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The Korps-Abteilung D was formed 2 November 1943 in Heeresgruppe Mitte from remnants of 56. Infanterie-Division and 262. Infanterie-Division, planned to incorporate a third division but not exercised.
After being destroyed west of Witebsk on 22 June 1944 it was reformed near the front on 22 July 1944 refitted through Grenadier-Brigade 761 and Grenadier-Rgts 1067 and 1068.
It was renamed 56. Infanterie-Division 10 September 1944.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller (15 Nov 1943 - 10 June 1944)
Generalmajor Bernhard gen.Pamberg (? June 1944 - 15 July 1944)
Oberst Edmund Blaurock (15 July 1944 - ? Sep 1944)

Area of operations

Eastern Front (Dec 1943 - Sep 1944)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (3)
- Boeckeler, Hubert, 27.10.1944 (4331), Wachtmeister, 11./Art.Rgt. 156
- Holoubeck, Josef, 15.09.1944 (3911), Unteroffizier, Melde-Staffelführer Rgt.Grp. 462
- Reichert, Karl, 27.09.1944 (4051), Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer i. d. Kampfgruppe Steinborn (for action 23.06.1944 bei Schumilino)
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (1)
- Fellhofer, Josef, 01.02.1944 (464), Obergefreiter, Stab/Rgts.Gruppe 482 / Div.Grp. 262
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (22)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (5)
- Höhne, Helmut, 25.01.1944, Hauptmann, Stab/Rgt.Grp. 482
- Hullen, Karl-Heinz, 25.01.1944, Hauptmann, Pi.Btl. 156
- Schönberg, Friedrich, 27.07.1944, Oberstleutnant, Div.Grp. 262
- Vycichl, Heinrich, 15.08.1944, Hauptmann, Rgts.Grp. 482
- Zörner, Walter, 17.09.1944, Obergefreiter, 2./Gren.Rgt. 482
Holders of the Knight's Cross (3)
- Schönberg, Friedrich 10.09.1944 Oberstleutnant Führer Div.Grp 262
- Steinborn, Eberhard 11.07.1944 Hauptmann d.R. Führer Pz.Jäg.Abt 156
- Wildner, Anton 10.09.1944 Obergefreiter Gruppenführer i. d. 1./Rgt.Grp 482

Order of Battle (Nov 1943)

(in [ ] units used for formation)
Stab [Stab 56. Inf.Div]
Grenadier – Regiment 171
- I./Gren.Rgt 171 [56. Inf.Div]
- II./Gren.Rgt 171 [I./Gren.Rgt 192 / 56. Inf.Div]
Grenadier – Regiment 234
- II./Gren.Rgt 234
- III./Gren.Rgt 234
Divisions – Gruppe 262 [Stab Gren.Rgt 482]
- Regiments-Gruppe 462 [II./Gren.Rgt 462]
- Regiments-Gruppe 482 [I./Gren.Rgt 482]
Divisions – Füsilier – Bataillon 156
Artillerie – Regiment 156
- I./AR 156
- II./AR 262
- III./AR 156
- IV./AR 156
Panzerjäger – Abteilung 156
Pionier – Bataillon 156
Nachrichten – Abteilung 156
Feldersatz – Bataillon 156
Nachschubtruppen 156

Order of Battle (July 1944)

(in [ ] units used for formation)
Stab
Divisions – Gruppe 56 [Stab Gren.Rgt 1068]
- Regiments-Gruppe 171 [I./Gren.Rgt 171]
- Regiments-Gruppe 192 [II./Gren.Rgt 192]
Divisions – Gruppe 262
- Regiments-Gruppe 462
- Regiments-Gruppe 482
Grenadier – Brigade 761 [Stab Gren.Rgt 1067]
- I.Btl [III./Gren.Brig 761]
- II. Btl [II./Gren.Brig 761]
Füsilier – Bataillon 156 [II./Gren.Rgt 1067]
Artillerie – Regiment 156
- I./AR 156
- II./AR 262
- III./AR 156
- IV./AR 156
Panzerjäger – Abteilung 156
Pionier – Bataillon 156
Nachrichten – Abteilung 156
Feldersatz – Bataillon 156
Nachschubtruppen 156

Notable members

Vincenz Müller (Knight's Cross holder and post-war a general in the Nationale Volksarmee of the German Democratic Republic)

Sources used

Research by Bernd R
Klaus Froh & Rüdiger Wenzke - Die Generale und Admirale der NVA: Ein biographisches handbuch
Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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