The 563. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in October 1944 from 563. Grenadier-Division and ended the war in the Kurland pocket.

Commanders

Generalmajor Ferdinand Brühl (9 Oct 1944 - 25 Feb 1945)
Generalmajor Werner Neumann (25 Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Kurland Pocket (Oct 1944 - May 1945)

Nicknames

Kurland-Division

Holders of high awards

(563. Grenadier-Division / 563. Volksgrenadier-Division)
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (4)
- Gebler, Karl, 27.12.1944, Oberleutnant, I./Gren.Rgt. 1148
- Schauer, Hans, 05.11.1944, Oberleutnant, 13./Gren.Rgt. 1147
- Schneider, Franz, 25.12.1944, Hauptmann d.R., I./Gren.Rgt. 1149
- Uhle, Karl, 07.01.1945, Leutnant d.R., 2./Gren.Rgt. 1149

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 1147
Grenadier-Regiment 1148
Grenadier-Regiment 1149
Artillerie-Regiment 1563
Füsilier-Kompanie 1563
Divisionseinheiten 1563

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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