3rd Luftwaffe Field Division (Germany)

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3.Luftwaffen-Feld-Division was formed in mid-1942 and attached to Heeresgruppe Mitte. It was transferred to the German Army on 1 November 1943 and named 3.Feld-Division(L). The division was disbanded on 22 January 1944 after suffering heavy losses at Vitebsk. The remnants were absorbed by 4. Feld-Division(L) and 6. Feld-Division(L).

Commanders[edit]

  • Generalleutnant Robert Pistorius (26 Sep 1942-22 Jan 1944)

Operations Officers[edit]

  • Major Paul Passlick (Nov 1942-1943)
  • Major Orthman (1943-Jan 1944)

Area of Operations[edit]

  • Germany (Sep 1942-Nov 1942)
  • Eastern front,central sector (Nov 1942-Jan 1944)

Order of battle[edit]

  • Stab der Division
  • I-IV.Batallion (Infanterie,without regimental staff)
  • Radfahr-Kompanie 3(L)
  • Artillerie-Regiment 3(L)
  • Flak-Abteilung der Luftwaffen-Feld-Division 3 (L)
  • Panzerjäger-Abteilung 3(L)
  • Pionier-Kompanie 3(L)
  • Nachrichten-Kompanie 3(L)
  • Versorgungstruppen 3(L)

Footnotes[edit]

1. Redesignated IV./Luftwaffen-Artillerie-Regiment 3 in 1943; transferred from the division in Nov 1943 and redesignated I./Flak-Regiment 43.

Sources Used[edit]

Antonio Muñoz - Göring’s Grenadiers: The Luftwaffe Field Divisions, 1942–1945