385th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)


The 385th Infantry Division, (German: 385. Infanterie-Division) also known as a "Rheingold" Division, was created on 10 January 1942 in Fallingbostel. The division was composed of replacement troops from military districts VI, X and XI. From April 16, 1942, the 385th Infantry Division moved to the Roslavl area and fought in the front lines at the Fomino area.

385th Infantry Division
385. Infanterie-Division
Active10 January 1942 – 17 February 1943
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
Garrison/HQFallingbostel
Nickname(s)"Rheingold Division"
EngagementsWorld War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Karl Eibl

The division was annihilated near the Don River during the Battle of Stalingrad in early 1943 while subordinated to the 8th Italian Army. It was disbanded in the period from February to March 1943 and its survivors joined the 387th Infantry Division.[1]

Commanding officers


  • General der Infanterie Karl Eibl, 7 January 1942 – 18 December 1942 (KIA)
  • Generalmajor Eberhard von Schuckmann, 18 December 1942 – 15 February 1943

Notes


  1. Mitcham 2007, p. 87.

References


  • Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007). German Order of Battle, Volume Two: 291st–999th Infantry Divisions, Named Infantry Divisions, and Special Divisions in WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA, United States: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3437-0.

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