137th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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137th Infantry Division
137. Infantrie-Division
Active 10 October 1940 - 2 November 1943
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Ersatz Krumau
Insignia
Identification
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137th Infanterie Division Logo.svg

The 137th Infantry Division was a major fighting formation of the German Army (Wehrmacht), it was created in October 1940, and first saw combat in Operation Barbarossa as part of Army Group Centre. The division remained on the central sector of the Eastern Front until November 1943, when it was disbanded.

Commanders[edit]

  • Generalleutnant Friedrich Bergmann 8 October 1940 – 21 December 1941;
  • Oberst Siegfried Heine 21 December 1941 – 28 December 1941;
  • Oberst Muhl 28 December 1941 – 5 January 1942;
  • Generalleutnant Hans Kamecke 5 January 1942 – 12 February 1942;
  • Generalleutnant Dr. Karl Rüdiger 12 February 1942 – 25 February 1942;
  • Generalleutnant Hans Kamecke 25 February 1942 – 15 October 1942;
  • Generalleutnant Egon von Neindorff 15 October 1942 – 16 December 1943.

Order of battle[edit]

1940[edit]

  • Infantry Regiment 447
  • Infantry Regiment 448
  • Infantry Regiment 449
  • Artillery Regiment 137
  • Pionier-Bataillon 137
  • Antitank Battalion 137
  • Reconnaissance Battalion 137
  • Divisions Signals-Battalion 137
  • Divisions Services 137

1943[edit]

  • Grenadier Regiment 447
  • Grenadier Regiment 448
  • Division Battalion 137
  • Artillery Regiment 137
  • Pionier-Bataillon 137
  • Panzerjäger-Abteilung 137
  • Feldersatz-Bataillon 137
  • Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 137
  • Divisions-Nachschubführer 137

References[edit]

  • Tessin, Georg (1973). Die Landstreitkräfte 131—200 [Ground forces 131-200]. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939—1945. 7. Osnabrück: Biblio. pp. 26–27. ISBN 3-7648-0872-1.