The Korps-Abteilung E was formed on 2 November 1943 in Heeresgruppe Mitte from remnants of 86. Infanterie-Division, 137. Infanterie-Division and 251. Infanterie-Division.
It was renamed 251. Infanterie-Division on 16 October 1944.

Commanders

Generalmajor Maximilian Felzmann (15 Nov 1943 - 22 July 1944)
Oberst Martin Bieber (22 July 1944 - 8 Aug 1944)
Generalleutnant Maximilian Felzmann (9 Aug 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
Generalmajor Werner Heucke (1 Oct 1944 - 16 Oct 1944)

Area of operations

Eastern Front (Nov 1943 - Sep 1944)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1)
- Schlickum, Gerdt, 25.11.1944 (4536), Oberst, Kdr. Art.Rgt. 186
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (24)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (9)
- Bohnhardt, Karl-Heinz, 25.10.1944, Hauptmann, Stab/Art.Rgt. 186
- Brand, Werner, 07.02.1944, Major, II./Art.Rgt. 251
- Göbel, Helmut, 17.07.1944, Leutnant, Div.Grp. 251
- Grünewald, Artur, 17.09.1944, Leutnant, 1./Nachr.Abt. 251
- Hülsken, Hermann, 05.09.1944, Leutnant, 1./Pz.Jäg.Abt. 186
- Kohlmann, Hans, 05.09.1944, Oberleutnant, 1./Gren.Rgt. 451
- Schwerin, Gerhard, 07.09.1944, Major, Rgt.Grp. 448
- Uhlig, Karl-Wilhelm, 15.09.1944, Oberleutnant, Stuko/Div.Grp. 251
- Wimmer, Franz, 07.09.1944, Oberleutnant, Stabs.Kp./Div.Grp. 137
Holders of the Knight's Cross (5, including one unofficial/unconfirmed) (3 RK + 2 EL)
- Oakleaves
-- Bieber, Martin [566. EL] 02.09.1944 Oberst Führer Div.Grp 86
-- Felzmann, Maximilian [643. EL] 03.11.1944 Generalleutnant Kdr Korps-Abt E
- Knight’s Cross
-- Eilers, Adolf 10.09.1944 Major Kdr Gren.Rgt.Grp 184
-- Fischer, Adolf 04.05.1944 Oberst Kdr Gren.Rgt 459 [unconfirmed]
-- Geltinger, Dionys 02.09.1944 Major Kdr III./Art.Rgt 251

Order of Battle

(in [ ] units used for formation)
Stab [Stab 251. Inf.Div]
Divisions-Gruppe 86 [Stab Gren.Rgt 184] (Oberst Martin Bieber)
- Regiments-Gruppe 167 [I./Gren.Rgt 167]
- Regiments-Gruppe 184 [I./Gren.Rgt 184]
Divisions-Gruppe 137 [Stab Gren.Rgt 448]
- Regiments-Gruppe 447 [II./Gren.Rgt 447 or III./Gren.Rgt 448]
- Regiments-Gruppe 448 [II./Gren.Rgt 448]
Divisions-Gruppe 251 [Stab Gren.Rgt 451]
- Regiments-Gruppe 451 [I./Gren.Rgt 451]
- Regiments-Gruppe 459 [I./Gren.Rgt 459]
Füsilier-Bataillon 86
Artillerie-Regiment 186
- I./AR 186
- II./AR 251 [I./AR 251]
- III./AR 251
- IV./AR 186
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 186
Pionier-Bataillon 186
Nachrichten-Abteilung 251
Feldersatz-Bataillon 186
Nachschubtruppen 251

Sources used

Research by Bernd R
Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945

Reference material on this unit

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