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52. Infanterie-Division
German 52nd Infantry Division
Active 26 August 1939 – 8 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Heer
Type Division
Role Infantry
Engagements World War II

The 52nd Infantry Division (52. Infanterie-Division) served in southern Poland, close to Katowice and were primarily a division for training with a lot of young cadets.

The officials were especially selected for training young boys. Some of those came from Flak in Leuna after ceasing the bombing in that area, due to totally destruction of the facilities there.

The division was engaged in a battle with Soviet Army during December 1944, that in truth was a controlled retreat to Czechoslovakia in the city of Opava.

In Opava all the boys younger than 18 years were sent to Lenggries.


The structure of the division was as follows:

  • Divisional Staff
  • 152nd Reconnaissance Company
  • 163rd Infantry Regiment
  • 181st Infantry Regiment
  • 205th Infantry Regiment
  • 152nd Field Replacement Battalion
  • 152nd Artillery Regiment
  • 152nd Anti-Tank Company
  • 152nd Engineer Battalion
  • 152nd News and Company
  • 152nd Supply Group


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