The 211. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in December 1944 from 211. Infanterie-Division. It fought on the Eastern Front ending the war in Austria.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Johann Heinrich Eckhardt (? Dec 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Valentin Meyer (Dec 1944-Jan 1945)
Major Wilhelm Sistermanns (Jan 1945-May 1945)

Area of operations

Germany (Dec 1944 - Jan 1945)
Eastern front, southern sector (Jan 1945 - Feb 1945)
Hungary & Austria (Feb 1945 - May 1945)

Holders of high awards

(211. Infanterie-Division / 211. Volksgrenadier-Division)
Holders of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold (1)
- Jansen, Heinrich, 15.11.1944, Feldwebel, Zugführer i. d. 6./Gren.Rgt. 317
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (73)
Holders of the German Cross in Silver (2)
- Eschbaum, Paul, 30.03.1944, Major d.R. z.V., Bäck.Kp. 211
- Klauser, Franz, 27.10.1944, Major d.R., Stab 211. Inf.Div.
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (10)
- Bucher, Andreas, 25.03.1944, Leutnant, Stabs.Kp./Gren.Rgt. 317
- Fend, Anton, 27.11.1944, Leutnant d.R., 3./Pi.Btl. 211
- Fuchs, Peter, 05.03.1945, Unteroffizier d.R., 6./Gren.Rgt. 306
- Janowitz, Hermann, 07.09.1943, Leutnant, Div.Btl. 211
- Jörissen, Viktor, 27.06.1943, Oberleutnant, I./Gren.Rgt. 317
- Jung, Walter, 18.04.1943, Feldwebel d.B., 6./Gren.Rgt. 317
- Lütge-Hedtmann, Heinrich, 28.04.1943, Feldwebel, 1./Gren.Rgt. 317
- Poch, Herbert, 05.05.1944, Hauptmann, I./Gren.Rgt. 306
- Pypetz, Hans, 07.09.1943, Obergefreiter, 2./Pz.Jäg.Abt. 211
- Schlags-Koch, Walter, 15.11.1943, Major d.R., III./Gren.Rgt. 365
Holders of the Knight's Cross (18, including one unofficial/unconfirmed) (15 RK + 3 EL)

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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