211. Infanterie Division/3/Gren. reg 317/6(?)/pz.gren.reg 66

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211. Infanterie Division/3/Gren. reg 317/6(?)/pz.gren.reg 66

Post by agmilitary » 18 Jun 2002 00:39

I am looking for any information on the above division, regiments. I have a carved oak box belonging to a doctor that seemed to have served with all of these. He carved all the places he went during his campaign, but seems they were all in Eastern Europe and the names, apart from KRIM, are un-decypherable! Any help appreciated. Thank you.[/b]

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Post by Marcus » 18 Jun 2002 06:51

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Post by Polynike » 18 Jun 2002 14:19

found this in third reich handbook site
Area of operations
Germany (Sep 1939 - Feb 1941)
France (Feb 1941 - Jan 1942)
Eastern front, central sector (Jan 1942 - Dec 1944)
Withdrawn for refitting (Dec 1944)

no more deatils though

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Post by Andy H » 22 Jun 2002 11:43

The 211th Inf Div spent 1941 on occupation duties in France before being transferred to Russia in Jan'42. It spent two years under AG Centre involved in the battles at Kursk, Nevel and White Russia. Pulled out of the line in late 1944 it was reformed as a Volksgrenadier unit (Battle group strength only) and involved on the Eastern front again in the souther regions before surrendering in Austria.

The 66th Pz Gren Regt was part of the 13th Panzer Division which fought at Rostov, the Don River, Kerch straights & in Crimea (Krim), moving into the southern Ukraine in 1944 before finishing the war around Austria after fighting through Hungary.

:D Andy from the Shire

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