The 585. Volksgrenadier-Division, also known as Schatten-Division Niedergörsdorf (Shadow-Division, used to reinforce other units or to be upgraded into a normal division), began formation September 1944 but soon after it was redesignated 167. Volksgrenadier-Division.

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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