385th Infantry Division (Germany)
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 annihilated in early 1943 while subordinated to the 8th Italian Army
Italian Army in Russia
The Italian Army in Russia was an army-sized unit of the Italian Royal Army which fought on the Eastern Front during World War II...

. With the order from 17 February 1943 the remains of the 385th Infantry Division together with the remains of the 387th Infantry Division formed the basis for the newly created 387. Infanterie-Division.

Commanding officers

  • General der Infanterie Karl Eibl
    Karl Eibl
    Karl Franz Eibl was a German general during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords....

    , 7 January 1942 - 18 December 1942
  • Generalmajor Eberhard von Schuckmann, 18 December 1942 - 15 February 1943

See also

  • Division (military)
    Division (military)
    A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers. In most armies, a division is composed of several regiments or brigades, and in turn several divisions typically make up a corps...

    , Military unit, List of German divisions in WWII
  • Heer
    German Army
    The German Army is the land component of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. Following the disbanding of the Wehrmacht after World War II, it was re-established in 1955 as the Bundesheer, part of the newly formed West German Bundeswehr along with the Navy and the Air Force...

    , Wehrmacht
    The Wehrmacht – from , to defend and , the might/power) were the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. It consisted of the Heer , the Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe .-Origin and use of the term:...

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