The 165. Reserve-Division was formed in October 1942 from Division Nr. 165. It was disbanded in May 1944 and its staff was used to form 70. Infanterie-Division.


Generalleutnant Siegmund Freiherr von Schacky auf Schönfeld (? Oct 1942 - 1 Feb 1944)
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Daser (1 Feb 1944 - 15 May 1944)

Area of operations

France & Netherlands (Oct 1942 - May 1944)

Order of battle

Reserve-Grenadier-regiment 205
Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 215
Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 260
Reserve-Artillerie-Regiment 5
Divisionseinheiten 1065

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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