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270.ID

Post by AHK » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:37 am

Looking for commanders before division was dissolved.
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Re: 270.ID

Post by hucks216 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:15 pm

April 1942 - 17 Aug 1943 Generalleutnant Ralf Sodan
17 Aug 1943 - 8 May 1945 Generalleutnant Hans Brabänder

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Re: 270.ID

Post by AHK » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:25 pm

Thanks for the info.

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Re: 270.ID

Post by AHK » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:44 am

Actually, I am looking for the commanders of the 1ST 270.ID which existed from May-22-40 to July-1-40.
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Re: 270.ID

Post by hucks216 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:56 am

From what I can find out, the forming of the original 270 ID was stopped shortly after it had commenced due to the end of the 1940 Western Campaign so it may well be the case that no commanding officer was assigned to the unit, and it may well of been no more than a 'paper unit' until the divisional number was re-issued later in the war. While 4 of the 5 sources below mention the intended forming of the division in 1940 (Sources Number 1,2,3 & 4), the three that list Divisional CO's (Sources Number 1,4 & 5) do not have any listed for the 1940 period, only the second version of the division.

Sources: 1: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de
2: http://diedeutschewehrmacht.de
3: The German Order Of Battle v 1 - Infantry In WW2 by George F Nafziger
4: The German Order Of Battle v 1 - 1st-290th Infantry Divisions in WW2 by Samuel W Mitcham Jr
5: The Wehrmacht At War 1939-1945 by Andris J Kursietis

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