274. Infanterie-Division

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274. Infanterie-Division

Post by Erik E » 30 Apr 2002 19:14

Did this division ever see any combat? (or some of its regiments?)

I`m also looking for the various locations of the units from this Div.

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Post by Andy H » 30 Apr 2002 21:14

Hi Erich

According to 'Mitcham' though the division per see stayed in Norway, elements were desptached to the Western Front in June 1944, but it say's no more. I'' keep looking.

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Post by Erik E » 30 Apr 2002 21:24

Thanks!
Their service in Norway is most interesting for me. I have seen a source claiming that some elements were attached to the 20. Gebirgs armee. If so, they probably fought the Russians in nortern Norway?


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Post by Andy H » 30 Apr 2002 21:31

Hi Erik

It mentions in Tessin that the came under 20 Geb Armee but mabe only for Admin purposes rather than actual Frontline OoB. Mitcham mentions that the division was based in Stavanger in 1944/45.

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Post by Erik E » 30 Apr 2002 21:36

Ahhh what a nice city!
Look at my location and see why I`m interested 8)

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Post by USAF1986 » 01 May 2002 03:50

Hello! I recall seeing a post on Feldgrau.com that gave the OOB of the 20th Mountain Army circa March or April 1945. I copied it to my notes (see below) and the 274th Infantry Division was a component of the LXX Army Corps in Norway:

LXX Army Corps: General der Artillerie Hermann Tittel
• 280th Infantry Division: Generalleutnant Johann de Boer
• 274th Infantry Division: Generalleutnant Kurt Weckmann
• Division Nr. 613: Generalmajor Adrian Freiherr van der Hoop


According to this website: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... derung.htm

the 274.Infanterie-Division was headquartered in Stavanger as of January 1945 and had the following structure:

Grenadier-Regiment 862
Grenadier-Regiment 865
Artillerie-Regiment 274
Divisionseinheiten 274

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Post by Erik E » 01 May 2002 12:22

Thanks a lot!
Now I`m getting somewhere....

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Post by Erik E » 01 May 2002 12:43

I just found some very informative postings by Snorre under the "Felpost nr. " discussion. Locations in detail for the whole division!

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ID 274

Post by Bjørn from Norway » 01 May 2002 13:09

Hello!
I hardly believe the division, formed 26. Mai 1943 redesignated "bodenständige Division" (1. Juli 1943) ever saw combat. It stayed in the Stavanger area until 8. May 1945. The "Grenadier-Regimenter" were designated "Festungs-Grenadier-Regimenter".

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The whole Corpse..

Post by Bjørn from Norway » 01 May 2002 13:22

Hello! A little bit more:

LXX. Armeekorps ("General der Artillerie" Hermann Tittel) with the following units;
280. Infanterie-Division (Generalleutnant Johann de Boer);
274. Infanterie-Division (Generalleutnant Kurt Weckmann);
Division Nr. 613 (Generalmajor Adrian Freiherr van der Hoop).
Sources also state Gren.Rgt 517 as a part of this Corpse.

Number of men (May 1945):

The whole "Armeekorps": 30144
274. Inf.Div.: 8397
280. Inf.Div.: 2107
Heeres-Kusten-Art. 961, 977, 980: 7296
Gren.Rgt. 517: 1555
Korps- u. Heeres-Versorgungs-Truppen: 1882

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Post by Erik E » 01 May 2002 17:40

Thank you again, Bjørn from Bodø!

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