The 45. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in October 1944 from 45. Grenadier-Division. It fought in the battle of Warsaw and surrendered to the Red Army at Königgrätz at the end of the war.

Commanders

Generalmajor Richard Daniel (? Oct 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Poland & Czechoslovakia (Oct 1944 - May 1945)

Holders of high awards

(45. Grenadier-Division  / 45. Volksgrenadier-Division)
Holders of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold (1)
- Baier, Willibald, 05.10.1944, Feldwebel d.R., Zugführer i. d. 1./Füs.Btl. 45
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (2)
- Baier, Willibald, 06.01.1945, Feldwebel d.R., 1./Füs.Btl. 45
- Twrzisky, Rudolf, 30.03.1945, Leutnant d.R., 2./Pz.Jäg.Abt. 45
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (2)
- Daniel, Richard, 25.02.1945, Generalmajor, Kdr. 45. Volks-Gren.Div.
- Geib, Peter, 27.10.1944, Oberleutnant, 8./Art.Rgt. 98
Holders of the Knight's Cross (2)
- Oakleaves
-- Daniel, Richard [EL o.Nr.] 30.04.1945 Generalmajor Kdr 45. Volks-Gren.Div
- Knight's Cross
-- Hortmeyer, Siegfried 14.02.1945 Oberleutnant KpChef im Gren.Rgt 130

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 130
Grenadier-Regiment 135
Artillerie-Regiment 98
Divisionseinheiten 98

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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