The 703. Infanterie-Division was formed in the Netherlands on 22 March 1945 as a cover name for the troops – including 10. and 24. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilungen of the Kriegsmarine and Turkestanisches Infanterie-Bataillon 787 – manning the sector of Festung Ijmuiden. The division commander also served as the Festungs-Kommandant Ijmuiden.


Generalmajor Hans Hüttner (22 Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Netherlands & Germany (Mar 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 219 (Abschnitt Zaandvoort)
Grenadier-Regiment 495 (Abschnitt Zatwijk)
Grenadier-Regiment 579 (24. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung)
Füsilier-Bataillon 703 (parts of 10. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung)
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 973
Versorgungseinheiten 1973

Notable members

Hans Hüttner (The Bundeswehr barracks General-Hüttner-Kaserne in Hof a.d. Saale was named in his honour 1985)

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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