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German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945

Führer Grenadier Division


Formed 7.44 in East Prussia, as Führer-Grenadier-Brigade, from the strengthened Führer-Gren.Btl.

9.44 reorganised at Truppenübungsplatz Fallingbostel.

26.1.45 increased to Division in the Cottbus area

Surrendered to US forces at Zwettl/Niederdonau, and were handed over to the Russians

War Service

Date Corps Army Army Group Area
9.44 - 10.44 forming BdE - Fallingbostel
11.44 XXXIX 4. Armee Mitte Goldap
12.44 reserve - Mitte Cottbus
1.45 LIII 7. Armee B Ardennes
2.45 Munzel 11. Armee Weichsel Arnswalde
3.45 XXXIX 17. Armee Mitte Lauban
4.45 II. SS 6. Pz. Armee Süd Wien
5.45 II. SS 6. Pz. Armee Ostmark Zwettl