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Germany's Named Divisions

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
Berlin Division    
Bohemia Division    
Brandenburg Panzer-Grenadier Division
Panzergrenadier Division "Brandenburg"
Brandenburg Panzergrenadier Division
(created from Brandenburg Division)
1943
September 15, 1943
December 1944 - May 1945: Eastern Front
January 1945: eastern Germany
May 8, 1945: surrendered
Breslau Division    
Clausewitz Panzer Division April 6, 1945 April 21, 1945: western Germany, destroyed
Danube Division    
Demba Division    
Döberitz Division
Döberitz / Schlesien Panzer Division
February 20, 1945 March 1945: disbanded
Döllersheim Division    
Dresden Division    
East Prussia Division    
Ernst Moritz Arndt RAD Division    
Feldherrnhalle Panzer Division
(formed from Feldherrnhalle Panzer Grenadier Division)
November 27, 1944 November 1944: Hungary
March 1945: Slovakia
May 8, 1945: Bohemia-Moravia, surrendered
Feldherrnhalle Panzergrenadier Division
(created from 60th Motorized Infantry Division)
June 20, 1943 November 1943: southern France, northern France
January 1944: Belarus
February 1944: northern Russia
May 1944: Belarus
July 1944: destroyed
September 1944: reformed
October 1944: Hungary
November 27, 1944: became Feldherrnhalle Panzer Division
Ferdinand von Schill Division    
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn RAD Division    
Führer Escort Division
(created from Führer Escort Brigade)
January 26, 1945 January 1945: Ardennes
February 1945: eastern Germany
March 1945: Silesia
May 1945: Austria, surrendered
Führer Grenadier Division
(created from Führer Genadier Brigade)
January 26, 1945 January 1945: Ardennes
February 1945: eastern Germany
March 1945: Silesia
May 1945: surrendered
General Government Division    
Grafenwöhr Division    
Groß Bern Division    
Grossdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division March 12, 1942 May 19, 1943: became Grossdeutschland Panzergrenadier Division
Gross Deutschland
Panzergrenadier Division "Großdeutschland"
Großdeutschland Panzergrenadier Division
(created from Großdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division)
1942
May 1942
May 19, 1943
June 1942 - May 1945: Eastern Front
July - August 1943: Ukraine, Kursk
April 1944: Romania
August 1944: Lithuania
December 1944: Easter Prussia
January 1945: eastern Germany
May 8, 1945: surrendered
Guestrov Division    
Hamburg Division    
Hannover Division    
Herman Goring
Panzer Division "Herman Goering"
(reformed June 1943)
1943
January 1943
January - May 1943: North Africa
Tunisia, destroyed
July - August 1943: Sicily
September 1943 - July 1944: Italy
July 1944 - May 1945: Eastern Front
Holstein Panzer Division
(formed from 233rd Reserve Panzer Division)
February 10, 1945 March 1945: eastern Germany, destroyed
Jüterborg Panzer Division February 20, 1945 March 1945: disbanded
Jütland Division    
Krampnitz Panzer Replacement Unit March 28, 1945 May 8, 1945: disbanded
Kurland Division    
Kurmark Panzergrenadier Division
(created from Panzergrenadier Replacement Brigade Grossdeutschland)
January 31, 1945 April 1945: eastern Germany
Mielau Division    
Milovitz Division    
Moravia Division    
Müncheberg Panzer Division March 8, 1945 April 1945: eastern Germany, Oder
May 1945: Berlin, destroyed
Münsingen Division    
Neuhammer Division    
Norwegan Panzer Division
(formed from 21st Panzer Brigade)
October 1, 1943 July 1, 1944: disbanded
Panzer Division "Feldherrenhalle" November 1944  
Panzer-Grenadier Feldherrenhalle
Panzergrenadier Division "Feldherrenhalle"
(reformed August 1944)
(converted to Panzer Division "Feldherrenhalle", November 1944)
March 1943
June 1943
January - July 1944: Eastern Front, destroyed
October 1944 - May 1945: Eastern Front
Panzergrenadier Division "Kurmark" February 1943 Eastern Front
Panzer Instruction Division January 1, 1944 June - August 1944: Battle of Normandy, France
November 1944: Belgium, Battle of the Bulge
February 1945: western Germany
April 1945: surrendered
Panzer Lehr Division 1943
November 1943
June 1944 - April 1945: North West Europe
Western Front, Ruhr pocket
Scharnhorst Division    
Schlageter RAD Division    
Silesia Division    
Tatra Panzer Division August 1944  
Theodor Koerner RAD Division    
Ulrich von Hutten Division    
Wahn Division    
Wildflecken Division    

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
  4. World War II German Motorized Infantry & Panzergrenadiers, 2017, Nigel Thomas PhD
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