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6th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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Country  Nazi Germany
Type  Infantry
Branch  Army
Size  Division
6th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
Active  October 1934 – 25 July 1944 10 March – 8 May 1945

The 6th Infantry Division (6. Infanterie-Division) was a unit of the German Army during World War II. Formed in October 1934 from Infanterieführer V in Bielefeld, the division was mobilized on 26 August 1939 for the upcoming invasion of Poland. At that time, it consisted of the usual German infantry division elements: three infantry regiments of three battalions each, one three-battalion regiment of light artillery, one battalion of heavy artillery (from a separate artillery regiment, but attached to the particular division), a Panzerjäger (anti-tank) Battalion, a reconnaissance (Aufklärungs) Battalion, a Signals Battalion, a Pioneer (Engineer) Battalion, and divisional supply, medical, and administrative units. In 1944 the division was first renamed 6. Grenadier-Division (25 July 1944) and again in 6. Volksgrenadier-Division (9 October 1944). The division was destroyed during the Soviet Vistula–Oder Offensive in January 1945 and reestablished as 6. Infanterie-Division (10 March 1945) using elements of Shadow Division Dresden.

Commanding officers

  • General der Pioniere Walter Kuntze, 15 May 1935
  • Generalleutnant Arnold Freiherr von Biegeleben, 1 March 1938
  • Generalleutnant Helge Auleb, 14 October 1940
  • Generalleutnant Horst Großmann, 25 January 1942
  • Generalleutnant Egon von Neindorff, 16 December 1943
  • Oberst Alexander Conrady, 12 January 1944
  • Oberst Günther Klammt, 19 January 1944
  • Generalleutnant Hans-Walter Heyne, 1 June 1944
  • Generalleutnant Otto-Hermann Brücker, until 4 May 1945
  • Generalmajor Friedrich-Wilhelm Liegmann, 4 May 1945
  • References

    6th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) Wikipedia

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