170th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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170th Infantry Division
170. Infanterie-Division
Active December 1939 – 8 May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War II
Siegfried Haß

The 170th Infantry Division (German: 170. Infanterie-Division) was a German division in World War II. It fought on the eastern front for much of the war.

Operational history

The division was formed on 1 December 1939.

The Division participated in the invasion of Denmark.[1]

Commanding officers

  • Lieutenant General Walter Wittke, 1 December 1939 – 8 January 1942
  • Lieutenant General Erwin Sander, 8 January 1942 – 15 February 1943
  • Lieutenant General Walther Krause, 15 February 1943 – 15 February 1944
  • Major General Franz Griesbach, 15 February 1944 – 16 February 1944
  • Lieutenant General Siegfried Haß, 16 February 1944 – 8 May 1945


  1. ^ Mitcham, Samuel W. (4 June 2018). "The Rise of the Wehrmacht: The German Armed Forces and World War II". ABC-CLIO – via Google Books.
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