291st Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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291st Infantry Division
291st Infanterie Division Logo.svg
Active 6 February 1940
Country  Nazi Germany
Allegiance Wehrmacht
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size 15,000 Soldiers
Engagements

World War II

The German 291st Infantry Division, was an infantry division of the Wehrmacht and served in World War II.

Organisation[edit]

Formation
The 291. Infantry Division was formed in February 1940 as a Division of the 8th Wave at the Troop training ground Arys im WK I (Prussia).

The division was formed with:

  • Infanterie-Regiment 504
  • Infanterie-Regiment 505
  • Infanterie-Regiment 506
  • Artillery-Regiment 291
  • Mobile Bataillon 291
  • Field replacement Bataillon 291
  • Pionier Bataillon 291
  • Signals Unit 291
  • Divisions Services 291

Combat history[edit]

Commanding officers[edit]

Division Commanders of the 291 ID[edit]

General staff Officers (1a) of the 291 ID[edit]

  • Hauptmann Christian Müller, 8 February 1940 – 5 January 1941
  • Major Wilhelm von Roeder, 5 January 1941 – 10 May 1943
  • Oberst Walther Freiherr von Uckermann, May 1943 – 1944
  • Major Friedrich-Karl Walters, 1944 – April 1944
  • Major Helmut Eger, April – August 1944
  • Major Eduard von Schuh, 1 August – 30 September 1944
  • Oberst Wilhelm Hess, 30 September – 20 November 1944
  • Oberstleutnant Lothar Orlik, 20 November 1944 – 1945
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External links[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
Bibliography
  • Dunn, Walter Scott (Feb 2009). Second Front Now - 1943: An Opportunity Delayed. 978-0817355470. ISBN 978-0-8173-5547-0.