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The 82. Infanterie-Division was formed in December 1939 as part of the 6. Welle (wave) at Truppenübungsplatz Hammelburg and Truppenübungsplatz  Wildflecken. It was disbanded in May 1944 after suffering heavy losses on the Eastern Front. The remnants formed Divisions-Gruppe 82 which was assigned to the 254. Infanterie-Divison.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Josef Lehmann (1 Dec 1939 - 1 Apr 1942)
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hoßbach (1 Apr 1942 - 6 July 1942)
Generalleutnant Alfred Bäntsch (6 July 1942 - 31 Jan 1943)
Generalleutnant Karl Faulenbach (31 Jan 1943 - 15 Mar 1943)
Generalleutnant Walter Heyne (15 Mar 1943 - ? Apr 1943)
Generalleutnant Friedrich-August Weinknecht (? Apr 1943 - ? May 1943)
Generalleutnant Walter Heyne (? May 1943 - 10 May 1944)

Area of operations

Germany (Dec 1939 - May 1940)
France (May 1940 - Dec 1940)
Germany (Dec 1940 - Jan 1941)
Netherlands (Jan 1941 - Dec 1942)
Eastern front, southern sector (May 1942 - July 1943)
Eastern front, central sector (July 1943 - Oct 1943)
Eastern front, southern sector (Oct 1943 - May 1944)

Holders of high awards

Holders of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold (1)
- Beiss (also seen as Beiß or Beihs), Karl, 04.05.1944, Hauptmann d.R., Btl.Kdr. II./Gren.Rgt. 166
Holders of the Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (2)
- Hafner, Otto, 27.06.1944 (3493), Oberwachtmeister, Battr.Offz. 9./Art.Rgt. 182
-- [Note: For actions on 15.09.1943]
- Halbig, Josef, 16.10.1942 (1308), Leutnant, Zugfhr. 3./Art.Rgt. 182
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (7)
- Beiss (also seen as Beiß or Beihs), Karl, 21.03.1943, Oberleutnant d.R., 7./Gren.Rgt. 166
- Borowski, Heinz-Joachim, 15.06.1944, Oberstleutnant, Art.Rgt. 182
- Bunte, Xaver, 19.12.1943, Oberfeldwebel, 13./Gren.Rgt. 166
- Flink, Heinz, 05.12.1943, Hauptmann d.R., I./Art.Rgt. 182
- Gumz, Karl, 17.12.1943, Oberfeldwebel, 13./Gren.Rgt. 166
- Kleberg, Heinz, 21.03.1943, Major, II./Gren.Rgt. 166
- Sievers, Karl, 11.03.1943, Oberst, Gren.Rgt. 168
Holders of the Honor Roll Clasp of the Heer (8)
- Beiss (also seen as Beiß or Beihs), Karl, 27.06.1944, Hauptmann, II./Gren.Rgt. 166
- Franke, Rolf, 16.10.1942, Hauptmann, 9./Art.Rgt. 182
- Gassmann, Werner, 27.06.1944, Unteroffizier, 4./Gren.Rgt. 166
- Laufenberg, Heinrich, 05.06.1944, Hauptmann, I./Gren.Rgt. 158
- Martin, Karl, 17.12.1943, Leutnant, 3./Gren.Rgt. 168
- Mayer, Walter, 27.05.1944, Hauptmann, III./Gren.Rgt. 166
- Peters, Robert, 07.01.1944, Feldwebel d.R., 12./Gren.Rgt. 166
- Sommer, Anton, 05.06.1944, Feldwebel, 6./Gren.Rgt. 158
Holders of the Knight's Cross (9)
- Adam, Paul 18.04.1943 Major d.R. Führer Gren.Rgt 158
- Berg, Martin 30.12.1943 Oberst Kdr Gren.Rgt 166
- Bürgerhoff, Wilhelm 05.05.1943 Oberfeldwebel Zugführer i. d. 7./Gren.Rgt 166
- Deneke, Siegfried 09.06.1944 Unteroffizier Gruppenführer i. d. 6./Gren.Rgt 166
- Reinhardt, Arnold 24.09.1943 Gefreiter Gruppenführer i. d. 7./Gren.Rgt 166
- Krieger, Wilhelm 04.06.1944 Feldwebel Zugführer i. d. 1./Gren.Rgt 168
- Schriefer, Martin 24.06.1944 Oberstleutnant Kdr Gren.Rgt 168
- Winter, Michael 09.06.1944 Unteroffizier Geschützführer i. d. 14.(Pz.Jäg)/Gren.Rgt 168
- Heyne, Hans-Walter 16.04.1943 Oberst Kdr Art.Rgt 182

Order of battle

Infanterie-Regiment 158
Infanterie-Regiment 166
Infanterie-Regiment 168
Artillerie-Regiment 182
Divisionseinheiten 182

Notable members

Otto Hitzfeld (Active in the resistance against Hitler)

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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