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The 162. Infanterie-Division was formed in December 1939 at Truppenübungsplatz Groß-Born. It was destroyed at Kalinin in January 1942 and the staff was used to form the staff of the 162. (Turkistan) Infanterie-Division.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Hermann Franke (1 Dec 1939 - 13 Jan 1942)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Hans-Werner Freiherr von Hammerstein-Gesmold (Dec 1939-Jan 1942)

Area of operations

Germany (Dec 1939 - June 1941)
Eastern front, central sector (June 1941 - Jan 1942)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the German Cross in Gold (2)
- Franke, Hermann, 16.01.1942, Generalleutnant, Kdr. 162. Inf.Div.
- Pajunk, Dr. jur. Ferdinand, 13.09.1942, Major, Inf.Rgt. 303
Unit-Level Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (1)
- 5./Infanterie-Regiment 314
-- Date/Place of Downing: 19.09.1941 an der Autobahn Minsk-Moskau
-- Award Date: 01.11.1941 (15)

Order of battle (1939)

Infanterie-Regiment 303
Infanterie-Regiment 314
leichte Artillerie-Abteilung 236

Order of battle (1940)

Infanterie-Regiment 303
Infanterie-Regiment 314
Infanterie-Regiment 329
Artillerie-Regiment 326
Divisionseinheiten 236

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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