19th Grenadier Division (Wehrmacht)
|19th Grenadier Division|
|Active||August 1944 - October 1944|
|Engagements||World War II|
The 19th Grenadier Division (German: 19. Grenadier-Division) of the German Army in World War II was formed in October 1944 from the depleted 19. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division ("19th Air Forces Assault Division"), which was transferred to the Heer ("Army") and renamed 19. Volksgrenadier-Division ("19th People's Grenadier Division") .
- Oberst (later General-Major) Gerhard Bassenge: 1 October 1942 - 1 February 1943
- Generalleutnant Otto Elfeldt (? Aug 1944 - ? Aug 1944)
- Generalleutnant Walter Wißmath (? Aug 1944 - 9 Oct 1944)
Area of Operations
Order of battle
- Grenadier Regiment 59.
- Grenadier Regiment 73.
- Grenadier Regiment 74.
- Artillery Regiment 719.
- 1. Battalion
- 2. Battalion
- 3. Battalion
- 4. Battalion
- Panzerjäger Battalion 119.
- Signals Battalion 119.
- Engineer Battalion 119.
- Supply troops
- German Order of Battle, p. 317.
- Mitcham, Samuel W. Jr. German Order of Battle, Volume Two: 291st–999th Infantry Divisions, Named Divisions, and Special Divisions in WWII. Stackpole Books, 2007.
- NARA T312R1319 (KTB of AOK 2)
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Deutsche Truppen im Zweiten Weltkrieg: Formationsgeschichte des Heeres und des Ersatzheeres 1939-1945 (in German). 1A. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-07-3.
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