- Published: 26 August 2011 26 August 2011
- Last Updated: 26 April 2012 26 April 2012
The 148. Infanterie-Division was formed on 18 September 1944 by the redesignation of the 148. Reserve-Division.
It surrendered to the the Brazilian 1st Division of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (Força Expedicionária Brasileira) in Italy in April 1945. Brazilian soldiers commented on the German surrender: "It was beautiful; they saluted, and left their guns by the roadside." (1) and "They kept their discipline until the very end." (1)
Generalleutnant Otto Fretter-Pico (18 Sep 1944 - 28 Apr 1945)
Operations Officers (Ia)
Major Hellmuth Kuehn (18 Sep 1944-1945)
Area of operations
France (Sep 1944 - Oct 1944)
Italy (Oct 1944 - May 1945)
Order of battle
- I. Abteilung
- II. Abteilung
- III. Abteilung
- IV. Abteilung
Generalleutnant Otto Fretter-Pico of 148. Infanterie-Division and General Mario Carloni of 1. Bersaglieri Division Italia surrendering to the Brazilian 1st Division
(Courtesy of Sívio S. da Fonseca)
1. "Brazilian Expeditionary Force in World War II" by C.C. Maximiano & R. Bonalume N., page 34.
C.C. Maximiano & R. Bonalume N. - Brazilian Expeditionary Force in World War II
Richardo Bonalume Neto - Brazilian Armor in Italy WW2 (in AFV News Vol 32, No 3)
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
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