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The 212. Infanterie-Division was formed on 26 August 1939 and was destroyed in Lithuania in September 1944.

Commanders

Generalmajor Walter Friedrichs (? Aug 1939 - 15 Sep 1939)
General der Artillerie Theodor Endres (15 Sep 1939 - 1 Oct 1942)
Generalleutnant Hellmuth Reymann (1 Oct 1942 - 1 Oct 1943)
Generalmajor Dr. Karl Koske (1 Oct 1943 - 1 May 1944)
Generalleutnant Franz Sensfuß (1 May 1944 - 15 Sep 1944)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Oberstleutnant Heinz von Gyldenfeldt (1939-Apr 1940)
Hauptmann Hoefs (1940-1940)
Unknown
Hauptmann Reichel (1941-Sep 1941)
Major Hermann Lassen (1942-Mar 1943)
Oberstleutnant Horst Ogilvie (Mar 1943-Sep 1944)
Major Adolf Wicht (Sep 1944)

Area of operations

West Wall (Sep 1939 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - Nov 1941)
Eastern front, northern sector (Nov 1941 - Sep 1944)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (3)
- Baringer, Michael, 25.08.1944 (3767), Stabsfeldwebel, Zugführer i. d. 8./Gren.Rgt. 320
- Hallmannseder, Anselm, 25.11.1944 (4597), Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer i. d. Stabs.Kp./Gren.Rgt. 316
- Harringer, Franz, 05.04.1944 (3078), Leutnant, Kp.Fhr. 6./Gren.Rgt. 320
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (70)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (15)
Holders of the Knight's Cross (26) (24 RK + 2 EL)

Order of battle (1939)

Infanterie-Regiment 316
Infanterie-Regiment 320
Infanterie-Regiment 423
Artillerie-Regiment 212
Pionier-Bataillon 212
Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 212
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 212
Nachrichten-Abteilung 212
Nachschubtruppen

Order of battle (1943)

Grenadier-Regiment 316
Grenadier-Regiment 320
Grenadier-Regiment 423
Füsilier-Bataillon 212
Feldersatz-Bataillon 212
Artillerie-Regiment 212
Pionier-Bataillon 212
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 212
Nachrichten-Abteilung 212
Nachschubtruppen  212

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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