267th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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267th Infantry Division
Active August 1939 – August 1944
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War II

The 267th Infantry Division (German: 267. Infanterie-Division) was a German division in World War II. It was formed on 26 August 1939 in Hanover. Called the 'Horsehead' divisions because of it's emblem, after it was mobilised in August 1939 it was posted to the Westwall. It took part in the invasion of France in 1940, advancing through Belgium. From July 1940 to May 1941, it was responsible for guarding a part of the English Channel coast. In June 1941 it was a part of Operation Barbarosa, as part of Army Group Centre. It remained with this Army Group until it was encircled in July 1944. Shortly afterwards it was officialy dissolved.

Commanding officers[edit]

  • General der Panzertruppen Ernst Feßmann, 1 September 1939 – 1 June 1941
  • Generalleutnant Friedrich-Karl von Wachter, 1 June 1941 – 10 November 1941
  • General der Artillerie Robert Martinek, 10 November 1941 – 1 January 1942
  • Generalleutnant Friedrich-Karl von Wachter, 1 January 1942 – 24 January 1942
  • Generalleutnant Friedrich Stephan, 24 January 1942 – 26 February 1942
  • Generalmajor Karl Fischer, 26 February 1942 – 31 March 1942
  • Generalleutnant Friedrich Stephan, 31 March 1942 – 8 June 1943
  • Generalleutnant Otto Drescher, 8 June 1943 – 13 August 1944

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