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Friday, 14 September 2012

79th Infantry Division







The 79th Infantry Division (79. Infanterie-Division) was a reserve division formed on mobilization. Personnel mainly from the Rhineland. On the Saar front for a period, but took little part in active operations. Identified on the southern sector of the Russian front. Virtually destroyed at Stalingrad.

Commander

Generalleutnant Richard Graf von Schwerin, from 14 January 1942 to 9 January 1943

208 Infantry Regiment
212 Infantry Regiment
226 Infantry Regiment
179 Reconnaissance Battalion
179 Artillery Regiment
179 Pionier Battalion
179 Anti-Tank Battalion
179 Signal Battalion

Auxiliary unit number 179
Home Station Koblenz (Wkr. XII)

23 August 1942

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2 February 1943