The 2.Marine-Infanterie-Division was ordered formed in February 1945. Itbegan formation in March 1945 in Schleswig-Holstein (Glückstadt and Itzehoe).The Division reached operational readiness on 4.02.45. On 4.04.45, theDivision took part in defensive movements in the region of Cloppenburg,Bersenbrueck, Nienburg, Verden, Scharmstadt, Walsrode, Visselhoevede, andthe Wesser and Aller River. On 4.12.45, the Division was near Celle andBraunschweig where it took part in operations against the British.

On 4.15.45, the Division took part in disengagement operations nearCloppenburg, Walsrode, Verden and Bremen. On 4.20.45, the Division waslocated in the region of Bremen where it took part in further defensiveoperations. On 4.23.45, the Division was near Cuxhaven. On 4.29.45, theDivsion was crossing the Weser River.

On 5.01.45, the Division was near Albersdorf, Hemmingstedt, andSchleswig-Holstein where it was withdrawing. On 5.06.45, the Division wasin the region of Schleswig-Holstein, where it was captured by the British.


General Composition
Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 5
Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 6
Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 7
Marine-Füsilier-Bataillon 2 (formed 3.45)
Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 2*
Marine-Panzjäger-Abteilung 2 (formed 3.45)
Marine-Pionier-Bataillon 2 (formed 3.45)
Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung 2 (formed 3.45)
Marine-Feldersatz-Bataillon 2 (formed 3.45)
Marine-Versorgungs-Regiment 200 (with units 200 – 203)

*Formed 3.45 with 4 battalions (I. – III. leichte, IV. schwere).

Replacement troops for this division were provided by theMarine-Infanterie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 2in Glückstadt.


Vizeadmiral Ernst Scheurlen 2.11.45 – 4.08.45
Oberst Graf von Bassewitz (Heer) 4.08.45 – 5.08.45

War Service

DateCorpsArmyArmy GroupArea
4.45Korps EmsArmee BlumentrittHeeresgruppe Nordwest??