126th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)


The 126th Infantry Division (German: 126. Infanterie-Division) was a German division in World War II. It was formed on 15 October 1940 in Münster.

126. Infanterie-Division
German 126th Infantry Division
Active1940 – 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
EngagementsWorld War II

Commanding officers


  • General der Infanterie Paul Laux, 15 October 1940 – 8 October 1942
  • Generalleutnant Harry Hoppe, 8 October 1942 – 3 May 1943
  • Generalleutnant Friedrich Hofmann, 3 May 1943 – 8 July 1943
  • Generalleutnant Harry Hoppe, 8 July 1943 – 28 November 1943
  • Generalleutnant Gotthard Fischer, 28 November 1943 – 14 February 1945
  • Generalmajor Kurt Haehling, 14 February 1945 – 8 May 1945