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18.Infanterie-Division (mot)

Unit Emblems


18.Infanterie-Division (mot) Emblem  

Lineage


  • Wehrgauleitung Liegnitz
  • Infanterieführer III
  • 18.Infanterie-Division
  • 18.Infanterie-Division (mot)

    Campaigns


  • Eastern Front 1941-1943

    History


    The 18.Infanterie-Division (mot) was formed on November 1st, 1940 from the 18.Infanterie-Division. The conversion to a motorized Division was completed on May 1st, 1941.

    On June 23rd, 1943, the 18.Infanterie-Division (mot) was redesignated as the 18.Panzergrenadier-Division.

    Knights Cross Holders



    War Service


    Dates
    Korps
    Armee
    Armeegrupp
    Area
    11.40-3.41(Forming) XXXXVI 11. Armee C Germany
    4.41 (Forming) Reserve 11. Armee C Germany
    5.41 LVII 3. Pz. Gruppe Germany
    6.41 in WK IV 3. Pz. Gruppe Germany
    7.41-8.41 LVII 3. Pz. Gruppe Mitte Wilna, Bialystok
    9.41-10.41 I 16. Armee Nord Bialystok, Minsk
    11.41-12.41 XXXIX 16. Armee Nord Wolchow
    1.42 Reserve 16. Armee Nord Tichwin
    2.42-12.42 X 16. Armee Nord Tichwin
    1.43-5.43 X 16. Armee Nord Ilmensee

    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