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The 208. Infanterie-Division was formed in August 1939. It surrendered to the Soviet forces near Hohenelbe-Turnau.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Moritz Andreas (1 Sep 1939 - 13 Dec 1941)
General der Infanterie Hans-Karl von Scheele (13 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1943)
Generalleutnant Karl-Wilhelm von Schlieben (1 Feb 1943 - ? Apr 1943)
Generalmajor Georg Zwade (? Apr 1943 - 22 June 1943)
Generalleutnant Hans Pieckenbrock (22 June 1943 - 8 May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Hauptmann Werner Danke (26 Aug 1939-1 Jun 1940)
Oberstleutnant Korntner (1940-1942)
Oberstleutnant Fritz Bessell (1 Aug 1942-25 Oct 1943)
Oberstleutnant Dr. Lemcke (25 Oct 1943-25 Nov 1944)
Oberstleutnant Erhard Gemmrig (25 Nov 1944-1945)

Area of operations

Poland (Sep 1939 - May 1940)
France & Belgium (May 1940 - Dec 1941)
Eastern front, central sector (Dec 1941 - Oct 1943)
Eastern front, southern sector (Oct 1943 - Oct 1944)
Poland & Czechoslovakia (Oct 1944 - May 1945)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold (2)
- Schember, Fritz, 16.09.1944, Feldwebel, Zugführer i. d. 2./Gren.Rgt. 338
- Schwekendick, Max, 01.03.1945, Feldwebel, Zugführer i. d. Stabs.Kp./Gren.Rgt. 337
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (3)
- Dennert, Hans, 08.03.1942 (793), Major, Kdr. I./Art.Rgt. 208
- Hoffmann, Fritz, 25.08.1944 (3762), Oberwachtmeister, B.-Offz. 2./Art.Rgt. 208
- Pflügl, Johann, 07.07.1944 (3562), Oberwachtmeister, VB i. d. 6./Art.Rgt. 208
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (1)
- Lemke, Heinz, 16.05.1941 (64), Gefreiter, 8./Inf.Rgt. 337
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (42)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (18)
Holders of the Knight's Cross (25)
Unit-Level Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (2)
- Infanterie-Regiment 337
-- Date/Place of Downing: 24.06.1942 bei Buda Monastyrskaja
-- Award Date: 24.09.1942 (230)
- 8./Grenadier-Regiment 337
-- Date/Place of Downing: 04.07.1944 bei Buczacz
-- Award Date: 00.00.0000 (553)

Order of battle (1939)

Infanterie-Regiment 309
Infanterie-Regiment 337
Infanterie-Regiment 338
Artillerie-Regiment 208
Pionier-Bataillon 208
Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 208
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 208
Nachrichten-Abteilung 208
Nachschubtruppen 208

Order of battle (1943)

Grenadier-Regiment 309
Grenadier-Regiment 337
Grenadier-Regiment 338
Füsilier-Bataillon 208
Artillerie-Regiment 208
Pionier-Bataillon 208
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 208
Nachrichten-Abteilung 208
Nachschubtruppen 208

Unteroffizier Hermann Ritter von Ingram was awarded the Knight's Cross while serving with Infanterie-Regiment 309
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(Courtesy of Shawn Bohannon)

Sources used

Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr - German Order of Battle, Vol 1
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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