The 60. Infanterie-Division was formed from Brigade Eberhardt (a special unit consisting of units from Landespolizei Danzig) in October 1939. It was redesignated 60. Infanterie-Division (mot) in August 1940.


Generalleutnant Friedrich-Georg Eberhardt (15 Oct 1939 - ? Aug 1940)

Area of operations

Germany (Sep 1939 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - Aug 1940)

Order of battle

Infanterie-Regiment 92
Infanterie-Regiment 243 (formed from Danziger Landespolizei Regiment 1, also Danziger Infanterie-Regiment 1)
Infanterie-Regiment 244 (formed from Danziger Landespolizei Regiment 2, also Danziger Infanterie-Regiment 2)
Artillerie-Regiment 160 (formed from Danziger Landespolizei-Artillerie-Abteilung)
Pionier-Bataillon 160
Kradschützen-Bataillon 160
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 160
Infanterie-Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 160
Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschubführer 160


The "Feldherrnhalle" cuff title was authorized for this unit to illustrate the connections with the SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle.
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Sources used

Rolf Michaelis - SS-Heimwehr Danzig: An ephemeral paramilitary formation
Alfonso Escuarda Sánchez - Feldherrnhalle: Forgotten Elite
Adolf Schlicht & John R Angolia - Die Deutsche Wehrmacht: Uniformierung und Ausrüstung 1933-1945, Band 1 Das Heer
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945

Reference material on this unit

Kurt Bellin - Beiträge zur Geschichte der 60. Infanterie Division (mot.), später Panzergrenadier Division "Feldherrnhalle"
Erich Jainek - Soldaten der Standarte Feldherrnhalle

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