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The 299. Infanterie-Division was formed near Erfurt in February 1940 as part of the 8. Welle (wave). It was destroyed on the Eastern Front in July 1944. The division staff formed the staff of Korps-Abteilung G, which also included Divisions-Gruppe 299 formed from the division’s surviving elements.

The division was reformed on 1 September 1944 from Korps-Abteilung G and was destroyed in March 1945 in the Heiligenbeil pocket, East Prussia. The division staff formed the staff of the Reichsarbeitdienst-Division 1 (Infanterie-Division Schlageter).

Commanders

General der Artillerie Willi Moser (6 Apr 1940 - 1 Nov 1942)
Generalleutnant Viktor Koch (1 Nov 1942 - 5 Nov 1942)
Generalleutnant Hans Bergen (5 Nov 1942 - 3 May 1943)
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf d'Oriola (3 May 1943 - 15 Jan 1944)
Generalleutnant Paul Reichelt (15 Jan 1944 - 13 Mar 1944)
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf d'Oriola (13 Mar 1944 - 28 June 1944)
Generalleutnant Hans Junck (28 June 1944 - 31 July 1944)
Generalmajor Karl Göbel (1 Sep 1944 - 16 Feb 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Wilhelm Meyer-Detring (8 Feb 1940-10 Jul 1940)
Major Alfred Zerbel (10 Jul 1940-4 Sep 1942)
Oberstleutnant Gerd von Coelln (Nov 1942-Oct 1943)
Oberstleutnant Albert Schindler (20 Sep 1943-5 Jun 1944)
Major Hellmut Schreiber (5 Jun 1944-Mar 1945)

Area of operations

Germany (Feb 1940 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - June 1941)
Eastern front, southern sector (June 1941 - Feb 1942)
Eastern front, central sector (Feb 1942 - July 1944)
Poland & eastern Germany (Sep 1944 - Feb 1945)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold (6)
- Buchbach, Alfred, 09.12.1944, Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer i. d. 2./Gren.Rgt. 529
- Kilian, Adam, 05.11.1944, Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer i. d. 1./Gren.Rgt. 529
- Kilimann, Friedrich, 09.11.1944, Obergefreiter d.R., Gruppenführer i. d. 3./Gren.Rgt. 529
- Liebing, Helmut, 28.11.1944, Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer i. d. 1./Gren.Rgt. 529
- Rosenfelder, Albert, 05.11.1944, Oberleutnant, Chef 3./Felders.Btl. 299
- Streit, Nikolaus, 05.11.1944, Obergefreiter, 3./Gren.Rgt. 529
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (8)
- Bader, Alfred, 27.12.1944 (5071), Oberleutnant, Chef 3./Pi.Btl. 299
- Bürger, [first name not listed], 30.07.1941 (176), Oberleutnant, III./Inf.Rgt. 528
- Eulenberg, Heinrich, 07.04.1944 (3096), Wachtmeister, Battr.Offz. 12./Art.Rgt. 299
- Fuchs, August, 17.08.1944 (3722), Hauptmann, Chef 8./Gren.Rgt. 529
- Giehl, Friedrich, 30.07.1941 (109), Gefreiter, 14./Inf.Rgt. 530
- Nitschmann, Richard, 27.11.1943 (2532), Oberleutnant, Battr.Chef 6./Art.Rgt. 299
- Schmidt, Paul, 30.07.1941 (108), Unteroffizier, 14./Inf.Rgt. 530
- Skora, Paul, 07.04.1944 (3099), Wachtmeister, VB i. d. 4./Art.Rgt. 299
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (114)
Holders of the German Cross in Silver (1)
- Grether, Dr. Gustav, 24.11.1944, Oberfeldarzt, Stab/299. Inf.Div.
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (24)
Holders of the Knight's Cross (33) (31 RK + 2 EL)
Unit-Level Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (2)
- Infanterie-Regiment 530
-- Date/Place of Action: 01./02.07.1941 bei Wolhynien
-- Award Date: 20.08.1941 / Vorschlagsbuch (061)
- I./Infanterie-Regiment 530
-- Date/Place of Action: 27.12.1941-07.01.1942 bei Tim
-- Award Date: 01.03.1942 / Vorschlagsbuch (774)
Unit-Level Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (2)
- 3./Grenadier-Regiment 529
-- Date/Place of Downing: 11.06.1943 bei Kamenka
-- Award Date: 14.10.1943 (396)
- 12./Artillerie-Regiment 299
-- Date/Place of Downing: 03.08.1943 bei Schirkiny-Dwory
-- Award Date: 01.11.1943 (421)

Order of battle (1940)

Infanterie-Regiment 528
Infanterie-Regiment 529
Infanterie-Regiment 530
Artillerie-Regiment 299
Divisionseinheiten 299

Order of battle (1943)

Grenadier-Regiment 528
Grenadier-Regiment 529
Grenadier-Regiment 530
Artillerie-Regiment 299
Divisionseinheiten 299

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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