The Korps-Abteilung A was formed on 2 November 1943 in Heeresgruppe Süd from remnants of 161. Infanterie-Division, 293. Infanterie-Division and 355. Infanterie-Division as was initially know as Kampfgruppe 161.
It was renamed 161. Infanterie-Division on 27 July 1944.

Commanders

Generalmajor Dipl.-Ing. Paul Drekmann (01 Feb 1944-27 Jul 1944)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Oberstleutnant Wilhelm Hofmann (20 Jan 1944-25 Jul 1944)
Major Arwed-Fedor Freiherr von Puttkamer (25 Jul 1944-27 Jul 1944)

Area of operations

Eastern front (Dec 1943 - July 1944)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1)
- Kiefer, Wilhelm, 07.06.1944 (3455), Oberst, Kdr. Div.Gruppe 161
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (20)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (5)
- Bosold, Dr. Josef, 17.07.1944, Stabsarzt, I./Gren.Rgt. 364 / Div.Grp. 161
- Hoercher, Bruno, 07.05.1944, Oberfeldwebel, 12./Gren.Rgt. 364 / Div.Grp. 161
- Hofmann, August, 05.06.1944, Feldwebel, 2./Gren.Rgt. 866 / Div.Grp. 355
- Mallethan, Heinz, 07.02.1944, Oberfeldwebel, 14./Gren.Rgt. 364 / Div.Grp. 161
- Pawel, Richard, 25.01.1944, Oberleutnant d.R., 4./Gren.Rgt. 371 / Div.Grp. 161
Holders of the Knight's Cross (1)
- Steffen, Walter 04.07.1944 Hauptmann Kdr Rgt.Grp 510

Order of Battle

(in [ ] units used for formation)
Stab [Stab 161. Inf.Div]
Divisions-Gruppe 161 [Stab Gren.Rgt 371]
- Regiments-Gruppe 336 [II./Gren.Rgt 336]
- Regiments-Gruppe 371 [II./Gren.Rgt 371]
Divisions-Gruppe 293 [Stab Gren.Rgt 512]
- Regiments-Gruppe 511 [II./Gren.Rgt 511]
- Regiments-Gruppe 512 [II./Gren.Rgt 512]
Divisions-Gruppe 355 [Stab Gren.Rgt 866]
- Regiments-Gruppe 510 [I./Gren.Rgt 510 / 293.ID]
- Regiments-Gruppe 866 [I./Gren.Rgt 866]
Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 161 [I./Gren.Rgt 364 / 161.ID]
Artillerie-Regiment 241
- I. Abt [I./Art.Rgt 355]
- II. Abt [II./Art.Rgt 241]
- III. Abt [III./Art.Rgt 293]
- IV. Abt [IV./Art.Rgt 241]
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 241
Pionier-Bataillon 241
Nachrichten-Abteilung 241
Feldersatz-Bataillon 241
Nachschubtruppen 241

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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