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German Balkenkreuz

Germany's Divisions 201 - 300

Notes:

  • Some divisions changed type during the war, so they may be listed for each designation.
  • Divisions designated Motorized were changed to the designation Panzer-Grenadier in March 1943.
Division Name Formed Locations
201st Sicherungsdivisionen (Security) Division    
203rd Security Division
203rd Sicherungsdivisionen (Security) Division
1942 November 1943 - May 1945: Eastern Front
205th Infantry Division 1940 February 1942 - May 1945: Eastern Front
206th Infantry Division 1939 September 1939: Poland
June 1941 - July 1944: Eastern Front, disbanded
207th Infantry Division
(became 207th Security Division, 1940)
1939 September 1939: Poland
207th Sicherungsdivisionen (Security) Division 1940  
208th Infantry Division 1939 September 1939: Poland
May - June 1940: France
January 1942 - May 1945: Eastern Front
210th Coastal Division 1942 November 1942 - May 1945: Lapland, Norway
211th Infantry Division
(reformed as 211th Volksgrenadier Division, December 1944)
1939 January 1942 - December 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
January - May 1945: Eastern Front
212th Infantry Division
(reformed as 212th Volksgrenadier Division, October 1944)
1939 May - June 1940: France
January 1942 - September 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
December 1944 - May 1945: North West Europe
213th Security Division
213th Sicherungsdivisionen (Security) Division
1940 October 1943 - January 1945: Eastern Front, disbanded
214th Infantry Division 1939 April 1940: Norway
February 1944 - January 1945: Eastern Front, disbanded
215th Infantry Division 1939 May - June 1940: France
January 1942 - May 1945: Eastern Front
216th Infantry Division 1939 September 1939: Poland
May - June 1940: France
December 1941 - December 1943: Eastern Front, destroyed
217th Infantry Division
(rebuilt as 217th Volksgrenadier Division, February 1944)
1939 September 1939: Poland
May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - December 1943: Eastern Front, destroyed
April - December 1944: Eastern Front, disbanded
218th Infantry Division 1939 September 1939: Poland
May - June 1940: France
February 1942 - May 1945: Eastern Front
221st Security Division
221st Sicherungsdivisionen (Security) Division
1939 September 1939: Poland
May - June 1940: France
January - December 1942: Eastern Front
May 1943 - July 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
223rd Infantry Division 1939 May - June 1940: France
December 1941 - December 1943: Eastern Front, destroyed
225th Infantry Division 1939 May 1940: Holland
January 1942 - May 1945: Eastern Front
226th Infantry Division 1944 August 1944 - May 1945: Dunkirk
227th Infantry Division 1939 May - June 1940: France
January 1942 - May 1945: Eastern Front
228th Infantry Division 1939 September 1939: Poland
July - August 1941: Eastern Front, disbanded
232nd Infantry Division 1944 October 1944 - May 1945: Italy
233rd Reserve Panzer Division    
239th Infantry Division 1939 May - June 1940: France
June - November 1941: Eastern Front, disbanded
242nd Infantry Division 1943 August 1944: Southern France, destroyed
243rd Infantry Division 1943 June - August 1944: North West Europe, destroyed
244th Infantry Division 1943 August 1944: Southern France, destroyed
245th Infantry Division 1943 September 1944 - March 1945: North West Europe, disbanded
246th Infantry Division
(reformed as 246th Volksgrenadier Division, September 1944)
(merged with 49th Infantry Division, October 1944)
1939 May - June 1940: France
January 1942 - July 1944: Eastern Front
September 1944 - March 1945: North West Europe
250th Infantry Division, Spanish "Blue Division" 1941 September 1941 - January 1944: Eastern Front
251st Infantry Division
(reformed as 251st Volksgrenadier Division, September 1944)
1939 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - July 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
September 1944 - May 1945: Eastern Front
252nd Infantry Division 1939 September 1939: Poland
May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - May 1945: Eastern Front
253rd Infantry Division 1939 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - May 1945: Eastern Front
254th Infantry Division 1939 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - May 1945: Eastern Front
255th Infantry Division 1939 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - December 1943: Eastern Front, disbanded
256th Infantry Division
(reformed as 256th Volksgrenadier Division, September 1944)
1939 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - July 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
October 1944 - May 1945: North West Europe
257th Infantry Division
(reformed as 257th Volksgrenadier Division, October 1944)
1939 June 1941 - August 1942: Eastern Front
April 1943 - September 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
December 1944 - May 1945: North West Europe
258th Infantry Division 1939 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - August 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
260th Infantry Division 1939 July 1941 - July 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
262nd Infantry Division 1939 June 1941 - November 1943: Eastern Front, destroyed
263rd Infantry Divison 1939 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - May 1945: Eastern Front
265th Infantry Division 1943 June 1944 - May 1945: Lorient
266th Infantry Division 1943 June - September 1944: North West Europe, destroyed
267th Infantry Division 1939 June 1941 - July 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
268th Infantry Division 1939 June 1941 - October 1943: Eastern Front, disbanded
269th Infantry Division 1939 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - December 1942: Eastern Front
October 1944 - January 1945: North West Europe
January - May 1945: Eastern Front
271st Infantry Division
(reformed as 271st Volksgrenadier Division, September 1944)
1940 July 1944: North West Europe, destroyed
December 1944 - May 1945: Eastern Front
272nd Infantry Division
(dissolved in 1940)
(reformed in 1943)
(reformed as 272nd Volksgrenadier Division, September 1944)
1940, 1943 July 1944: North West Europe, destroyed
November 1944 - April 1945: North West Europe
273rd Reserve Panzer Division    
275th Infantry Division 1943 July - December 1944: North West Europe, destroyed
May - April 1945: Eastern Front, disbanded
276th Infantry Division
(dissolved in 1940)
(reformed in 1943)
(reformed as 276th Volksgrenadier Division, September 1944)
1940, 1943 June - August 1944: North West Europe, destroyed
December 1944 - April 1945: North West Europe
277th Infantry Division
(dissolved in 1940)
(reformed in 1943)
(reformed as 277th Volksgrenadier Division, September 1944)
1940, 1943 June - August 1944: North West Europe, destroyed
December 1944 - April 1945: North West Europe
278th Infantry Division
(dissolved in 1940)
(reformed in 1943)
1940, 1943 May 1944 - May 1945: Italy
281st Security Division
281st Sicherungsdivisionen (Security) Division
1941 January 1942 - December 1944: Eastern Front, disbanded
282nd Infantry Division 1942 April 1943 - August 1944: Eastern Front, disbanded
284th Sicherungsdivisionen (Security) Division    
285th Sicherungsdivisionen (Security) Division    
286th Sicherungsdivisionen (Security) Division    
290th Infantry Division 1940 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - May 1945: Eastern Front
291st Infantry Division 1940 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - February 1945: Eastern Front, destroyed
292nd Infantry Division 1940 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - May 1945: Eastern Front
293rd Infantry Division 1940 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - December 1943: Eastern Front, destroyed
294th Infantry Division 1940 May - June 1940: France
April 1941: Yugoslavia
July 1941 - August 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
295th Infantry Division 1940 June 1941 - February 1943: Eastern Front, destroyed at Stalingrad
296th Infantry Division 1940 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - May 1945: Eastern Front
297th Infantry Division 1940 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - May 1945: Eastern Front
298th Infantry Division 1940 June 1941 - February 1943: Eastern Front, destroyed
299th Infantry Division
(reformed as 299th Volksgrenadier Division, October 1944)
1940 May - June 1940: France
June 1941 - July 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
December 1944 - May 1945: Eastern Front

Sources:

  1. World War II The Encyclopedia of Facts and Figures, John Ellis, 1995
  2. German Army Handbook 1939 - 1945, James Lucas, 1998
  3. World War II Data Book The Wehrmacht 1935-1945 The Essential Facts and Figures for Hitler's Germany, Michael E. Haskew, 2011
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