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The 286. Infanterie-Division was formed in December 1944 at Memel from the 286. Sicherungs-Division. It was destroyed at Neukuhren (Pionersky) and in April 1945 the staff was used to form Division z.b.V. 619.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Friedrich-Georg Eberhardt (17 Dec 1944 - 26 Dec 1944)
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Thomas (26 Dec 1944 - 26 Jan 1945)
Oberst Willi Schmidt (26 Jan 1945 - 31 Jan 1945)
Generalmajor Emmo von Roden (31 Jan 1945 - ? May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Meyer (10 Feb 1945-1945)
Major Job von Witzleben (1945-1945)

Area of operations

East Prussia (Dec 1944 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 926
Grenadier-Regiment 927
Grenadier-Regiment 931
Artillerie-Regiment 286
Nachrichten-Abteilung 286
Feldersatz-Bataillon 286

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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