- 18th Infantry Division (Germany)
German 18th Infantry Division (September
1939– November 1940):Redesignated German 18th Motorised Infantry Division (November 1940– June 1943):Redesignated German 18th Panzergrenadier Division (June 1943– May 1945)
German 18th Infantry Division
Friedrich Karl Cranz 1 September 1939- 1 November 1940
* From September
1939until May 1940the division fought in Invasion of Poland and then made up part of the occupation force.
* From May
1940until November 1940the division fought in the Battle of Franceand then made up part of the occupation force when it was redesignated 18th Motorised Infantry Division.
German 18th Motorised Infantry Division
1 November 1940
* Part of the occupation force in France from November 1940 until June 1941.
* Fought on the Eastern Front, central sector from June 1941 until January
* Fought on the Eastern front, northern sector from January
1942until June 1943when it was redesignated 18th Panzergrenadier Division.
German 18th Panzergrenadier Division
23 June 1943.
* Fought on the Eastern front, northern sector from June
1943until October 1943.
* Fought on the Eastern front, central sector from October
1943until September 1944. It was devastated in the Soviet 1944summer offensive.
* The remnants of the Division fought in Eastern Prussia and in the
Battle of Berlin. The survivors tried to fight their way out of Berlin on 2 May 1945when Berlin surrendered to the Soviets.
* [http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1422 18. Infanterie-Division]
* [http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1011 18. Infanterie-Division (mot)]
* [http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1333 18. Panzergrenadier-Division]
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