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German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945



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.


General Compostion
Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 8*
Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 9*
Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 10*
Marine-Füsilier-Bataillon 3
Artillerie-Regiment 234 (Heer)
Marine-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 3
Marine-Pionier-Bataillon 3
Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung 3
Marine-Feldersatz-Bataillon 3 (from Feldersatz-Bataillon 163?)

* or possibly Marine-Infanterie-Regiment

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

Detailed infomation on the above divisional units of the 3.Marine-Infanterie-Division.


?? (All Heer commanders)

War Service

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