The Division z.b.V. 406 was formed in Münster in October 1939. It was sent to the front line in February 1945 and was destroyed in the Wesel pocket in March 1945.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Gerd Scherbening (1 Oct 1939 - ? Mar 1945)

Area of operations

Western Germany (Oct 1939 - Sep 1944)
Netherlands (Sep 1944 - Oct 1944)
Western Germany (Oct 1944 - Mar 1945)

Order of battle (June 1940)

Landesschützen-Bataillon 217
Landesschützen-Bataillon 254
Landesschützen-Bataillon 308
Landesschützen-Bataillon 357
Landesschützen-Bataillon 460
Landesschützen-Bataillon 461
Landesschützen-Bataillon 462
Landesschützen-Bataillon 464
Landesschützen-Bataillon 465
Landesschützen-Bataillon 466
Landesschützen-Bataillon 468
Landesschützen-Bataillon 470
Landesschützen-Bataillon 471
Landesschützen-Bataillon 472
Landesschützen-Bataillon 477
Landesschützen-Bataillon 478
Landesschützen-Bataillon 818
Landesschützen-Bataillon 854
Landesschützen-Bataillon 857
Landesschützen-Bataillon 871
Landesschützen-Bataillon 902
Landesschützen-Bataillon 906
Landesschützen-Bataillon 909
Landesschützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 6

Order of battle (October 1942)

Landesschützen-Regiment 33
Landesschützen-Regiment 172

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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