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The 298. Infanterie-Division was formed in Truppenübungsplatz Neuhammer in February 1940 as part of the 8th Welle (wave). It suffered heavy losses ay Donbogen in January 1943 as part of the Italian 8. Army. The remnants were used to strengthen and reform 387. Infanterie-Division.

Commanders

General der Infanterie Walther Gräßner (6 Feb 1940 - 1 Jan 1942)
Generalleutnant Arnold Szelinski (1 Jan 1942 - 27 Dec 1942)
Generalmajor Herbert Michälis (27 Dec 1942 - 20 Mar 1943)

Area of operations

Germany (Feb 1940 - June 1940)
France (June 1940 - July 1940)
Poland (July 1940 - June 1941)
Eastern front, southern sector (June 1941 - Mar 1943)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (2)
- Müller, Otto, 12.07.1941 (099), Oberleutnant, 9./Inf.Rgt. 525
- Neumann, Werner, 28.03.1943 (1634), Oberstleutnant, Kdr. Gren.Rgt. 526
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (19)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (6)
- Hoffmann, Gerhard, 08.08.1941, Feldwebel, 6./Inf.Rgt. 526
- Klenk, Karl, 04.05.1942, Oberleutnant, III./Inf.Rgt. 525
- Seidel, Herbert, 08.08.1941, Schütze, 6./Inf.Rgt. 526
- Thiem, Ernst, 08.08.1941, Oberwachtmeister, 1./Aufkl.Abt. 298
- Westarp Graf von, Georg-Viktor, 19.08.1941, Major, II./Inf.Rgt. 526
- Wittstatt, Christian, 29.09.1941, Oberst, Inf.Rgt. 527
Holders of the Knight's Cross (7)
- Oakleaves
-- Schüler, Heinrich [218. EL] 02.04.1943 Hauptmann d.R. Kdr II./Gren.Rgt 525
- Knight's Cross
-- Thiem, Ernst 17.09.1941 Oberwachtmeister Zugführer i. d. 1./Aufkl.Abt 298
-- Graeßner, Walther 27.10.1941 Generalleutnant Kdr 298. Inf.Div
-- Michaelis, Herbert 27.12.1942 Oberst Kdr Gren.Rgt 525
-- Schüler, Heinrich 18.09.1942 Hauptmann d.R. Führer II./Inf.Rgt 525
-- Szelinski, Arnold 18.11.1941 Oberst Kdr Inf.Rgt 525
-- Thiem, Ernst 17.09.1941 Oberwachtmeister Zugführer i. d. 1./Aufkl.Abt 298

Order of battle

Infanterie-Regiment 525
Infanterie-Regiment 526
Infanterie-Regiment 527
Artillerie-Regiment 298
Pionier-Bataillon 298
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 298
Divisionseinheiten 298

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

Kameradschaft der 298.Inf.Div. - 298.Infanterie-Division Ruhm und Untergang 1940-1943

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