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197th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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Country  Nazi Germany
Type  Infantry
Size  Division
Branch  Army
Role  Infantry
197th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
Active  1 December 1939 – 22 July 1944

The 197th Infantry Division (German: 197. Infanterie-Division) was a German division in World War II. It was formed on 1 December 1939. The division was destroyed near Vitebsk during the Soviet Vitebsk–Orsha Offensive of Operation Bagration in the summer of 1944.

Commanding officers

  • Generalleutnant Hermann Meyer-Rabingen, 1 December 1939 – 1 April 1942
  • General der Infanterie Ehrenfried-Oskar Böge, 1 April 1942 – 5 November 1943
  • Generalleutnant Eugen Wößner, 5 November 1943 – 14 March 1944
  • Generalmajor Hans Hahne, 14 March 1944 – 24 June 1944
  • References

    197th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) Wikipedia


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