The 462. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in November 1944 from 462. Infanterie-Division and was destroyed during the siege of Festung Metz fighting against much stronger forces from the US 3rd Army later the same month.


Generalleutnant Heinrich Kittel (14 Nov 1944 - 22 Nov 1944)
Oberst Joachim Wagner (22 Nov 1944 - 28 Nov 1944)

Area of operations

France (Nov 1944)   

Order of battle

Grenadier-Regiment 1215
Grenadier-Regiment 1216
Grenadier-Regiment 1217
Divisionseinheiten 1462

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

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