The 171. Reserve-Division was formed in September 1942 from Division Nr. 171. It was stationed in Belgium and was redesignated 48. Infanterie-Division in January 1944.


Generalleutnant Friedrich Fürst (20 Sep 1942 - 5 Jan 1944)

Area of operations

Belgium (Sep 1942 - Jan 1944)

Order of battle

Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 19
Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 71
Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 216
Reserve-Artillerie-Regiment 252
Reserve-Radfahr-Schwadron 1071
Reserve-Panzerjäger-Kompanie 1071
Reserve-Pionier-Bataillon 1071
Reserve-Nachrichten-Kompanie 1071
Reserve-Divisions-Nachschubtruppen 1071  

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

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