German 208th Infantry Division
|Active||1939 – 1945|
|Engagements||World War II|
The German 208th Infantry Division, or 208.Infanterie-Division in German, was a large military unit that served during World War II. Like most German infantry divisions, the bulk of its troops were leg-mobile infantry supported by horse-drawn artillery.
The 208th Infantry served in the Invasion of Poland of 1939 as a reserve division of Army Group North and was commanded by General Moritz Andreas. During Fall Gelb it was a reserve division allocated to 18th Army and was mainly active in the occupation of northern Belgium. From January 1942 it fought continuously on the Eastern Front.
Commanding officers[edit | edit source]
- Generalleutnant Moritz Andreas, 1 September 1939
- General der Infanterie Hans-Karl von Scheele, 13 December 1941
- Generalleutnant Karl-Wilhelm von Schlieben, 1 February 1943
- Generalmajor Georg Zwade, April 1943
- Generalleutnant Heinz Piekenbrock, 22 June 1943
See also[edit | edit source]
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- "208. Infanterie-Division" (in German). Lexikon der Wehrmacht. http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Infanteriedivisionen/208ID-R.htm. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
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