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65.Infanterie-Division

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Lineage


  • 65.Infanterie-Division

Campaigns


  • Western Front 1942-1943
  • Italy 1943-1945

Notable Points


  • Fought the Allies at Anzio-Nettuno Bridgehead

Fate


Taken by American and British forces in Italy 1945

History


The 65.Infanterie-Division was an army unit formed in June of 1942. It was stationed in the region of Antwerp on coastal security duty until the summer of 1943 when it was transfered to Italy. It fought the rest of the war in Italy, notably against the Allies in the Anzio-Nettuno bridgehead. The division was overcome by American forces in the last weeks of the war, and portions were also taken by the British.

Knights Cross Holders



War Service


Dates Korps Armee Armeegrupp Area
8.42 LXXXII 15. Armee D Antwerpen
9.42-10.42 Schelde 15. Armee D Antwerpen
11.42-6.43 LXXXIX 15. Armee D Vlissingen
7.43 Reserve 15. Armee D St. Omer
8.43 Reserve Ob. Süd Ferrara
9.43-10.43 LI B La Spezia
11.43 LXXVI 10. Armee Ob. Süd Adria, Sangro
12.43 LXXVI 10. Armee C Adria, Sangro
1.44 Refitting C Genua
2.44-5.44 I. Fsch. 14. Armee C Nettuno
6.44 Reserve 14. Armee C Ligurien Küste,
7.44 LXXXV Zangen C Lingurien Küste
8.44-9.44 XIV 14. Armee C Livorno
10.44 I. Fsch. 14. Armee C Pisa
11.44-2.45 XIV 10. Armee C Bologna
3.45-4.45 XIV 14. Armee C Finale, Po

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