11th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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German 11th Infantry Division
11. Infanterie-Division
11th Infanterie Division Logo.svg
Active 1 October 1934 - 8 May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Garrison/HQ Allenstein

The 11th Infantry Division (11. Infanterie-Division) was a formation of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. Formed 1 October 1934 as Infanterieführer I in Allenstein it was renamed 11. Infanterie-Division on 15. October 1935 with the disclosure of German rearmament. The division was evacuated from Courland pocket on 30 April 1945.

Commanders[edit]

Subordination and deployment[edit]

Timeframe Army Corps Army Army group Location
September 1939 I 3. Armee North East Prussia, Poland
December 1939 Reserve B Lower Rhine
January 1940 6. Armee Lower Rhine, Belgium, Lille
June 1940 I 4. Armee Somme, Loire
July 1940 7. Armee Atlantic coast
September 1940 Reserve
November 1940 XXXI D
March 1941 Reserve 18. Armee B East Prussia
April 1941 I
May 1941 C
June 1941 North East Prussia – Wolchow (Volkhov River)
September 1941 16. Armee Wolchow – Ladoga
December 1941 18. Armee
May 1942 XXVIII
February 1943 XXVI
October 1943 LIV Leningrad
February 1944 L Pleskau (Pskov)
March 1944 XXVI Army Detachment "Narwa" Narva
June 1944 XXXXIII
July 1944 III. SS Narva, Pernau (Pärnu), Riga
October 1944 I 18. Armee Courland
December 1944 X
January 1945 I
February 1945 II Kurland
March 1945 L

Literature[edit]

  • Burkhard Müller-Hillebrand: Das Heer 1933-1945. Entwicklung des organisatorischen Aufbaues. Vol.III: Der Zweifrontenkrieg. Das Heer vom Beginn des Feldzuges gegen die Sowjetunion bis zum Kriegsende. Mittler: Frankfurt am Main 1969, p. 285.
  • Georg Tessin: Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1939 - 1945. Vol. III: Die Landstreitkräfte 6 - 14. Mittler: Frankfurt am Main 1967.

External links[edit]

"11. Infanterie-Division". Axis History Factbook. Retrieved 26 January 2012.