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7th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
7th Infanterie Division Logo
Country Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Service history
Active 1 October 1934 – 8 May 1945
Size Division
Commanders
Commanders Franz Halder
Insignia


The 7th Infantry Division (7. Infanterie-Division)was a formation of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. It was formed 1 October 1934 in Munich from the Artillerieführer VII staff and renamed 7. Infanterie-Division with the disclosure of German rearmament on 15 October 1935. In preparation of the Invasion of Poland, the division was transferred to Slovak Republik on 1 August 1939. The division surrendered to Soviet forces near Stutthof after the unconditional surrender of 8 May 1945.

CommandersEdit

  • Franz Halder 1 October 1934 - 12 November 1936
  • Otto Hartmann 12 November 1936 - 31 July 1939
  • Eugen Ott 1 August 1939 - 30 September 1939
  • Generalleutnant Eccard Freiherr von Gablenz 30 September 1939 - 1. December 1939
  • Eccard Freiherr von Gablenz 1 December 1939 - 13 December 1941
  • Hans Jordan 13 December 1941 - 1 November 1942
  • Fritz-Georg von Rappard 1 November 1942 - 2 October 1943
  • Carl Andre 2 October 1943 - 30 November 1943
  • Gustav Gihr 30 November 1943 - 8 December 1943
  • Fritz-Georg von Rappard 8 December 1943
  • Alois Weber August 1944 - May 1945

ReferencesEdit

  • Burkhard Müller-Hillebrand: Das Heer 1933-1945. Entwicklung des organisatorischen Aufbaues. Vol.III: Der Zweifrontenkrieg. Das Heer vom Beginn des Feldzuges gegen die Sowjetunion bis zum Kriegsende. Mittler: Frankfurt am Main 1969, p. 285.
  • Georg Tessin: Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg, 1939 - 1945. Vol. III: Die Landstreitkräfte 6 -14. Mittler: Frankfurt am Main 1967.


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