563rd Volksgrenadier Division (Wehrmacht)

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563rd Volksgrenadier Division
Active 1944-1945
Disbanded 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Ferdinand Brühl
Werner Neumann

The 563rd Volksgrenadier Division was a volksgrenadier division of the German Army during the Second World War, active from 1944 to 1945.

The division was formed in October 1944 in Norway, by redesignating the 563rd Grenadier Division, under the command of Ferdinand Brühl. It contained the 1147th, 1148th and 1149th Grenadier Regiments, and the 1563rd Artillery Regiment.[1]

The division was caught in the Kurland Pocket, and fought there until the end of the war.[1]


  1. ^ a b Axis History Factbook