The 48. Infanterie-Division was formed in February 1944 near Ostende in Belgium from the 171. Reserve-Division. It was destroyed in France in November 1944.
It was reformed January 1945, originally ordered to reform as a Volksgrenadier-Division the order was cancelled, but only existed as a kampfgruppe that saw action near Vienna.
CommandersGeneralleutnant Karl Casper (1 Feb 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
Generalmajor Gerhard Kegler (1 Oct 1944 - ? Oct 1944)
Oberst Arnold Scholz (? Oct 1944 - ? Nov 1944)
Generalleutnant Karl Casper (30 Jan 1945 - 8 May 1945)
Area of operationsBelgium (Jan 1944 - Aug 1944)
France (Aug 1944 - Sep 1944)
Luxembourg (Sep 1944 - Nov 1944)
Austria (Jan 1945 - May 1945)
Order of battleGrenadier-Regiment 126
Sources usedGeorg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
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