294th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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294th Infantry Division
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War II

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.


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 officers

  • 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 Eichstädt, 24 December 1943 – 26 August 1944


  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.


  • U.S. Army (1986) [1953]. The German Campaigns in the Balkans (Spring 1941). Washington, D.C.: United States Army Center of Military History. OCLC 16940402. CMH Pub 104-4.

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