Unit Emblems Lineage Kommandant von Münster 16.Infanterie-Division 16.Infanterie-Division (mot) 16.Panzergrenadier-Division History
The 16.Panzergrenadier-Division was formed from the
16-Infanterie-Division (mot) in June, 1943 whileit was stationed on the Eastern Front.
The Division was transferred to the newly reconstituted 6.Armee in thespring of 1943. It did not participate in the Battle of Kursk, but wasinvolved in the retreat from the Mius River and suffered heavy casualtiesduring the fighting around Zaporozhe and the Dnieper battles,1943-1944.
Partially destroyed in Russia in 1944, the 16.Panzergrenadier-Division wastransferred to France in March and later reformed along with the
179.Panzer-Division (Reserve) into the 116.Panzer-Division. Organization
1944 Panzergrenadier-Regiment 60 Panzergrenadier-Regiment 156 Panzer-Battalion 116 Artillerie-Regiment 146 Panzer-Aufklärung-Abteilung 116 Flak-Abteilung (Heer) 281 Panzerjäger-Abteilung 228 Pioneer-Abteilung 675 Nachrichten-Abteilung 228 66th Divisional Supply Units Knights Cross Holders War Service
Date Corps Army Army Group Area 6.43 – 7.43 Reserve 6. Armee Süd Mius, Taganrog 8.43 XXIV 6. Armee Süd Mius, Taganrog 9.43 XXXX 1. Pz. Armee Süd Zaporoshe 10.43 XVII 1. Pz. Armee Süd Zaporoshe 11.43 – 12.43 LVII 1. Pz. Armee Süd Krivoi Rog 1.44 – 2.44 XXX 6. Armee Süd Nikolajevka 3.44 XXIX 6. Armee A Uman