123rd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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123rd Infantry Division
123. Infanterie-Division
Active 5 October 1940 – 1 March 1944
Disbanded 1 March 1944
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry

123rd Infantry Division (123. Infanterie-Division) was a unit of the Wehrmacht during World War Two.

History

Commands and operational areas

Datum Corps Army Army Group Operational Area
November 1940 XX. 11. Armee C Brandenburg
April 1941 X. 18. Armee B East Prussia
May 1941 XXVIII. 16. Armee C
June 1941 North Sebesch
August 1941 II. Demjansk
January 1943 Demjansk, Cholm
September 1943 Reserve Cholm
October 1943 XVII. 1. Panzer-Armee South Zaporizhia
January 1944 6. Armee
February 1944 XXX.
March 1944 LVII. A Kryvyi Rih

Composition

  • Infanterie-Regiment 415
  • Infanterie-Regiment 416
  • Infanterie-Regiment 418
  • Artillerie-Regiment 123
  • Pionier-Bataillon 123
  • Feldersatz-Bataillon 123
  • Panzerjäger-Abteilung 123
  • Aufklärungs-Abteilung 123
  • Nachrichten-Abteilung 123
  • Divisions-Nachschubführer 123

Personnel

Commanders

Date Rank Name
5 October 1940 Generalleutnant Walter Lichel
6 August 1941 Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
1. Oktober 1943 Generalleutnant Erwin Menny
1. November 1943 Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
15. Januar 1944 Generalmajor Louis Tronnier

Chiefs of Staff

Date Rank Name
10 October 1940 Major Ernst Klasing
30 November 1942 Oberstleutnant Hans Linemann

Bibliography

  • (in German) Werner Haupt: Demjansk – Ein Bollwerk im Osten, Bad Nauheim 1963.
  • (in German) Werner Haupt: Heeresgruppe Nord, Bad Nauheim 1967.
  • (in German) Franz Kurowski: Demjansk – Der Kessel im Eis, Wölfersheim-Berstadt 2001.
  • Tessin, Georg (1972). Die Landstreitkräfte 71 – 130 [Ground forces 71 to 130]. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen–SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939–1945 (in German). 6. Osnabrück: Biblio. ISBN 3-7648-0872-1. 
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