81st Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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81. Infanterie-Division
German 81st Infantry Division
Active 1 December 1939 – 8 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Division
Role Infantry
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Erich Schopper

The 81st Infantry Division (German: 81. Infanterie-Division) was a German division of foot soldiers, artillery and tanks in the German land forces (Heer) of the Unified Armed Forces of Germany (Wehrmacht) during World War II. It was formed on 1 December 1939.

Orders of Battle[edit]

81. Infanterie-Division 1939[edit]

  • Infanterie-Regiment 161
  • Infanterie-Regiment 174
  • Infanterie-Regiment 189
  • Artillerie-Regiment 181
  • Pionier-Battalion 181
  • Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 181
  • Infanterie-Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 181
  • Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschubführer 181

81. Infanterie-Division 1944[edit]

  • Grenadier-Regiment 161
  • Grenadier-Regiment 174
  • Grenadier-Regiment 189
  • Divisions-Füsilier-Battalion 61
  • Artillerie-Regiment 181
  • Pionier-Battalion 181
  • Panzerjäger-Abteilung 181
  • Infanterie-Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 181
  • Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschubführer 181

Commanding officers[edit]

  • Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Loeper, 1 December 1939 – 5 October 1940
  • Generalmajor Hugo Ribstein, 5 October 1940 – 8 December 1941
  • Generalleutnant Erich Schopper, 8 December 1941 – 1 March 1943
  • Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber, 1 March 1943 – 13 March 1943
  • Generalleutnant Erich Schopper, 13 March 1943 – 1 June 1943
  • Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber, 1 June 1943 – 30 June 1943
  • Generalleutnant Erich Schopper, 30 June 1943 – 5 April 1944
  • Generalleutnant Vollrath Lübbe, 5 April 1944 – 1 July 1944
  • Generalmajor der Reserve Dr. Ernst Meiners, 1 July 1944 – 10 July 1944
  • Generalleutnant Franz-Eccard von Bentivegni, 10 July 1944 – 8 May 1945

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