197th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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197. Infanterie-Division
German 197th Infantry Division
197th Infanterie Division Logo.svg
Active 1 December 1939 – 22 July 1944
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Division
Role Infantry
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Ehrenfried-Oskar Böge

The 197th Infantry Division (German: 197. Infanterie-Division) was a German division in World War II. It was formed on 1 December 1939. The division was destroyed near Vitebsk during the Soviet Vitebsk–Orsha Offensive of Operation Bagration in the summer of 1944.

Commanding officers[edit]

  • Generalleutnant Hermann Meyer-Rabingen, 1 December 1939 – 1 April 1942
  • General der Infanterie Ehrenfried-Oskar Böge, 1 April 1942 – 5 November 1943
  • Generalleutnant Eugen Wößner, 5 November 1943 – 14 March 1944
  • Generalmajor Hans Hahne, 14 March 1944 – 24 June 1944