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50th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

50. Infanterie-Division
German 50th Infantry Division
Active 26 August 1939 – May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Division
Role Infantry
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Karl-Adolf Hollidt

The 50th Infantry Division (German: 50. Infanterie-Division) was a German division in World War II. It was formed on 26 August 1939 from the Grenzkommandantur Küstrin.

Orders of Battle

50. Infanterie-Division 1939

  • Infanterie-Regiment 121
  • Infanterie-Regiment 122
  • Infanterie-Regiment 123
  • Artillerie-Abteilung 150
  • Pionier-Battalion 71
  • Nachrichten-Abteilung 71
  • Versorgungseinheiten 354

50. Infanterie-Division 1940

  • Infanterie-Regiment 121
  • Infanterie-Regiment 122
  • Infanterie-Regiment 123
  • Artillerie-Regiment 150
  • Pionier-Battalion 71
  • Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 150
  • Radfahr-Schwadron 150
  • Nachrichten-Abteilung 71
  • Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschubführer 150

50. Infanterie-Division 1944

  • Grenadier-Regiment 121
  • Grenadier-Regiment 122
  • Grenadier-Regiment 123
  • Füsilier-Battalion 50
  • Artillerie-Regiment 150
  • Panzerjäger-Abteilung 150
  • Feldersatz-Battalion 150
  • Versorgungsregiment 150
  • Infanterie-Divisions-Nachrichten-Abteilung 150

50. Infanterie-Division 1945

The unit was destroyed in the Heiligenbeil Pocket.

Commanding officers

  • Generalleutnant Konrad Sorsche, 1 September 1939 – 25 October 1940
  • Generaloberst Karl-Adolf Hollidt, 25 October 1940 – 23 January 1942
  • Generalleutnant August Schmidt, 31 January 1942 – 1 March 1942
  • Generalleutnant Friedrich Schmidt, 1 Mar 1942 – 26 June 1943
  • Generalleutnant Friedrich Sixt, 26 June 1943 – 30 April 1944
  • Generalleutnant Paul Betz, 30 Apr 1944 – 9 May 1944
  • Generalmajor Georg Haus, 5 June 1944 – 18 April 1945
  • Generalmajor Kurt Domansky, 18 April 1945 – 28 April 1945
  • Oberst Ribbert, 28 April 1945 – May 1945

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