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206.Infanterie-Division

Unit Emblems


  206.Infanterie-Division Emblem    206.Infanterie-Division Emblem  

Lineage


  • Landwehr-Kommandeur Insterburg
  • 206.Infanterie-Division

Traditions


  • None

Absorbed


  • Ausbildungsleiter Gumbinnen 2
  • Ausbildungsleiter Insterburg
  • Ausbildungsleiter Tilsit

Mobilized


  • 3rd mobilization wave

Campaigns


  • Poland 1939
  • Eastern Border 1939-1940
  • West Wall 1940
  • Eastern Border 1940-1941
  • Eastern Front 1941-1944

Nicknames


  • "Pique As" ('Ace of spades)

Fate


  • Destroyed at Vitebsk in July of 1944

    History


    The 206.Infanterie-Division was formed in August of 1939 from Landwehr-Kommandeur Insterburg. This formation was a cadre unit of the Landwehr and upon mobilzation in August of 1939 was brought up to strenght and renamed as an infantry division of the 3rd mobilization wave.


    Organization


    1943
    Grenadier-Regiment 301
    Grenadier-Regiment 312
    Grenadier-Regiment 413
    Artillerie-Regiment 206
    206.Füsilier-Bataillon
    206.Pionier-Bataillon
    206.Nachrichten-Bataillon
    Nachschubtruppen

    Commanders


    Gen.Lt. Hugo Höfl pre-war - 7.10.42
    Gen.Lt Alfons Hitter 7.10.42 - 7.13.43
    Gen.Maj Carl André 7.13.43 - 9.14.43
    Gen.Lt Alfons Hitter 9.14.43 - 6.28.44

    Knights Cross Holders



    War Service


    Dates Korps Armee Armeegrupp Area
    9.39 Reserve Nord Poland
    10.39-5.40 Border Garrison Force Nord Poland
    6.40 Reserve OKH Eifel
    7.40 Reserve BdE Home
    8.40-4-41 on leave in WK I. East Prussia
    5.41 XXVIII. 16. Armee C East Prussia
    6.41 XXIII. 16. Armee Nord East Prussia
    7.41 Reserve OKH Nord Dünaburg, Latvia
    8.41 XXIII. 9. Armee Mitte Welikije-Luki
    9.41 VI. 9. Armee Mitte Welikije-Luki
    10.41-12.41 XXIII. 9. Armee Mitte Kalinin, Russia
    1.42-3.42 XXIII. 9. Armee Mitte Rshew, Russia
    4.42 XXXXVI. 9. Armee Mitte Rshew, Russia
    5.42-7.42 XXVII. 9. Armee Mitte Rshew, Russia
    8.42-10-42 VI. 9. Armee Mitte Rshew, Russia
    11.42-1.43 XXIII. 9. Armee Mitte Rshew, Russia
    2.43 Burdach 9. Armee Mitte Rshew, Russia
    3.43 XXIII. 9. Armee Mitte Rshew, Russia
    4.43-12.43 VI. 3. Pz. Armee Mitte Demibow, Witebsk
    1.44-6.44 LIII. 3. Pz. Armee Mitte Witebsk,
    7.44 assignment unknown

    Bibliography


    • Die deutschen Infanterie-Divisonen, Band 1-3, by Werner Haupt
    • Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945, Band 1-3, by Nobert Kannapin
    • Die Pflege der Tradition der alten Armee in Reichsheer und im der Wehrmacht, by Schirmer/Wiener
    • Die Truppenkennzeichen... der deutchen Wehrmacht u. Waffen-SS, Band 1-4, by Schmitz/Thies
    • Der Zweite Weltkrieg im Kartenbild, Band 1-3, by Klaus-Jurgen Thies
    • Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939, by George Tessin
    • Verbände und Truppen der deutchen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS..., Band 1-14, by Georg Tessin
    • Formationsgeschichte und Stellenbesetzung 1815-1939, Teil 1, der deutschen Heer, Band 1-3, by Günter Wegner
    • Die Deutsche Wehrmacht u. Waffen-SS, Ihre Kommando. u. Grossverbände... im Zweiten Weltkrieg, author unknown
    • Das Reichsheer und Seine Tradition, author unknown
    • Deutsche Rote Kreuz Suchdienst, Divisionsschicksale, author unknown
    • Reforging the Iron Cross, The Search for Tradition..., by Donald Abenheim
    • The German Infantry Handbook 1939-1945, by Alex Buchner
    • German Army Order of Battle: The Replacement Army 1939-1945, by Victor Madej
    • German Army Order of Battle: Field Army and Officer Corps 1939-1945, by Victor Madej
    • Hitler's Legions, by Samuel Mitcham
    • German Order of Battle World War II, Vol I, by George Nafziger
    • German Order of Battle 1944, author unknown