52. Feldausbildungs-Division - 52. Feldausbildungs-Division

The 52nd Field Training Division was a German infantry division during World War II .


The division was formed on December 3, 1943 from the staff of the 52nd Infantry Division [1] and troops from other field training divisions, such as the 390th and 391st , for the Army Group Center as part of the 23rd wave of deployment with stationing in Belarus set up. The formation was only once a shadow division and not as a proper division.

The division existed until its dissolution on April 12, 1944. The grenadier regiments were divided into the 131st , 31st and 331st Infantry Divisions . The staff assigned to Army Group North formed the staff for the 52nd Security Division . [1]




  • Samuel W. Mitcham (2007). German Order of Battle. Volume One: 1st – 290th Infantry Divisions in WWII. PA; United States of America: Stackpole Books. S. 100+101, ISBN 978-0-8117-3416-5.
  • Nafziger, George F. (2000). The German Order of Battle Infantry in World War II; Greenhill Books, S. 548.


Individual evidence

  1. a b Burkhart Mueller-Hillebrand: Beginning of the campaign against the Soviet Union until the end of the war . ES Mittler, 1954, p. 149 ( google.de [accessed January 1, 2019]).