340th Volksgrenadier Division (Wehrmacht)

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340th Volksgrenadier Division
340th Volks-Grenadier Division Logo.svg
Active 1944-1945
Country Nazi Germany
Allegiance Heer
Disbanded 1945
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Theodor Tolsdorff

The 340th Volksgrenadier Division was a volksgrenadier division of the Heer (German Army) during the Second World War, active from 1944 to 1945.

The division was formed in September 1944, replacing the destroyed 340th Infantry Division, by redesignating the 572. Volksgrenadier-Division, under the command of Theodor Tolsdorff. It contained the 694th, 695th and 696th Grenadier Regiments, and the 340th Artillery Regiment.[1]

The division fought in the Battle of the Bulge, as part of I SS Panzer Corps, and then retreated into Germany as part of XIII SS Corps before finally being destroyed in the Ruhr pocket in April 1945.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Axis History Factbook

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