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331.Infanterie-Division

Unit Emblems


331.Infanterie-Division Emblem    331.Infanterie-Division Emblem    331.Infanterie-Division Emblem    331.Infanterie-Division Emblem  

Mobilized


  • 17th mobilization wave (Walküre unit), December 1941

History


The 331.Infanterie-Division was formed in in December of 1941 from units of the replacement army that already existed in Germany proper. The formation of the division was in repsonse to the dire need of emergency units that could be formed quickly and sent to the Eastern Front as soon as possible. The 331.Infantie-Division was formed in 14 days, as compared to 2-3 months for most normally formed Infanterie-Divisonen.


Knights Cross Holders



War Service


Dates Korps Armee Armeegrupp Area
12.41 Forming in WK IV
1.42-2.42 in Transit Mitte
3.42-4.42 XXXX 4. Armee Mitte Juchnow
5.42-12.42 LVI 4. Armee Mitte Juchnow
1.43 in Transit Mitte Juchnow
2.43 LIX 3. Pz. Armee Mitte Welish
3.43-4.43 XXXXIII 3. Pz. Armee Mitte Welish
5.43-2.44 II 16. Armee Nord Newel
3.44 Reforming Wahn
4.44-7.44 Reserve 15. Armee D/B Calais
8.44 LXXIV 5. Pz. Armee B Normandie
9.44 (Remnants) LXVII 15. Armee B Netherlands

German 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

English Bibliography (Available on Amazon)