123rd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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123rd Infantry Division
123. Infanterie-Division
Active 5 October 1940 – 1 March 1944
Disbanded 1 March 1944
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry

123rd Infantry Division (123. Infanterie-Division) was a unit of the Wehrmacht during World War Two.

History[edit]

Commands and operational areas[edit]

Datum Corps Army Army Group Operational Area
November 1940 XX. 11. Armee C Brandenburg
April 1941 X. 18. Armee B East Prussia
May 1941 XXVIII. 16. Armee C
June 1941 North Sebesch
August 1941 II. Demjansk
January 1943 Demjansk, Cholm
September 1943 Reserve Cholm
October 1943 XVII. 1. Panzer-Armee South Zaporizhia
January 1944 6. Armee
February 1944 XXX.
March 1944 LVII. A Kryvyi Rih

Composition[edit]

  • Infanterie-Regiment 415
  • Infanterie-Regiment 416
  • Infanterie-Regiment 418
  • Artillerie-Regiment 123
  • Pionier-Bataillon 123
  • Feldersatz-Bataillon 123
  • Panzerjäger-Abteilung 123
  • Aufklärungs-Abteilung 123
  • Nachrichten-Abteilung 123
  • Divisions-Nachschubführer 123

Personnel[edit]

Commanders[edit]

Date Rank Name
5 October 1940 Generalleutnant Walter Lichel
6 August 1941 Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
1. Oktober 1943 Generalleutnant Erwin Menny
1. November 1943 Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
15. Januar 1944 Generalmajor Louis Tronnier

Chiefs of Staff[edit]

Date Rank Name
10 October 1940 Major Ernst Klasing
30 November 1942 Oberstleutnant Hans Linemann

Bibliography[edit]

  • (in German) Werner Haupt: Demjansk – Ein Bollwerk im Osten, Bad Nauheim 1963.
  • (in German) Werner Haupt: Heeresgruppe Nord, Bad Nauheim 1967.
  • (in German) Franz Kurowski: Demjansk – Der Kessel im Eis, Wölfersheim-Berstadt 2001.
  • Tessin, Georg (1972). Die Landstreitkräfte 71 – 130 [Ground forces 71 to 130]. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen–SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939–1945 (in German). 6. Osnabrück: Biblio. ISBN 3-7648-0872-1.