

100th Light Infantry Division: Formed on 12/10/42 as part of the 12th


Wave, with 54th IR from the 18th ID, and one third of the 45th ID.
the division had:

1/,2/,3/54th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/227th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/83rd Artillery Regiment
100th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division later absorbed the 369th Croatian IR. On 7/6/42 the
division became the 100th Jäger Division.

100th Jäger Division: The division was formed on 7/6/42 and had:

1/,2/,3/54th Jäger Regiment


1/,2/,3/227th Jäger Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/83rd Artillery Regiment
100th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was destroyed in January 1943 in Stalingrad. The


division was reformed on 4/17/43 from the 100th Jäger Division Kampf-
gruppe (2 battalions, an artillery battalion and a pioneer company).
The 83rd AR was expanded to three battalions on 10/13/43. In 1945 a
fourth, heavy artillery battalion, was formed. The division was cap-
tured by the Soviets in Silesia.

101st Light Infantry Division: Formed on 12/10/40 as part of the 12th


Wave, with one third of the 35th ID. The division had:
1/,2/,3/228th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/229th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/85th Artillery Regiment
101st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 7/6/42 the division was converted into the 101st Jäger Division.

101st Jäger Division: Formed on 7/6/42 from the 101st Light ID, it had:

1/,2/,3/228th Jäger Regiment


1/,2/,3/229th Jäger Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/85th Artillery Regiment
101st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

Eventually the division added the 1/101st and 4/101st Azerbijani


IR. It was taken prisoner by the Americans in upper Austria.

102nd Infantry Division: Formed on 12/15/40 as part of the 12th Wave,


with one third of the 8th and 28th IDs. It had:

1/,2/,3/232nd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/233rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/235th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/104th Artillery Regiment
102nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 6/1/42 the 84th Infantry Regiment was assigned to the divi-


sion as a fourth regiment. On 7/10/42 it was used to replace the
235th IR, which was disbanded. On 7/20/42 the 3/84th, 1/232nd and
3/233rd were also disbanded, bring the division to six battalions.
On 11/2/43 the division absorbed the remains of the 216th ID,
which was at that point the 216th Division Group, the 2/216th AR and
the 102nd Divisional Fusilier Battalion. The 233rd Grenadier Regiment
and the 2/104th AR were disbanded. The division had:

1/,2/84th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/232nd Grenadier Regiment
216th Division Group (248th & 396th Regimental Groups)
102nd Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,3/,4/104th Artillery Regiment
2/216th Artillery Regiment
102nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units.

At the end of 1944 the 216th Divisional Group was absorbed into
the 216th Grenadier Regiment and the 2/216th AR became the 2/104th
AR. The division was disbanded in East Prussian in April 1945 and the
manpower absorbed into the 28th Jäger Division. They were finally
taken prisoner by the Russians.

103rd Infantry Division: Not formed.

104th Jäger Division: Formed on 4/1/43 as part of the 15th Wave,


around detachments from the 704th ID. The division had:

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1/,2/,3/724th Jäger Regiment (from 724th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/734th Jäger Regiment (from 724th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/654th Artillery Regiment (from 654th Artillery Bn)
104th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was taken prisoner by Yugoslavs in the vicinity of


Cilli in 1945.

105th Infantry Division: Not formed.

106th Infantry Division: Formed on 11/22/40 as part of the 12th Wave,


with one third of the 6th and 26th ID. The division had:

1/,2/,3/239th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/240th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/241st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/107th Artillery Regiment
106th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 5/12/41 the 3/241st IR was sent to Africa and on 9/21/41 it


became the 1/155th Schützen Regiment. It was reformed in the parent
division on 6/1/42. On 11/2/43 the 39th Division Group was absorbed
into the division. The 241st Grenadier Regiment, 3/239th and the
3/240th IRs were disbanded. Reformed as a Type 44 Division, the
division had:

39th Division Group (113rd and 114th Regimental Groups)


1/,2/239th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/240th Grenadier Regiment
106th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/107th Artillery Regiment
106th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 28 February it absorbed the Milowitz Shadow Division and on


7/27/44 the 39th Division Group was reformed into the 113th Grenadier
Regiment. The division was disbanded on 10/9/44. The remainder was
assigned to the 76th and 15th Divisions to reform them.
The division was reformed on 3/24/45. It absorbed the existing
106th ID Kampfgruppe. It had:

113th Grenadier Regiment (from Staff/31st Fortress Infantry


Regiment, XIII Zollgrenzschutz Battalion & III Oberrhein
Luftwaffe Brigade)
239th Grenadier Regiment (from Staff/15th Grenadier Regiment,
1st Zollgrenzschutz Battalion & XVIII Oberrhein Gren. Bn.
240th Grenadier Regiment (from Staff/728th GR, 106th Alarm Bn,
& 3/Oberrhein Luftwaffe Brigade
107th Artillery Regiment (from staff,2/107th and 1/1539th
Fortress Artillery Regiment)
106th Pioneer Battalion (from 56th Fortress Pioneer Battalion)
106th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was taken prisoner by the Americans in southern


Germany.
107th Infantry Division: Not formed.

108th Infantry Division: Not formed.

109th Infantry Division: Not formed.

110th Infantry Division: Formed on 12/10/40 as part of the 12th Wave,


with one third of the 12th and 30th IDs, the division had:

1/,2/,3/252nd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/254th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/255th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/120th Artillery Regiment
110th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In May 1941 the 3/255th IR was sent to Africa and disbanded


there in 1942. It was not rebuilt. The division then disbanded the
3/252nd and 1/254th. On 11/2/43 the 252nd Gren. Regt was disbanded,
with the Staff/, 2/252nd being incorporated into the 321st Division
Group, the 1/252nd joining the 254th IR. As a third regiment, the
division received the 321st Division Group, formed from the disbanded
321st ID. The division now had:

321st Division Group (with 589th & 590th Regimental Groups)


1/,2/254th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/255th Grenadier Regiment
110th Divisional Fusilier Battalion (AA)
1/,2/,3/,4/120th Artillery Regiment
110th Division (Einheiten) Service Units
120th Feldersatz Battalion

In July 1944 the division was caught in the pocket by Minsk and
destroyed. It was disbanded on8/3/44 and never reformed.

111th Infantry Division: Formed on 11/6/40 as part of the 12th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/50th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/70th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/117th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/117th Artillery Regiment
111th Division (Einheiten) Service Units
117th Reconnaissance Battalion

The 50th and 70th IRs were formed as third regiments as a


result of the reorganization of their original divisions into motorized
divisions. The artillery regiment was newly formed, but some drafts
came from other sources. The panzerjäger battalion, the reconnais-
sance battalion, the pioneer battalion, and the signals battalion were
built with 2/3rds coming from standing divisions.
The artillery regiment received two nebelwerfer batteries on
6/1/42. On 5/4/43 the 1/50th, 1/70th and 2/117th were disbanded and
replaced by the 1/,2/260th Grenadier Regiment, 1/375th Grenadier
Regiments from the 444th and 454th Security Divisions. They were

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later disbanded as the division converted into a Type 44 division.
When the conversion was complete the division had:

2/,3/50th Grenadier Regiment


2/,3/70th Grenadier Regiment
1/,3/117th Grenadier Regiment
111th Divisional Fusilier Battalion (AA)
1/,2/,3/,4/117th Artillery Regiment
111th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In May 1944 the division was destroyed in Sebastopol. The


remains went to France. The 50th 117th Grenadier Regiments were
rebuilt on 7/27/44 and the remains of the 70th were absorbed into
the 1651st Division as the 2/866th IR. In August it was lost in
Bessarabia. The division was not further developed and never rees-
tablished.

112th Infantry Division: Formed on 12/10/40 as part of the 12th Wave,


with one third of the 34th ID and that part of the 33rd ID that was not
incorporated into the 15th Panzer Division. The division had:

1/,2/,3/110th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/256th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/258th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/86th Artillery Regiment
112th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In May 1941 the 3/258th IR was sent to Africa and later con-
verted into the 2/155th Schützen Regiment. On 11/2/43 the division
was disbanded. The infantry was formed into the 112th Division Group.

113th Infantry Division: Formed on 12/10/40 with one third of 15th and
24th IDs. The division had:

1/,2/,3/260th Infantry Division


1/,2/,3/261st Infantry Division
1/,2/,3/268th Infantry Division
1/,2/,3/,4/87th Artillery Division
113th Division (Einheiten) Service

On 1/18/41 the 1/268th and 2/260th were merged. In May 1942 the
3/268th was sent to Africa and on 9/21/42 it became the 3/155th
Schützen Regiment. In 1942 the regiments were strengthened by the
addition of a 9th company and later by a full battalion. The division
was destroyed at Stalingrad.
It was reformed on 3/21/42 in France. It had:

1/,2/,3/260th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/261st Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/268th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/87th Artillery Regiment
113th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was savaged and on 11/2/43 it stood as the 113th


Division Group. It was used to rebuild the 337th ID.
114th Jäger Division: Formed on 4/1/43 by the conversion of the 714th
ID (15th Wave) into a Jäger Division. The division contained:

1/,2/,3/721st Jäger Regiment (from 721st Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/,3/741st Jäger Regiment (from 741st Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/66th Artillery Regiment (from 661st Artillery Bn)
114th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In 1945 the 4/66th AR was formed from the 2/671st. The division
was taken prisoner by the Americans in Brescia, Italy.

115th Infantry Division: Not formed.

116th Infantry Division: Not formed.

117th Jäger Division: Formed on 4/1/43 by the reorganization of the


717th ID into a Jäger Division. The division had:

1/,2/,3/737th Jäger Regiment (from 737th Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/,3/749th Jäger Regiment (from 749th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/670th Artillery Regiment (from 670th Artillery Bn)
117th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In March 1945 the 2/737th was rebuilt from the 1010th Fortress
Battalion and the artillery regimental staff was rebuilt from the
944th Army Coast Defense AR. The division was taken prisoner by the
Americans by Steyr.

118th Jäger Division: Formed on 4/1/43 from the conversion of the


718th ID into a Jäger Division. The division had:

1/,2/,3/738th Jäger Regiment (from 738th Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/,3/750th Jäger Regiment (from 750th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/668th Artillery Regiment (from 668th Artillery Bn)
118th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

in February 1945 the 4/668th Artillery Regiment was formed. The


division was taken prisoner by the English near Klagenfurt.

119th Infantry Division: Not formed.

120th Infantry Division: Not formed.

121st Infantry Division: Formed on 10/5/40 as part of the 11th Wave


from one third of the 1st and 21st IDs, the division had:

1/,2/,3/405th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/22 & 3/1st IR)


1/,2/,3/407th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/3rd & 3/24th IR)
1/,2/,3/408th Infantry Regiment (from 3/43rd & 3/45th IR)
1/,2/,3/,4/121st Artillery Regiment (from Staff/,1/,2/1st, 2/21st
& 1/57th Artillery Regiments)
121st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

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On 7/15/42 the 3/405th, 2/407th and 2/408th were disbanded and
each regiment formed a 15th Company. The 121st Reconnaissance and
Panzerjäger Battalions were merged to form the 121st Schnell Batta-
lion. In 1944 the Schnell Battalion became the Division Fusilier Batta-
lion and a Panzerjäger Battalion. On 7/3/44 the 3/407th and 3/408th
were changed to the 2/407th and 2/408th Grenadier Regiments. On
3/17/44 the division was rebuilt from the Mielau Shadow Division. It
was taken prisoner by the Russians in Kurland.

122nd Infantry Division: Formed on 10/7/40 as part of the 11th Wave,


with one third of the 32nd and 258th IDs. The division had:

1/,2/,3/409th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/4th, & 3/478th IR)


1/,2/,3/410th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/3/458th, & 3/96th IR)
1/,2/,3/411th Infantry Regiment (from3/94 & 3/479th)
1/,2/,3/,4/122nd Artillery Regiment (1/32nd, 3/248th, & 1/68th
Artillery Regiment)
122nd Divisional (Einheiten) Service Units

On 5/18/42 the 3/409, 2/410 & 3/411 IR were disbanded and each
regiment formed a 15th (bicycle) Company. The division was captured
by the Russians in Kurland.

123rd Infantry Division: Formed on 10/5/40 as part of the 1th Wave,


with one third of the 23rd and 257th IDs, plus part of the 3rd (mot)
ID and the cavalry squadron of the 18th ID. The division had:

1/,2/,3/415th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/9, & 3/477th IR)


1/,2/,3/416th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/457th & 3/67th IR)
1/,2/,3/418th Infantry Regiment (from 3/68th & 3/466th IR)
1/,2/,3/,4/123rd Artillery Regiment (from 2/23rd, 3/257th & 1/59th
Artillery Regiments)
123rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 3/1/44 the division was disbanded after heavy casualties in


Southern Russia. It was reformed as the 123rd Division Group in the
"F" Corps Detachment.

124th Infantry Division: Not formed.

125th Infantry Division: Formed on 10/16/40 as part of the 11th Wave,


with one third of the 5th and 260th IDs with some detachments from
the 25th (mot) ID. The division had:

1/,2/,3/419th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/14th & 3/75th IR)


1/,2/,3/420th Infantry Regiment (fm Staff/,3/460th, & 3/470th IR)
1/,2/,3/421st Infantry Regiment (fm 3/56th & 3/480th IR)
1/,2/,3/,4/125th Artillery Regiment (from 3/5,3/260, & 1/41st
Artillery Regiments)
125th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In 1943 the division was reorganized into a Type 44 Division. It had:

1/,3/419th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/420th Grenadier Regiment
1/,3/421st Grenadier Regiment
125th Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/,4/125th Artillery Regiment
125th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 3/13/44, after escaping from the Nikopol pocket, the division


was disbanded. It was reorganized into the 125th Division Group and
assigned to the 302nd ID.

126th Infantry Division: Formed on 10/18/40 as part of the 11th Wave,


with one third of the 11th and 253rd IDs and part the 16th ID as it
became a panzer division. The division had:

1/,2/,3/422nd Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/2 & 3/23rd IR)


1/,2/,3/424th Infantry Regiment (from 3/44 & 3/464th IR)
1/,2/,3/426th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/453rd & 3/473rd IR)
1/,2/,3/,4/126th Artillery Regiment (from Staff/,2/11th & 1/253rd
Artillery Regiments)
126th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In winter of 1942/43 the 3rd battalions of each regiment were dis-


banded and the remnants used to form a 15th (Bicycle) Company in each
regiment. In winter of 1943/44 the division was reorganized into a
Type 44 Division. It had:

1/,2/422nd Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/424th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/426th Grenadier Regiment
126th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/126th Artillery Regiment
125th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

127th Infantry Division: Not formed.

128th Infantry Division: Not formed.

129th Infantry Division: Formed on 10/20/40 as part of the 11th Wave,


with one third of the 9th and 251st IDs and the horse drawn portion
of the 33rd ID as it became the 15th Panzer Division. The division
had:

1/,2/,3/427th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/36th & 3/57th IR)


1/,2/,3/428th Infantry Regiment (fm 3/116th & 3/471st IR)
1/,2/,3/429th Infantry Regiment (fm Staff/,3/451st & 3/459th IR)
1/,2/,3/,4/129th Artillery Regiment (from Staff/,1/9th, 1/251st &
4/239th Artillery Regiments)
129th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 12/25/41 the 2/,3/329th and the remainder of the 236th AR (162nd


ID) were disbanded and incorporated into the 129h ID. During the
Winter the 1/428th and 3/430th were disbanded and formed into the
15th (Bicycle) Companies. In 1943 the 2/427th was disbanded and
formed into the 129th Division Fusilier Battalion. On 4/4/44 the
1/,2/430th were rebuilt from the 566th Grenadier Regiments from the
390th Feldausbildung Division. After heavy looses near Bobruisk and

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Baranowitschi, on 7/22/44, the division was rebuilt as a Type 44
Division. It had

1/,3/427th Grenadier Regiment


2/,3/428th Grenadier Regiment
1/,3/429th Grenadier Regiment
129th Fusilier Battalion (A.A.)
1/,2/,3/,4/129th Artillery Regiment
129th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

During the retreat from Narew the division was decimated and
finally disbanded. It was absorbed into various units in the 4th
Army.

130th Infantry Division: Not formed.

131st Infantry Division: Formed on 10/5/40 as part of the 11th Wave,


with one third of the 31st and 269th IDs and the horse drawn portion
of the 19th ID. The division had:

1/,2/,3/431st Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/12th & 3/82nd IR)


1/,2/,3/432nd Infantry Regiment (fm Staff/,3/469th & 3/489th IR)
1/,2/,3/434th Infantry Regiment (fm 3/17th & 3/490th IR)
1/,2/,3/,4/131st Artillery Regiment (from Staff/,1/31st & 1/259th
Artillery Regiments)
131st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In 1942 the 3/431st, 3/432nd, and 3/434th were disbanded and on


2/1/43 the 432nd Grenadier Regiment was disbanded. The division was
reorganized as follows:

1/,2/,3/431st Grenadier Regiment (3rd Bn from 1/432nd)


1/,2/,3/434th Grenadier Regiment (3rd Bn from 2/432nd)
131st Division Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/131st Artillery Regiment
131st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 432rd Grenadier Regiment was reformed on 5/1/44 from the


565th Grenadier Regiment (52nd Feldausbildung Division). The 3/431st
and 3/434th GR were then disbanded. On 8/11/44 the remains of the
196th ID were incorporated into the division.

1/,2/431st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/432nd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/434th Grenadier Regiment
131st Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/131st Artillery Regiment
131st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was taken prisoner in East Prussian in 1945.

132nd Infantry Division: Formed on 10/5/40 as part of the 11th Wave,


with one third of the 263rd and 268th IDs and the horse drawn por-
tion of the 27th ID. The division had:
1/,2/,3/436th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/463rd & 3/483rd IR)
1/,2/,3/437th Infantry Regiment (fm 3/485th & 3/499th IR)
1/,2/,3/438th Infantry Regiment (fm Staff/,3/468th & 3/488th)
1/,2/,3/,4/132nd Artillery Regiment (from Staff/268th, 3/263rd,
3/26th Artillery Regiments & 3/764th Hvy. Art. Bn)
132nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In 1943 the 3/436th became the Sturm Battalion of the 18th Army.
The 1/437th and 2/438th disbanded and replaced by the 3/437th and
3/438th IR. The division was reorganized into a Type 44 Division and
had:

1/,2/436th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/437th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/438th Grenadier Regiment
132nd Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/132nd Artillery Regiment
132nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In December 1944 the division disbanded the Staff/,2/437th and


2/436th IR as well as the 3/132nd AR. the 1/437th was transferred to
the 436th GR and the 437th GR vanished. The division was taken
prisoner by the Russians in Kurland.

133rd Fortress Division: Formed on 2/21/44 from the Krete Fortress


Brigade. It contained:

212nd Panzer Battalion (2 light companies)


1/,2/,3/733rd Grenadier Regiment (newly formed)
1/,2/,3/746th Grenadier Regiment (formed from 713th ID)
1/,2/,3/619th Artillery Regiment
133rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

During 1944 the division remained in Crete with the 832nd and
833rd Security Battalions, the Crete Artillery (coastal) Regiment and
the Crete Pioneer Battalion. Only part of the division escaped from
the island and it passed into English captivity after the war.

134th Infantry Division: Formed on 10/15/40 as part of the 11th Wave,


with one third of the 252nd and 255th IDs as well as the horse drawn
portion of the 10th Motorized ID. The division contained:

1/,2/,3/439th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/452nd & 3/455th IR)


1/,2/,3/445th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/455th, 3/472nd
& 3/475th IR)
1/,2/,3/446th Infantry Regiment (from 3/461st & 3/465th IR)
1/,2/,3/,4/134th Artillery Regiment (from 242nd and 255th AR)
134th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In March 1944 part of the 390th (Feldausbildung - recruit train-


ing) Division was incorporated into the division. In June 1944 the
division was part of Army Group Middle and was destroyed in the battle
of the Bobuirsk Pocket. The survivors were distributed to the
14th, 50th, and 170th IDs and the 203rd and 390th Security Divisions.
On 8/3/44 the division was officially disbanded.

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135th Infantry Division: Never formed.

136th Infantry Division: Formed as a staff only on 4/25/44, two four


company battalions - (M) 1/136th & (M) 2/136th - were formed from
infantry with stomach problems (notorious "stomach divisions"). It was
disbanded on 10/30/44.

137th Infantry Division: Formed on 10/10/40 as part of the 11th Wave,


with one third of the 44th and 262nd IDs and the horse drawn portion
of the 18th ID. The division had:

1/,2/,3/447th Infantry Regiment (from 3/131st & 3/482nd IR)


1/,2/,3/448th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/134th & 3/486th IR)
1/,2/,3/449th Infantry Regiment (from Staff/,3/462nd & 3/132nd IR)
1/,2/,3/,4/137th Artillery Regiment (from Staff/,2/96th, 3/262nd
Artillery Regiment & 758th Hvy Art. Bn)
137th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In 1942 the 3/447th and 1/448th were disbanded. In 1943 the


Staff/,3/449th Grenadier Regiment were also disbanded, with their
troops being used to form the 137th Division Battalion. The division
was restructured with:

1/,2/447th Grenadier Regiment (+1/449th Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/448th Grenadier Regiment (+2/449th Grenadier Regiment)
137th Divisional Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/137th Artillery Regiment
137th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 11/2/43 the division was disbanded. The staff/,2/,3/448th


Grenadier Regiment were formed into the 137th Division Group of "E"
Corps Detachment. The divisional staff formed the staff for the
271st ID (22nd Wave), the Signals Bn became army troops, the 1/137th
AR became the 4/246th AR, the 2/137th AR became the 2/277th AR, the
staff became the Staff 2/361st AR. The service units were dispersed
into the newly forming 21st and 22nd Wave divisions.

138th Infantry Division: Not formed.

139th Infantry Division: Not formed.

140th Infantry Division: Formed as a staff in 9/7/44 under the name


Kräutler Division Group and later as "K" Division Group. It contained:

1/,2/,3/139th Mountain Jäger Regiment


3rd Jäger Battalion
Staff/931st Artillery Regiment
124th Mountain Artillery Battalion
424th Light Gun Artillery Battalion
Pioneer Company
Signals Company

141st Infantry Division: Formed on 12/8/39 as a replacement processing


division, the division had:
1/,2/,3/1st Ersatz Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/21st Ersatz Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/206th Ersatz Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/491st Ersatz Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/,5/1st Ersatz Artillery Regiment
1st Ersatz Cavalry Regiment
1st Ersatz Pioneer Battalion
1st Ersatz Signal Battalion
1st Fahr-Ersatz Battalion

On 9/24/42 the division was converted into an Ersatz Division.

141st Reserve Infantry Division: Formed in October 1942 with the:

1st Reserve Grenadier Regiment (1st, 43rd, & 45th Bns)


61st Reserve Grenadier Regiment (23rd, 44th & 389th Bns)
206th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (22nd, 162nd & 312th Bns)
11th Reserve Artillery Battalion
1st Reserve Pioneer Battalion

On 2/19/44 the division was disbanded and used to form a Shadow


Division in the 24th Wave. The shadow division was not formed and
the troops were absorbed into the 68th ID. The 1st Reserve Grenadi-
er division was formed into the 506th Grenadier Regiment of the 291st
ID on 2/28/44.

142nd Infantry Division: Never formed.

143rd Infantry Division: Formed on 11/28/43, as a replacement process-


ing division, the division had:

1/,2/,3/3rd Ersatz Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/68th Ersatz Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/208th Ersatz Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/257th Ersatz Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/,5/3rd Ersatz Artillery Regiment
9th Ersatz Cavalry Battalion
9th Ersatz Panzerjäger Battalion
68th Ersatz Pioneer Battalion
1st Ersatz Railroad Battalion
3rd Fahr-Ersatz Battalion
23rd Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
3rd Ersatz Construction Pioneer Battalion

In August 1941 the division was reorganized with:

68th Ersatz Infantry Regiment


76th Ersatz Infantry Regiment
208th Ersatz Infantry Regiment
168th Ersatz Infantry Regiment
168th Artillery Regiment

143rd Infantry Division: Formed on 9/89/42 with:

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68th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (169th, 188th & 512th Bns)
76th Reserve Grenadier Regiment(230th, 323rd, 386th & 479th Bns)
208th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (122nd, 337th, & 397th Bns)
257th Reserve Artillery Battalion
68th Reserve Artillery Battalion

On 10/23/43 the division was planned to be formed into the 394th


(Feldausbildung - recruit training) ID in conjunction with the 143rd and
147th Reserve Divisions. However, only a Feldausbildung Regiment was
formed. The remainder of the division was converted into various
other units.

144th Infantry Division: Not formed.

145th Infantry Division: Not formed.

146th Infantry Division: Not formed.

147th Infantry Division: Formed in Augsburg on 4/1/40 as a replace-


ment processing division, it had:

27th Ersatz Infantry Regiment


212th Ersatz Infantry Regiment
27th Ersatz Artillery Regiment
27th Pioneer Battalion

147th Reserve Infantry Division: Formed on 10/1/42 the 147th Division


was joined to the 407th Division and formed into the 147th Reserve
Division. In December 1943 the division had:

212th Reserve Grenadier Regt (63rd, 316th, 320th 423rd & 468th bns)
268th Reserve Grenadier Regt (91st & 488th bns)
27th Reserve Artillery Battalion
27th Reserve Pioneer Battalion
947th Division Service Bureau

148th Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39, as a replacement processing


division, it had:

8th Ersatz Inf. Regt. (28th, 84th & 164th Bns)


28th Ersatz Inf. Regt. (7th, 350th, 461st Bns)
239th Ersatz Inf. Regt. (327th, 372nd, & 452nd Bns)
252nd Ersatz Inf. Regt. (38th, 183rd, 444th Bns)
13th Schützen Ersatz Battalion
8th Ersatz Artillery Regt (8th,28th, 44th, 116th & 252nd Bns)

In 1940 the artillery and schützen battalions were replaced by


the 8th Ersatz AR (8th, 28th and 44th Bns) and the 8th Ersatz Pioneer
Battalion.

148th Reserve Division: On 10/1/42 the 148th became the 148th Re-
serve Division. By 1943 the division was restructured and contained:
8th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (7th, 28th, 164th Bns)
239th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (327th, 372nd & 444th Bns)
8th Reserve Artillery Regiment (8th & 44th Bns)
8th Reserve Pioneer Battalion
1048th Panzerjäger Company
1048th Bicycle Squadron
1048th Reserve Division Supply Units

In November 1943 the division was moved to Nizza. On 7/2/44 the


division was assigned to a field army.

148th Infantry Division: The 148th Reserve Division was converted


into a standing infantry division on 10/5/44. It had:

1/,2/281st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/285th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/,286th Grenadier Regiment
148th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/1048th Artillery Regiment
1048th Panzerjäger Battalion
1048th Signals Battalion
1048th Pioneer Battalion

In November the division stood on the Ligurian coast and was


taken prisoner by the Americans shortly later.

149th (Feldausbildungs - Training) Division: Formed on 3/12/45 in Holland,


the division had:

1301st Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment


1302nd Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1303rd Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1449th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 3/21/45 a regiment, with three battalions, an artillery regi-


ment and an artillery battery were all that was assigned to the
division.

150th Infantry Division: Formed on 3/12/45 with:

1304th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment


1305th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1306th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1450th Artillery Regiment
1450th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 3/21/45 three grenadier battalions and a pioneer battalion


were formed.

151st Division: formed on 11/13/39 as a replacement formation. On


8/12/39 it became the 141st Division.

151st Division: formed on 12/6/39, it consisted of:

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11th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (23rd, 311th, & 389th Bns)
61st Ersatz Infantry Regiment (44th, 325th & 356th Bns)
217th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (1nd, 3rd & 346th Bns)
228th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (45th, 400th, &
23rd Erganzung Bn)
11th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (11th, 212st, 47th, 217th &
228th Bns)
206th Ersatz Pioneer Battalion
1st Ersatz Panzerjäger Battalion
1st Fahr-Ersatz Battalion
1st Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion

151st Reserve Division: Formed from the 151st Division on 9/25/42 it


was modified in December 1943 and had:

21st Reserve Grenadier Regiment (24th, 176th & 301st Bns)


217th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (2nd, 3rd, & 311th Bns)
1st Reserve Artillery Battalion

On 2/9/44 the division was disbanded and used to form the


Mielau Shadow Division.

151st (Feldausbildungs - Training) Division: Formed on 3/12/45, it was


to have:

1307th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment


1308th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1309th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1451st Artillery Regiment
1451st Division (Einheiten) Service Units.

Only part of the division was ever formed.

152nd Division: Formed on 8/26/39, the division had:

2nd Infantry Ersatz Regt (mot)(5th, 25th & 92nd Bns)


12th Infantry Ersatz Regt (89th, 202nd, 222nd)
32nd Infantry Ersatz Regt (4th, 94th, ( 374th)
75th Infantry Ersatz Regt (48th & 172nd)
207th Infantry Ersatz Regt (96th, 322nd & 368th)
258th Infantry Ersatz Regt (27th & 458th)
2nd Artillery Ersatz Regt (2nd, 32nd, 38th, & 207th)
2nd Artillery Observation Battalion
12th Artillery Ersatz Regt (12th, 48th & 258th)
5th Cavalry Ersatz Battalion
2nd Signals Ersatz Battalion
2nd Fahr-Ersatz Battalion
2nd Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
32nd Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion

In 1943 the division was reorganized and now had:

75th Grenadier Ausbildungs Regiment (172nd & 478th Bns)


207th Grenadier Ausbildungs Regiment (322nd, 368th & 374th Bns)
Artillery Ausbildungs Battalion
600th Sturmgeschütz Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
12th Pioneer Ausbildungs Battalion

On 1/6/45 it was formed into a Kampfgruppe. In March 1945 it


contained:

75th Grenadier Ausbildungs Regiment


478th Grenadier Ausbildungs Battalion
32nd Artillery Ausbildungs Battalion
12th Pioneer Ausbildungs Battalion

In April 1945 it was absorbed into the 83rd ID.

152nd (Feldausbildungs-Training) Division: formed on 3/12/45, it had:

1310th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment


1311th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1312th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment

On 3/21 the division had formed only two battalions and the 56th
Jäger Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion. On 3/23/45 the further growth
of the division was stopped.

153rd Division: Formed on 8/26/39 as a replacement depot. It con-


tained:

23rd Infantry Ersatz Regiment (9th, 178th & 323nd Bns)


76th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (68th, 230th, & 386th Bns)
218th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (67th, 203rd, 397th Bns)
83rd (mot) Infantry Ersatz Regiment (99th Bn, 3rd & 8th Schützen)
168th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (23rd, 176th & 218th Bns)
23rd (mot) Artillery Ersatz Regiment (59th & 75th Bns)
5th Panzer Ersatz Battalion
10th Panzer Ersatz Battalion
3rd Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
3rd Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
23rd Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
208th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
4th Railroad Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
3rd Signal Ersatz Battalion
23rd Signal Ersatz Battalion
3rd Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion

153rd Reserve Division: Formed on 9/11/42 with the replacement por-


tion of the 463rd Division, the 153rd Reserve Division was formed in
the Ukraine with:

23rd Reserve Grenadier Regiment (178th, 68th & 477th Bns)


218th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (67th, 203rd & 309th Bns)
257th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (338th, 457th & 466th Bns)
3rd Reserve Artillery Regiment (3rd & 23rd Bns)
3rd Reserve Pioneer Battalion

153rd (Feldausbildungs-Training) Division:

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Formed on 12/10/42 with part of the 153rd Reserve Division. On
1/15/43 it contained three grenadier regiments. On 3/29/43 the re-
serve grenadier regiments were converted into Grenadier (Feldausbil-
dungs) Regiments. The numbers of the battalions were changed to 1st,
2nd & 3rd Bns of each regiment. In March 1944 the division found
itself committed to battle and was destroyed in the Crimea.
It was reformed in April 1944 and consisted of:

1/,2/,3/715th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment


1/,2/,3/716th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1/,2/,3/717th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
453rd (Feldausbildungs) Artillery Regiment (staff & 1 battalion)
153rd (Feldausbildungs) Pioneer Battalion
153rd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was destroyed in Rumania in August 1944. The


survivors were sent to Bulgaria. The division was again reformed in
October 1944. No details are known.

153rd Grenadier division: formed on 12/14/44.

1/,2/715th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/716th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/717th Grenadier Regiment
453rd Artillery Regiment (1 battalion)
153rd Fusilier Battalion
153rd Division Service Units

The division was taken prisoner by the Russians near Deutsch-


brod.

154th Division: Formed on 11/10/39 as a replacement troop processing


formation. The division had:

4th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (10th & 192nd Bns)


223rd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (171st, 334th & 385th Bns)
255th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (103rd, 425th & 455th Bns)
256th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (32nd, 52nd, 234th, & 414th Bns)
4th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (4th, 40th, 223rd, & 256th Bns)
4th Observation Ersatz Battalion
10th Reconnaissance Ersatz Battalion
1st Bridge Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
24th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
4th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
24th Fahr-Ersatz Battalion

On 9/15/42 it was incorporated into the 154th Reserve Division.

154th Reserve Division Contained:

56th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (171st, 475th & 514th Bns)


223rd Reserve Grenadier Regiment (192nd, 234th, & 456th Bns)
255th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (385th, 440th & 455th Bns)
24th Reserve Artillery Battalion
24th Reserve Pioneer Battalion
It be used to reform the Zimmer Eingreifgruppe on 4/21/44 and
the 68th ID. On 8/11/44 it was reformed with the remains 154th and
174th Reserve Divisions. In September 1944 it had:

56th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (171st, 455th & 514th Bns)


223rd Reserve Grenadier Regiment (192nd, 440th & 465th Bns)
24th Reserve Artillery Battalion
24th Reserve Pioneer Battalion

On 1 October 1944 it was incorporated into the 154th (Feldausbil-


dungs-Training) Division.

154th (Feldausbildungs-Training) Division: Formed on 1 October 1944 with:

1/,2/562nd Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment


1/,2/563rd Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1/,2/564th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1054th Artillery (Feldausbildungs) Battalion
1054th Heavy Battalion
1054th Pioneer (Feldausbildungs) Battalion

In March 1945 the division was ordered reformed into the 154th
ID.

154th Infantry Division: Ordered formed in March 1945 the division did
not truly come into existence.

155th Division: Formed on 11/9/39 as a replacement troop formation.


It consisted of:

5th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (14th, 56th & 75th Bns)


25th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (13th, 35th, & 119th Bns)
35th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (34th, 109th & 111th Bns)
4th Machine Gun Ersatz Battalion
25th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (4th, 25th, 61st, 77th Bns)
5th Observation Ersatz Battalion
18th Cavalry Ersatz Battalion
5th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
35th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
5th Fahr-Ersatz Battalion

On 98/23/41 the division was sent to Stuttgart and reformed. It now


contained:

25th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (13th, 35th & 119th)


35th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (34th, 109th, 111th)
215th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (380th, 390th, 435th)
260th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (460th, 470th)
4th Machine Gun Ersatz Battalion
25th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (25th, 61st, 77th, 215th & 260th)
18th Cavalry Ersatz Battalion
5th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
35th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
5th Fahr-Ersatz Battalion

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155th (Feldausbildungs-Training) Division: Formed on 11/2/444 in Italy
by Army Group C. On 1/3/45 the division had:

1/,2/1227th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment


1/,2/1228th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1/,2/1229th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
Fusilier Battalion
155th Artillery Battalion
630th Signals Battalion
155th Division (Einheiten) Service Units.

On 1/31/45 the division was converted into the 155th ID.

155th Infantry Division: The organization did not change from what it
had been before its conversion from the 155th Feldausbildungs Divi-
sion. It was taken prisoner near Belluno by the Americans.

155th (mot) Division: Formed on 5/10/42 from the 155th Division, it


contained:

7th Panzer Ersatz Battalion


5th Schützen Ersatz Regiment (86th & 215th Bns)
25th (mot) Infantry Ersatz Regiment (35th & 119th Bns)
18th Cavalry Ersatz Battalion
5th Panzer Jäger Ersatz Battalion
260th (mot) Artillery Ersatz Battalion
5th Observation Ersatz Battalion
5th Panzer Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
5th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
25th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion

Reorganized into the 155th Panzer Division on 4/5/43 and on


8/1/43 that was reorganized into the 155th Reserve Panzer Division.
In December 1943 it had:

7th Panzer Ersatz Battalion


5th Panzer Grenadier Ersatz Regiment (86th & 215th Bns)
25th (mot) Grenadier Ersatz Regiment (35th & 119th Bns)
260th (mot) Artillery Ersatz Battalion
5th Panzer Jäger Ersatz Battalion
1055th Panzer Signals Ersatz Company

The order of 3/19/44 directed it be used to reform the 9th


Panzer Division. It was disbanded on 4/30/44. The 7th Reserve
Panzer battalion was used to form the Norwegian Panzer brigade.

156th Division: Formed on 11/15/39 as a replacement processing unit,


it had:

211th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (306th, 317th, 365th Bns)


227th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (328th, 366th, 412th Bns
253rd Infantry Ersatz Regiment (453rd, 464th, 473rd Bns0
254th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (454th, 474th, 484th Bns)
16th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (2/169th, 1/211th, 2/211th, 227th)
6th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
253rd Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
6th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Gruppe
26th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Gruppe

On 8/26/40 the division had:

26th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (39th, 77th 78th)


211th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (306th, 317th, 365th)
227th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (328th, 366th, 412nd)
253rd Infantry Ersatz Regiment (453rd, 464th, 473rd)
254th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (454th, 474th, 484th)
26th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (1/169th, 2/211th, 3/253rd & 354th)
16th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (76th, 2/169th, 1/211th & 227th)
16th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
253rd Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
26th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion

on 7/24/41 the division was in Belgium and contained:

26th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (77th, 78th)


227th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (366th, 412th)
254th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (454th, 474th, 484th)
26th Artillery Ersatz Battalion
254th Artillery Ersatz Battalion

156th Reserve Division: The 156th Division was converted into the
156th Reserve Division on 10/4/42. Between 11/23/42 and 12/23/42 part
of the division was organized into the Baltzer division. On 2/12/43
the division was assigned to the 15th Army. In December 1943 the
division had:

26th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (77th & 78th)


227th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (366th, 412th)
254th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (454th, 474th, 484th)
26th Reserve Artillery Regiment (26th, 2/169th)
1056th Reserve Squadron
1056th Panzerjäger Company
1056th Reserve Pioneer Company
1056th Reserve Signal Company
1056th Supply Units

On 2/1/44 the division was formed into the 47th Infantry Divi-
sion. It contained:

26th Res. Gren. Regt. (77th, 78th) = 1/,2/115th Gren. Regt.


227th Res. Gren. Regt. (366th, 412th) = 1/,2/103rd Gren. Regt.
254th Res. Gren. Regt. (454th, 474th) = 1/,2/104th Gren. Regt.
484th Res. Gren. Bn. = 147th Fusilier Battalion
26th Res. Art. Regt (26th, 2/169th) = 1/,2/147th Art. Regt.
1056th Panzerjäger Bn = 147th Panzerjäger Bn.
1056th Supply Units

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156th Infantry Division (B) = Baltzer Division: Formed on 11/22/42, the
division consisted of:

156th Eingreifgruppe (Reserve Division)


1/254th Grenadier Regiment (B) (4 cos)
2/254th Grenadier Regiment (B) (4 cos)
13th & 14th Cos, 254th Grenadier Regiment (B)
1/26th Artillery Regiment (B) (3 batteries)
171st Eingreifgruppe (Reserve Division)
1/19th Grenadier Regiment (B) (4 cos)
2/19th Grenadier Regiment (B) (4 cos)
Heavy Company, 19th Grenadier Regiment (B)
171st Bicycle Squadron (B)
171st Panzerjäger Company (B)
191st Eingreifgruppe (Reserve Division)
1/191st Grenadier Regiment (B) (4 cos)
2/191st Grenadier Regiment (B) (4 cos)
13th & 14th Cos, 191st Grenadier Regiment (B)
191st Bicycle Squadron (B)
191st Panzerjäger Company (B)
191st Signals Company (B)
191st Pioneer Company (B)

The 171st Eingreifgruppe was later reorganized with the 19th (B)
and 71st (B) Regiments, while the 191st Gruppe was formed from he 31st
(B) and 267th (B) Regiments. On 12/23/42, the division was disbanded.
Its forces were used to form the 80th ID.

156th (Feldausbildungs-Training) Division: Formed on 3/12/45, the divi-


sion had:

1/,2/1313th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment


1/,2/1314th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1/,2/1315th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1456th Artillery Regiment
1456th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 4/15/45 the division was designated as the 156th ID and


deployed.

157th Division: Formed on 11/9/39 as a replacement processing division, the divi-


sion (in March 1940) had:

7th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (19th, 61st, 62nd)


157th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (179th, 199th, 217th)
1st Mountain Jäger Ersatz Regiment (1/,2/98th, 99th, 100th)
7th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (7th, 43rd, 79th, 157th)
7th Observation Ersatz Battalion
7th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
7th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
7th Signals Ersatz Battalion
7th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
7th Fahr-Ersatz Battalion
7th Bau-Ersatz Battalion
157th Reserve Division: Formed from the 157th Division on 10/1/42. In
December 1943 the division had:

7th Reserve Grenadier Division (19th, 61st, 62nd)


157th Reserve Grenadier Division (179th, 199th & 217th)
1st Reserve Mountain Jäger Division (1/,2/98th 99th & 100th)
7th Reserve Artillery Regiment (7th Bn & 79th Mountain Bn)
7th Reserve Pioneer Battalions
1057th Supply Service Units

In January 1944 the 7th Reserve Grenadier Division was sent to


the 276th ID. After the invasion of southern France it was assigned
to the defense of the alpine passes in Italy. On 9/1/44 it was
converted into a Jäger Division, of the new form.

157th Mountain Division: Organized on 10/1/44 from the 157th Reserve


Division, it contained:

1/,2/,3/296th Mountain Jäger Regiment


1/,2/,3/297th Mountain Jäger Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/1057th Mountain Artillery Regiment
1057th Panzerjäger Battalion
1057th Mountain Signals Battalion
1057th Mountain Pioneer Battalion
1057th Feldersatz Battalion
1057th Mountain Division Supply Units

In March 1945 the division was redesignated as the 8th Mountain


Division. It's organization was not altered.

158th Division: Formed on 11/10/39 as a replacement processing unit,


it had:

18th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (51st, 83rd, & 318th)


62nd Infantry Ersatz Regiment (20th, 190th, 406th)
213th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (54th, 354th, 472nd)
221st Infantry Ersatz Regiment (49th, 360th, 375th)
18th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (18th, 54th, 1/,2/213th & 221st)
8th Cavalry Ersatz Battalion
15th Panzer Ersatz Battalion
8th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
8th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
28th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
213th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
8th Signals Ersatz Battalion
28th Signals Ersatz Battalion
8th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
28th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
8th Bau-Ersatz Battalion
3rd Bridge Erection Ersatz Battalion

On 11/8/40 the division was sent to Alsace and it was restruc-


tured. It now had:

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18th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (83rd & 318th)
62nd Infantry Ersatz Regiment (190th, 406th)
213th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (54th, 354th, 472nd)
221st Infantry Ersatz Regiment (49th, 360th, 375th)
18th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (18th, 2/213th)
213th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion

158th Reserve Division: The 158th Division became the 158th Reserve
Division on 10/1/42. It was sent to Silesia. On 1/1/43 it became the
158th ID (B) and was stationed near Paris. It formed the Wetzel
Eingreifgruppe, which consisted of:

1/,2/,3/62nd Infantry Regiment


13th & 14th Cos, 62nd Infantry Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment (B) - 1 light battery
1st Co,/213th Pioneer Battalion (B)

On 1/17/43 the 62 Grenadier Regiment (B) was disbanded and incur-


porated into the 213th Reserve Grenadier Battalion. In January 1943
the 1`58th Reserve Division moved from Strasbourg to La Rochelle. In
the Fall 1943 it stood on the Atlantic coast and consisted of:

18th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (83rd,, 190th, 318th & 406th)


213th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (54th, 354th, 472nd)
221st Reserve Grenadier Regiment (49th, 360th, 375th)
18th Reserve Artillery Regiment (18th & 2/213th)
1058th Bicycle Squadron
1058th Reserve Panzerjäger Company
1058th Reserve Signals Company
213th Reserve Pioneer Battalion
1058th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 602nd and 608th Reserve Bicyucle Battalions were placed under
the division. In April 1944 the 190th Reserve Grenadier Battalion
became the 275th Fusilier Battalion in the 275th ID. On 7/2/44 the
division was transferred to the active army. In July 1944 it was
formed into the 16th Infantry Division.

18th Res. Gren. Regiment (49th, 375th) =1/,2/221st Grenadier Regiment


213th Res. Gren. Regiment (54th, 472nd) =1/,2/223rd Grenadier Regiment
221st Res. Gren. Regiment (83,318th) =1/,2/225th Grenadier Regiment
18th Art. Regiment
(18, 2/213th & Nebelwerfer Btry)=1/,2/,3/1316th Artillery Regt.
602nd & 608th Reserve Bicycle Sqns = 16th Fusilier Battalion
1058th Res. Panzerjäger Co = 1316th Panzerjäger Bn
1058th Res. Signals Co = 1316th Signals Bn
213th Res. Pioneer Bn = 1316th Pioneer Bn
1058th Division Service Units = 1316th Einheiten

On 8/5/44 the division was disbanded.

158th (Feldausbildungs-Training) Division: Formed in March 1945, it to


have:

1/,2/1316th Jäger (Feldausbildungs) Regiment


1/,2/1317th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1/,2/1318th Grenadier (Feldausbildungs) Regiment
1458th Artillery Regiment
1458th Division (Einheiten) Service Units.

In April 1945 the division was designated as an infantry division.


It was taken prisoners by the Russians.

159th Division: Formed on 11/9/39 as a replacement processing unit.


It contained:

9th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (57th, 116th, 181st)


15th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (81st, 88th, 367th)
214th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (106th, 388th)
251st Ersatz Infantry Regiment (36th, 355th, 471st)
9th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (15th, 152nd, 214th, 251st)
9th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
9th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
19th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
3rd Railroad Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
9th Signals Ersatz Battalion
29th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
9th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
9th Fahr-Ersatz Battalion

159th Reserve Division: Formed on 10/1/42, the division had:

214th Reserve Infantry Regiment (106th, 367th, 388th0


251st Reserve Infantry Regiment (36th, 81st, 205th, & 471st)

The 213th Brunhyilde Regiment (106th, 367th, & 388th Bns) as the
870th Grenadier Regiment as well as the 1059th Bicycle Squadron,
1059th Panzerjäger Company, 1059th Signals Company to the 356th ID
and the transfer of the 9th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (57th, 181st,
& 355th bns) to the 189th Reserve Division on 5/1/43, the division
stood, in December 1943, as follows:

9th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (36th, 57th, 355th)


251st Reserve Grenadier Regiment (181st, 205th)
9th Reserve Artillery Battalion
15th Pioneer Reserve Battalion
1059th Reserve Division Supply Units.

The 81st and 471st Battalions were transferred to the 948th and
949th Grenadier Regiments of the 359th ID on 11/25/43. On 1/8/44 the
division moved to Southwest France and was posted on the Atlantic
Coast. After the allied landings, it withdrew with heavy losses to
the Belfort region. It was designated as the 159th ID on 9/29/44 and
on 10/16/44 it stood with the following:

1/,2/9th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/251st Grenadier Regiment
1181st Artillery Battalion
1059th Panzerjäger Battalion

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1059th Reserve Pioneer Battalion
1059th Signals Battalion
1059th Feldersatz Battalion

159th Infantry Division: Formed on 10/9/44 from the 159th Reserve


Division into an infantry division of the 32nd Wave, it had:

1/,2/1209th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1210th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1211th Grenadier Regiment
159th Fusilier Company
159th Divisional Fusilier Battalion (with 1059th Mortar Company)
1/,2/,3/,4/1059th Artillery Regiment
1059th Panzerjäger Battalion (1 AT co & 3 Flak cos)
1059th Pioneer Battalion
1059th Signals Battalion
1059th Feldersatz Battalion
1059th (Einheiten) Service Units

The bulk of the infantry and artillery were destroyed in the


withdrawal and battles around Belfort. From the remains the following
was formed:

Staff & 2nd Bn, D/V (Walküre) Regiment


Büttner Artillery Battalion (3 batteries)
Albrecht Battery
Schmidt Battery
Panzerjäger Company, von Oppen Kampfgruppe

On 3 November 1944 the division had been fully reformed. In doing so


it absorbed the 2/,3/933rd Grenadier Regiment, 3/90th Avaition Train-
ing Regiment, the remains of the 242nd Veteran Company (242nd Garri-
son Infantry Division), 1089th Half Field Hospital (became 1059th Medi-
cal Co.), a detachment of the D/V Regiment, part of the 199th Security
Regiment, the Büttner Artillery Battalion (3 btrys), and a panzerjäger
company of the von Oppen Kampfgruppe. From the 159th Reserve Divi-
sion it absorbed:

2nd Co/ 9th Reserve Artillery Battalion


Albrecht Battery
Schmidt Battery
581st Field Post Office (former army troops)
1059th Division (Einheiten) Support Units (supply, transportation,
bakery, butcher, maintenance etc., etc.)

Further detachments were assigned on 21 January 1945. They included:

C/V Grenadier Regiment (without 1st Bn)


Oberrhein XI Grenadier Battalion
Oberrhein XII Grenadier Battalion
Remains/999th Security Battalion
Remains 10/X Fortress Anti-Tank Company
1/VII Battery
Alarm Battalion formed from 34th Fusilier Rpmt & Trng Battalion
Alarm Battalion formed from 56th Jäger Rpmt & Trng Battalion
The division was organized as follows:

1/,2/1209th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1210th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1211th Grenadier Regiment
1059th Artillery Regiment
1059th Pioneer Battalion
1059th Signals Battalion
1059th Feldersatz Battalion
199th Security Battalion
1059th Flak Battery
1059th Infantry Support Gun Battery
169th (mot) Anti-Tank Battery
1059th Military Police Detachment

The 1211th Regiment was ready in January 1945. On 4 March 1945


the division is shown as having:

1/,2/1209th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1210th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1211th Grenadier Regiment
1059th Fusilier Company
1059th Artillery Regiment
1059th Pioneer Battalion
1059th Flak Battery
1059th Signals Battalion
1059th (mot) Panzerjäger Battalion
1059th Feldersatz Battalion
1059th Military Police Detachment

During the American offensive in Alsace the division was destroyed


and disbanded.

160th Division: Formed on 11/8/39 as a replacement processing unit, it


contained:

20th (mot) Infantry Ersatz Regiment (69th, 76th, 909th)


30th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (6th, 46th, 469th0
58th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (26th, 209th, 220th)
225th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (333rd, 376th & 490th)
20th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (20th, 30th, 58th & 225th)
20th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
30th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
20th Signals Ersatz Battalion
10th Fahr-Ersatz Battalion
10th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
10th Bau-Ersatz Battalion

The division was reduced, by October, 1940, a single regiment:

Division Command Viborg


58th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (36th, 209th, 220th)
160th Genesenden Battalion

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In 1941 the division was in Copenhagen and in the summer of 1941
it was reinforced by the assignment of the 225th Infantry Ersatz
Regiment. On 12/1/41 the division had:

Division Command Copenhagen


58th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (36th, 209th, 220th)
225th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (333rd & 376th)
160th Genesenden Battalion
58th Artillery Ersatz Battalion

On 11/1/42 it contained:

58th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (36th, 209th, 220th)


225th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (333rd, 376th),377th & 469th)
20th Artillery Ersatz Battalion (58th & 290th)
280th Army Flak Ersatz Battalion
280th Ausbildungs Battalion

160th Reserve Division: Formed on 11/7/43 from the 160th Division, by


December it contained:

Division Command Holsted


58th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (26th, 209th)
225th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (202nd, 220th, 376th & 377th)
290th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (333rd, 469th)
20th Artillery Ersatz Battalion (58th & 290th)
280th Army Flak Ersatz Battalion
280th Ausbildungs Battalion

In 1944 the 30th Reserve Pioneer Battalion was added and the 1060th
Support Troops.

160th Infantry Division: On 3/9/45 the 160th Reserve ID was formed


into the 160th ID as follows:

1/,2/,3/657th Grenadier Regiment - 58th Res. Gren Regt (26,209)


1/,2/,3/658th Grenadier Regiment - 225th Res. Gren Regt (220,276,377)
1/,2/,3/659th Grenadier Regiment - 290th Res. Gren Regt (333,469,202)
1/,2/1060th Artillery Regiment - 20th Res. Art. Regt (58, 290)
160th Divisional Fusilier Company
1060th Pioneer Battalion (from 412th (?) Volksturm Battalion)

161st Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/336th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/364th Infantry Regiment
241st Light Artillery Battalion

On 12/28/39 the division absorbed the 1st, 11th and 21st Feldersatz
Battalions and expanded into:

1/,2/,3/336th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/364th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/371st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/241st Artillery Regiment
241st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 10/30/40 the division detached the Staff/371st, 1/336th and


1/364th to form the 677th IR, 332nd ID (14th Wave). Those units were
rebuilt. On 1/1/41 the 4/208th AR was assigned to the division and
formed into the 4/241st AR. On 11/1/42 the 336th was disbanded and
reduced to the 2/371st IR. However, on 1/12/43 it was reformed from
the 2/371st and 2/364th. On 6/17/43, the 1/336th was converted Sturm
Battalion of the Kempf Army Detachment.
On 11/10/43 the division was merged with the 293rd and 355th ID's
in southern Russian. The staff formed the Staff/"A" Korps Detach-
ment, the Staff/371st Gren Regt formed the Staff/161st Division Group,
with the 336th and 371st Regimental Groups. The "A" Corps Detach-
ment received Staff/,2/,4/241st AR, the 241st Panzerjäger Battalion,
241st Pioneer Battalion, 241st Signals Battalion and the support 241st
support troops, as well as the 161st Divisional Fusilier Battalion
(formed from the 1/364th) The Staff/336th Gren Rgt went to the 77th
ID, the Staff/364th Gren Regt went to the 367th ID, the 2/336th
became the 1/959th, the 3/364th became the 1/958th, and the 1/,3/241st
AR became the 2/,3/363rd AR in the 363rd AR (21st Wave).
The division was reformed by the order of 7/27/44, from the "A"
Corps Detachment. It had:

1/,2/371st Grenadier Regiment (from 161st & 293rd Division Groups)


1/,2/866th Grenadier Regiment (from 355th Division Group &
70th Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/50th Grenadier Regiment (50th & 117th Grenadier Regts)
1/,2/,3/,4/241st Artillery Regiment (from Staff/,2/,3/241st, 1/355th
& 3/293rd Artillery Regiments)
161st Divisional Fusilier Battalion
241st Division (Einheiten) Service Units

In August 1944 the division was destroyed by Jassy, southern


Ukraine. The remains were used to rebuild the 76th ID and to rebuild
the 15th ID.

162nd Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/303rd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/314th Infantry Regiment
236th Light Artillery Battalion (3 Batteries)

On 1/10/40 the division absorbed the 12th, 32nd and 24th Felder-
satz Battalions and reorganized to the following:

1/,2/,3/303rd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/314th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/329th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/236th Artillery Regiment
236th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 11/5/40 the Staff/329th, 1/303rd and 1/314th IR were detached

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to form the 676th IR, 332nd ID (14th Wave). On 9/20/40 the
Staff/236th was sent to form the Staff/304th AR. On 1/1/41 the 4/211
was absorbed into the division and formed the 4/236th AR. It was
later disbanded on 12/23/41. The 2/329th IR the became the 1/427th,
the Staff/, 3/329th became the Staff/, 2/,3/430th IR (129th ID). The
artillery regiment was broken up and divided between the 120th, 186th,
241st, 251st and 253rd ARs. The division staff was sent to Stettin
on 5/18/42 to be reformed with foreign volunteers. On 5/21/43 it
became the Staff/162nd (Turkish) ID.

162nd (Turkish) Infantry Division: Formed on 5/21/43 from the Turkista-


ni, Azerbijani and Georgian Legions with the staff of the disbanded
162nd ID. The division had:

1/,2/,3/303rd Infantry Regiment (from 2nd Turkistani Legion)


1/,2/,3/314th Infantry Regiment (from Azerbijani Legion)
162nd Division Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/236th Artillery Regiment (from 1st Turkistani Legion)
236th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 8/15/44 the division was expanded by the addition of a third regi-


ment. The 1/,2/329th IR were formed from the 804th and 806th Azer-
bijani Battalions and the 162nd Division Battalion. Later the 3/303rd
and 2/314th were disbanded. The 3/314th became the 2/314th. The
division withdrew to Austria, where it was captured by the English.

163rd Infantry Division: Formed on 11/18/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/307th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/310th Infantry Regiment
234th Light Artillery Battalion (3 batteries)

On 1/1/40 the division was expanded to three regiments by the


absorption of the 3rd, 23rd and 5th Feldersatz Battalions. the divi-
sion now had:

1/,2/,3/307th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/310th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/324th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/234th Artillery Regiment (from 3/206th & 234th Lt. Bn)
234th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 4/26/40 the artillery regiment was reinforced with nine


batteries. The Staff/307th, 1/310th and 2/307th were, on 11/5/40, used
to form the 1/,2/341st IR, 199th ID (7th Wave). On 4/15/43 the division
formed a Sonder-Battalion. On 4/19/43 it became the 780th Infantry
Battalion. The division formed a Divisional Fusilier Battalion in
February 1945 from new drafts. In March the division was destroyed
near Stargard and in April it was disbanded. The survivors formed
the cadre for the 3rd Marine Division.

164th Infantry Division: Formed on 11/27/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division had:
1/,2/,3/382nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/433rd Infantry Regiment
220th Light Artillery Battalion (3 batteries)

On 1/20/40 the division absorbed the 4th, 14th and 44th Felder-
satz Battalions and became full division. It now had:

1/,2/,3/382nd Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/433rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/440th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/,4/220th Artillery Regiment (from Staff/209th Art Regt,
220th & 248th Light Bns, & newly formed heavy battalion)
220th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 1/10/42 the division became the Crete Fortress Division.

164th Light Afrika Division: Formed on 8/15/42 in Africa for service


with the Panzer Armee Afrika. The division received forces from the
164th ID. After 9/22/42 the division had three regiments, each with
two battalions. Upon forming the division had:

1/,2/,3/125th Panzer Grenadier Regiment (from army troops)


1/,2/,3/382nd Panzer Grenadier Regiment (from Krete Fort. Div.)
1/,2/,3/433rd Panzer Grenadier Division (from Krete Fort. Div.)
220th Artillery Battalion
220th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 2/26/43 the division was rebuilt after heavy losses and the
125th Panzer Grenadier Regiment was disbanded. the division had:

1/,2/Afrika Panzer Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/382nd Panzer Grenadier Regiment (2nd Bn from 1/125th)
1/,2/433rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/220th (mot) Artillery Regiment (1st - light, 2nd - heavy)
220th (mot) Reconnaissance Battalion
220th Division (Einheiten) Service Units
200th Pioneer Battalion

The division was destroyed in Tunis tin May 1943 and on 6/30/43 it
was disbanded.

165th Division: Formed on 11/10/39, the division had:

78th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (195th, 215th, & 238th)


205th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (335th, 353rd, 358th)
215th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (380th, 390th, 435th)
260th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (460th, 470th)
5th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (178th, 215th & 260th)
35th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
5th Fahr-Ersatz Battalion
25th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion

On 8/18/40 the division was reorganized with:

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5th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (14th, 335th, 353rd)
78th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (195th, 215th, 238th)
205th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (56th, 75th, 358th)
5th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (5th, 178th, 205th)
5th Observation Ersatz Battalion
35th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
5th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion
25th Kraftfahr-Ersatz Battalion

On 7/12/41 the division was reorganized as follows:

205th Infantry Ersatz Regiment


215th Infantry Ersatz Regiment
260th Infantry Ersatz Regiment
5th Artillery Ersatz Battalion
61st Artillery Ersatz Battalion

On 7/10/42 the division formed a special detachment, known as the


Schacky Division. It had:

1/,2/,3/Graeter Infantry Regiment

The regiment was disbanded on 9/30/42.

165th Reserve Division: Formed on 10/4/42 from the 165th ID. In


December 1943 it contained the following:

Division Staff
205th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (75th, 195th, 238th)
215th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (111th, 380th, 435th)
260th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (460th, 470th)
5th Reserve Artillery Regiment (5th & 61st)
1065th Division (Einheiten) Service Units
(contained only a medical company and field hospital)

On 10/9/42 the division formed a special formation that was designated


as the 165th ID (B). It contained:

1/,2/,3/Reithinger Infantry Regiment


Römer Artillery Battalion (3 batteries - 10/9/42)

On 2/21/43 the Reithinger Regiment was transferred to the 182nd ID.


It was designated as the 850th Grenadier Regiment. The Römer Artil-
lery Battalion detached a horse drawn battery to the 282nd ID and
the remainder became the 850th Heavy Artillery Battalion.
On 2/13/43 part of the staff of the 215th Reserve Grenadier
Regiment (plus the 1/215th, 2/205th and 260th GR) was used to form an
Eingreif-Regiment for the division that on 5/1/43 was detached to
become the 867th Grenadier Regiment of the 355th ID.
On 1/4/44 the 165th Reserve division was sent to the Walcheren
Island (Holland) on 8/1/44 the division was absorbed into the 70th ID.

166th Division: Formed on 11/15/39 as a recruit processing unit. The


division had:
6th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (18th, 37th, 58th, 243th)
16th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (60th, 64th, 79th)
26th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (39th, 77th, 78th)
69th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (159th, 193rd, 236th)
86th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (167th, 184th, 216th)
8th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (6th, 26th, 42nd, 62nd, 1/169th)
15th Cavalry Ersatz Battalion
6th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
16th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
6th Signals Ersatz Battalion
16th Signals Ersatz Battalion
6th Fahr-Ersatz Battalion

On 12/21/39 the division had:

6th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (18th, 37th, 58th)


16th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (60th, 64th, 79th)
69th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (159th, 193rd, 236th)
86th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (167th, 184th, 216th)
6th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (6th, 26th, 42nd, 62nd)
6th Observation Ersatz Battalion
Special Ersatz Battalion
6th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
16th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
2nd Bridge Building Ersatz Battalion
6th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
6th Fahr-Ersatz Battalion
6th Kraftfahr Ersatz Battalion
6th Construction Ersatz Battalion

On 10/15/42 the division had:

6th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (18th, 37th, 58th)


69th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (159th, 193rd, 236th)
86th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (167th, 184th, 216th)
6th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (6th, 2/169th, 276th Army Flak Bn)
16th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (62nd, 1/76th)
6th Observation Ersatz Battalion
6th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
16th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
2nd Bridge Building Ersatz Battalion
6th Fahr-Ersatz Battalion
6th Kraftfahr Ersatz Battalion
6th Construction Ersatz Battalion

166th Reserve Division: Formed on 10/26/43 in Denmark with the 166th


Division, it had, in December 1943:

Division Command
6th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (18th, 37th, 58th)
69th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (159th, 193rd, 236th)
86th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (167th, 184th, 216th)
6th Reserve Artillery Battalion
26th Reserve Pioneer Battalion

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In December 1944 the division had:

Division Command
6th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (18th, 37th, 58th)
69th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (159th, 193rd, 236th)
86th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (167th, 184th, 216th)
1066th Reserve Artillery Battalion (6th & 1006th)
166th Reserve Panzerjäger Battalion
26th Reserve Pioneer Battalion

166th Infantry Division: Formed on 3/9/45 from the 166th Reserve


Division, it contained:

1/,2/,3/660th Grenadier Regiment (from 6th Res. Gren.Regt)


1/,2/,3/661st Grenadier Regiment (from 69th Res. Gren.Regt)
1/,2/,3/662nd Grenadier Regiment (from 86th Res. Gren.Regt)
1/,2/,3/1066th Artillery Regiment (from 1066th Res.Art.Regt)
1066th Pioneer Battalion
400th Sturm Battalion

167th Infantry Division: Formed on 11/26/39 part of the 7th Wave, the
division contained the:

1/,2/,3/315th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/331st Infantry Regiment
238th Light Artillery Battalion

On 1/12/40 the division was reinforced by the addition of the


7th, 27th and 34th Feldersatz Battalions and other forces, bring it
to:

1/,2/,3/315th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/331st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/339th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/238th Artillery Regiment
238th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 7/9/40 the 238th AR received three battalions from the


3/212th AR and on 8/31/40 it formed them into a heavy artillery
battalion that was designated as the 1/40th AR. On 10/28/40 the
division detached the Staff/339th IR, 3/315th IR and 3/331st IR to
form the 689th IR, 337th ID (14th Wave), plus the staff and part of
the 238th AR to form the 337th AR. Those units were reformed anew.
On 9/27/42 the division was reorganized into the new style
division and the 3/315th, 3/331st and 2/339th IR were disbanded. The
3/339th became the 2/339th. The division had:

1/,2/315th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/331st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/339th Infantry Regiment
167th Fusilier Battalion (from the reconnaissance battalion)
1/,2/,3/238th Artillery Regiment
1/40th Artillery Regiment
238th Division (Einheiten) Service Units
On 2/1/44 the division, which consisted only of the 167th Division
Group (with 315th and 331st IR), was disbanded. The troops were used
to form the 3rd regiment in the 376th ID. The other components were
distributed to other divisions.

167th Volks Grenadier Division: Formed at the end of October 1944


with various elements of the 17th Luftwaffe Field division and the
Niedergörsdorf Shadow Division, the division contained:

1/,2/331st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/339th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/387th Grenadier Regiment
167th Divisional Fusilier Company (formed into bn in Dec. 1944)
1/,2/,3/,4/167th Artillery Regiment
167th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The division was destroyed in the Eifel and its staff was sent
to the Scharnhorst division on 4/4/45.

168th Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division contained:

1/,2/,3/417th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/429th Infantry Regiment
248th Light Artillery Battalion

In January 1940 the division was reinforced by the addition of


the 8th, 18th and 45th Feldersatz battalions and the 248th Artillery
Battalion was brought to regimental strength. The division now had:

1/,2/,3/417th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/429th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/442nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/248th Artillery Regiment
248th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 10/15/40 the division detached the Staff/442nd, 1/417th and


1/429th IR to form the 678th IR of the 332nd Division (14th Wave). On
11/26/40 the Staff/229th IR was detached to the 101st Division(12th
Wave) and the Staff & 2nd Btry 248th AR were detached to the 332nd
AR. The detached units were reformed. On 5/16/40 the artillery regi-
ment was brought up to a strength of 9 batteries. A fourth battalion
was organized form the 759th Heavy Artillery Battalion on 12/30/40.
On 8/25/42 a 5th Artillery Battalion was formed with nebelwerfers.
On 11/2/43 the division was serving with the 4th Panzer Army in
southern Russia and was merged with the 223rd ID to form a Type 44
Division. The Staff/429th, 1/,3/417th, 2/,3/429th, 3/442nd IR and
1/248th ARs were disbanded. The division was reformed with:

223rd Divisional Group (385th and 425th Regimental Groups)


1/,2/417th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/442nd Grenadier Regiment
168th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/248th Artillery Regiment (1st Bn called 1/223rd AR)

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248th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 7/27/44 the 223rd Division Group was redesignated the 385th


Grenadier Regiment and the 1/223rd AR officially became the 1/248th
AR.
The division was destroyed at the Baranov Bridgehead and re-
formed in Silesia. In March the 1/248th AR was disbanded and the
2/248th replaced it. The 2/248th was replaced by the 2/304th AR.
Th4e division was captured by the Russians near Glatz.

169th Infantry Division: Formed on 11/28/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/378th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/379th Infantry Regiment
230th Light Artillery Battalion

In January 1940 the division received the 9th, 15th and 35th
Feldersatz Battalions and was built into a full sized division. It had:

1/,2/,3/378th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/379th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/392nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/230th Artillery Regiment
230th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 9/1/40 the 230th AR was raised to 9 batteries by the addi-


tion of the 1st-3rd Btrys/300th AR and on 1/1/41 a 4th, heavy batta-
lion was organized from the 4/223rd AR. On 10/25/40 the division
detached the Staff/392nd, 3/378th, and 3/379th IR to form the 583rd
IR, 319th Division (13th Wave). The Staff/,2/230th AR were also de-
tached. They were all later reformed.
On 1/13/45 the Division was reformed and on 2/4/45 it was
merged with a "45th" Division.

170th Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/391st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/399th Infantry Regiment
240th Light Artillery Battalion

In January 1940 the division absorbed the 28th and 30th Felder-
satz Battalions, plus other drafts to form itself into a full division.
It then had:

1/,2/,3/391st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/399th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/401st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/240th Artillery Regiment

On 10/20/40 the Division detached the Staff/401st, 3/391st and


3/399th IR to the newly forming 695th IR, 340th Division (14th Wave),
and the staff and two batteries of the 240th AR as well. The de-
tached units were reformed. On 10/21/40 the missing 3/401st IR was
organized. On 12/11/40 the artillery regiment formed a 4th Battalion
from the 757th Heavy Artillery Battalion. On 2/28/43 the 3/401st
was disbanded. In 1944 the 2/391st and 3/399th IR were also disband-
ed. The 3/91st became the 2/391st IR at this time. On 2/3/44 the
9th and 10th Luftwaffe Feld Divisions were incorporated into the divi-
sion as it reorganized into a Type 44 Division. It had:

1/,2/391st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/399th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/410st Grenadier Regiment
170th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/240th Artillery Regiment
204th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 10/10/44 the 1065th Grenadier Regiment and 1034th Battle


March Battalion were incorporated into the division. Part of the
division was captured by the Russians in Hela and the rest passed
into English captivity at Kiel.

171st Division: Formed on 11/9/39 with:

19th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (59th, 73rd & 74th Bns)


71st Infantry Ersatz Regiment (191st, 194th, & 211th Bns
Nordheim Infantry Ersatz Regiment (348th, 396th & 398th Bns)
19th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (19th, 171st & 216th Bns)
13th Signals Ersatz Battalion
4th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
11th Fahr Ersatz Battalion
4th Kraft Ersatz Battalion

171st Reserve Division: Formed on 10/1/42 from the 171st ID. On


121/9/42 it was formed into the 171st ID (B) with the 19th (B) and 71st
(B) Grenadier Regiments, 19th (B) Artillery Battalion & 1071st Panzer-
jäger Company. In 1943 the division contained:

19th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (194th, 211th, 588th Bns)


71st Reserve Grenadier Regiment (191st, 398th Bns)
216th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (348th, 396th & 590th Bns)
252nd Reserve Artillery Regiment (19th & 276th Bns)
1071st Reserve Bicycle Squadron
1071st Reserve Panzerjäger Company
1071st Reserve Pioneer Battalion
1071st Reserve Signals Company
1071st Reserve Divisional Support Troops

Between 11/23/44 and 2/1/44 the division was absorbed into the
48th ID and had:

19th Res Gren Regt became 128th Grenadier Regiment


71st Res Gren Regt became 127th Grenadier Regiment
216th Res Gren Regt became 126th Grenadier Regiment
252nd Res Artillery Regt became 148th Artillery Regiment
1071st Res Panzerjäger Co 128th Panzerjäger Co.
1071st Res Pioneer Bn 128th Pioneer Battalion

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172nd Division: Formed on 11/7/39 as the Fischer Division and served
as a replacement formation. It contained:

33rd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (104th, 110th & 115th Bns)


34th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (80th, 105th, & 107th Bns)
36th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (70th, 87th & 118th Bns)
125th Ersatz Grenz Infantry Regiment (124th, 125th, 127th,
& 129th Bns)
14th Ersatz Machine Gun Battalion
33rd Ersatz Artillery Regiment 33rd, 34th, 69th, 70th
& 105th Bns)
6th Ersatz Cavalry Battalion
33rd Ersatz Panzerjäger Battalion
33rd Ersatz Pioneer Battalion
12th Ersatz Kraft Battalion

On 8/13/40 the division contained:

33rd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (104th, 110th & 115th Bns)


34th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (80th, 105th, & 107th Bns)
36th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (70th, 87th & 118th Bns)
125th Ersatz Grenz Infantry Regiment (124th, 125th, 127th,
& 129th Bns)
33rd Ersatz Artillery Regiment 33rd, 34th, 69th, 70th
& 105th Bns)
6th Ersatz Cavalry Battalion
33rd Ersatz Panzerjäger Battalion
33rd Ersatz Pioneer Battalion
12th Ersatz Kraft Battalion
12th Fahr Battalion

On 4/1/42 it contained

34th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (80th, 105th, 107th & 129th Bns)
112th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (110th, 256th, 437th & 438th Bns)
36th Ersatz (mot) Infantry Regiment (87th, 118th & 125th Bns)
12th Ersatz Schützen Regiment (104th & 404th Bns)
66th Ersatz Flak Battalion
6th Ersatz Cavalry Battalion
33rd Ersatz Artillery Regiment 33rd, 34th, 69th, 70th
& 105th Bns)
278th Ersatz Army Flak Battalion
33rd Ersatz Pioneer Battalion
Ersatz Pioneer School Battalion
33rd Ersatz Panzerjäger Battalion
12th Ersatz Kraft Battalion
12th Ersatz Fahr Battalion
12th Ersatz Construction Battalion
12th Ersatz Land Schützen Battalion

On 6/10/42 the division received th3e 246th Ersatz IR (313th,


352nd & 404th Bns) from the 182nd Division and detached the 112th
Regiment. In December 1943 the division had:
34th Ersatz Grenadier Regiment (80th, 105th & 124th Bns)
36th Ersatz Grenadier Regiment (87th, 107th, & 118th Bns)
33rd Ersatz Artillery Regiment (33rd, 34th & 69th)
66th Flak Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
278th Army Flak Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
33rd Pioneer Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
4th Bridging Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
2nd Technical Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
12th Fahr Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
12th Kraft Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion

In September 1944 part of the division joined the Castorf Kampf-


gruppe and had the following:

Kampfgruppe 1./XXII from 34th Grenadier Regiment


Kampfgruppe 3./XXII from 36th Grenadier Regiment
Castorf Kampfgruppe
Lott Regiment (Garten & Paul Bns & Weyrich Btry)
Wegelein Regiment (Boehm & Hager Bns)
Gombel Regiment (Weinen & Bongartz Bns)
Stossgruppe WK-ROB-Lehrgang Weisbaden

This was formed into the 91st Kampfgruppe of the 7th Army
(1057th and 1058th Grenadier Regiments).

172nd Reserve Division: On 11/23/44 the remainder of the 172nd Divi-


sion formed the 172nd Reserve division and had:

34th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (RGB 80th, 105th & 107th)


36th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (RGB 87th, 118th & 12th
Landschützen battalion)
33rd Reserve Artillery Battalion (staff & 1 bn)
66th Reserve Flak Battalion
278th Reserve Army Flak Battalion
33rd Reserve Pioneer Battalion (Staff & 1 co)
34th Reserve Pioneer Battalion (Staff & 1 co)
172nd Reserve Pioneer Battalion (Staff & 2 cos)
172nd Signals Company

On 1/25/45 the division was detached to defend the Friesland


coast.

173rd Division: Formed on 11/9/39 as a replacement troop processing


unit. It contained:

17th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (21st, 213th, & 480th bns)


73rd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (55th, 170th, & 186th bns)
231st Ersatz Infantry Regiment (95th & 319th bns)
17th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (17th, 53rd & 231st bns)
17th Ersatz Cavalry Battalion
10th Ersatz Signals Battalion
35th Ersatz Panzer Battalion
17th Ersatz Pioneer Battalion
13th Ersatz Fahr Battalion
13th Ersatz Kraftfahr Battalion

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173rd Reserve Division: Formed on 7/16/43 from the 173rd Divi-
sion, it contained:

17th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (21st, 42nd & 186th bns)


231st Reserve Grenadier Regiment (55th, 95th, & 170th bns)
10th Reserve Artillery Battalion
46th Reserve Pioneer Battalion
1073rd Medical Service Formation
873rd Support Troops

On 1/12/44 the division was formed as a shadow division, 24th


Wave, and detached numerous security battalions on 2/11/44 in the
Protectorate. It was disbanded on 4/1/44.

174th Division: Formed on 6/10/40 as a replacement formation, it had:

14th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (11th, 53rd, 101st & 173rd Bns)
24th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (102nd, 394th, 456th, 475th Bns)
209th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (31st, 185th, 304th, 476th Bns)
24th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (14th, 24th, 50th, & 187th Bns)
4th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
14th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
4th Construction Ersatz Battalion
4th Fahr Ersatz Battalion
24th Kraftfahr Ersatz Battalion

The 24th and 223rd Regiments of the 154th Division were, on


8/3/41, sent to Prag and Mermer and placed under the 174th Division.
On 6/1/42 they were returned to the 154th Division. On 9/15/42 it
became the 174th Reserve Division.

174th Reserve Division: Formed from the 174th Division, it had:

24th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (304th, 425th, 456th, 476th bns)


209th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (31st, 102nd, 185th bns)
266th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (32nd, 173rd, 414th, 513th bns)
14th Reserve Artillery Battalion
14th Reserve Pioneer Battalion

On 3/5/44 the division was reorganized. In August 1944 the


division contained:

24th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (32nd, 304th, & 476th Bns)


24th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (31st, 102nd, & 185th Bns)
14th Reserve Artillery Battalion
14th Reserve Pioneer Battalion

The division was disbanded on 7/27/44 and incorporated into the


26th ID.

175th Infantry Division: Not formed.

176th Division: Formed on 1/26/43. In December 1943 the division had:


416th Ersatz Grenadier Regiment (18, 37, 58, & 159 Bns)
426th Ersatz Grenadier Regiment (167, 184, 193, 216, 236 Bns)
6th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (6, 26, 2/169, 2/211 Bns)
15th Ersatz Bicycle Battalion
46th Flak Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
276th Flak Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
6th Observation Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
6th Pioneer Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
26th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
2nd Pioneer Bridge Ersatz Battalion
6th Pioneer Construction Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
6th Fahr Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
6th Kraftfahr Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion
6th Fahr Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion

In September 1944 the division had:

Staff 176th Division


416th Grenadier Ersatz and Ausbildungs Regt (3 bns, 11 grenadier
companies, 1 Panzerjäger co & 1 flak co.)
426th Grenadier Ersatz and Ausbildungs Regt (4 bns, 12
grenadier companies)
276th Army Flak Battalion (1 flak btry & 3 gun companies)
26th Ersatz Pioneer Battalion (staff & 2 company)
6th Pioneer Ausbildungs Battalion (staff & 2 company)
6th Construction Pioneer Ersatz and Ausbildungs Bn (staff & 1
grenadier company)
6th Observation Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion (staff & 4
grenadier companies)
15th Reconnaissance Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion (staff & 2
grenadier companies on bicycles)

On 3 November 1944 the division absorbed the X Landwehr Fortress


Battalion.

176th Infantry Division: Formed in late October 1944 from the 176th
Division, with:

1/,2/1218th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1219th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1220th Grenadier Regiment
176th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/1176th Artillery Regiment
1176th Panzerjäger Company (later 176th Panzerjäger Bn)
1176th Signals Battalion
1176th Pioneer Battalion
1176th Feldersatz Battalion

The support troops were formed from the 49th ID as it was


disbanded. In the end of November 1944 the division was used to form
the 466th ID.

177th Division: Formed on 4/11/39 as a recruit processing formation.


The division had:

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44th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (1/131st, 1/132nd, 2/134th)
131st Ersatz Infantry Regiment (2/131st, 1/134th, 1/482nd)
262nd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (3/132nd, 1/462nd, 2/486th)
82nd Ersatz Schützen Regiment (2nd, 10th, 11th)
44th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (102nd, 109th)
262nd Ersatz Artillery Regiment (1/,2/262nd)
44th Observation Ersatz Battalion
11th Cavalry Ersatz Battalion
4th Panzer Ersatz Battalion
80th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
2nd Railroad Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
17th Signals Ersatz Battalion
17th Fahr Ersatz Battalion
17th Construction Ersatz Battalion

On 10/1/42 part of the division (131st Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbil-


dungs Regiment and the 44th Artillery Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment)
were sent to Bohemia-Mähren. The division had:

44th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (1/131st, 1/132nd, 2/134th)


131st Ersatz Infantry Regiment (2/131st, 1/134th, 1/482nd)
262nd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (3/132nd, 1/462nd, 2/486th)
44th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (102nd, 109th, 2/262nd, 44th
Observation Bn, 277th Army Flak Battalion)
80th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
2nd Railroad Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
17th Signals Ersatz Battalion
17th Kraftfahr Ersatz Battalion
17th Fahr Ersatz Battalion
17th Construction Ersatz Battalion
3rd Administrative Ersatz Battalion

In September 1944 the 44th Grenadier E & A Regiment and the


Grenadier Ausbildungs Battalions 2/131st, 1/132nd, 2/133rd, 1/134th, and
2/486th were mobilized. After that, the division had:

131st Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment


262nd Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment
80th Pioneer Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
17th Construction Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
3rd Pioneer Bridging Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
13th Reconnaissance Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
17th Kraftfahr Ersatz Battalion
17th Fahr Ersatz Battalion
3rd Administrative Ersatz Battalion

178th Infantry Division: Formed on 12/15/40, but was held in Silesia as


it was reorganized as a motorized recruit processing division. It
contained:

15th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion


85th Schützen Ersatz Regiment
30th (mot) Infantry Ersatz Battalion
51st (mot) Infantry Ersatz Battalion
116th Artillery Ersatz Battalion

On 4/20/42 it was reformed into the 178th (mot) Division. On 4/5/43


it became the 178th Panzer Division.

179th Division: It was formed on 1/5/40 with:

72nd (mot) Infantry Ersatz Regiment (71st, 86th, 187th & 451st)
52nd Infantry Ersatz Regiment (15th, 163rd, 459th)
81st Schützen Ersatz Regiment (1st, 6th & 12th)
205th Infantry Ersatz Battalion
1st Panzer Ersatz Battalion
15th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (29th, 65th & 73rd)
3rd Cavalry Ersatz Battalion
4th (mot) Reconnaissance Ersatz Battalion
29th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
81st (mot) Signals Ersatz Battalion
15th Kraftfahr Ersatz Battalion
9th Construction Battalion

179th (mot) Division: Formed on 4/27/42 from the 179th Division. On


4/5/43 it was reorganized into the 179th Panzer Division.

180th Infantry Division: Formed on 11/25/39 as part recruit processing


system. It contained:

22nd Infantry Ersatz Regiment (47th, 65th 377th)


269th Infantry Ersatz Regiment (16th, 154th, & 489th)
22nd Artillery Ersatz Regiment (22nd, 56th & 269th)
20th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
13th Cavalry Ersatz Battalion
2nd Nebel Ersatz Battalion

In December 1943 the division had:

22nd Grenadier Ersatz Regiment (16th, 154th, & 489th)


269th Grenadier Ersatz Regiment (47th & 65th)
22nd Artillery Ersatz Regiment, containing the:
22nd Artillery Battalion
11th Nebelwerfer Battalion
100th Cavalry Ersatz Battalion
52nd Flak Ersatz and Ausbildungs Battalion

The division was later redesignated the "180th Einsatz Division" and
served in the Netherlands. During the attack on Arnheim it engaged
the British paratroopers and contained:

Division Staff - 79 men


269th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment with:
47th (5 cos), 65th (4 cos) Gren. E&A Bn, 1/10th Landschützen
Regiment (4 cos) - 3,028 men
22nd Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment with:
16th (3 cos), 489th (4 cos) Gren. E&A Bn - 1,308 men
100th Cavalry Ersatz Battalion (1 mounted & 3 foot sqns - 808 men)
22nd Artillery Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment with: 1,013 men in

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11th Werfer E&A Bn (2 btrys, & 2 artillery cos)
22nd Artillery E&A Bn (4 btrys)
Staff/22nd Signals Ersatz Battalion (strength unknown)
1st Nebel Ersatz & ausbildungs Regiment with 1,162 men in 8 btrys:
2nd Nebel E&A Bn
3rd Nebel E&A Bn
one unnumbered Bn

The division worked with the Fastenau Kampfgruppe, the Wienke


Battalion and the 263nd and 666th Heavy Flak Battalions. In January
1945 the division became the 480th Division.

180th Infantry Division: Formed on 10/31/44 the division had:

1/,2/1221st Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1222nd Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1223rd Grenadier Regiment
180th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/880th Artillery Regiment
1180th Panzerjäger Company, later 180th Panzerjäger Bn.
1180th Signals Company
1180th Divisional Administration Regiment

The III Landwehr Fortress Battalion was absorbed into the divi-
sion and on 3/15/45 so was the Hamburg Infantry Division.

181st Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/334th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/349th Infantry Regiment
222nd Light Artillery Battalion

On 1/12/40 the division received the 19th and 31st Feldersatz


Battalions and formed the 359th IR from them. The rest of the divi-
sion was brought up to strength with other drafts. the division now
had:

1/,2/,3/334th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/349th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/359th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/222nd Artillery Regiment
222nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 11/6/40 the 1/349th, became the 3/341st of the 199th ID and


was reformed.
When the division went to Yugoslavia in September 1942, the
349th Grenadier Regiment remained in Norway. On 4/22/42 it was
assigned to the 230th ID. The 334th IR became the 334th Fusilier
Regiment on 12/10/42 and its first battalion was detached. The
1/334th Fusilier Regiment was disbanded in 1943. It was reformed on
9/24/43. The third regiment of the division, on 1/25/44, became the
363rd Grenadier Regiment, with the 2/359th becoming the 1st Bn, and
the 1/334th becoming the 2nd Battalion. The 2/,3/334th became the
1/,2/334th and the 3/359th became the 2/359th IR. The 359th IR
received as its third battalion, the 1/76th Turkish Battalion. The
division now had:

1/,2/334th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3 (Turk)/359th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/363rd Infantry Regiment
334th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/222nd Artillery Regiment
222nd Division (Einheiten) Service Units

The 334th Divisional Fusilier Battalion was disbanded on Octo-


ber/November 1944 and reformed in January 1945. At the same time
the 1007th Fortress Battalion was absorbed into the 334th Regiment
and the 1006th Fortress Battalion was absorbed into the 363rd Regi-
ment. The division was taken prisoner by the Yugoslavs in the region
of Cilli.

182nd Division: Formed on 11/7/39 as part of the replacement process-


ing system. In March 1940 it contained the:

79th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (208th, 212th, 226th Bns)


246th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (313th, 352nd, 404th Bns)
263rd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (463rd, 483rd, 485th Bns)
34th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (179th, 246th, 263rd Bns)
34th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion

On 8/10/40 the division was in Koblenz and had:

79th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (208th, 212th, 226th Bns)


246th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (313th, 352nd, 404th Bns)
263rd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (463rd, 483rd, 485th Bns)
34th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (179th, 246th, 263rd Bns)
34th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
14th Machine Gun Ersatz Battalion

On 15 July 1941 the division was in Nancy and had:

79th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (208th, 212th, 226th Bns)


246th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (313th, 352nd, 404th Bns)
263rd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (463rd, 483rd, 485th Bns)
342nd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (321st, 697th, 698th Bns)
34th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (15th, 179th, 246th, 263rd Bns)

On 6/13/42 the 112th Ersatz IR (110th, 256th, 437th and 438th


Bns) and the 70th Ersatz AR joined the Division. The 246th Regiment
was then detached to the 172nd Division.

182nd Infantry Division: Formed on 7/10/42, the division was redesign-


nated as the Gümbel Division on 8/3/42 and later as the Karl Division.
It contained:

1/,2/,3/A Infantry Regiment (Sturt)(I 1-4, II-5-8, III, 9-12; 13 & 14 Cos)
1/,2/B Infantry Regiment (Plehn)(I 1-4, II-5-8, & 13 & 14 Cos)
Artillery Regiment (Simon) (I, 1-3, II, 4-6 btrys)

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On 8/3/42 the Karl Division was sent to Auray. On 2/21/43 the
division received the Reithinger Grenadier Regiment, from the Schacky
Division (165th ID) as its third infantry regiment. On 3/1/43 the divi-
sion was redesignated as the 282nd ID. The Sturt Regiment became
the 848th Grenadier Regiment, the Plehen became the 849th Grenadiers
and the Reithinger became the 850th Grenadiers. The Simon AR became
the 282nd AR.

182nd Reserve Division: The part of the 182nd Division remained in


France was reorganized and on 9/1/42 became the Nanzig (Nancy France)
Division. On 10/15/42 it was renamed the 462nd Division. On 11/26/42,
part of the division was redesignated as the 182nd Reserve Division.
The ersatz (replacement) portion remained with the 462nd Division and
the ausbildungs (training) portion went to the 182nd Reserve Division.
The 182nd was stationed near Paris. In December 1943 it consisted of:

79th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (208th, 212th, 226th Bns)


112th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (110th, 437th, 438th Bns)
263rd Reserve Grenadier Regiment (463rd, 483rd, 485th Bns)
342nd Reserve Grenadier Regiment (321st, 697th, 698th Bns)
34th Reserve Artillery Regiment (70th, 105th, 179th Bns)
14th Reserve Machine Gun Battalion
1082nd Supply Forces

The 256th Battalion was disbanded. On 1/20/44 the 263rd Re-


serve Grenadier Regiment was disbanded and its battalions were sent
to line units (463rd = 1/988th (276th ID), 483rd - 2/981st, 485th-
2/982nd (both 272nd ID)) In addition the 226th and 697th Bns were
detached by the order of 1/28/44. On 3/1/44 the division had:

79th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (208th, 212th Bns)


112th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (110th, 437th, 438th Bns)
342nd Reserve Grenadier Regiment (321st, 698th Bns)
570th Kossack Battalion
34th Reserve Artillery Regiment (70th, 105th, 179th Bns)
14th Reserve Machine Gun Battalion
1082nd Supply Forces

The order of 7/30/44 reorganized the division into a Shadow


Division (24th Wave). This was not completed and it became the 182nd
Feld-Ausbildungs Division. The division was reformed on 11/20/44 in
Slovakia and had:

Staff Neutra
79th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (208th, 212th Bns)
112th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (110th, 438th Bns)
342nd Reserve Grenadier Regiment (321st, 698th Bns)
1082nd Reserve Artillery Battalion (3 btrys)
1082nd Reserve Pioneer Company
1082nd Divisional Supply Troops.

182nd Infantry Division: On 4/1/45 the 182nd Reserve Division was


reformed into the 182nd ID. It had:

1/,2/663rd Grenadier Regiment - from - 79th Res Gren Regt


1/,2/664th Grenadier Regiment - from - 112th Res Gren Regt
1/,2/665th Grenadier Regiment - from - 342nd Res Gren Regt
1082nd Artillery Battalion - from - 1082nd Res Artillery Bn

183rd Infantry Division: Formed on 11/28/39 as part of the 7th Wave.


The division had:

1/,2/,3/330th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/343rd Infantry Regiment
219th Light Artillery Battalion

In January 1940 the division was reinforced by the addition of the


10th, 17th and 46th Feldersatz Battalions and other drafts, which
brought the division to:

1/,2/,3/330th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/343rd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/351st Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/219th Artillery Regiment

On 9/1/40 the 3rd, 6th and 9th Batteries of the 219th AR were
formed form the 2/752nd AR. On 10/26/40 the Staff/351st, 1/330th
and 1/343rd were detached and used to form the 596th IR, 327th ID
(13th Wave). They were reformed.
On 12/13/40 the 219th AR formed a 4th (heavy) Battalion from the
4/215th AR. On 2/4/42 the 3/330th was disbanded and replaced by the
1/343rd IR, the 2/351st was replaced by the 3/343rd. The 343rd IR
was disbanded on 3/27/43, the second had been disbanded on 10/21/41
in Spass-Kusowy and not reformed. The division stood with two regi-
ments (330th and 351st) and six battalions until 2/15/43 when the
219th Divisional battalion was formed.
On 11/2/43 the division was disbanded and the 183rd Divisional
Group was formed with the 330th and 351st Regimental Groups. The
artillery regiment, pioneer battalion, signals battalion, panzerjäger
battalion and administrative troops were assigned to the "C" Corps
Detachment. The Staff/351st Grenadier Regiment became the
Staff/958th Grenadier Regiment in the newly forming 363rd ID (21st
Wave).
The division was ordered reformed on 7/27/44 from the "C" Corps
Detachment with:

1/,2/311th Grenadier Regiment (from 217th Divisional Group)


1/,2/330th Grenadier Regiment (from 183rd Divisional Group)
1/,2/691st Grenadier Regiment (from 339th Divisional Group)
183rd Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/219th Artillery Regiment
219th Divisional (Einheiten) Service Units

However, this reorganization did not occur as the "C" Corps


Detachment had already been destroyed. On 8/5/44 the 183rd ID was
finally and formally disbanded.

183rd Volks Grenadier Division: Formed on 9/15/44 as the Döllersheim


Shadow Division (31st Wave), then as a Volks Grenadier Division in the

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32nd wave, the division had:

1/,2/330th Grenadier Regiment (from 1150th Grenadier Regiment)


1/,2/343rd Grenadier Regiment (from 1151st Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/351st Grenadier Regiment (from 1152nd Grenadier Regiment)
1/,2/,3/,4/219th Artillery Regiment (from 1564th Artillery Regt)
219th Divisional (Einheiten) Service Units (from 1564th Einheiten)

On 9/16/44 the division was sent to the west. In October the


XVI Landwehr Fortress Battalion and 42nd Fortress Machine Gun Battal-
ion were incorporated into the division. In April 1945 the 1/351st IR
became the 183rd Divisional Fusilier Battalion and was rebuilt. The
division was captured by the Americans in the Ruhr Pocket.

184th Infantry Division: Never formed.


185th Infantry Division: Never formed.
186th Infantry Division: Never formed.

187th Division: Formed on 11/9/39, as part of the replacement training


organization, the division had:

45th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (1/130th, 2/135th, 2/462nd)


130th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (2/130th, 1/133rd, 2/133rd)
462nd Ersatz Infantry Regiment (1/135th, 1/486th, 2/482nd)
45th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (96th & 97th )
17th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
86th Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
17th Kraftfahr Ersatz Battalion
45th Kraftfahr Ersatz Battalion

187th Reserve Division: The 187th Division was converted into the
187th Reserve Division on 10/1/42. It contained:

Division Staff Agram


45th Reserve Infantry Regiment (1/130th, 2/135th, 2/462nd)
130th Reserve Infantry Regiment (2/130th, 2/133rd)
462nd Reserve Infantry Regiment (1/135th, 1/486th, 2/482nd)
96th Reserve Artillery Battalion
86th Reserve Pioneer Battalion
1087th Reserve Signals Battalion
1087th Medical Troops
1087th Administrative Troops

On 11/23/42 the division was ordered reformed into the 187th


Jäger Division, but instead, on 12/4/43, the 42nd Jäger Division was
raised. In January 1943 the 25th Jäger Regiment was formed from the
2/133rd, 2/135th, and 2/482nd. The remainder of the division was
broken up and used to form other field formations.

188th Division: Formed on 11/5/39 as part of the recruit processing


system of the German army, the division had:

136th Mountain Jäger Ersatz Regiment (1/,2/,3/136th, 1/137th & 449th)


138th Mountain Jäger Ersatz Regiment (1/138th & 3/138th)
139th Mountain Jäger Ersatz Regiment (1/,2/139th)
112th Artillery Ersatz Regiment (1/111th, 3/112th)
48th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
82nd Pioneer Ersatz Battalion
18th Signals Ersatz Battalion
18th Fahr Ersatz Battalion
18th Kraftfahr Ersatz Battalion
18th Construction Ersatz Battalion

On 4/16/43, The division was sent to Innsbruck. There it was con-


verted into the 188th Reserve Mountain.

188th Reserve Mountain Division: Formed on 10/8/43, the division had:

Staff, 188th Reserve Mountain Division Belluno


1/,2/136th Reserve Mountain Jäger Regiment - Schlanders
1/,2/137th Reserve Mountain Jäger Regiment - Belluno
1/,2/138th Reserve Mountain Jäger Regiment - Tolmezzo
1/,2/139th Reserve Mountain Jäger Regiment - Postumia
499th Reserve Grenadier Regiment Udine
112th Reserve Artillery Regiment Belluno
1/,2/Reserve Mountain AA
83rd Reserve Mountain Pioneer Battalion
1088th Administrative Troops

On 2/27/44 the division was sent to the Adriatic Coast and on


3/1/44 it became the 188th Mountain Division:

188th Mountain Division: Formed on 3/1/44 with:

901st Mountain Jäger Regiment (from 136th Reserve Mt. Jäg Regt)
902nd Mountain Jäger Regiment (from 137th Reserve Mt. Jäg Regt)
903rd Mountain Jäger Regiment (from 138th Reserve Mt. Jäg Regt)
904th Mountain Jäger Regiment (from 139th Reserve Mt. Jäg Regt)
1088th Mountain Artillery Regiment (from 112th Res. Mt. Art. Regt)
1088th Mountain Pioneer Battalion (from 83rd Res. Mt. Pioneer Bn)
1088th Signals Company
1088th Administrative Troop

The division was taken prisoner by the Yugoslavs after the


capitulation of Villa.

189th Reserve Division: Formed on 9/26/42 the division had:

9th Reserve Infantry Regiment (57th, 116th, 181st, 355th bns)


15th Reserve Infantry Regiment (88th, 163rd, 431st, 459th Bns)
273rd Reserve Artillery Battalion
9th Reserve Pioneer Battalion
1089th Bicycle Squadron
1089th Panzerjäger Company
1089th Signals Company

On 12/6/42 it was reorganized into the Brunhilde-Division or


189th (B) Infantry Division.

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189th (B) Infantry Division Formed on 12/6/42, the 189th or Brunhilde-
Division had:

15th (B) Reserve Infantry Regiment


214th (B) Reserve Infantry Regiment
252nd (B) Reserve Infantry Regiment (raised later)
9th Light Artillery Battalion
Light Battery, 189th (B) Division
1/9th (B) Pioneer Battalion
1059th Bicycle Squadron
1089th Bicycle Squadron
1059th Panzerjäger Company
1089th Panzerjäger Company
1059th Signals Company
1089th Signals Company

On 2/10/43 the jäger regiments were renumbered 871st, 870th, and


869th, respectively. The divisional staff was incorporated into the
Staff/356th ID.

189th Reserve Division: Formed on 5/20/43, the division had:

15th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (116th & 163rd Bns)


28th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (38th, 350th, 461st)
28th Reserve Artillery Battalion
9th Reserve Pioneer Battalion
1089th Administrative Service Unit

The 350th Reserve Grenadier Battalion became the 1/982nd IR


(272th ID) in January 1944.The 38th Reserve Jäger Battalion and the
163rd Reserve Grenadier Battalion were dispatched to the 716th ID.
The 116th and 461st Battalions were cut up in battle and captured.
On 10/18/44 the division had:

1/,2/Junge Grenadier Regiment (1007th & 1021st


Security Battalions)
1/,2/1000th (mot) Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/Menke Luftwaffe Regiment
Rohrmoser Battalion
Hollermeier Battalion
1/28th Reserve Artillery Battalion (4-75mm guns)
242th Signals Battalion
1089th Engineer Battalion
1000th Reconnaissance Battalion

By 3 November 1944 the division was reformed and the units incorpo-
rated into it were renumbered as follows:

1/,2/1212th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1213th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1214th Grenadier Regiment
3/1089th Reserve Artillery Battalion
242th Signals Battalion
1000th Reconnaissance Battalion
1089th Engineer Battalion
Hollermeier Battalion
Rohrmeier Battalion
1021st Construction Company
242nd Miltiary Police Detachment

189th Infantry Division: Formed on 10/8/44 from the remains of the


189th Reserve Division. It contained the:

1/,2/1212th Grenadier Regiment (from 100th Security Regiment)


1/,2/1213th Grenadier Regiment (from Jung, Hollermeier & Müller Bns)
1/,2/1214th Grenadier Regiment (from Menke Regiment)
1089th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/1089th Artillery Regiment
1089th Panzerjäger Battalion
1089th Signals Battalion
1089th Pioneer Battalion
1089th Feldersatz Battalion
1089th Administrative Troops

On 11/3/44 the division absorbed the following units:

1021st Security Battalion


1022nd Security Battalion
1/159th Pioneer Company
1/338th Pioneer Company
Staff/242nd Infantry Division
Det/242nd Signals Battalion
Det/D/V Regiment
Det/1000th Security Regiment
Det/1007th Landschützen Battalion
Det/1021st Landschützen Battalion
Det. 14th Co./1089th Landschützen Battalion
1022nd Security Battlaion
Cadre of 224th Division Administrative Units
Staff/634th Security Regiment
3/194th Security Regiment
14th Co. 192th Security Regiment)
Staff/Böhmen Pioneer Battalion (Böhmen Div, 26th Wave)
Hollermeier Battalion
2/Grenzschutz Regiment
Staff/Jesser Brigade (as a regimental staff)
Degener Group

On 1/21/45 the division absorbed the following units:

Remains, 15/IX Kampfgruppe


Remains 806th SS Machine Gun Battlaion
1/V Battery
2/XIII Battery
Remains/1007th Security Battalion
Remains/1021st Security Battalion
Remains/1181st Army Artillery Battalion

The division was destroyed in February 1945 in Alsace. The remainder


of the division was incorporated into the 805th Division.

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190th Division: Formed on 6/10/40 in Hamburg with:

20th (mot) Ersatz Infantry Regiment (69th, 76th, 90th, 376th)


30th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (6th, 46th & 469th)
225th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (333rd & 490th)
20th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (20th, 30th,58th, 290th)
20th Ersatz Pioneer Battalion
10th Ersatz Fahr Battalion
10th Ersatz Kraftfahr Battalion
10th Ersatz Construction Battalion

On 10/15/40 the divisional staff was sent to Neumünster. The 225th


Ersatz Regiment was sent to Denmark and the 160th Division. On
12/1/41 the division had:

20th (mot) Ersatz Infantry Regiment 46, 76th, 90th)


30th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (6th, 46th & 469th)
20th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (20th, 30th,58th, 290th)
20th Ersatz Panzerjäger Battalion
20th Ersatz Pioneer Battalion
280th Army Flak Ersatz Battalion
10th Ersatz Fahr Battalion
10th Ersatz Kraftfahr Battalion

On 11/1/42 the Ersatz Battalions in the 160th Division, in Denmark,


formed th 520th Regiment in the 190th Division. On 4/1/43 the 20th
(mot) Regiment was sent to the X Panzer Troops. In December 1943,
the division had:

30th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (6th, 46th & 469th)


520th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (26,209,220,333,376,377 & 469)
225th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (30th,58th, 290th)
20th Pioneer Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
10th Fahr Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
10th Kraftfahr Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion

The division was engaged by the English during their attack at Arn-
heim. During that engagement, division had:

190th Staff = 223 men


Cadre X Panzer Troops = 1,960 men
76th, 90th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalions
90th Feldersatz Battalion
30th Ersatz Grenadier Regiment = 2,105 men
6th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
46th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
469th Grenadier Ersatz Battalion
520th Ersatz Grenadier Regiment = 2,235 men
26th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
376th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
225th (mot) Artillery Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment = 980 men
30th Artillery Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
58th Artillery Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
Total 6 batteries
20th Panzerjäger Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion= 678 men
(in 4 cos)
180th Administrative Troops = 645 men

Total 9,607 men.

190th Infantry Division: Formed on 11/4/44 from the 190th Division, the
division had:

1/,2/1224th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/1225th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/1226th Grenadier Regiment
190th Divisional Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/890th Artillery Regiment
1190th Signals Battalion
1190th Pioneer Battalion
1190th Administrative Troops

In March the division was rebuilt between Hilversum and Utrecht.


On 4/4/45 the personnel of the division were absorbed into Ulrich von
Hutten ID and it was disbanded.

191st Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the replacement process-


ing organization of the German army, the division had:

13th Ersatz (mot) Infantry Regiment (33rd, 66th, 93rd Bns)


21st Ersatz Infantry Regiment (12th, 17th, 82nd Bns)
267th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (467th, 487th, 497th Bns)
13th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (13th, 49th, 267th Bns)
31st Ersatz Observation Battalion
14th Ersatz Cavalry Battalion
13th Ersatz Panzerjäger Battalion
11th Ersatz Construction Battalion

191st Reserve Division: On 10/1/42 the 191st Division was converted


into the 191st Reserve Division. At the end of 1943 the division
had:

31st Reserve Grenadier Regiment (12th & 82nd Bns)


"Middle" Reserve Kampfgruppe (17th & 497th Bns)
267th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (467th & 487th Bns)
1/211th Reserve Artillery Regiment
1091st Reserve Bicycle Squadron
1091st Reserve Panzerjäger Company
1091st Reserve Pioneer Battalion
1091st Reserve Signals Company
1091st Reserve Division Administrative Troops

The order of 11/23/42 sent the division West. On 2/1/44 it was


incorporated into the 49th ID as follows:

31st Reserve Grenadier Regiment - became 148th Grenadier Regiment


17th & 497th Reserve Bns - became 149th Grenadier Regiment
267th Reserve Grenadier Regiment - became 150th Grenadier Regiment
1/211th Reserve Artillery Regt - became 2/149th Artillery Regiment

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1091st Bicycle Squadron - became 149th Fusilier Battalion
1091st Panzerjäger Company - became 149th Panzerjäger Company
1091st Signals Company - became 149th Signals Company
4th Reserve Pioneer Battalion - became 149th Pioneer Battalion

192nd Division: Formed on 6/6/40 by the division of the 152nd Division


into two divisions. It had:

12th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (89th, 202nd, 222th Bns)


75th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (48th, 172nd Bns)
258th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (27th, 458th, 478th Bns)
12th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (12th, 48th, 258th Bns)
100th Ersatz Railroad Artillery Battalion
12th Ersatz Pioneer Battalion
2nd Ersatz Signals Battalion
2nd Ersatz Fahr Battalion
32nd Ersatz Kraftfahr Battalion

On 9/15/42 the division was reorganized and in December 1943 it


had:

12th Grenadier Ausbildungs Regiment (27th, 48th, 89th, 222nd Bns)


32nd Grenadier Ausbildungs Regiment (4th, 94th, 96th, 458th Bns)
12th Artillery Ausbildungs Battalion
600th Artillery Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion

In April 1944 it added the 1st Mounted Infantry Ersatz & Ausbildungs
Battalion. On 1/1/45 the division had:

32nd Grenadier Ausbildungs Regiment (4th, 94th, & 222nd)


121st Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment (89th, 96th, 458th)
1st Mounted Infantry Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
121st Artillery Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion

193rd Division: Formed on 11/29/39, in March 1940 the division had:

10th Ersatz Infantry Regiment (20th, 41st, 85th, 302nd bns)


46th Ersatz Infantry Regt (42nd, 72nd, 97th, 342nd, 481st bns)
10th Ersatz Artillery Regiment (10th, 144th, 173rd bns)
10th Panzerjäger Ersatz Battalion
13th Construction Ersatz Battalion
46th Kraftfahr Ersatz Battalion

In December 1943 the division had:

10th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment (302nd, 319th, 342nd)


46th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment (213th, 260th, 480th)
296th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment (72nd, 103rd, 173rd)
10th Artillery Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment ( 17th, 103rd, 173rd)
17th Pioneer Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion
13th Fahr Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion

In March 1945 the division was in Silesia serving with the Middle
Army group and was lost in the capitulation. It had:
46th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment (213th, 260th, 480th)
296th Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment (72nd, 97th, 302nd,
and 481st)
173rd Artillery Ersatz & Ausbildungs Regiment
285th (O) Grenadier Ersatz & Ausbildungs Battalion

194th & 195th Infantry Division: Never formed.

196th Infantry Division: Formed on 11/27/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/340th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/345th Infantry Regiment
223rd Light Artillery Battalion

On 1/10/40 the division received the 6th, 16th and 26th Feldersatz
Battalions and other drafts, bring it up to full divisional strength.
It had:

1/,2/,3/340th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/345th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/362nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/223rd Artillery Regiment

on 9/11/40 the 345th IR and 1/233rd were removed and on 1/11/40


they were sent to the 199th ID. The artillery was reinforced by the
addition of two batteries on 11/17/40, with the 3rd Bn becoming the
1st. The 1/362nd Grenadier Regiment was disbanded in Russia in 1943.
It was replaced in September 1943. On 1/6/44 the part of the division
not in Norway, was with Army Group Middle, where it was destroyed and
disbanded on 9/15/44. The division was distributed to the 361st ID as
follows:

1/,2/,3/340th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/,3/362nd Grenadier Regiment
196th Divisional Fusilier Battalion (became 427th Sturm Bn)
223rd Artillery Regiment (absorbed into the 14th, 150th and 240th
Artillery Regiments
233rd Signals Battalion (to 1542st Signals Bn, 541st Volks Grena-
dier Division)

Remaining in Norway:

233rd Reconnaissance Battalion - became 2/Norway Bicycle Recon-


naissance Regiment
Det/233rd Artillery Regiment (became 2/269th Artillery Regt &
1048th Fortress Artillery Battalion)

197th Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/321st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/332nd Infantry Regiment
229th Light Artillery Battalion

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On 1/8/40 the division received the 183rd Landwehr Regiment and
drafts, building itself into a full division:

1/,2/,3/321st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/332nd Infantry Regiment
1/,2/347th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/229th Artillery Regiment
229th Division (Einheiten) Service Units

On 5/16/40 the artillery regiment was reinforced to 9 batteries.


On 5/12/40 the 347th Regiment formed the missing third battalion. On
10/20/40 the Staff/347th, 3/322nd and 3/321st IR were detached to
form the 682nd IR (335th ID - 14th Wave), plus the Staff/,2/229th AR.
They were reformed. In the winter of 1940/1941 the artillery formed a
4th (heavy) battalion form the 4/225th AR. On 5/7/41 the 3/347th was
detached to the Afrika Corps and on 4/1/42 it became the 1/200th
Light (mot) IRs, 90th Light Afrika Division. During the winter 1941/2
the 4/229th AR reverted to the 4/225th AR and was replaced by the
1/58th AR from the 22nd ID. On 4/30/43 the Staff/,3/321st and
3/322nd were disbanded and the 1/,2/321st were incorporated the into
the 332nd & 347th. The division then had:

1/,2/332nd Grenadier Regiment (plus 2/321st)


1/,2/347th Grenadier Regiment (plus 1/321st)
339th Divisional Battalion
1/,2/,3/229th Artillery Regiment
1/58th Artillery Regiment

On 11/2/43 the 2/321st and 2/347th were disbanded and the


1/321st became the 2/321st, which was absorbed into the 52nd Division-
al Group. the division now had:

1/,2/332nd Grenadier Regiment


347th Grenadier Regiment, including the
1/347th Grenadier Regiment
3/321st Grenadier Regiment
52nd Divisional Group (with 163rd & 181st Regimental Groups)
1/,2/29th Artillery Regiment
3/152nd Artillery Regiment
1/58th Artillery Regiment
229th Divisional (Einheiten) Service Units

On 7/22/44 in the Witebesk Pocket, the division was destroyed and its
survivors joined with those of the 95th and 356th Divisions to form
the "H" Corps Detachment. This merging occurred as follows:

Divisional Staff - Staff "H" Corps Detachment


347th, 2/322nd & 1/347th Gren Regt became 197th Divisional Group
with 332nd & 347th Regimental Groups
197th Panzerjäger Battalion became 195th Panzerjäger Battalion
229th, 3/152nd, & 1/58th became Staff/,3/,4/195th Artillery Regt
229th Pioneer Battalion became 195th Pioneer Battalion
229th Signals Battalion became 195th Signals Battalion

198th Infantry Division: Formed on 12/1/39 as part of the 7th Wave,


the division had:

1/,2/,3/305th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/306th Infantry Regiment
235th Light Artillery Battalion

On 1/17/40 the division received the 35th Landwehr Regiment and


drafts to form a full division. It now contained:

1/,2/,3/305th Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/306th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/326th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/235th Artillery Regiment

On 9/1/40 the division was raised to 9 batteries by absorbing


the 4th-6th Btrys from the 300th AR and formed a 4th (heavy) Batta-
lion from the 4/300th AR. On 10/30/40 the division detached the
Staff/326th, 3/308th and 3/305th to help form the 595th IR, 327th ID
(13th Wave). The 2/357th became the 7/327th AR. Those units were
rebuilt. The 2/326th became the garrison battalion of Copenhagen and
on 5/28/40 it was replaced. On 8/14/41 the Staff/,2/,3/326th were
disbanded and on 2/19/43 they were reformed from March Battalions.
On 9/11/43 the third battalions of the regiments were disbanded
(3/305th became 1/305th IR). The division now had:

1/,2/305th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/308th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/326th Grenadier Regiment
198th Fusilier Battalion
1/,2/,3/,4/235th Artillery Regiment

On 6/12/44 the division was rebuilt from the Bohemian Shadow Division
in southern France. After being pushed back into Germany, on
11/3/44, the division absorbed the following units:

1/,2/C/V Grenadier Regiment


1432nd Fortress Infantry Battalion
40th Fortress Machine Gun Battalion
Det/244th Signals Company
Det. 2/200th Security Regiment
8th Ship's Company Battalion
4th Platoon, 1st Army Corps Panzerjäger Company
4th Co/687th Naval Artillery Battlaion
Alarm Company, 189th Reserve Division
Survivors of the Mahnke & Märker Battalions

On 10/18/44 the division contained:

1/,2/305th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/308th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/326th Grenadier Regiment
235th Artillery Regiment
235th Signals Battalion
235th Engineer Battalion
198th Fusilier Battalion

115
198th Feldersatz Battalion

On 1/21/45 the division absorbed the 1/V Heavy Anti-Tank Company,


2111th Sturmgeschütz Company, and the remains of the 960th Security
Battalion. The division withdrew to the Neckar where it was taken
prisoner by the Americans.

199th Infantry Division: Formed on 11/1/40 in Norway from portions of


other divisions serving in Norway (69th, 163rd, 181st, 196th and 214th
IDs). it was part of the 7th Wave. It consisted of:

1/,2/,3/341st Infantry Regiment


1/,2/,3/345th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/357th Infantry Regiment
1/,2/,3/199th Artillery Regiment
199th Division (Einheiten) Support Units

On 6/1/42 the 341st IR and 3/199th AR were detached to the


270th ID. They were not replaced. In early 1945 the division had the
Staff/856th Fortress IR and the 649th, 651st, 652nd and 1014th For-
tress Infantry Battalions assigned to it. The Division was brought
back to Germany and it was reorganized as follows:

1/,2/345th Grenadier Regiment


1/,2/357th Grenadier Regiment
1/,2/373rd Grenadier Regiment
199th fusilier Battalion
1/,2/199th Artillery Regiment
199th Division (Einheiten) Support Units

The division was taken prisoner by the Russians in Brandenburg. part


was also captured by the Americans near Havelberg.

Mueller-Hillebrand, B., Das Heer l933-l945, Frankfurt am mein, Vol I &


II, Verband der Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS l939-
l945

Tessin, G., Verbänd und Truppen der detuschen Wermacht und Waffen-SS
im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, Biblo Verlag, Osnabruck, 1977.

Records of Headquarters, German Army High Command, National Archives


Microcopy No. T-341, Rolls 142, 143 & 146, American Historical Asso-
ciation Committee for the Study of War Documents, Washington,
DC., 1960

Records of Headquarters, German Army High Command, National Archives


Microcopy No. T-78, Roll 398, American Historical Asso-
ciation Committee for the Study of War Documents, Washington,
DC., 1960

Copyright GFN 1993.