49th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
|49th Infantry Division (49. Infanteriedivision)|
|Active||February 1944 – November 1944|
February 1945 - ????
|Part of||Wehrkreis XI|
|Engagements||World War II|
The 49th Infantry Division was formed in February 1944 as a reserve division formed in Braunschweig under Wehkreis XI. The division was formed when the 191st Reserve Infantry Division was re-formed into the regular army. It later moved to Boulogne-sur-Mer and saw combat just a few months later in Northern France. It participated in the battle by the Mons. In October the division was un-organized and re-organized by reserve fortress regiments. In November the division was part of the Battle of Aachen. After the battle it was disbanded. Later, in February 1945, the division was reformed but it is unknown when it was disestablished.
The division had a number of commanders during its short time including:
- Generalleutnant Siegfried Macholz
- Generalleutnant Vollrath Lübbe
- Generalleutnant Erich Baessler (when reformed in 1945)