The 78. Grenadier-Division was formed on 18 July 1944 from the 78. Sturm-Division that absorbed 543. Grenadier-Division and it was redesignated 78. Volksgrenadier-Division in October 1944.


General der Infanterie Siegfried Rasp (18 July 1944 - 23 Sep 1944)
Generalmajor Alois Weber (23 Sep 1944 - 9 Oct 1944)

Area of operations

Eastern front, central sector (July 1944 - Oct 1944)

Holders of high awards

See 78. Volks-Sturm-Division

Memorial at the former Truppenübungsplatz Münsingen to those killed in the 78. Infanterie-Division/Sturm-Division
(Courtesy of Unterillertaler)

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

Ludwig Merker - Das Buch der 78. Sturm Division
Karl Tress - Das Infanterie- und Sturm-Regiment 14 im Zweiten Weltkrieg
Fritz Vetter - Die 78. Infanterie  und Sturmdivision 1938-1945: Eine Dokumentation in Bildern

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