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The 282. Infanterie-Division was ordered formed by the Oberbefehlshaber West on 1 March 1943 in Cherbourg, France under the “Brunhilde” mobilization process from the Einsatzverbände of the 165. Reserve-Division (Einsatzverband Schacky) and the 182. Reserve-Division (Einsatzverband / Division Karl). The division staff was formed from the staff of Einsatzverband / Division Karl (formerly Gümbel).
The division was destroyed at Iaşi, Romania in August 1944. It was formally disbanded on 9 October 1944. The remnants were used for refitting the 76. Infanterie-Division and for reforming the 15. Infanterie-Division.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Wilhelm Kohler (1 Apr 1943 - 15 Aug 1943)
Generalmajor Hermann Frenking (15 Aug 1943 - 20 Aug 1944) (POW)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Oberstleutnant Wolf-Dietrich Freiherr Löffelholz von Colberg (20 Aug 1943-24 Aug 1944)

Area of operations

France (Mar 1943 - Apr 1943)
Eastern front, southern sector (Apr 1943 - Aug 1944)

Nicknames

Pilz-Division (Mushroom Division)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 848
Grenadier-Regiment 849
Grenadier-Regiment 850
Artillerie-Regiment 282
Pionier-Bataillon 282
Feldersatz-Bataillon 282
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 282
Füsilier-Bataillon 282
Infanterie-Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 282
Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschubführer 282

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

Friedrich Kaufmann - Die vergessene Division: 282. baden-württembergische Infanterie-Division

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