The 561. Grenadier-Division was formed in July 1944 from Grenadier-Division Ostpreußen 1 and was redesignated 561. Volksgrenadier-Division in September 1944.


Generalmajor Walter Gorn (27 July 1944 - 9 Oct 1944)

Area of operations

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

Holders of high awards

See 561. Volksgrenadier-Division

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 1141
Grenadier-Regiment 1142
Artillerie-Regiment 1561
Divisionseinheiten 1561

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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