- Published: 28 December 2011 28 December 2011
- Last Updated: 25 March 2013 25 March 2013
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
Two intertwined "D" -> "DD", inherited from the 363. Infanterie-Division.
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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