542nd Grenadier Division (Wehrmacht)

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542. Volksgrenadier Division
542. Volksgrenadier Division
542nd Volks-Grenadier Division Logo.svg
542. Volks-Grenadier Division Vehicle Insignia
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Generalleutnant Karl Löwrick

The 542nd Grenadier Division (German: 542. Grenadier-Division) was a German military unit during World War II. On 12 August 1944, the unit was renamed 542nd Infantry Division, and again renamed on 9 October 1944 to 542nd Volksgrenadier Division.


  • Tessin, Georg (1975). Die Landstreitkräfte 501—630. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939—1945. 11. Osnabrück: Biblio. pp. 112–113.

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