294th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

The 294th Infantry Division was a German infantry division in World War II that participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia.[1] The 294th Infantry Division was amalgamated with the 513th Infantry Regiment to create the 513th Grenadier Regiment, on October 15, 1942. The division was destroyed by the end of August 1944 during the Soviet Jassy–Kishinev Offensive and its commander killed.

294th Infantry Division
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
EngagementsWorld War II

OrganizationEdit

Structure of the division:[2][3]

  • Headquarters
  • 294th Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 513th Infantry Regiment
  • 514th Infantry Regiment
  • 515th Infantry Regiment
  • 294th Field Replacement Battalion
  • 294th Engineer Battalion
  • 294th Artillery Regiment
  • 294th Tank Destroyer Battalion
  • 294th Signal Battalion
  • 294th Divisional Supply Group

Commanding officersEdit

  • Generalleutnant Otto Gabcke, 13 February 1940 – 22 March 1942
  • General der Infanterie Johannes Block, 22 March 1942 – 12 August 1943
  • Generalmajor Hermann Frenking, 12 August – 24 December 1943
  • Generalmajor Werner von Eichstedt, 24 December 1943 – 26 August 1944 (KIA)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Army 1986, p. 41.
  2. ^ "Infanterie-Division (8. Welle), German Army, 22.06.1941". niehorster.org. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  3. ^ German Order of Battle, 291st-999th Infantry Division, named infantry divisions, and special divisions in World War II. p. 7.

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