57th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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57. Infanterie-Division
German 57th Infantry Division
57th Infanterie Division Logo.svg
Active 26 August 1939 – July 1944
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Division
Role Infantry
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Oskar Blümm

The 57th Infantry Division (German: 57. Infanterie-Division) was a German division in World War II. It was formed on 26 August 1939 in Landshut.

History[edit]

The 57th Infantry Division was formed in August 1939 as part of the second wave of German infantry divisions. During the German-Soviet invasion of Poland, the division remained in the Saarland.

The division was moved into Poland as an occupational force in August 1940 until the initiation of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941. The division took part in the campaign as part of Army Group South, where it assaulted Kiev.

Orders of Battle[edit]

Commanding officers[edit]

  • Generalleutnant Oskar Blümm, 1 September 1939 – 26 September 1941
  • General der Infanterie Anton Dostler, 26 September 1941 – 10 April 1942
  • Generalleutnant Oskar Blümm, 10 April 1942 – 10 October 1942
  • General der Infanterie Friedrich Siebert, 10 October 1942 – 20 February 1943
  • Generalleutnant Otto Fretter-Pico, 20 February 1943 – 1 September 1943
  • Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller, 1 September 1943 – 19 September 1943
  • Generalmajor Adolf Trowitz, 19 September 1943 – 7 July 1944

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