The 363. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in September 1944 at Truppenübungsplatz Wildflecken / Rhön from the partially formed 566. Volksgrenadier-Division. It fought the US 101st Airborne Division at Nijmegen, the British at Arnhem, the US forces at the Roer River and was destroyed in the Ruhr pocket in April 1945.


Generalleutnant August Dettling (1 Sep 1944 - 5 Feb 1945)
Generalmajor/Generalleutnant ? Weber (? Feb 1945 - ? Apr 1945)

Area of operations

Netherlands & Western Germany (Sep 1944 - Apr 1945)  

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 957
Grenadier-Regiment 958
Grenadier-Regiment 959
Artillerie-Regiment 363
Divisionseinheiten 363


Two intertwined "D" -> "DD", inherited from the 363. Infanterie-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

Reference material on this unit

Helmut Gohlke - Geschichte der 363. Infanterie-/Volksgrenadier-Division
Hans Joachim Schaefer - Du hast vielleicht noch nicht alles versucht: Erinnerungen

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