1st Naval Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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1st Naval Infantry Division
1. Marine-Infanterie-Division
Active February - May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Navy
Type Infantry
Size Division
Garrison/HQ Stettin
Disbanded 8 May 1945

The 1st Naval Infantry Division (German: 1. Marine-Infanterie-Division) was formed in February 1945 in Stettin from Marine-Schützen-Brigade Nord. Replacement troops were provided by 1. Marine-Infanterie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon located in Lübberstedt bei Wesermünde. Activated from Kriegsmarine forces it fought, usually poorly, on the northern flank of the German line on the Oder river until the end of the war.

Commanders[edit]

Composition[edit]

  • Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 1
  • Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 2
  • Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 4
  • Divisions-Füsilier-Kompanie 1 (later became Battalion)
  • Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 1
  • Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 1
  • Marine-Feldersatz-Bataillon 1
  • Marine-Pionier-Bataillon 1 (from April 1945)
  • Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung 1 (from April 1945)

References[edit]

  • Bennighof, Mike. "German Naval Infantry in the Defense of Berlin". Avalanche Press. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  • Tessin, Georg (1965). Die Landstreitkräfte 1—5 [Ground forces 1—5]. Die Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939—1945. Frankfurt/Main: E.S. Mittler. p. 58.