The Infanterie-Division Potsdam was formed 29 March 1945 from training and replacement units at Truppenübungsplatz Döberitz based around a cadre from the destroyed 85. Infanterie-Division, it was also briefly designated 85. Infanterie-Division before being given the name Potsdam. It was destroyed in the Harz mountains in April 1945.

Surviving elements of the division were used to form a Füsilier-Bataillon in Infanterie-Division Scharnhorst.


Generalmajor Gustav-Adolf von Wulffen (29 Mar 1945 - 18 Apr 1945)

Area of operations

Western Germany (Mar 1945 - Apr 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment Potsdam 1
Grenadier-Regiment Potsdam 2
Grenadier-Regiment Potsdam 3
Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon Potsdam
Panzerjäger-Abteilung Potsdam
Artillerie-Regiment Potsdam
Pionier-Bataillon Potsda
Nachrichten-Abteilung Potsdam

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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