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225.Infanterie-Division

Unit Emblems


225.Infanterie-Division Emblem  

Campaigns


  • Western Front 1939
  • Western Campaign 1940
  • Eastern Front 1941-1945

History


The 225.Infanterie-Division was ordered formed in 1935, and was organized and trained between 1936 and 1939, being mobilized for the war on August 26th, 1939. During the Campaign in Poland the 225.Infanterie-Division was stationed along the German-French border in the region of Aachen in the Westwall fortified zone.

In January 1940, the unit was transfered to Senne-Lager/Paderborn in Germany to refresh and rejuvinate. In March 1940, the unit was transfered to the region of Dortmund-Unna. When the Western Campaign began in May 1940, the division was transfered west and saw service in Holland and Belgium. In June of 1940, the unit took part in the advance through France up to the capitulation of the Allied forces on June 21st.

From the end of the Campaign in France until November of 1941, the 255.Infanterie-Division was stationed in France and Belgium on occupation and coastal security duties along the coast of the English Channel. In December of 1941, the unit was ordered to transfer to the Eastern Front.

Organization


General Composition
Infanterie-Regiment 333
Infanterie-Regiment 376
Infanterie-Regiment 377
Artillerie-Regiment 225
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 225
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 225
Pionier-Bataillon 225
Nachrichten-Abteiliung 225
Sanitäts-Abteilung 225
Feldersatz-Bataillon 225

Knights Cross Holders



War Service


Dates Korps Armee Armeegrupp Area
9.39 Reserve 5. Armee C Aachen
10.39 XXVII 4. Armee B Aachen
12.39-1.40 XXVII 6. Armee B Aachen
5.40 Reserve 6. Armee B Kleve, Belgium
6.40 Reserve 18. Armee Flanders
7.40 XXXXII 16. Armee A Flanders
8.40 V 16. Armee A Flanders
9.40-10.40 XXIII 16. Armee A Flanders
11.40-12.40 XXXXII 16. Armee A Reims
1.41 XXXXII 16. Armee A Le Havre
2.41-4.41 XXXXIII 9. Armee A Le Havre
5.41-12.41 XXXII 15. Armee D Amiens
1.42 Reserve Nord Danzig to Riga
2.42-4.42 I 18. Armee Nord Wolchow
5.42-9.42 L 18. Armee Nord Leningrad
10.42 L 11. Armee Nord Leningrad
11.42-12.42 L 18. Armee Nord Leningrad
1.43-2.43 II 16. Armee Nord Demjansk
3.43-5.43 X 16. Armee Nord Ilmensee
6.43-8.43 XXVIII 16. Armee Nord Wolchow
9.43 XXVI 18. Armee Nord Leningrad
10.43-2.44 LIV 18. Armee Nord Leningrad, Luga
3.44-6.44 XXVI Narwa Nord Narwa
7.44 Kleffel 16. Armee Nord D√ľnaburg
8.44-9.44 XXXXIII 16. Armee Nord Livland
10.44 XXXIX 18. Armee Nord Kurland
11.44 XXXVIII Kleffel Nord Kurland
12.44 Tomaschki 18. Armee Nord Kurland
1.45 I 18. Armee Nord Kurland
2.45 II 18. Armee Kurland Kurland
3.45 L 18. Armee Kurland Kurland
4.45 I 18. Armee Kurland Kurland

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