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170th Infantry Division
170. Infanterie-Division
170th Infanterie-Division Logo.jpg
Active December 1939 – 8 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Division
Role Infantry
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Siegfried Haß

The 170th Infantry Division (German: 170. Infanterie-Division) was a German division in World War II. It fought on the eastern front for much of the war.

Operational history[]

The division was formed on 1 December 1939.

Orders of Battle[]

1940
  • 391st Infantry Regiment
  • 399th Infantry Regiment
  • 401st Infantry Regiment
  • 240th Artillery Regiment
  • Pionier-Battalion 240
  • Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 240
  • Infanterie-Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 240
  • Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschubführer 240

1944
  • 391st Grenadier Regiment
  • 399th Grenadier Regiment
  • 401st Grenadier Regiment
  • 170th Fusilier Battalion
  • 240th Artillery Regiment
  • Pionier-Battalion 240
  • Feldersatz-Battalion 240
  • Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 240
  • Infanterie-Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 240
  • Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschubführer 240

Commanding officers[]

  • Lieutenant General Walter Wittke, 1 December 1939 – 8 January 1942
  • Lieutenant General Erwin Sander, 8 January 1942 – 15 February 1943
  • Lieutenant General Walther Krause, 15 February 1943 – 15 February 1944
  • Major General Franz Griesbach, 15 February 1944 – 16 February 1944
  • Lieutenant General Siegfried Haß, 16 February 1944 – 8 May 1945

External links[]


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