87th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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87th Infantry Division
87. Infanterie-Division
87th Infanterie Division Logo.svg
Active 26 August 1939 – 8 May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Garrison/HQ Altenburg
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Walter Lucht
Walter Hartmann
Gerhard Feyerabend

The 87th Infantry Division (German: 87. Infanterie-Division) was an infantry division of the German Army during the Second World War, active from 1939 to 1945.

Operational history[edit]

The 87th Infantry Division was created on 26 August 1939 in Altenburg. The division went into captivity in the Courland pocket.

Commanders[edit]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ The rank of generalleutnant is equivalent to that of major general in the United States Army.[2]
Citations
  1. ^ Mitcham 2007a, p. 144.
  2. ^ Mitcham 2007b, p. 197.

References[edit]

  • Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007a). German Order of Battle, Volume One: 1st–290th Infantry Divisions in WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA, United States: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3416-5. 
  • Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007b). German Order of Battle, Volume Three: Panzer, Panzer Grenadier, and Waffen SS Divisions in WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA, United States: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3438-7.