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The 246. Infanterie-Division was formed in August 1939 as part of the third welle (wave). It was destroyed at Vitebsk in June 1944.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Erich Denecke (1 Sep 1939 - 13 Dec 1941)
Generalleutnant Maximilian Siry (13 Dec 1941 - 16 May 1943)
Generalmajor Konrad von Alberti (16 May 1943 - 12 Sep 1943)
Generalmajor Heinz Fiebig (12 Sep 1943 - 5 Oct 1943)
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Falley (5 Oct 1943 - 20 Apr 1944)
Generalmajor Claus Müller-Bülow (20 Apr 1944 - 27 June 1944)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Hauptmann Wilhelm Knüppel (26 Aug 1939-20 Apr 1940)
Major Peter Pantenius (20 Apr 1940-1 Aug 1940)
Unknown (Aug 1940-Feb 1941)
Oberstleutnant Friedrich Kuhn (Feb 1941-Dec 1941)
Oberstleutnant Max Freiherr von Schade (Dec 1941-Jan 1943)
Oberstleutnant Gerhard Rauch (Jan 1943-Jun 1944)

Area of operations

Germany (Sep 1939 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - June 1940)
Germany (June 1940 - Aug 1941)
France (Aug 1941 - Jan 1942)
Eastern front, central sector (Jan 1942 - June 1944)

Order of battle (1941)

Infanterie-Regiment 313 (1)
Infanterie-Regiment 689 (1)
Infanterie-Regiment 352
Infanterie-Regiment 404
Artillerie-Regiment 246
Divisionseinheiten 246

Generalleutnant Maximilian Siry
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Footnotes

1. In December 1941 Infanterie-Regiment 313 was transferred to the 337. Infanterie-Division and the Infanterie-Regiment 689 was attached as a replacement.

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

Arbeitsgemeinschaft ehemaliger 313-er - Die Geschichte eines Regiments 1939-1945

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