The Division Nr. 165 was formed in January 1940 and was redesignated 165. Reserve-Division in October 1942.
In July 1942 elements of the division were used to form Division Schacky and those units were returned to the division in September.


Generalleutnant Siegmund Freiherr von Schacky auf Schönfeld (1 May 1941 - ? Oct 1942)

Area of operations

Germany (Jan 1940 - July 1941)
France & Netherlands (July 1941 - Oct 1942)

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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