The 5.(Preussisches) Infanterie-Regiment was formed in 1921.
With the establishment of the Wehrmacht in October of 1934, the 5.(Preussisches) Infanterie-Regiment's
I.Bataillon and Ausbildung-Bataillon were used as the basis of Infanterie-Regiment 5, originally known as Infanterie-Regiment Stettin,
of the 2.Infanterie-Division. It's II.Bataillon was used to help form Infanterie-Regiment 8,
originally known as Infanterie-Regiment Frankfurt, of the 3.Infanterie-Division. It's III.Bataillon was used
to help form Infanterie-Regiment 27, initially known as Infanterie-Halbregiment Rostock, of the 12.Infanterie-Division.