The Infanterie-Division Scharnhorst was formed on 30 March 1945 from elements of 340. Volksgrenadier-Division, 167. Volksgrenadier-Division, Pionier-Schule Dessau and Volksartillerie-Korps 412 with additional manpower from the Führerwuchsschulen in Wehrkreis XI and soldiers transferred from the Luftwaffe. A Füsilier-Bataillon was added soon after from surviving elements of Infanterie-Division Potsdam.
It surrendered to the US forces at the end of the war.


Generalleutnant Heinrich Götz (1 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Germany (Apr 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment Scharnhorst 1
Grenadier-Regiment Scharnhorst 2
Grenadier-Regiment Scharnhorst 3
Artillerie-Regiment Scharnhorst
Panzerjäger-Abteilung Scharnhorst
Divisions-Füssilier-Bataillon Scharnhorst
Pionier-Bataillons Scharnhorst
Nachrichten-Abteilung Scharnhorst

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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