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The 94. Infanterie-Division was formed in September 1939 as part of the 5. Welle (wave) and was equipped with captured Czech equipment. It was destroyed at Stalingrad in 29 January 1943

It was reformed March 1943. After suffering heavy losses at Cassino, the division provided reinforcements for the 305. Infanterie-Division. Reduced to a cadre and supply elements, the division was refitted in August 1944 as part of the 24. Welle from Schatten-Division Schlesien. It surrendered to US forces in Italy on 22 April 1945.

Commanders

General der Infanterie Helmuth Volkmann (25 Sep 1939 - 21 Aug 1940)
General der Artillerie Georg Pfeiffer (21 Aug 1940 - 29 Jan 1943)
[Reformed]
General der Artillerie Georg Pfeiffer (1 Mar 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)
Generalleutnant Bernhard Steinmetz (2 Jan 1944 - 22 Apr 1945)

Area of operations

Germany (Sep 1939 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - June 1941)
Eastern Front, southern sector (June 1941 - Oct 1942)
Stalingrad (Oct 1942 - Jan 1943)
[Reformed]
France (Mar 1943 - Aug 1943)
Italy (Aug 1943 - Apr 1945)

Nicknames

Sachsen-Schwerter

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1)
- Staffe, Willy, 07.03.1944 (2971), Hauptmann, Kdr. II./Gren.Rgt. 276
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (32)
Holders of the German Cross in Silver (1)
- Muth, Dr. Franz, 03.12.1942, Major, Nachr.Abt. 194
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer  (7)
- Braun, Hermann, 07.01.1943, Oberleutnant, II./Gren.Rgt. 267
- Frank, Werner, 25.08.1944, Major, I./Gren.Rgt. 267
- Heyn, Alfred, 17.12.1944, Leutnant d.R., Gren.Rgt. 267
- Holl, Adelbert, 08.02.1943, Oberleutnant, 7./Gren.Rgt. 276
- Maltzan von, Gustav, 07.12.1944, Hauptmann, II./Gren.Rgt. 267
- Oebelsberger, Karl, 05.03.1945, Oberleutnant, Pz.Jäg.Kp. 1094
- Zywietz, Willy, 14.12.1942, Oberfeldwebel, 7./Inf.Rgt. 276
Holders of the Knight's Cross (12)
Unit-Level Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (2)
- le.Fahrkolonne 9/194
-- Date/Place of Downing: 27.11.1941 bei Pokrowskoje
-- Award Date: 16.05.1942 (73)
- III./Infanterie-Regiment 267
-- Date/Place of Downing: 28.04.1942 bei Kamyschewacha
-- Award Date: 19.07.1942 (179)

Order of battle (1942)

Grenadier-Regiment 267
Grenadier-Regiment 274
Grenadier-Regiment 276
Schnelle Abteilung 194
Artillerie-Regiment 194
Pionier-Bataillon 194
Nachrichten-Abteilung 194
Versorgungseinheiten 194

Order of battle (1944)

Grenadier-Regiment 267
Grenadier-Regiment 274
Grenadier-Regiment 276
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 194
Artillerie-Regiment 194
Pionier-Bataillon 194
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 194
Nachrichten-Abteilung 194
Feldersatz-Bataillon 194
Versorgungseinheiten 194

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

Martin Borriss - Erinnerungsbuch der 94. Infanterie Division an die Kriegsjahre 1939-1945 (4 vol)
Wolfgang Wiedemann - Meine Erlebnisse in der neuaufgestellten 94. Infanterie Division August 1943-April 1945

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