49th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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49th Infantry Division (49. Infanteriedivision)
ActiveFebruary 1944 – November 1944
February 1945 - ????
Country Germany
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry Reserve
RoleInfantry
SizeDivision
Part ofWehrkreis XI
Garrison/HQBraunschweig
EngagementsWorld War II

The 49th Infantry Division (49. Infanteriedivision) was a division of the Wehrmacht, which served in the latter stages of World War II.

History[edit]

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.[1] Later, in February 1945, the division was reformed but it is unknown when it was disestablished.

Commanders[edit]

The division had a number of commanders during its short time including:[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Lexikon der Wehrmacht". www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  2. ^ a b Mitcham 2007, p. 63.

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