137th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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The 137th Infantry Division was a major fighting formation of the German Army (Wehrmacht). It was created in October 1940, and first saw combat in Operation Barbarossa as p;art of Army Group Center. The division remained on the central sector of the Eastern Front until November 1943, when it was disbanded.

Commanders[edit]

  • Generalleutnant Friedrich Bergmann 8 October 1940 – 21 December 1941;
  • Oberst Siegfried Heine 21 December 1941 – 28 December 1941;
  • Oberst Muhl 28 December 1941 – 5 January 1942;
  • Generalleutnant Hans. Kamecke 5 January 1942 – 12 February 1942;
  • Generalleutnant Dr Karl Rüdiger 12 February 1942 – 25 February 1942;
  • Generalleutnant Hans. Kamecke 25 February 1942 – 15 October 1942;
  • Generalleutnant Egon von Neindorff 15 October 1942 – 16 December 1943.

Order of battle[edit]

1940[edit]

  • Infantry Regiment 447
  • Infantry Regiment 448
  • Infantry Regiment 449
  • Artillery Regiment 137
  • Pionier-Bataillon 137
  • Antitank Battalion 137
  • Reconnaissance Battalion 137
  • Divisions Signals-Battalion 137
  • Divisions Services 137

1943[edit]

  • Grenadier Regiment 447
  • Grenadier Regiment 448
  • Division Battalion 137
  • Artillery Regiment 137
  • Pionier-Bataillon 137
  • Panzerjäger-Abteilung 137
  • Feldersatz-Bataillon 137
  • Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 137
  • Divisions-Nachschubführer 137

References[edit]

  • Tessin, Georg (1973). Die Landstreitkräfte 131—200. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939—1945. 7. Frankfurt/Main: E.S. Mittler. pp. 26–27.