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The 292. Infanterie-Division was formed in Febrary 1940 as part of the 8th welle (wave) and was destroyed in East Prussia in April 1945.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Martin Dehmel (6 Feb 1940 - 29 Sep 1941)
Generalleutnant Willy Seeger (29 Sep 1941 - 24 Aug 1942)
Generalleutnant Curt Badinski (24 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942)
Generalleutnant Wolfgang von Kluge (1 Sep 1942 - 20 July 1943)
Generalleutnant Richard John (20 July 1943 - 30 June 1944)
Generalmajor Johannes Gittner (30 June 1944 - 1 Sep 1944)
Generalleutnant Rudolf Reichert (1 Sep 1944 - ? Apr 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Hubert Diermayer (8 Feb 1940-1 Jun 1940)
Major Johannes Kirsch (1 Jun 1940-5 May 1941)
Major Joachim Meichßner (May 1941-14 Mar 1942)
Major Jobst von Reden (15 Mar 1942-29 Aug 1942)
Von Trotha (Aug 1942-?)
Oberst Wilhelm Deyhle (Aug 1942-10 Dec 1943)
Oberstleutnant Erwin Fussenegger (12 Dec 1943-1 Aug 1944)
Major Rudolf Grüner (1 Aug 1944-6 May 1945)

Area of operations

Germany (Feb 1940 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - June 1941)
Eastern front, central sector (June 1941 - Jan 1945)
Poland & East Prussia (Jan 1945 - Apr 1945)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (3)
- Deyhle, Willy, 07.01.1944 (2714), Oberst i.G., Ia 292. Inf.Div.
- Engelhardt, Otto, 15.11.1943 (2473), Oberst, Kdr. Art.Rgt. 292
- Wahl, Dr. Alfred, 05.11.1944 (4394), Oberarzt, Btl.Arzt II./Gren.Rgt. 509
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (3)
- Baer, Erwin, 01.11.1943 (425), Obergefreiter, 3./Art.Rgt. 292
- Kuhna, Bernhard, 16.05.1942 (58), Oberleutnant, 4./Inf.Rgt. 508
- Kuhna, Bernhard, 16.05.1942 (58a), Oberleutnant, 4./Inf.Rgt. 508
- Attached:
-- Hahn, [first name not listed], 01.11.1943 (409), Kanonier, Stabsbatt./Werfer-Rgt. 53
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (94)
Holders of the German Cross in Silver (1)
- Horn, Walter, 08.05.1945, Major d.R., Ib 292. Inf.Div.
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (13)
Holders of the Knight's Cross (23)

Order of battle (1940)

Infanterie-Regiment 507
Infanterie-Regiment 508
Infanterie-Regiment 509
Artillerie-Regiment 292
Divisionseinheiten 292

Order of battle (1944)

Grenadier-Regiment 507
Grenadier-Regiment 508
Grenadier-Regiment 509
Artillerie-Regiment 292
Divisionseinheiten 292

Generalmajor Dr. Richard John presenting awards to Russian volunteers, October 1943
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Hauptmann der Reserve Erich Plettner, Knight's Cross on 1 August 1944 with Grenadier-Regiment 507
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Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

Günther Nitz - Die 292. Infanterie Division

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