The 541. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in October 1944 from 541. Grenadier-Division and fought in Poland and East Prussia until it was disbanded in April 1945.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Wolf Hagemann (9 Oct 1944 - ? Apr 1945)

Area of operations

Poland & East Prussia (Oct 1944 - Apr 1945)

Holders of high awards

(541. Grenadier-Division / 541. Volksgrenadier-Division)
Holders of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold (1)
- Bauder, Karl, 17.11.1944, Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer i. d. Füs.Kp. 541
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1)
- Kupka, Georg, 25.11.1944 (4551), Oberstleutnant, Kdr. Gren.Rgt. 1075
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (3)
- Bauder, Karl, 07.12.1944, Oberfeldwebel, Füs.Kp. 541
- Klose, Herbert, 30.03.1945, Oberfeldwebel, 2./Pz.Jäg.Abt. 1541
- Schanne, Edmund, 30.03.1945, Oberleutnant d.R., III./Art.Rgt. 1541
Holders of the German Cross in Silver (1)
- Müller, Hartwig, 22.04.1945, Oberleutnant (W), 541. Volks-Gren.Div.
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (8)
- Decken von der, Fritz, 00.00.1945, Major d.R., I./Gren.Rgt. 1074
- Gunka, Paul, 00.00.1945, Hauptmann, I./Gren.Rgt. 1075
- Marx, Günther, 17.10.1944, Major, Gren.Rgt. 1074
- Salamon, Herbert, 15.03.1945, Obergefreiter, 6./Gren.Rgt. 1075
- Schaumkessel, Otto, 00.00.1945, Feldwebel, 2.(Stu.Gesch.)/Pz.Jäg.Abt. 1541
- Spitzer, Robert, 07.10.1944, Oberleutnant, Pz.Jäg.Stu.Gesch.Abt. 1541
- Vierkotten, Josef, 07.11.1944, Oberstleutnant, Gren.Rgt. 1073
- Winheller, Ernst, 25.12.1944, Hauptmann d.R., 2./Art.Rgt. 1541
Holders of the Knight's Cross (3)
- Kupka, Georg 18.11.1944 Oberstleutnant Kdr Gren.Rgt 1075
- Paul, Karl 20.10.1944 Hauptmann d.R. Führer I./Gren.Rgt 1073
- Spitzer, Robert 05.04.1945 Oberleutnant Chef 2./Pz.Jäg.Abt 1541
Unit-Level Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (1)
- 13./Grenadier-Regiment 1075
-- Date/Place of Downing: 13.11.1944 bei Gasewo
-- Award Date: 00.00.0000 (o.Nr.)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 931
Grenadier-Regiment 1074
Grenadier-Regiment 1075
Artillerie-Regiment 1541
Divisionseinheiten 1541

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

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