The 558. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in October 1944 from 558. Grenadier-Division and fought in Poland and East Prussia. It surrendered to the Red Army near Pillau in April 1945.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Werner von Bercken  (9 Oct 1944 - 28 Apr 1945)

Area of operations

Poland & East Prussia  (Oct 1944 - Apr 1945)

Holders of high awards

(558. Grenadier-Division / 558. Volksgrenadier-Division)
Holders of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold (1)
- Pössinger, Michael, 00.05.1945, Major, Kdr. Gren.Rgt. 1123
-- [01.05. per author Veit Scherzer, "RKT", 1st ed.]
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1)
- Schlabitz, Wolf-Hubertus, 00.00.1945 (6291), Major i.G., Ia 558. Volks-Gren.Div.
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (1)
- Hahn, Wilhelm, 19.11.1944 [Date of Action] (o.Nr.), 5./Art.Rgt. 1558
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (9)
- Eckstein, Richard, 24.03.1945, Hauptmann, II./Gren.Rgt. 1123
- Girkens, Josef, 18.03.1945, Hauptmann d.R., 2./Pz.Jäg.Abt. 1558
- Herrmann, Erich, 18.03.1945, Feldwebel, 2./Gren.Rgt. 1124
- Köster, Rudi, 15.04.1945, Unteroffizier d.R., Gren.Rgt. 1123
- Kraft, Werner, 30.03.1945, Feldwebel, 4./Gren.Rgt. 1122
- Leukhart, Max, 22.03.1945, Hauptmann, II./Gren.Rgt. 1122
- Müller, Walter, 15.04.1945, Hauptmann, II./Gren.Rgt. 1124
- Pfleiderer, Herbert, 24.03.1945, Hauptmann d.R., 4./Art.Rgt. 1558
- Wollny, Peter, 22.03.1945, Oberleutnant d.R., 11./Art.Rgt. 1558
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (5)
- Bauernfeind, Hans, 15.03.1945, Oberstleutnant, Gren.Rgt. 1124
- Bigarel, Friedrich, 00.00.1945, Oberwachtmeister, 5./Art.Rgt. 1558
- Boehn von, Ludolf, 17.12.1944, Oberleutnant, Div.Füs.Schwd. 1558
- Friess, Anton, 17.11.1944, Feldwebel d.R., 1./Gren.Rgt. 1123
- Wilkens, Friedrich, 00.00.1945, Major, Gren.Rgt. 1123
Holders of the Knight's Cross (12) (10 RK + 2 EL)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 1122
Grenadier-Regiment 1123
Grenadier-Regiment 1124
Artillerie-Regiment 1558
Füsilier-Kompanie 558
Divisionseinheiten 1558

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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