281st Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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The German 281st Infantry Division, (281. Infanterie-Division) was formed in January 1945 in Courland by conversion of the 281st Security Division (281. Sicherungs-Division).

Operational history[edit]

The 281st Infantry Division spent its brief wartime career on the Eastern Front serving under III SS Corps in February and March 1945 and XXXII Corps in April.


  • Grenadier-Regiment 322, I and II Battalions
  • Grenadier-Regiment 368, I and II Battalions
  • Grenadier-Regiment 418, I and II Battalions
  • Divisions-Füsilier-Kompanie 281 (later expanded to Füsilier-Bataillon 281)
  • Panzerjäger-Kompanie 281
  • Artillerie-Regiment 281, I to IV Battalions
  • Nachrichten-Abteilung 822
  • Pionier-Bataillon 281
  • Divisions-Versorgungs-Regiment 281


  • Tessin, Georg. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939–1945 Volume 9.