9th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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German 9th Infantry Division
9. Infanterie-Division
9th Volksgrenadier Division
9. Volksgrenadier-Division
9th Infanterie Division Logo.svg
Active 1 October 1934 - 9 October 1944
13 October 1944 - April 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division

The German 9th Infantry Division (9. Infanterie-Division) was a formation of the German Wehrmacht. The division was formed on 1 October 1934 in Gießen as Infanterieführer V. With the uncovering of German rearmament on 15 October 1935 the division was renamed 9. Infanterie-Division.

In August 1944 the division was destroyed in southern Ukraine and formally dissolved on 9 October 1944. The remnants of the division together with the Shadow division Dennewitz, originally earmarked for the 584th Volksgrenadier Division, formed in the 9. Volksgrenadier-Division (9th VGD). The 9th VGD fought in the Eifel where it surrendered to U.S. forces.

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References[edit]

  • Burkhard Müller-Hillebrand: Das Heer 1933-1945. Entwicklung des organisatorischen Aufbaues. Vol.III: Der Zweifrontenkrieg. Das Heer vom Beginn des Feldzuges gegen die Sowjetunion bis zum Kriegsende. Mittler: Frankfurt am Main 1969, p. 285.
  • Georg Tessin: Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1939 - 1945. Vol. III: Die Landstreitkräfte 6 -14. Mittler: Frankfurt am Main 1967.