713th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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713th Infantry Division
ActiveMay 1941 – 15 January 1942
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision

The 713th Infantry Division (German: 713. Infanteriedivision) was a German Army infantry division in World War II.

History[edit]

The 713th Infantry Division was raised in May 1941 under the command of Generalmajor Franz Fehn.[1] It was first used in September, where it was moved to the Balkans for standard occupational duties in southern Greece and Crete. The division was disestablished on 15 January 1942 and reformed into the first Crete Brigade.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007). German Order of Battle: 291st-999th Infantry divisions, named infantry divisions, and special divisions in World War II. Stackpole Books. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-8117-3437-0.
  2. ^ Nafziger, George F. (1994). The German Order of Battle in WWII: Infantry Divisions, 300th through 999th and Named Divisions, Plus Corps Detachments. p. 50.