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1.Marine-Infanterie-Division


History

The 1.Marine-Infanterie-Division was formed in February of 1945 in Stettin from Marine-Schützen-Brigade Nord. For some reason, the division has different designations in various documents: The 1.Marine-Schützen-Division in the Schematische Kriegsgliederung, the 1.Marine-Division in the Feldpostübersicht, and the 1.Marine-Infanterie-Division in the despatches sent from the division to Kriegsmarine HQ. The correct designation for this unit is 1.Marine-Infanterie-Division. The 1.Marine-Infanterie-Division was organised like a normal Heer division of the "neuer Art 45" type.

Organization

General Composition
Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 1
Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 2
Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 4
Füsilier-Kompanie 1 (later became Bataillon)
Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 1
Panzjaeger-Abteilung 1
Marine-Feldersatz-Bataillon 1
Marine-Pionier-Bataillon 1 (from 4.15.45)
Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung 1 (from 4.15.45)

Replacement troops were provided by 1.Marine-Infanterie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon located in Lübberstedt bei Wesermünde.

Commanders

Konteradmiral Hans Hartmann 1.31.45 - 2.28.45
GeneralMajor Wilhelm Bleckwenn (Heer) 2.28.45 - 5.08.45

War Service

Date Corps Army Army Group Area
2.45 - 3.45 Oderkorps 9. Armee Hgr. Weichsel Oder bei Stettin
4.45 XXXXVI 3. Pz. Armee Hgr. Weichsel Oder bei Stettin