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The 25. Infanterie-Division was formed in Ludwigsburg on 1 April 1936. It was reorganized and redesignated 25. Infanterie-Division (mot) on 15 November 1940.

Commanders

Generalmajor Hubert Schaller-Kalide (1 Apr 1936 - 6 Oct 1936)
General der Artillerie Christian Hansen (6 Oct 1936 - 15 Oct 1939)
General der Infanterie Heinrich Clößner (15 Oct 1939 - 15 Nov 1940)

Area of operations

Poland (Sep 1939 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - Nov 1940)

Nicknames and Honor titles

Stuttgarter Haus-Division

Infanterie-Regiment 13 was given the title Infanterie-Regiment Ludwigsburg 1 October 1934 but was redesignated 15 October 1935.
Infanterie-Regiment 35 was given the title Infanterie-Regiment Tübingen 1 October 1934 but was redesignated 15 October 1935.

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Knight's Cross (4)
- Clößner, Erich 29.09.1940 Generalleutnant Kdr 25. Inf.Div
- Grasser, Anton 16.06.1940 Oberstleutnant Kdr Inf.Rgt 119
- Rodt, Eberhard 25.06.1940 Oberstleutnant Kdr Aufkl.Abt 25
- Schmidt-Hartung, Otto 29.06.1940 Oberst Kdr Inf.Rgt 35

Order of battle (1939-1940)

Infanterie-Regiment 13 (1)
Infanterie-Regiment 35
Infanterie-Regiment 119
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 25
Artillerie-Regiment 25
- I. Abteilung
- II. Abteilung
- III. Abteilung
- I./Artillerie-Regiment 61 (2)
Beobachtungs-Abteilung 25 (3)
Pionier-Bataillon 25
Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 25
Nachrichten-Abteilung 25
Feldersatz-Bataillon 25
Versorgungseinheiten 25

Memorial to the fallen of Infanterie-Regiment/Grenadier-Regiment 119 at the Theodor-Heuss-Kaserne in Stuttgart
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(Courtesy of Milgesch)

Footnotes

1. Redesignated Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 13 on 25 October 1940 and transferred to the 4. Gebirgs-Division.
2. Disbanded on 23 November 1940.
3. Released from the division in December 1939 and designated Heerestruppe.

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

Erwin Bodhm - Geschichte der 25. Division
Wilhelm Schrode - Geschichte der 25. Division:  Die Wiederaufstellung der 25. Pz.Gren.Div.

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