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Overview

The 332. Infanterie-Division was a German infantry division during the Second World War.

History

The division was formed at Güstrow in November 1940 as part of 14. Welle. The division was assigned to the Western theater for their first years, before being sent to the Eastern front in March 1943.

In August 1943 the division suffered heavy casualties resulting in the disbanding and re-allocating of surviving units to other units through to September 1943. Grenadier-Regiment 676 was allocated to the Insignia of the 57. Inf.Div. 57. Infanterie-Division, and other elements were assigned to Insignia of the 255. Inf.Div. 255. Infanterie-Division, which was later disbanded with the remnants forming Divisions-Gruppe 332.

Organization

Commanders

Commanders
Date Rank Name Notes
14 Nov 1940 - 6 Aug 1941 Sleeve insignia for a Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht. Generalleutnant Heinrich Recke
6 Aug 1941 - 7 Dec 1942 Sleeve insignia for a Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht. Generalleutnant Hans Keßel
7 Dec 1942 - 1 Jan 1943 Sleeve insignia for a General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht. General der Infanterie Walter Melzer
1 Jan 1943 - 5 Jun 1943 Sleeve insignia for a Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht. Generalleutnant Hans Schäfer
5 Jun 1943 - 12 Aug 1943 Sleeve insignia for a Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht. Generalmajor Adolf Trowitz
Operations Officers
Date Rank Name Notes
Jan 1941 - Jan 1943 Sleeve insignia for a Major in the Wehrmacht. Major Dr.phil.h.c. Otto Wagener
Jan 1943 - ? Sleeve insignia for a Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht. Oberstleutnant Ludwig Hane

Structure

Order of Battle
1940 1942/1943
Infanterie-Regiment 676
Infanterie-Regiment 677
Infanterie-Regiment 678
Artillerie-Regiment 332 (I, II, III) Artillerie-Regiment 332 (I, II, III, IV)
Pionier-Bataillon 332
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 332
Nachrichten-Kompanie 332
- Feldersatz-Bataillon 332
Versorgungseinheiten 332


Service History

Poltawa

The remnants of the 332. Infantry Division fought in Poltawa in September 1943.

Hierarchy
Date Status Location XXX XXXX XXXXX
November 1940 - May 1941 Formation Güstrow
June 1941 Bretagne XXV Insignia of the 7. Armee 7. Armee D
July 1941 - January 1942 Channel Coast XXXII Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 15. Armee D
February 1942 - March 1942 Bretagne XXV Insignia of the 7. Armee 7. Armee D
April 1942 - May 1942 Channel Coast XXXII Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 15. Armee D
June 1942 - February 1943 Channel Coast LXXXI Icon used to portray an Armee within the Wehrmacht. 15. Armee D
March 1943 In transit - Insignia of the 2. Armee 2. Armee Mitte
April 1943 Charkow LII Kempf Süd
May 1943 - June 1943 Charkow LII Charkow Süd
July 1943 - August 1943 Kursk LII Icon used to portray a Panzer-Armee within the Wehrmacht. 4. Panzer-Armee Süd
September 1943 Poltawa LII Icon used to portray a Panzer-Armee within the Wehrmacht. 4. Panzer-Armee Süd


Flag of Germany (1935 to 1945) Germany (Deutsches Reich) War Flag of Germany (1938-1945)
Order of Battle
1919 - 1945
High Command
Reichskriegsflagge (1938 to 1945) Wehrmacht
Command Structure
O.K. OKW (OKHOKLOKM)
XXXXXX — Theatre
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer O.B. NiedelandeNordNordwestOstSüdSüdostSüdwestWest
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Marine Oberkommando NordseeNorwegenOstseeSüdWest
XXXXX — Army Groups
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Heeresgruppe ABCDEFGHAfrikaDonKurlandMitteNordNordukraineOberrheinOstmarkSüdSüdukraineWeichsel
Armeegruppe Ruoff
XXXX — Armies
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Armee 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.14.15.16.17.18.19.21.24.25.LapplandLigurienNorwegenOstpreußen
Panzer-Armee 1.2.3.4.5.6.Afrika
Gebirgs-Armee 20.
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallschirm-Armee 1.
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Panzer-Armee 611
XXX — Army Corps
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Armee-Korps I.II.III.IV.V.VI.VII.VIII.IX.X.XI.XII.XIII.XIV.XV.XVI.XVII.XVIII.XIX.XX.XXI.XXII.XXIII.XXIV.XXV.XXVI.XXVII.XXVIIIXXIX.XXX.XXXII.XXXIIIXXXIV.XXXV.XXXVIII.XXXIX.XXXX.XXXXI.XXXXII.XXXXIII.XXXXIV.XXXXVI.XXXXVII.XXXXVIII.L.LI.LII.LIII.LIV.LV.LVII.LIX.LXII.LXIII.LXIV.LXV.LXVI.LXII.LXVIII.LXIX.LXX.LXXI.LXXII.LXXIII.LXXIV.LXXV.LXXVI.LXXVIII.LXXX.LXXXI.LXXXII.LXXXIII.LXXXIV.LXXXV.LXXXVI.LXXXVII.LXXXVIII.LXXXIX.LXXXX.LXXXXI.LXXXXVII.
Gebirgs-Korps XV.XVIII.XIX.XXI.XXII.XXXVI.XXXXIX.LI.
Kavallerie-Korps I.
Panzer-Korps III.IV.VII.XIV.XXIV.XXXVIII.XXXIX.XXXX.XXXXI.XXXXVI.XXXXVII.XXXXVIIILVI.LVII.LVIII.LXXVI.FeldherrnhalleGroßdeutschland
Special Purpose [[]]
Reserve-Korps [[]]
Sonstige [[]]
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallschirm-Korps I.II.
Feld-Korps I.II.III.IV.
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Armee-Korps VI.X.XII.XIII.XIV.XVI.XVII.XVIII.
Gebirgs-Korps V.IX.
Kavallerie-Korps VIII.XV.
Panzer-Korps I.II.III.VII.XI.
XX — Divisions
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Geb.-Div. 123456789157188
Grenadier-Division 619313644.45541542543544545546547548549550551552553558559560561562563LehrOstpreußen 1Ostpreußen 2
Infanterie-Division 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435364144454647485052565758596061626468697172737576777879818283848586878889919293949596979899100101102104106110111112113121122123125126129131132134137159161162163164167168169170181183196197198205206207208209211212213214215216217218221223225227228231232237239245246250251252253254255256257258260262263267268269271272275276277278280282290291292293294295296297298299302304305306319320321323326327328329330332333334335336337339340342349352353357359361362367370371376377383384385387389392702704707708709710711712713714715716717718719999BöhmenBreslauBerlinDembaDöllersheimDresdenDonauErnst Moritz ArndtFerdinand von SchillFriedrich Ludwig JahnGeneralgouvernementGrafenwöhrGroß-BornGüstrowHamburgHannoverJütlandKurlandMielauMilowitzMünsingenMährenNeuhammerOstpreußenPotsdamRhönSchlageterSchlesienSeelandScharnhorstTheordor KörnerUlrich von HuttenWahnWildfleckenz.b.V. 1z.b.V. 2z.b.V. 3z.b.V. 4
Infanterie-Division (mot.) 21029
Panzer-Division 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262745116155178179232233273BergenFallschirmFeldherrnhalle 1Feldherrnhalle 2HolsteinJüterbogKempfLehrMünchebergNorwegenSchlesien
Panzergrenadier-Division 3101415161820252990 (Afrika)233BrandenburgFallschirmFeldherrnhalleGroßdeutschlandKurmark
Schatten-Division DennewitzGroßgörschenKatzbachMöckernNiedergörsdorf
Volksgrenadier-Division 349
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe F.J.D. 12345678910112021ErdmannFallschirmjäger-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Division
Lw.F.D. 12345678910111213141516171819202122
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Mar.Inf.Div. 1231116
Emblem of the Reichsarbeitsdienst RAD RAD-Division 1234
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Geb.-Div. 6 "Nord"7 "Prinz Eugen"13 "Handschar"21 "Skanderberg"23 "Kama"24 "Karstjäger"
Gren.-Div. 1415192025 "Hunyadi"2627 "Langemarck"29303132 "30. Januar"33 "Charlemagne"34 "Landstorm Nederland"35 "Polizei"3638 "Nibelungen"
Kav.-Div. 8 "Florian Geyer"223337
Pz.Gren.-Div. 4 Polizei11 "Nordland"16 "Reichsführer SS"17 "Göts von Berlichingen"18 "Horst Wessel"23 "Nederland"28 "Wallonien"
Pz.-Div. 1 "LSSAH"2 "Das Reich"3 "Totenkopf"5 "Wiking"9 "Hohenstaufen"10 "Frundsberg"12 "Hitlerjugend"
X — Brigades
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Gren.-Brig. 92193388503761113111321133113411351136Lehr
Inf.-Brig. 599
Pz.-Brig. 1234568101821100101102103104105106107108109110111112113Norwegen
Sch.-Brig. 123456789101112131415161718192021222324
Misc. Brigaden 1001005AfrikaBaurLötzen
K.G. von Broich
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Marine-Flak I.II.III.IV.V.Bordflak Nord
Misc. Brigaden NordWeber
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Gren.Brig. FranzosischeItalienischeWeissruthenische
Pz.Gren.Brig. 4.49.51.Nederland
W.Brig. 1
III — Regiments
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Art.-Reg. 1210293883190295
Art.-Reg. (mot.) 10
Inf.-Reg. 1351520222529413643506471858692191194211369516517518
Inf.-Reg. (mot.) 5152025417186
Gren.-Reg. 187118
Füsilier-Regiment 22
Jgr.-Reg. 54227
Pz.-Reg. 1011243536201202203204
Pz.Art.-Reg. 10
Pz.Gren.-Reg. 8202941155200361210121022103210421052106210721082109211021112112211322022206Afrika 288KurfustKurmark
s.Pz.Jgr.-Rgt. 656
K.G. EdelsheimLancken
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallsch.Jgr.-Reg. 134
Fallsch.Art.-Reg. 1
Emblem of the Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine Mar.Art.-Reg. 15102122242630404150
Mar.Flak.-Reg. 12348914202224303132
Mar.Gren.-Reg. 567
Mar.Inf.-Reg. 12348910
Mar.Sch.-Reg. 12342632111112113Kopenhagen
Misc. Regiments 20. EinsatzBadermannvon BergerGebauerJohnKühnemannKuffes (?)von Pflugk-HarttungSchindler (?)West 1West 2West 3Zapp
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Standarten Der FührerDeutschlandGermaniaKurt EggersLeibstandarteNordwest
Pz.Gren.Reg. 12
Pz.Reg. 1
II — Battalions
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Pi.-Batl. 336
Pz.-Abt. 51521031292163013865035052101210221032104210521062107210821092110211121122113Norwegen
Pz.-Abt. (Fl.) 100
Pz.Aufkl.-Abt. 103
Pz.Gren.-Bat. Norwegen
Pz.Jgr.-Ers.u.Ausb.-Abt. 7
Stu.G.-Abt. 185197177244
Stu.Pz.-Abt. 216
s.Pz.-Abt. 501502503504505506507508509510511301
s.Pz.Jgr.-Abt. 653654
Stu.-Bat. Norwegen
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallsch.Pz.Jgr.-Abt. 1
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Heimwehr-Batl. Danzig
Karstwehr-Batl. SS-Karstwehr-Bataillon
schw.Pz.-Abt. 101102103104
Wach-Batl. 123356BerlinBöhmen-MärenDebicaNordNordwestObersalzbergOranienburgOsloPrag
Armband of the Volkssturm Volkssturm V.S.-Batl. 1 Feuerschutzpolizei1 Freiburger1 Poznan1 Tilsit-Ragnit1/1411/1431/3321/3911/391/11/191/21/391/31/391/410 Badisches10/8/110/8/1 Hessen-Nassau12/61 • many more • 114 • more
I — Companies
Emblem of the Heer - the land forces of the Wehrmacht. Heer Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1353
Beobachtungs-Abteilung 13
Nachrichten-Abteilung 1
Pz.Jgr.-Kp. 601
Pz.-Kp. 312313314
s.Pz.Jgr.-Kp. 614653 (St123)
Emblem of the Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fallsch.Flak-Abt. 1
Fallsch.San.-Abt. 1
Emblem of the Waffen SS Waffen SS Vielfach-W.-Batr. 101551552
Wach-Kp. 78910HegewaldKnabengrube
W.-Abt. 101102103104105107500501502503504505506
W.-Batr. 500
W.-Grp. KrostaNickmann
W.-Ausb.-u.-Ersatz-Abt. SS-Werfer-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Abteilung
Sources
Books Online Documents
Axis History
Feldgrau
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