The 462. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in November 1944 from 462. Infanterie-Division and was destroyed during the siege of Festung Metz fighting against much stronger forces from the US 3rd Army later the same month.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Heinrich Kittel (14 Nov 1944 - 22 Nov 1944)
Oberst Joachim Wagner (22 Nov 1944 - 28 Nov 1944)

Area of operations

France (Nov 1944)   

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 1215
Grenadier-Regiment 1216
Grenadier-Regiment 1217
Divisionseinheiten 1462

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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