11th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

The 11th Infantry Division (11. Infanterie-Division) was a formation of Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht during World War II. Formed 1 October 1934 as Infanterieführer I in Allenstein it was renamed 11. Infanterie-Division on 15. October 1935 with the disclosure of German rearmament.

German 11th Infantry Division
11. Infanterie-Division
11th Infanterie Division Logo.svg
Active1 October 1934 – 8 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
Garrison/HQAllenstein

About two-third of the division could be evacuated to Schleswig-Holstein from the Courland pocket on 30 April 1945. Commander Feyerabend and the rest of the Division went into Russian captivity.

CommandersEdit

Subordination and deploymentEdit

Timeframe Army Corps Army Army group Location
September 1939 I 3. Armee North East Prussia, Poland
December 1939 Reserve B Lower Rhine
January 1940 6. Armee Lower Rhine, Belgium, Lille
June 1940 I 4. Armee Somme, Loire
July 1940 7. Armee Atlantic coast
September 1940 Reserve
November 1940 XXXI D
March 1941 Reserve 18. Armee B East Prussia
April 1941 I
May 1941 C
June 1941 North East Prussia – Wolchow (Volkhov River)
September 1941 16. Armee Wolchow – Ladoga
December 1941 18. Armee
May 1942 XXVIII
February 1943 XXVI
October 1943 LIV Leningrad
February 1944 L Pleskau (Pskov)
March 1944 XXVI Army Detachment "Narwa" Narva
June 1944 XXXXIII
July 1944 III. SS Narva, Pernau (Pärnu), Riga
October 1944 I 18. Armee Courland
December 1944 X
January 1945 I
February 1945 II Kurland
March 1945 L

LiteratureEdit

  • Burkhard Müller-Hillebrand: Das Heer 1933–1945. Entwicklung des organisatorischen Aufbaues. Vol.III: Der Zweifrontenkrieg. Das Heer vom Beginn des Feldzuges gegen die Sowjetunion bis zum Kriegsende. Mittler: Frankfurt am Main 1969, p. 285.
  • Georg Tessin: Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1939 – 1945. Vol. III: Die Landstreitkräfte 6 – 14. Mittler: Frankfurt am Main 1967.