Troop registration number
|active||August 26, 1939 to August 1940|
|Second World War||attack on Poland|
|Sole commander||Lieutenant General Carl von Tiedemann|
The 207 ID was set up in Stargard as a division of the 3rd wave of deployment in August 1939. Your first assignment served the border guard behind the 4th Army in Pomerania . During the attack on Poland in September 1939, the 207 ID marched from Bütow to Berent and Karthaus as far as Gdynia . After the conquest of Poland, the 207th Infantry Division remained there as an occupation force until December 1939. During this time the division was subordinate to the SS-Standarte / Regiment “Der Führer” . Then the unit to Westphalia became the 6th Armyrelocated and later reassigned to the 18th Army .
In 1940, the 207th ID on was Fall Gelb involved and let out Elten in the Netherlands before and came over IJssel and the Lower Rhine as far as Arnhem . She could take Ede , Rhenen , Utrecht , Doorn , Amsterdam and Scheveningen with her.
In the battle for France , she was one of the troops that Paris was to take. However, the 207 ID was ordered back to the Netherlands before reaching its destination. The inactivation of the division took place in August 1940 in the Heimatwehr district of Pomerania. At the beginning of 1941, the large formation at the Groß Born military training area was split up into the newly established security divisions 207 , 281 and 285 .
For this division there was a so-called traditional association of 207/281 after the war . Infantry Division (also Association of Former Infantry Division No. 207 in Berlin ), which published various publications on the history of the division.
- Infanterie-Regiment 322
- Infantry Regiment 368 (later under Major General Curt von Oesterreich )
- Infanterie-Regiment 374
- Artillery-Regiment 207
- Engineer Battalion 207
- Anti-tank department 207
- Reconnaissance Division 207
- News Department 207
- Supply forces 207
Well-known members of the division
- Gerd-Paul von Below , later major general, was the commander of the III. Battalion of Infantry Regiment 374 and Commander of Infantry Regiment 374
- Curt von Oesterreich , later major general, was in command of the 368 Infantry Regiment
- Gottfried Mueller, Friedrich Wilhelm Guttmann: The history of the 207th and 281st Infantry Division with its subdivisions 1939–1945 . Depressed with W. Straasburger, 1958.
- Samuel W. Mitcham (2007). German Order of Battle. Volume One: 1st – 290th Infantry Divisions in WWII. PA; United States of America: Stackpole Books. S. 256–258, ISBN 978-0-8117-3416-5.
- Georg Tessin : Associations and troops of the German Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS in World War II 1939–1945 . Volume 8: The Land Forces 201–280 . 2nd Edition. Biblio-Verlag, Bissendorf 1979, ISBN 3-7648-1174-9 .
- 200th through 370th German Infantry, Security, and Panzer Grenadier Divisions. Organizations and Histories 1939–1945 (Memento vom 10. Februar 2014 im Internet Archive) (PDF; 461 kB), Nafziger Collection, Combined Armed Research Library.
- 207th Infantry Division / 207th Security Division on EHRI portal from the Federal Archives