The 158. Reserve-Division was formed in October 1942 from Division Nr. 158. It was stationed in Strasbourg and took part in the occupation of Vichy France and was later stationed on the coast of the Bay of Biscay. It was used to reform 16. Infanterie-Division in August 1944.


Generalleutnant Ernst Häckel (? Oct 1942 - 9 May 1943)
Generalmajor Edgar Arndt (9 May 1943 - 31 May 1943)
Generalleutnant Ernst Häckel (31 May 1943 - ? Aug 1944)

Area of operations

France (Oct 1942 - Aug 1944)

Order of battle

Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 18
Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 213
Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 221
Reserve-Artillerie-Regiment 18
Reserve-Radfahrschwadron 1058
Peserve-Pionier-Bataillon 213
Reserve-Divisions-Nachschubführer 1058    

Sources used

Andris J. Kursietis - The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945
Samuel W. Mitcham Jr - Hitler's Legions: The German Army Order of Battle World War II
George F. Nafziger - The German Order of Battle: Infantry in World War II
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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