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3.Marine-Infanterie-Division


History

The 3.Marine-Infanterie-Division was formed 4.01.45 from the 163.Infanterie-Division and Marine-Schützen-Bataillone 126 - 131. The 163.Infanterie-Division had been almost totally destroyed in March of 1945 while in Pommern, and was ordered rebuilt with Kriegsmarine personnel. It then became the 3.Marine-Infanterie-Division.

No part of the division is mentioned in the Feldpostübersicht.

Organization

General Compostion
Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 8*
  • Formed 4.45 in Swinemünde(?).
  • Commander: ?, from Heer
Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 9*
  • Formed 4.45 in Swinemünde(?).
  • Commander: ?, from Heer
Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 10*
  • Formed 4.45 in Swinemünde(?).
  • Commander: ?, from Heer
Marine-Füsilier-Bataillon 3

Artillerie-Regiment 234 (Heer)
  • Began formation 2.45 with I. (1-3, from I./Artillerie-Regiment 303)+ and IV. (10, 11). II/AR.234 was formed 4.45 from Artillerie-Abteilung Wölmann.
  • Organisation: 4.45: I. 1-3, II. 4-5 and IV 10-11

Marine-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 3
Marine-Pionier-Bataillon 3
Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung 3
Marine-Feldersatz-Bataillon 3 (from Feldersatz-Bataillon 163?)

Marine-Infanterie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 3
  • Formed 1.4.45 in Waren/Müritz. Independent unit, did not serve under the division.
* or possibly Marine-Infanterie-Regiment
+ the earlier AR234 served with the 163th Infanterie-Division.


Replacement troops were provided by Marine-Infanterie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 3 located in Waren/Müritz.

Commanders

?? (All Heer commanders)

War Service

Date Corps Army Army Group Area
4.45 Festung Swinemünde 3. Pz. Armee Heeresgruppe Weichsel Swinemünde