The 526. Reserve-Division began forming in September 1944 from Division Nr. 526 Aachen but it was not completed and its combat elements are believed to have been transferred to other units soon after leaving the staff to support other smaller units.


Generalleutnant Kurt Schmidt (? Sep 1944 - 3 Mar 1945)
Generalleutnant Hans Bergen (3 Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Western Germany (Sep 1944 - May 1945)

Order of battle (planned)

Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 253
Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 416
Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 536
Reserve-Artillerie-Abteilung I/76
Reserve-Pionier-Bataillon 253
Reserve-Nachrichten-Kompanie 526
Divisions-Versorgungsregiment 526

Sources used

Andris J. Kursietis - The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945
Samuel W. Mitcham Jr - Hitler's Legions: The German Army Order of Battle World War II
George F. Nafziger - The German Order of Battle: Infantry in World War II
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -