29th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

The 29th Infantry Division was a unit of the German army created in the fall of 1936. It was based on the old Reichswehr 15th Infantry Regiment and drew its initial recruits from Thuringia. It was upgraded to 29th Motorized Infantry Division in the fall of 1937. The division was also known as the Falke-Division (Falcon Division).

29th German Infantry Division
Active1 October 1936 – 2 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypePanzergrenadier
RoleBandenbekämpfung
Maneuver warfare
Raiding
SizeDivision
Nickname(s)Falcon Division
EngagementsWorld War II