87th Infantry Division (Germany)


87th Infantry Division (Germany)

The 87th Infantry Division was created on 26 August 1939 in Altenburg. The division went into captivity in the Courland pocket.

Commanding officers

*Generalleutnant Bogislav von Studnitz, 26 August 1939
*General der Artillerie Walther Lucht, 17 February 1942
*Generalleutnant Bogislav von Studnitz, 1 March 1942
*Generalleutnant Werner Richter, 22 August 1942
*General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann, 1 February 1943
*Generalleutnant Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz, 22 November 1943
*Generalleutnant Gerhard Feyerabend, August 1944
*Generalmajor Helmuth Walter, September 1944
*Generalleutnant Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz, 16 January 1945

See also

* Division (military), Military unit, List of German divisions in WWII
* Heer, Wehrmacht

References

* Wendel, Marcus (2004). " [http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1627 87. Infanterie-Division] ".
* " [http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Infanteriedivisionen/87ID.htm 87. Infanterie-Division] ". German language article at www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de. Retrieved March 17, 2008.


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