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Festung-Division "Warschau"


History

Ordered formed on 1.12.45, the Festung-Division "Warschau" (Warsaw) was formed in Warsaw by converting a number of various units (listed below) into the division. The fate of the division is uncertain, but with the capture of Warsaw by the Russians it was no doubt destroyed and its remains were either captured or they fled back into Germany. However, it was officially disbanded on 2.27.45.

Organization

General Compostion
Festung.Infanterie-Regiment 8
Festung.Infanterie-Regiment 88
Festung.Infanterie-Regiment 183
Artillerie-Regiment 1320
Pioneer-Abteilung 67
Nachrichten-Kompanie (mot.) 669
1320th Divisional Support Units

Source Units for the Division New Designations within the Division
Staff/8th Fortress Regiment Staff/8th Fortress Regiment
1401st Fortress Infantry Bn 1/8th Fortress Infantry Regiment
24th Fortress Machine Gun Bn 4 (MG)/8th Fortress IR
1./Va Fortress Anti-Tank Company 17th Co/8th Fortress IR
Staff/88th Security Regiment Staff/88th Fortress IR
238th LandschUtzen Battalion 1/88th Fortress IR
Weckerle Luftwaffe Battalion 2/88th Fortress IR
25th Fortress Machine Gun Bn 4 (MG)/88th Fortress IR
2./Va Fortress Anti-Tank Company 17th Co/88th Fortress IR
Staff/183rd Security Regiment Staff/183rd Fortress IR
1/183rd Security Regiment 1/183rd Fortress IR
2/183rd Security Regiment 2/183rd Fortress IR
3/183rd Security Regiment 3/183rd Fortress IR
2./VI Fortress Anti-Tank Company 17th Co./183rd Fortress IR
1320th Fortress Art. Regtl. Staff Staff/1320th Fortress Artillery
I/221st Light Artillery Battalion 1/1320th Fortress Artillery Regt
849th Fortress Artillery Battalion 2/1320th Fortress Artillery Regt
669th (mot) Signals Company (mot) Fortress Signals Co.
841st Medical Company 1320th Medical Company
350th Administration Company part of 1320th Administration Co.
350th Bakery Platoon part of 1320th Administration Co.
350th Medical Platoon part of 1320th Administration Co.

The division itself was orgnized as follows

DIVISIONAL STAFF:
     Staff
     1 (mot) Military Police Troop
8TH FORTREss INFANTRY REGIMENT:
          Staff (former Staff/8th Fortress Regiment)
          Signals Platoon
     1st Battalion (former 1401st Fortress Infantry Battalion)
          1 Staff Company (3 LMGs)
               1 Signals Platoon
               1 Supply Platoon
          2 Companies (2 HMGs, 9 LMGS, & 18 panzerschreck ea)
          1 Bicycle Company (2 HMGs, 9 LMGS, & 18 panzerschreck)
          1 Heavy Company (6 HMGs & 12 50mm mortars)
     2nd & 3rd Battalions
          (same as 1st Battalion)
     4th Battalion (former 24th Fortress Machine Gun Battalion)
          1 Staff Company (3 LMGs)
               1 Signals Platoon
               1 Supply Platoon
          3 Companies (12 HMGs, 1 LMG, & 18 panzerschreck)
          1 Heavy Company 
               1 Pioneer Platoon (3 LMGs)
               1 Bicycle Platoon (3 LMGs)
               1 Mortar Platoon (12 80mm mortars)
     17th (panzerjaeger) Company (former 1./V Fortress PAK Company)
88TH FORTREss INFANTRY REGIMENT: 
          Staff (former Staff/88th Fortress Regiment)
          Signals Platoon
     1st Battalion (former 238th Landesschuetzen battalion)
          4 Companies (1 HMG, 10 LMGs, 1 80mm mortar ea)
     2nd Battalion (former Weckerle Landwehr Battalion)
          3 Companies (weapons assigned unknown)
     3rd Battalion
          2 Companies (2 HMGs, 9 LMGS, & 18 panzerschreck ea)
          1 Bicycle Company (2 HMGs, 9 LMGS, & 18 panzerschreck)
          1 Heavy Company (6 HMGs & 12 50mm mortars)
     4th Battalion (former 25th Fortress Machine Gun Battalion)
          1 Staff Company (3 LMGs)
               1 Signals Platoon
               1 Supply Platoon
          3 Companies (12 HMGs, 1 LMG, & 18 panzerschreck)
          1 Heavy Company 
               1 Pioneer Platoon (3 LMGs)
               1 Bicycle Platoon (3 LMGs)
               1 Mortar Platoon (12 80mm mortars)
     16th (panzerjaeger) Company (former 2./V Fortress PAK Company)
183RD FORTREss REGIMENT: (former 183rd Security Regiment)
     1st, 2nd & 3rd Battalions
          3 Companies (2 HMGs, 10 LMGs, & 2 80mm mortars)
     4th Battalion 
          1 Staff Company (3 LMGs)
               1 Signals Platoon
               1 Supply Platoon
          3 Companies (12 HMGs, 1 LMG, & 18 panzerschreck)
          1 Heavy Company 
               1 Pioneer Platoon (3 LMGs)
               1 Bicycle Platoon (3 LMGs)
               1 Mortar Platoon (12 80mm mortars)
     17th (panzerjaeger) Company (former 2./VI Fortress PAK Company)
1320TH ARTILLERY REGIMENT:
     1/1320th Artillery Regiment (former 1/221st Artillery Regiment)
          Signals Platoon
          Calibration Platoon
          3 Batteries (4 105mm leFH & 2 LMGs ea)
     2/1320th Artillery Regiment (former 849th Fortress Artillery Battalion)
          Staff Battery
          3 Batteries (4 155mm French guns, 3 76.5mm FK 295/2(r), & 2 LMGs)
          2 Batteries (4 122mm Russian guns, 3 76.5mm FK 295/2(r), & 2 LMGs)
     22nd & 23rd Mortar Battalion, each with:
          Staff Company
               1 Signals Platoon
               1 Supply Platoon
          4 Mortar Companies (12 - 80mm mortars ea)
67TH PIONEER BATTALION:
     3 Pioneer Companies (9 LMGS ea)
669TH (MOT) SIGNALS COMPANY:
     (no heavy weapons)
1320TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY
     (no heavy weapons)
1320TH SUPPLY COMPANY
     (no heavy weapons)
1320TH FORTREss FELDERSATZ PLATOON
     (no heavy weapons)
1320TH TRUCK PARK TROOP:
     (no heavy weapons)
1320TH ADMINISTRATION COMPANY: 
     (former 350th Bakery & Administration platoons)
     (no heavy weapons)
1320TH MEDICAL COMPANY (former 841st Medical Company)
     (no heavy weapons)
1320TH (MOT) AMBULANCE
     (no heavy weapons)

Commanders

Generalleutnant Friedrich Weber, 1.??.45 - 1.25.45
??, 1.25.45 - 2.27.45

War Service

Not Listed in the Schematische Kriegsgliderung