- Published: 09 July 2011 09 July 2011
- Last Updated: 24 March 2013 24 March 2013
The Infanterie-Division Potsdam was formed 29 March 1945 from training and replacement units at Truppenübungsplatz Döberitz based around a cadre from the destroyed 85. Infanterie-Division, it was also briefly designated 85. Infanterie-Division before being given the name Potsdam. It was destroyed in the Harz mountains in April 1945.
Surviving elements of the division were used to form a Füsilier-Bataillon in Infanterie-Division Scharnhorst.
CommandersGeneralmajor Gustav-Adolf von Wulffen (29 Mar 1945 - 18 Apr 1945)
Area of operationsWestern Germany (Mar 1945 - Apr 1945)
Order of battleGrenadier-Regiment Potsdam 1
Grenadier-Regiment Potsdam 2
Grenadier-Regiment Potsdam 3
Sources usedGeorg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
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