The 31. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed on 9 October 1944 from 31. Grenadier-Division. It fought in the Courland pocket and was evacuated to Germany in January 1945 and fought in the Berlin area.

Commanders

Generalmajor Hans-Joachim von Stolzmann (? Oct 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Eastern Front, northern sector (Oct 1944 - Jan 1945)
Northern Germany & Berlin (Jan 1945 - May 1945)

Holders of high awards

(31. Grenadier-Division / 31. Volksgrenadier-Division)
Holders of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold (4)
- Dedens, Helmut, 13.11.1944, Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer i. d. Div.Füs.Kp. 31
- Mogler, Rudolf, 23.10.1944, Unteroffizier, Gruppenführer i. d. Div.Füs.Kp. 31
- Pogorzelski, Friedrich, 20.03.1945, Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer i. d. 2./Gren.Rgt 12
- Schulz, Willi, 27.12.1944, Feldwebel, Zugführer i. d. Div.Füs.Kp. 31
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1)
- Wilke, Wilhelm, 25.11.1944 (4590), Leutnant, Zugführer i. d. 13./Gren.Rgt. 12
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (22)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (15)
Holders of the Knight's Cross (11, including one unofficial/unconfirmed)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 12
Grenadier-Regiment 17
Grenadier-Regiment 82
Divisions-Füsilier-Kompanie 31
Artillerie-Regiment 31
Flak-Kompanie 31
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 31
Divisions-Einheiten 31

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

Dr. Erich Bunke - Osten blieb unser Schicksal 1939-1944
Rolf Hinze - Löwendivision: 31. Infanterie- und Grenadier Division, 31. Volks-Grenadier-Division
Friedrich Hoßbach - Infanterie im Ostfeldzug 1941/42

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