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2.Infanterie-Division (mot)

Unit Emblems


2.Infanterie-Division (mot) Emblem    2.Infanterie-Division (mot) Emblem  

Lineage


  • Wehrgauleitung Stettin
  • Artillerieführer II
  • 2.Infanterie-Division
  • 2.Infanterie-Divison (mot)

Campaigns


  • Poland 1939
  • France 1940

History


The 2.Infanterie-Division (mot) was formed from the 2.Infanterie-Division on October 12th, 1937.

The 2.Infanterie-Division (mot) took part in the Campaign in Poland in 1939 and in France in 1940.

On October 5th, 1940 the 2.Infanterie-Division (mot) began conversion to a Panzer-Division, and on January 10th, 1941 it was officially redesignated as the 12.Panzer-Division.

Organization


1939
Infanterie-Regiment (mot) 5
Infanterie-Regiment (mot) 25
Infanterie-Regiment (mot) 92
I./Artillerie-Regiment 38
Artillerie-Regiment 2
2nd Divisional Support Units

1940
Infanterie-Regiment (mot) 5
Infanterie-Regiment (mot) 25
Kradschützen-Battalion 22
Artillerie-Regiment 2 (mot)
I./Artillerie-Regiment 38
Pionier-Bataillon 32
2nd Divisional Support Units

In October, 1939 Infanterie-Regiment 92 (mot) was sent to the 60.Infanterie-Division.

Knights Cross Holders


No KC holders for this unit

War Service


Date Corps Army Army Group Area
9.39 XIX 4. Armee Nord West Prussia, Poland
10.39 Reserve 1. Armee C Saarpfalz
1.40 XIX 12. Armee A Eifel
5.40 Reserve 16. Armee A Eifel
6.40 XV Kleist (4) B Somme, Loire
7.40 - 8.40 BdE Home
9.40 - 11.40 XIV 12. Armee B Poland
12.40 XXXXVI 11. Armee C Home

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)