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2.Infanterie-Division (mot)

Unit Emblems


2.Infanterie-Division (mot) Emblem    2.Infanterie-Division (mot) Emblem  

Lineage


  • Wehrgauleitung Stettin
  • Artillerieführer II
  • 2.Infanterie-Division
  • 2.Infanterie-Divison (mot)

    Campaigns


  • Poland 1939
  • France 1940

    History


    The 2.Infanterie-Division (mot) was formed from the 2.Infanterie-Division on October 12th, 1937.

    The 2.Infanterie-Division (mot) took part in the Campaign in Poland in 1939 and in France in 1940.

    On October 5th, 1940 the 2.Infanterie-Division (mot) began conversion to a Panzer-Division, and on January 10th, 1941 it was officially redesignated as the 12.Panzer-Division.

    Organization


    1939
    Infanterie-Regiment (mot) 5
    Infanterie-Regiment (mot) 25
    Infanterie-Regiment (mot) 92
    I./Artillerie-Regiment 38
    Artillerie-Regiment 2
    2nd Divisional Support Units

    1940
    Infanterie-Regiment (mot) 5
    Infanterie-Regiment (mot) 25
    Kradschützen-Battalion 22
    Artillerie-Regiment 2 (mot)
    I./Artillerie-Regiment 38
    Pionier-Bataillon 32
    2nd Divisional Support Units

    In October, 1939 Infanterie-Regiment 92 (mot) was sent to the 60.Infanterie-Division.

    Knights Cross Holders


    No KC holders for this unit

    War Service


    Date
    Corps
    Army
    Army Group
    Area
    9.39 XIX 4. Armee Nord West Prussia, Poland
    10.39 Reserve 1. Armee C Saarpfalz
    1.40 XIX 12. Armee A Eifel
    5.40 Reserve 16. Armee A Eifel
    6.40 XV Kleist (4) B Somme, Loire
    7.40 - 8.40 BdE Home
    9.40 - 11.40 XIV 12. Armee B Poland
    12.40 XXXXVI 11. Armee C Home

    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