The Festungs-Division Kreta was formed in January 1942 from 164. Infanterie-Division. It was redesignated 164. Leichte Afrika Division in July 1942 with the elements not sent to Africa being absorbed by Festungs-Brigade Kreta.


Generalleutnant Josef Folttmann (1 Jan 1942 - 18 July 1942)

Area of operations

Crete (Jan 1942 - July 1942)

Order of battle

Infanterie-Regiment 382
Infanterie-Regiment 433
Infanterie-Regiment 440
Artillerie-Regiment 220

Sources used

George F. Nafziger - The Afrika Korps: An organizational history 1941-1943
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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