The 544. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in October 1944 from 544. Grenadier-Division and fought against the Red Army until it surrendere in Böhmen at the end of the war.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Werner Ehrig (9 Oct 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Poland & Czechoslovakia (Oct 1944 - Apr 1945)

Holders of high awards

(544. Grenadier-Division / 544. Volksgrenadier-Division)
Holders of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold (1)
- Christan, Josef, 15.03.1945, Feldwebel, Zugführer i. d. 1./Pi.Btl. 1544
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1)
- Schleppe, Walter, 00.00.1945 (6299), Unteroffizier, 3./Gren.Rgt. 1083
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (12)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (6)
- Maar, Richard, 00.00.1945, Hauptmann, Pi.Btl. 1544
- Meyer, Franz, 25.09.1944, Leutnant, 1./Gren.Rgt. 1082
- Münzel, Max, 00.00.1945, Leutnant, 1./Gren.Rgt. 1083
- Renner, Alois, 25.03.1945, Leutnant, 2./Gren.Rgt. 1083
- Reuter, Max, 05.11.1944, Unteroffizier, 3./Gren.Rgt. 1084
- Weber, Franz, 25.03.1945, Feldwebel d.R., Gren.Rgt. 1084
Holders of the Knight's Cross (10)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 1082
Grenadier-Regiment 1083
Grenadier-Regiment 1084
Artillerie-Regiment 1544
Feldersatz-Bataillon 1544
Füsilier-Kompanie 1544
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 1544
Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 1544
Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschubführer 1544

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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