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162nd Infantry Division (162. Infanterie-Division)
Active 1 December 1939 - January 1942
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Role Infantry
Size Division
Garrison/HQ Groß Born
Engagements Battle of Moscow
Battles of Rzhev

The 162nd Infantry Division (162. Infanterie-Division) was a infantry division of the Wehrmacht during World War II.

History[]

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.

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