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19th Grenadier Division (Wehrmacht)

19th Grenadier Division
19. Grenadier-Division
Active August 1944 - October 1944
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Size Division
Engagements World War II

The 19th Grenadier Division (German: 19. Grenadier-Division) of the German Army in World War II was formed from remnants of the 19. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division (19th Airforce Storm Division) and was renamed 19. Volksgrenadier-Division (19th People's Grenadier Division) in October 1944.

Commanders

  • Oberst (later General-Major) Gerhard Bassenge: 1 October 1942 - 1 February 1943[1]
  • Generalleutnant Otto Elfeldt (? Aug 1944 - ? Aug 1944)
  • Generalleutnant Walter Wißmath (? Aug 1944 - 9 Oct 1944)

Area of Operations

  • Denmark (August 1944 - September 1944)
  • France (September 1944 - October 1944)

Order of battle

  • Grenadier Regiment 59.
  • Grenadier Regiment 73.
  • Grenadier Regiment 74.
  • Artillery Regiment 719.
  • 1. Battalion
  • 2. Battalion
  • 3. Battalion
  • 4. Battalion
  • Panzerjäger Battalion 119.
  • Signals Battalion 119.
  • Engineer Battalion 119.
  • Supply troops

Notes

Sources

  • Mitcham, Samuel W. Jr. German Order of Battle, Volume Two: 291st–999th Infantry Divisions, Named Divisions, and Special Divisions in WWII. Stackpole Books, 2007.
  • NARA T312R1319 (KTB of AOK 2)


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