The 352. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in Schleswig-Holstein in September 1944 from the partially formed 581. Volksgrenadier-Division. It was sent to the Western Front in November 1944 and fought at the Eifel, Ardennes and Rhineland. It was destroyed in March 1945 and reformed as a Kampfgruppe the following month.

Known war crimes

Soldiers from the division killed at least two civilians in the Belgian village of Tandel 16 December 1944 during the fighting in the Ardennes. (1)

Commanders

Generalmajor Eberhard von Schuckmann (21 Sep 1944 - 6 Oct 1944)
Generalmajor Eric-Otto Schmidt (6 Oct 1944 - 23 Dec 1944)
Generalmajor Richard Bazing (23 Dec 1944 - 21 Feb 1945)
Generalmajor der Reserve Rudolf von Oppen (21 Feb 1945 - 29 Apr 1945)

Area of operations

Germany (Sep 1944 - Nov 1944)
Ardennes & Western Germany (Nov 1944 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 914
Grenadier-Regiment 915
Grenadier-Regiment 916
Artillerie-Regiment 352
Divisionseinheiten 382

Footnotes

1. "The Unknown Dead: Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge" by Peter Schrijvers.

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
Peter Schrijvers - The Unknown Dead: Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge

Reference material on this unit

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