189th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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189th Infantry Division
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Army
Engagements

World War II

The 189th Infantry Division was a reserve division of the German Army in World War II.

Operational history[edit]

In 1944, the division was in southern France, and fought against the Western Allies in Operation Dragoon.

Order of battle[edit]

1944
  • 15th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (two battalions)
  • 28th Reserve Grenadier Regiment (three battalions)
  • 28th Reserve Artillery Battalion
  • 9th Reserve Pioneer Battalion
  • 1089th Administrative Service Unit[1]
1945
  • 1007th Security Battalion
  • 1021st Security Battalion
  • 1181st Artillery Battalion
  • 806th SS-Machinegun Battalion

Commanders[edit]

  • Major General Paul Bauer (October 1939 - June 1942)
  • Major General Egon von Neindorff (June 1942 - October 1943)
  • Lieutenant General Richard von Schwerin (October 1943 - September 1944)
  • Major General Ernst von Bauer (September - October 1944)
  • Major General Joachim Degener (October - November 1944)
  • Colonel Eduard Zorn (November 1944 - February 1945)
  • Colonel Mellwig (February - April 1945)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "German Forces in the West" (PDF). cgsc.edu. Retrieved 24 October 2011.