The 16. Infantry Division was formed from 16. Light Division in August 1943. It was surrendered to the Soviet Red Army at Olmütz, Czechoslovakia at the end of the war.

Commanders

Brigadier General Béla Lengyal  (10 Aug 1943 - 1 Aug 1944)
Brigadier General József Vasváry  (1 Aug 1944 - 1 Nov 1944)
Brigadier General Elemér Mészöly  (1 Nov 1944 - 9 Dec 1944)
Brigadier General László Karátsony  (9 Dec 1944 - ? Mar 1945)
Colonel Gyula Keresztes  (? Mar 1945 - ? Apr 1945)
Colonel Alajos Pápay  (? Apr 1945 - ? May 1945)

Order of Battle (January 1944)

10. Infantry Regiment
11. Infantry Regiment
19. Infantry Regiment
16. Artillery Battalion
17. Artillery Battalion
18. Artillery Battalion
VI. Artillery Battalion
15. Reconnaissance Battalion
15. Anti-Aircraft Company
56. Combat Engineer Battalion
16. Signal Battalion

Sources used

Andris J. Kursietis - The Hungarian Army and its military leadership in World War II
Leo W.G. Niehorster - The Royal Hungarian Army 1920-1945

Reference material on this unit

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