The Infanterie-Division Theodor Körner (Reichsarbeitdienst-Division 3) was formed on 4 April 1945 at Truppenübungsplatz Döberitz from surviving elements of 215. Infanterie-Division and 7500 men from the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD). The RAD was to supply up to 1500 lower ranks, 2500 auxiliary trainers and 3500 recruits for each of the three RAD divisions that were ordered to be formed at this time. The auxiliary trainers were former RAD recruits who had remained in the RAD for an additional six or twelve months to train new recruits.
It was captured by US forces at the end of the war.


Generalleutnant Bruno Frankewitz (6 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major von Gravenitz (10 Apr 1945-May 1945)

Area of operations

Germany (Apr 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment Theodor Körner 1
Grenadier-Regiment Theodor Körner 2
Grenadier-Regiment Theodor Körner 3
Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon Theodor Körner
Panzerjäger-Abteilung Theodor Körner
Artillerie-Regiment Theodor Körner
Pionier-Bataillon Theodor Körner
Nachrichten-Kompanie Theodor Körner

Sources used

Hartmut Heyck - The Reich labour service in peace and war: A survey of the Reichsarbeitsdienst and its predecessors 1920-1945
Andris J. Kursietis - The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945
George F. Nafziger - The German Order of Battle: Infantry in World War II
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

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