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.


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

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