68th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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68. Infanterie-Division
German 68th Infantry Division
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68. Infanterie Division Vehicle Insignia
Active 1939–45
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War II

The 68th Infantry Division (German: 68. Infanterie-Division) was a formation of the German army during World War II. It was formed in 1939, and was initially committed to the German invasion of Poland. It took part in the Battle of France in 1940, and then Operation Barbarossa in 1941 as part of Army Group South. The 68th remained in southern Russia until refitted in Poland in early 1944. Returned to action the 68th fought for rest of the war in the East, in Russia, Slovakia, in the defence of German until finally surrendering to the Soviets in Czechoslovakia.

Commanding officers[edit]

  • Generalleutnant Georg Braun, 26 August 1939 - 14 November 1941
  • Generalleutnant Robert Meißner, 16 November 1941 - 26 January 1943
  • Generalleutnant Hans Schmidt, 27 January 1943 - 25 October 1943
  • Generalleutnant Paul Scheuerpflug, 25 October 1943 - 8 May 1945

Notable people[edit]

External links[edit]

Published works[edit]

  • Mitcham, Samuel W. German Order of Battle Volume One, Volume 3. Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-3416-1.