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Author Topic: 711th Infanterie division - June 1944 France  (Read 3165 times)
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« on: 15 January 2010, 22:50:36 »

This was one of the so called "fortress divisions".
It was intended to hold on the coastdefense until releaved.
The 711th division was stationed at Cabourg, just northeast of Caen and suffered heavy casualties while defending their positions against the British at Sword Beach. Their casualties were so heavy that they were pulled out of the line to be re-equiped and refitted in the Netherlands.
The divison was subsequently sent to the Eastern Front, where they surrendered to the Red Army in May 1945.

Order of Battle

711. Infanteriedivision

Commanding Officer - General-Leutnant Josef Reichert

731th. Grenadier Regiment
744th. Grenadier Regiment
763th. Grenadier Regiment
651th. Artillery Regiment
711th. Füsilier Bataillon
711th. Panzerjäger Abteilung
711th. Engineer Bataillon
711th. Signal Batallion
711th. Medical section

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