404. Ersatz und Ausbildungs-Division was formed in March 1945 from Division Nr. 404.

Known war crimes

Soldiers of the division shot the mayor of Stollberg for hoisting a white flag on the town hall and contacting the US forces to surrender the town and the shooting of a woman who threatened wounded soldiers who had taken down a white flag that she would have them hanged by the Americans, both in April 1945. A soldier of the division was sentenced to 3½ years in prison for the killings post-war. (1)


Generalleutnant Hermann Meyer-Rabingen (27 Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Eastern Germany (Mar 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiment 524
Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiment 544
Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiment 554
Artillerie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 4
Radfahr-Ersatz-Abteilung 10
Pionier-Ersatz-Bataillon 24
Technisches Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon


1. "Justiz und NS-Verbrechen" by C.F. Rüter & D.W. de Mildt.

Sources used

C.F. Rüter & D.W. de Mildt - Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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