The Division Nr. 471 was formed in September 1942 in Hannover. It was transferred to the front in March 1945 but not as one unit; Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiment 551 and 571 was sent to the Western Front while Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiment 561 was sent to the Oder.


Generalleutnant Erich Denecke (1 Oct 1942 - ? Feb 1945)
Generalleutnant Ernst Häckel (? Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Northwestern Germany (Oct 1942 - May 1945)

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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