The 9. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in October 1944 in Esberg, Denmark, from the partially formed 584. Volksgrenadier-Division. It saw action on the Western front against the US forces and ended the war in southern Germany.

Commanders

Generalmajor Werner Kolb (1 Nov 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Ardennes, Luxembourg & Germany (Nov 1944 - May 1945)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the German Cross in Silver (1)
- Graubner, Dr. Friedrich, 29.04.1945, Oberstabsarzt, San.Kp. 9
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (1)
- Daubert, Wilhelm, 00.00.1945, Oberfeldwebel, 1./Gren.Rgt. 36
Holders of the Knight's Cross (2, including one unofficial/unconfirmed)
- Baier, Joseph 09.05.1945 Oberstleutnant Kdr Gren.Rgt 36
-- [proposal arrived at HPA via Feldkommandostelle Reichsführer-SS (because it was a Volks-Grenadier-Division) ; Himmler supported it ; comments of all other superiors were lacking and therefore Major Domaschk requested them ; meanwhile the division was disbanded and an award didn't occure ; accepted by OdR in accordance with so-called "Dönitz-Erlass" ; award date determined by Fellgiebel]
- Gilbert, Erich 30.04.1945 Hauptmann Kdr II./Gren.Rgt 116

Order of battle

36. Grenadier Regiment
- 1. (Bicycle) Battalion
- 2. Battalion
- 13. Support Company
- 14. Panzerzerstörer Company
57. Grenadier Regiment
- 1. (Bicycle) Battalion
- 2. Battalion
- 13. Support Company
- 14. Panzerzerstörer Company
116. Grenadier Regiment
- 1. (Bicycle) Battalion
- 2. Battalion
- 13. Support Company
- 14. Panzerzerstörer Company
9. Artillery Regiment
- 1. Battalion
- 2. Battalion
- 3. Battalion
- 4. Battalion
9. Fusilier Company
9. Feldersatz Battalion
9. Panzerjäger Battalion
9. Pioneer Battalion
Supply Troops

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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