|162nd Infantry Division (162. Infanterie-Division)|
|Active||1 December 1939 - January 1942|
Battle of Moscow|
Battles of Rzhev
History[edit | edit source]
The division saw its first action in Operation Barbarossa as part of the XX Army Corps. It advanced over Bialystok and Smolensk to Moscow, where it was dissolved on 23 December 1941, after its destruction in the Battles of Kalinin and Rzhev.
The Division's command served for the formation of the 162nd Turkoman Division in 1942.
The Division's only commander was Generalleutnant Hermann Franke.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- "162. Infanterie-Division". Lexikon der Wehrmacht. http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Infanteriedivisionen/162ID.htm.
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