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12.Grenadier-Division

Unit Emblems


12.Grenadier-Division Emblem  

Lineage


  • Wehrgauleitung Schwerin
  • Infanterief├╝hrer II
  • 12.Infanterie-Division
  • 12.Grenadier-Division

History


The 12.Grenadier-Division was formed in August of 1944 at Truppenbungsplatz Gruppe from the original 12.Infanterie-Division after it was destroyed while in the region of Armeegruppe Mitte in June, 1944.

The designation of 12.Grenadier was only temporary as it was redesignated as the 12.Volksgrenadier-Division in October, 1944.

It is notable that this re-fitted formation was, in the fifth year of the war, not only established with a strength of some 14,800 men, but was also fully equipped - a very rare circumstance considering the late stage of the conflict, and Germany's dwindling resources.

Knights Cross Holders



War Service


Dates Korps Armee Armeegrupp Area
8.44 Reforming BdE Home
9.44 Reserve 7. Armee B Aachen

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)