60th Infantry Division (Germany)

60th Infantry Division (Germany)

Formed as 60th Infantry Division in late 1939, from Gruppe Eberhardt, a collection of SA units that had been engaged in the capture of Danzig during the Invasion of Poland. Participated in the invasion of France (1940), and was upgraded to 60.Infantry Division (motorized) afterward. Participated in Operation Barbarossa, originally as a reserve for Army Group South. Encircled at Stalingrad, and destroyed there in early 1943.

In mid 1943, the division was ordered to be reformed, as a panzergrenadier formation (60.Panzergrenadier Division "Feldherrnhalle") and as a part of the "Feldherrnhalle" organisation. For more information, see Panzerkorps "Feldherrnhalle".

Orders of Battle

60.Infanterie-Division, May 1940 - Battle of France

*Division Stab

60.Infanterie-Division (mot), August 1942 - Fall Blau

* Division Stab
* 92.Infanterie-Regiment (mot)
* 120.Infanterie-Regiment (mot)
* 160.Kradschützen-Bataillon
* 160.Panzerjäger-Abteilung
* 160.Aufklärungs-Abteilung
* 160.Artillerie-Regiment
* 160.Nachtrichten-Bataillon
* 160.Pionier-Battalion (mot)

60.Panzergrenadier-Division "Feldherrnhalle", June 1943 - Reforming

* Division Stab'
* Füsilier-Regiment "Feldherrnhalle"
* Grenadier-Regiment "Feldherrnhalle"
* Panzer-Abteilung "Feldherrnhalle"
* Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Feldherrnhalle"
* Artillerie Regiment "Feldherrnhalle"
* FlaK-Bataillon "Feldherrnhalle"
* Pionier-Bataillon "Feldherrnhalle"
* Nachtrichen-Kompanie "Feldherrnhalle"


Note: The Web references may require you to follow links to cover the unit's entire history.
* Pipes, Jason. [http://www.feldgrau.com/InfDiv.php?ID=52 60.Infanterie-Division] ". Retrieved April 2, 2005.
* " [http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Infanteriedivisionen/60ID-R.htm 60. Infanterie-Division] ". German language article at www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de. Retrieved April 2, 2005.

See also

* Panzerkorps "Feldherrnhalle"
* 13.Panzer-Division
* Panzergrenadier, Panzer, Panzer Division
* Division (military), Military unit
* Wehrmacht, List of German divisions in WWII

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