The 176. Infanterie-Division was formed from Division Nr. 176 in November 1944. It fought on the Western front as a part of Heeresgruppe B, taking part in the battle of Maastricht against the British forces as well as against the relief forces bound for Arnhem. It later fought against units of the US 9th Army along the Siegfried Line.
After some refitting it once again saw action against the US forces, ending the war in the Ruhr pocket.


Generalmajor Christian-Johannes Landau (1 Nov 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Lutz Sieglin (15 Nov 1944-10 Feb 1945)
Major Hans-Helmut Keyl (10 Feb 1945-1945)

Area of operations

Netherlands (Sep 1944 - Jan 1945)
Western Germany (Jan 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 1218
Grenadier-Regiment 1219
Grenadier-Regiment 1220
Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 176
Artillerie-Regiment 1176
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 1176
Nachrichten-Abteilung 1176
Pionier-Bataillon 1176
Feldersatz-Bataillon 1176

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

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