290th Infantry Division
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
EngagementsWorld War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Generalleutnant Theodor Freiherr von Wrede

The 290th Infantry Division was a German infantry division in World War II. It was formed in Munster Training Area and surrendered to Soviet forces in Courland.

History

Offensive of the Red Army south of Lake Ilmen 7 January–21 February 1942.
Offensive of the Red Army south of Lake Ilmen 7 January–21 February 1942.

In the winter of 1941 the division was trapped in the Demyansk Pocket along with the 12th, 30th, 32nd and 123rd infantry divisions, and the SS-Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Todt organization and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II. Armeekorps (2nd Army Corps).

Commanding officers

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