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The 47. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in Denmark on 17 September 1944 from the partially formed 577. Volksgrenadier-Division. It saw action around Aachen suffering heavy losses. The division continued fighting against the US forces until Mar 1945 when it was destroyed in Bavaria.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Max Bork (18 Sep 1944 - ? Feb 1945)
Oberst von Grundherr (?? Mar 1945 - ?? Apr 1945)
Oberst Langesee (?? Apr 1945)
Generalmajor Hauser (?? 1945)

Area of operations

Denmark (Sep 1944 - Oct 1944)
Western Germany (Oct 1944 - Mar 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 103
Grenadier-Regiment 104
Grenadier-Regiment 115
Artillerie-Regiment 147
Divisionseinheiten 147

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

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