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47th Volksgrenadier Division (Wehrmacht)
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Service history
Active 1944-1945
Size Division
Battles Second World War
Commanders
Insignia

The 47th Volksgrenadier Division was a volksgrenadier division of the Heer (German Army) during the Second World War, active from 1944 to 1945.

Operational historyEdit

The division was formed in Denmark in September 1944, by redesignating the 577. Volksgrenadier-Division, under the command of Lieutenant General Max Bork.[1]

In mid-November, the division was ordered just east of the village of Gressnich, now part of Stolberg in North Rhine-Westphalia. Field Marshal, believing the division to be inexperienced, moved them out of the way of the American Ninth Army.[2]

It remained in action on the Western Front, until it was destroyed in March 1945.[1]

CommandersEdit

  • Lieutenant General Max Bork (18 Sep 1944 - Feb 1945)
  • Colonel von Grundherr (Mar 1945 - Apr 1945)
  • Colonel Langesee (Apr 1945)
  • Major General Hauser (1945)

ComponentsEdit

  • 103rd Grenadier Regiment
  • 104th Grenadier Regiment
  • 115th Grenadier Regiment
  • 147th Artillery Regiment
  • 147th (Bicycle) Fusilier Company
  • 147th Pioneer Battalion
  • 147th Anti-tank Battalion (mot)
  • 147th Signals Battalion
  • 147th Field-replacement Battalion

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "47. Volksgrenadier-Division". Axis History Factbook. 6 September 2008. http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=808. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  2. Miller, Edward G. (2003). A Dark and Bloody Ground: The Hurtgen Forest and the Roer River Dams, 1944-1945. Texas A&M University Press. 

See alsoEdit

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