The Division Nr. 466 was formed in November 1944 in Bielefeld. In March 1945 elements of the division saw action against British forces near Bocholt.

Known war crimes

Soldiers of the division shot an innkeeper in Höxter who had called on the soldiers quartered in his house to surrender in April 1945. (1)


Generalleutnant Friedrich Karst (15 Dec 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Germany (Dec 1944 - May 1945)


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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