The Division Karl was formed in August 1942 from Division Gümbel. It was strengthened by the addition of Infanterie-Regiment Reithinger from Division Schacky in February 1943. It was used to form 282. Infanterie-Division on 1 March 1943.


Generalleutnant Franz Karl (3 Aug 1942 - 1 Mar 1943)

Area of operations

Germany (Aug 1942 - Mar 1943)

Order of battle

Infanterie-Regiment A (Sturt)
Infanterie-Regiment B (Plehn)
Artillerie-Regiment Simon

Sources used

Research by Gareth Collins
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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