293rd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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293rd Infantry Division
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Division
Engagements World War II

The 293rd Infantry Division was a German infantry division in World War II. It was formed on 8 February 1940 and suffered heavy losses on the Eastern Front. The remnants of the division served as the basis of the 359th Infantry Division and the Divisions-Gruppe 293.

Commanding officers[edit]

  • Generalleutnant Josef Rußwurm, February – 4 June 1940
  • Generalleutnant Justin von Obernitz, 4 June 1940 – 19 February 1942
  • Generalleutnant Werner Forst, 19 February 1942 – 10 January 1943
  • Generalleutnant Karl Arndt, 10 January 1943 – 20 November 1943

References[edit]

  • Tessin, Georg (1974). Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939–1945. Neunter Band. Die Landstreitkräfte 281–370. Biblio-Verlag, Osnabrück. ISBN 3-7648-0872-1.

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