349th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from 349th Volksgrenadier Division)
Jump to: navigation, search
349th Infantry Division
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War II

The 349th Infantry Division was a German military unit which fought during World War II.

The division was originally formed on 25 November 1943 in Wehrkreis I (East Prussia), and fought mostly on the Eastern Front, being effectively destroyed near Zolochiv by the Soviet Army's Lvov-Sandomierz Offensive.

The division was reformed in September 1944 to the Volksgrenadier standard, being listed as commanded by Major-General Karl Koetz. During the East Prussian Offensive in January 1945, it was encircled in the Heiligenbeil pocket near Mehlsack and destroyed.