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299.Infanterie-Division

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Lineage


  • 299.Infanterie-Division
  • Korps-Abteilung G
  • 299.Infanterie-Division

Campaigns


  • Western Campaign 1940
  • Eastern Front 1941-1945

History


The 299.Infanterie-Division was formed on February 9th, 1940 as a unit of the 8 mobilization wave. It was formed in Erfurt in southern German, Wehrkries IX.

This division first took part in the Western Campaign in the later half of May, 1940. Crossing the frontier the division passed through the region of Luxemburg and southern Belgium to the region south of Sedan. It later advanced through the Argonne to the area of Verdun and thereafter crossed the Maas River at St Mihiel and Commercy in the region west of Toul.

In July of 1941 the division took part in the Invasion of the Soviet Union along the southern portion of the front, crossing the Bug River and advancing to the region of Dubno. Thereafter the division assaulted through the Stalin Line near Nowograd Wolinskij. Continuing its advance the 299.Infanterie-Division moved to the Dnieper River at Schuljany and later took part in the fighting for Kiev. The division was later transfered to the northern and then central sector of the front. It took part in the Battle of Kursk and Gomel in 1943, and later in June 1944 was smashed during the massive Soviet summer offensive. The remains of the unit were formed into Division-Gruppe 299 and placed along side Division-Gruppen 57 and 337 (other former divisional units crushed by the Soviets) and together they formed Korps-Abteilung G. In early fall 1944, Korps-Abteilung G was reformed into Infanterie-Division 299.

In late 1944 the division fought the Soviets in Poland and later in Eastern Prussia, ending the war in the Heiligenbeil Pocket.

Organization


1940
Infanterie-Regiment 528
Infanterie-Regiment 529
Infanterie-Regiment 530
Artillerie-Regiment 299
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 299
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 299
Pionier-Bataillon 299
Nachrichten-Abteiliung 299
Sanitäts-Abteilung 299
Feldersatz-Bataillon 299

1944
Grenadier-Regiment 528
Grenadier-Regiment 529
Grenadier-Regiment 530
Artillerie-Regiment 299
Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 299
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 299
Pionier-Bataillon 299
Nachrichten-Abteiliung 299
Sanitäts-Abteilung 299
Feldersatz-Bataillon 299

Knights Cross Holders



War Service


Dates Korps Armee Armeegrupp Area
5.40 Reserve OKH Ohrdruff
6.40 VII 16. Armee A France
7.40 V 9. Armee A France
8.40 V 16. Armee A France
9.40-12.40 IX 12. Armee B Poland
1.41-4.41 IX 17. Armee B Poland
5.41 XXIX 6. Armee A Poland
6.41-12.41 XXIX 6. Armee Süd Shitomir, Kiew, Donez, Kursk
1.42 spread out 6. Armee Süd Orel (Liwny)
2.42-3.42 spread out 2. Armee Süd Orel (Liwny)
4.42-7.42 LV 2. Armee Süd Orel (Liwny)
8.42-2.43 LV 2. Armee B Orel (Liwny)
3.43-8.43 XXXV 2. Pz. Armee Mitte Orel (Liwny)
9.43 XXXXVI 9. Armee Mitte Brjansk
10.43-11.43 XXXV 2. Armee Mitte Gomel
12.43-1.44 XXXV 9. Armee Mitte Bobruisk
2.44-6.44 VI 3. Pz. Armee Mitte Witebsk
9.44 XXXXI 4. Armee Mitte Grodno,Augustowo
10.44-1.45 XXIII 2. Armee Mitte Narew, Rozan
2.45 (Remnants) VI 4. Armee Nord Heiligenbeil
3.45 (Remnants) XXVI 4. Armee Nord Heiligenbeil

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