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The 306. Infanterie-Division was formed in November 1940 from elements of 86. Infanterie-Division and 291. Infanterie-Division as part of the 13. Welle (wave). After suffering heavy losses on the Eastern Front, it was replenished by absorbing the remnants of the disbanded 328. Infanterie-Division, including Divisions-Gruppe 328. It was destroyed in Romania in August 1944 and formally disbanded in October 1944.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Hans von Sommerfeld (15 Nov 1940 - 1 Nov 1942)
General der Artillerie Georg Pfeiffer (1 Nov 1942 - 21 Feb 1943)
Generalleutnant Theobald Lieb (21 Feb 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
General der Kavallerie Karl-Erik Köhler (30 Mar 1943 - 1 Jan 1944)
Generalmajor Karl Bär (1 Jan 1944 - 13 Jan 1944)
General der Kavallerie Karl-Erik Köhler (12 Jan 1944 - ? Aug 1944)

Area of operations

Germany (Nov 1940 - Nov 1941)
Belgium (Nov 1941 - Dec 1942)
Eastern front, southern sector (Dec 1942 - Aug 1944)

Nicknames

Wildsau (Wild Boar)

Order of battle (1940)

Infanterie-Regiment 579
Infanterie-Regiment 580
Infanterie-Regiment 581
Artillerie-Regiment 306

Order of battle (1943-1944)

Grenadier-Regiment 579
Grenadier-Regiment 580
Grenadier-Regiment 581 (1)
Füsilier-Bataillon 328 (2)
Divisions-Gruppe 328 (3)
- Stab der Gruppe
- Regiments-Gruppe 548
- Regiments-Gruppe 549
Artillerie-Regiment 306
Pionier-Bataillon 306
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 306
Nachrichten-Abteilung 306
Feldersatz-Bataillon 306
Versorgungseinheiten 306 (4)

Notable members

Curt von Burgsdorff (SA-Gruppenführer, governor of Kraków/Cracow)

Footnotes

1. Dissolved in November 1943.
2. Transferred from the 328. Infanterie-Division to the 306. Infanterie-Division on 2 November 1943; redesignated Füsilier-Bataillon 306 on 20 March 1944.
3. Assigned to the division from 2 November 1943 to 24 June 1944. Divisions-Gruppe 328 was redesignated Grenadier-Regiment 549 on 24 June 1944 and assigned to the 306. Infanterie-Division.
4. Versorgungseinheiten 328 was assigned to the 306. Infanterie-Division in November 1943; redesignated Versorgungseinheiten 306 in March 1944.

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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