14 Sept 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.


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






2 February 1943

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