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German 18th Infantry Division
18. Infanterie-Division
18th Motorized Infantry Division
18. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
18th Panzergrenadier Division
18. Panzergrenadier-Division
Active1 October 1934 – 8 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
RoleMotorized Infantry
EngagementsWorld War II

The German 18th Infantry Division was formed on 1 October 1934 as Infanterieführer III in Liegnitz and renamed 18. Infanterie-Division on 15 October 1935. Mobilized in August 1939 it participated in the Invasion of Poland and in 1940 in the Battle of France. After the French campaign the division was motorized and redesignated 18th Motorized Infantry Division on 1 November 1940 serving on the Eastern Front for the remainder of the war. In June 1943 the division was redesignated 18th Panzergrenadier Division.

German 18th Infantry Division

German 18th Motorized Infantry Division

Formed 1 November 1940

German 18th Panzergrenadier Division

Formed on 23 June 1943.

Commanding officers

18. Infanterie-Division

18. Infanterie-Division (mot.)

18. Panzergrenadier-Division


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