The 18. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed from the partially formed 571. Volksgrenadier-Division in Denmark in September 1944, it also included excess Kriegsmarine personnel and surviving elements from 18. Luftwaffe-Feld-Division.
It saw action in France before taking part in the fighting in the Ardennes where it suffered heavy losses, it continued fighting on the western front until the end of the war.

Commanders

Generalmajor Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn (? Sep 1944 - 5 Feb 1945)
Generalleutnant Walter Botsch (5 Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Denmark (Sep 1944 - Oct 1944)
France (Oct 1944 - Dec 1944)
Ardennes (Dec 1944 - Jan 1945)
Germany (Jan 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 293
Grenadier-Regiment 294
Grenadier-Regiment 295
Artillerie-Regiment 1818
Divisionseinheiten 1818

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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