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23rd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

German army division during World War II / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The German 23rd Infantry Division (23. Infanterie-Division), later the 26th Panzer Division, was a military unit operational during World War II. It was organized along standard lines for a German infantry division. It was non-motorised and relied on horse-drawn wagons for its mobility. The unit carried the nickname Grenadierkopf.

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German 23rd Infantry Division
23. Infanteriedivision
— 23. InfDiv —
XX
Active1 October 1934 – 14 September 1942
23 October 1942 – 8 May 1945
Country Germany
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
Garrison/HQPotsdam
Nickname(s)Grenadierkopf
Insignia
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As the 26th Panzer Division
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The 23rd Infantry participated in the invasion of Poland in 1939 as part of the reserve component of the 4th Army. The division was commanded by Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt and consisted of the 9th, 67th, and 68th infantry regiments.