96th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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96. Infanterie-Division
German 96th Infantry Division
96th Infanterie Division Logo.svg
Active 25 September 1939 – 8 May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War II

The 96th Infantry Division (German: 96. Infanterie-Division) was a German division deployed during World War II. It was formed on 25 September 1939 in Bergen near Celle.

Commanding officers

  • General der Infanterie Erwin Vierow, 15 September 1939 – 5 August 1940
  • Generalleutnant Wolf Schede, 7 August 1940 – 10 April 1942
  • Generalleutnant Joachim Freiherr von Schleinitz, 10 April 1942 – 6 October 1942
  • Generalleutnant Ferdinand Noeldechen, 9 October 1942 – 28 June 1943
  • Oberst Noack, June 1943 (deputize)
  • Oberst Weber, July 1943 (deputize)
  • Generalleutnant Richard Wirtz, 28 July 1943 – 30 November 1943
  • Generalmajor von Blücher, 1 December 1943 – January 1944 (deputize)
  • Oberst Fischer, January 1944 – August 1944 (deputize)
  • Generalleutnant Werner Dürking, 1 September 1944 – 11 September 1944
  • Oberst Kobolt, 12 September 1944 – 2 October 1944 (deputize)
  • Generalleutnant Richard Wirtz, 3 October 1944 – 10 November 1944
  • Generalmajor Hermann Harrendorf, 1 December 1944 – 8 May 1945

References

  • Tessin, Georg (1972). Die Landstreitkräfte 71—130. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939—1945. 6. Frankfurt/Main: E.S. Mittler. pp. 142–143.


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