385th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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385th Infantry Division
385. Infanterie-Division
385th Infanterie Division Logo.svg
Active 10 January 1942 – 17 February 1943
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Garrison/HQ Fallingbostel
Engagements World War II
Karl Eibl

The 385th Infantry Division, (German: 385. Infanterie-Division) also known as a "Rheingold" Division, was created on 10 January 1942 in Fallingbostel. The division was annihilated in early 1943 while subordinated to the 8th Italian Army. It was disbanded in the period from February to March 1943 and its survivors joined the 387th Infantry Division.[1]

Commanding officers

  • General der Infanterie Karl Eibl, 7 January 1942 – 18 December 1942
  • Generalmajor Eberhard von Schuckmann, 18 December 1942 – 15 February 1943


  1. ^ Mitcham 2007, p. 87.


  • Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007a). German Order of Battle, Volume Two: 291st–999th Infantry Divisions, Named Infantry Divisions, and Special Divisions in WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA, United States: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3437-0.

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