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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 1943.1
Division Name Formed Locations
Berlin Division2    
Bohemia Division2    
Brandenburg Panzer-Grenadier Division1
Panzergrenadier Division "Brandenburg"2
19431 December 1944 - May 19451: Eastern Front1
Breslau Division2    
Danube Division2    
Demba Division2    
Döberitz Division2    
Döllersheim Division2    
Dresden Division2    
East Prussia Division2    
Ernst Moritz Arndt RAD Division2    
Ferdinand von Schill Division2    
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn RAD Division2    
General Government Division2    
Grafenwöhr Division2    
Groß Bern Division2    
Gross Deutschland1
Panzergrenadier Division "Großdeutschland"
19421
May 19422
June 1942 - May 19451: Eastern Front1,2
December 19442: Easter Prussia2
Guestrov Division2    
Hamburg Division2    
Hannover Division2    
Herman Goring1
Panzer Division "Herman Goering"2
(reformed June 19432)
19431
January 19432
January - May 19431: North Africa1
Tunisia, destroyed2
July - August 19431: Sicily1
September 1943 - July 19441: Italy1,2
July 1944 - May 19451: Eastern Front1
Jütland Division2    
Kurland Division2    
Mielau Division2    
Milovitz Division2    
Moravia Division2    
Münsingen Division2    
Neuhammer Division2    
Panzer Division "Feldherrenhalle"2 November 19442  
Panzer-Grenadier Feldherrenhalle1
Panzergrenadier Division "Feldherrenhalle"2
(reformed August 19441,2)
(converted to Panzer Division "Feldherrenhalle", November 19442)
March 19431
June 19432
January1 - July 19441,2: Eastern Front1,2, destroyed1,2
October 19441,2 - May 19451: Eastern Front1,2
Panzergrenadier Division "Kurmark"2 February 19432 Eastern Front2
Panzer Lehr Division1,2 19431
November 19432
June 1944 - April 19451: North West Europe1
Western Front2, Ruhr pocket2
Scharnhorst Division2    
Schlageter RAD Division2    
Silesia Division2    
Theodor Koerner RAD Division2    
Ulrich von Hutten Division2    
Wahn Division2    
Wildflecken Division2    

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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