340th Volksgrenadier Division (Wehrmacht)
|340th Volksgrenadier Division|
The division was formed in September 1944, replacing the destroyed 340th Infantry Divsion, 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.
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.
- Axis History Factbook
- "340. Volksgrenadier-Division". Axis History Factbook. 6 September 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-08.