319th Static Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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319th Static Infantry Division
319. Infanterie-Division.png
319th Division insignia.
Active 15 November 1940 – 8 May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Static Infantry
Role Coastal Defence
Size Division
Garrison/HQ Guernsey

The 319th Static Infantry Division (German 319. Infanterie-Division (bo.)) was a German Army static division during World War II. It was raised in November 1940 from units of the 87th, 169th and the 299th Infantry Divisions. On 30 April 1941 the 319th Division replaced the 216th Infantry Division in the Channel Islands defense and remained in that position until its capture on May 1945 by British forces.


Organization (1943–45)[edit]

German soldiers in King Street, Saint Helier, Jersey in August 1941.
  • Command
  • 582nd Grenadier Regiment
  • 583rd Grenadier Regiment
  • 584th Grenadier Regiment
  • 319th Artillery Regiment
  • 319th Engineer Battalion
  • 319th Antitank Battalion
  • 450th Fast Battalion
  • 319th Signals Battalion
  • 16th Machine Gun Battalion (attached)
  • 213th Panzer Battalion (attached)

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