The 275. Infanterie-Division was formed in late 1943 from remnants of 223. Infanterie-Division. It took part in the fighting in Normandy following the Allied invasion, it took heavy losses in the Falaise pocket and was transferred to Aachen for refitting. It suffered severe losses in the fighting in the Düren - Hürtgenwald area and was disbanded, the remnants being absorbed by 344. Infanterie-Division.

It was reformed in January 1945 taking part in the fighting retreat towards Berlin before being destroyed in the Halbe pocket in April 1945.


Generalleutnant Hans Schmidt (10 Dec 1943 - 22 Nov 1944)
Generalleutnant Hans Schmidt (? Mar 1945 - ? Apr 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Fritz Hahn (Dec 1943-?)
Oberstleutnant Hugo Hass (5 Feb 1944-1 Aug 1944)
Major Johann Berger (1 Aug 1944-1 Apr 1945)

Area of operations

France & Western Germany (Dec 1943 - Nov 1944)
Eastern Germany (Mar 1945 - Apr 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 983
Grenadier-Regiment 984
Grenadier-Regiment 985
Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 275
Artillerie-Regiment 275
Divisionseinheiten 275

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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