131st Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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131st Infantry Division
Active Oct 1940
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Infantry
Size Division
Garrison/HQ Hanover, Germany

The 131st Infantry Division (German: 131. Infanteriedivision) was a German Army infantry division in World War II.

Operational history[edit]

The 131st Infantry Division was activated in October 1940, primarily out of other divisions - it included soldiers from the 31st and 269th Infantry Divisions, and cavalry from the 19th.[1]

Order of battle[edit]

  • 431st Infantry Regiment
  • 432nd Infantry Regiment
  • 434th Infantry Regiment
  • 131st Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 131st Tank-destroyer Battalion
  • 131st Engineer Battalion
  • 131st Signal Battalion
  • 131st Divisional-Resupply Troops

Commanders[edit]

  • Lieutenant General Heinrich Meyer-Buerdorf (Oct 1940-Jan 1944)
  • Lieutenant General Friedrich Weber (Jan-Oct 1944)
  • Major General of Reserves Werner Schulze (Oct 1944-Jan 1945)
  • Colonel Nobiz (Jan-April 1945)

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007). German Order of Battle: 1st-290th Infantry divisions in World War II. Stackpole Books. pp. 182–183. 

See also[edit]