German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945
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.
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