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123rd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
Country Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Service history
Active 5 October 1940 – 1 March 1944
Commanders
Insignia

123rd Infantry Division (123. Infanterie-Division) was a unit of the Wehrmacht during World War Two.

HistoryEdit

Commands and operational areasEdit

DatumCorpsArmyArmy GroupOperational Area
November 1940XX.11. ArmeeC Brandenburg
April 1941X. 18. ArmeeBEast Prussia
May 1941XXVIII.16. ArmeeC
June 1941NorthSebesch
August 1941II. Demjansk
January 1943Demjansk, Cholm
September 1943Reserve Cholm
October 1943XVII.1. Panzer-Armee SouthZaporizhia
January 19446. Armee
Februar 1944XXX.
March 1944LVII. A Kryvyi Rih

CompositionEdit

  • Infanterie-Regiment 415
  • Infanterie-Regiment 416
  • Infanterie-Regiment 418
  • Artillerie-Regiment 123
  • Pionier-Bataillon 123
  • Feldersatz-Bataillon 123
  • Panzerjäger-Abteilung 123
  • Aufklärungs-Abteilung 123
  • Nachrichten-Abteilung 123
  • Divisions-Nachschubführer 123

PersonnelEdit

CommandersEdit

DateRankName
5 October 1940Generalleutnant Walter Lichel
6 August 1941 Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
1. Oktober 1943 Generalleutnant Erwin Menny
1. November 1943 Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
15. Januar 1944 Generalmajor Louis Tronnier

Chiefs of StaffEdit

DateRankName
10 October 1940Major Ernst Klasing
30 November 1942 Oberstleutnant Hans Linemann

BibliographyEdit

  • (German) Werner Haupt: Demjansk – Ein Bollwerk im Osten, Bad Nauheim 1963.
  • (German) Werner Haupt: Heeresgruppe Nord, Bad Nauheim 1967.
  • (German) Franz Kurowski: Demjansk – Der Kessel im Eis, Wölfersheim-Berstadt 2001.
  • Tessin, Georg (1972) (in German). Die Landstreitkräfte 71 – 130. 6. Osnabrück: Biblio. ISBN 3-7648-0872-1. 

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