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Welcome to the WWII Heer Units page!

In this area, you will find listings for all the websites we can find of units portraying the German Army during the Second World War. The German Army had (has) a long and honored history (don't start, they did!) and their loyalty and honor, plus a sense of duty was a part of what made the Wehrmacht great. Loyalty to his organization, family, country and comrades is one of those things that makes the German a natural soldier and most of try and do this portrayal correctly.

If you are interested in portraying a "Landser," check out one of these units listed below, they will get you going!

Das Heer

From WikiPedia:

The German Army furthered concepts pioneered during the First World War, combining ground (Heer) and Air Force (Luftwaffe) assets into combined arms teams. Coupled with traditional war fighting methods such as encirclements and the "battle of annihilation", the German military managed many lightning quick victories in the first year of the Second World War, prompting foreign journalists to create a new word for what they witnessed: Blitzkrieg.

The Heer entered the war with a minority of its formations motorized; infantry remained approximately 90% foot-borne throughout the war, and artillery primarily horse-drawn. The motorized formations received much attention in the world press in the opening years of the war, and were cited as the reason for the success of the German invasions of Poland (September 1939), Norway (April 1940), Denmark, Belgium, France and Netherlands (May 1940), Yugoslavia (April 1941) and the early campaigns in the Soviet Union (June 1941).

With the entry of the United States in December 1941, the Wehrmacht found itself engaged in campaigns against two major industrial powers. At this critical juncture, Hitler assumed personal control of the Wehrmacht high command, and his personal failings as a military commander arguably contributed to major defeats in early 1943, at Stalingrad and Tunis in North Africa.

The Germans' military strength was managed through mission-based tactics (rather than order-based tactics) and an almost proverbial discipline. In public opinion, the German Army was, and sometimes still is, seen as a high-tech army (e.g., The movie "Star Wars" features a MG42, used by the Empire's storm troopers.). These technologies were featured by propaganda, but were often only available in small numbers or late in the war, as overall supplies of raw materials and armaments became low. For example, only forty percent of all units were motorised, baggage trains often relied on horse-drawn trailers and many soldiers went by foot or used bicycles (de: Radfahrtruppen).

Max Hastings, British author, historian and ex-newspaper editor, said in a radio interview on WGN Chicago "...there's no doubt that man for man, the German army was the greatest fighting force of the second world war." This view was also explained in his book "Overlord: D-Day and the battle for Normandy". In the book World War II : An Illustrated Miscellany, Anthony Evans writes: 'The German soldier was very professional and well trained, aggressive in attack and stubborn in defence. He was always adaptable, particularly in the later years when shortages of equipment were being felt'. These views of German warriors are an attempt to evaluate their fighting abilities and not trying to excuse or justify some of the aims or actions of the Nazi regime.

Among the foreign volunteers who served in the Heer during World War II were ethnic Germans, Dutch, and Scandinavians along with people from the Baltic states and the Balkans. Russians fought in the Russian Liberation Army or as Hilfswilliger. Non-Russians from the Soviet Union formed the Ostlegionen. These units were all commanded by General Ernst August Koestring and represented about five percent of the forces under the OKH.

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Note: A German WW2 reenacting unit not in any way affiliated with any neo-nazi ideals or hate groups.

We strive to accurately portray a German antitank unit that served in World War Two. Membership is open to males age 18 or 16 if parent/guardian joins.  We are based in Florida but have  members throughout the southeast.  Being a motorized Panzerj?ger Kompanie, our members own a Krupp Protze truck, Sd Kfz 222 armored scout car as well as a Raketenwerfer 43 (Puppchen), Panzerschrek and Faust as Weapons.
Nachrichten Abteilung 716 (Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana)
We are the radio Kompanie of the 716th Infantry Division. Our goal is to provide an active radio headquarters and loan field radios to infantry units to provide working communications.

Although our official unit is the 716th Infantry Division, our impression is a plain Heer unit. The 716th was an Atlantik Wall unit that was involved in the fighting on 4 out 5 of the invasion beaches. Later the unit was involved in the defense of the invasion of Southern France.
7./Gro▀deutschland (Mid Atlantic East Coast)
WWII German Army Unit. For over 35 years GD has set the standards for all else to follow. "Stop playing army, and start acting like one!"
We are a WWII Reenactor group that portrays a Heer (Army) unit that ferociously defended the Normandy beaches during the Allied invasion of France.  Our primary goal is to educate the public by staging  mock battles, providing demonstrations, and displaying authentic uniforms, weapons, and equipment.

We are based out of the WWII History Center located in El Dorado, KS.  The 352nd currently has members from two different states and we host and participate in both public and private tactical events.

No experience is required!  We will teach you how to be a member of the Wehrmacht!
(NC and VA, USA)
7116. Panzerdivision/6.Kompanie "Windhund Division." (USA, NC & VA)

We are a German WW II Reenacting group based on the east coast, mostly in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, but accepting members from other states. We portray Panzergrenadieres and related combat units circa March 1944 of 6.Kompanie, 2.Battalion, 60.Regiment, 116.Panzerdivision. We attend East and West front events, living histories, immersions, and even have weekends where we go to museums or other sights and have fun.
We are a German WW II Reenacting group based on the east coast, mostly in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, but accepting members from other states. We portray Panzergrenadieres and related combat units circa March 1944 of 6.Kompanie, 2.Battalion, 60.Regiment, 116.Panzerdivision.

We attend East and West front tacticals and living histories along the East Coast of the USA, mostly in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina.
2010 WWII and Veterans Weekend (Midwest - Michigan)
The 3rd Annual WWII and Veterans Weekend in St. Clair Shores Michigan is quickly becoming the premiere event in the region. Directors Paul Palazzolo and Jose Evangelista are committed to making it the most enjoyable event reenactors will participate in. Visit website for complete details.
GR 916 New England (North East USA (New England))
 We are an organization of historians and re-enactors who predominantly portray the standard German Army Infantry of the Second World War.  Many of our members are military veterans as well as their families.

Our unit is Nummer 5 Kompanie/ II Batt./ Grenadier Regiment 916 of the 352nd Inf. Division.  We were the first 352nd unit established, almost a quarter century ago in the year 1981.  We have established a keen sense of detail and authenticity right down to the correct papers (SOLDBUCHS) carried by the German soldier. We would be quite happy to answer any questions you might have about the hobby and our unit.

First and foremost we are a non-political organization and DO NOT BACK OR TOLERATE any extremism of any sort.  This is a group purely dedicated to military historical studies, keeping the history of this great conflict alive so that we never forget it.

To our fellow re-enactors who are also in 352nd Infanterie Division units that exist now, we will be more than happy to help with research, SOLDBUCHS and other information. We have one of the largest collections of ORIGINAL photos and items from this unit as well as having had the opportunity to meet and interview many of the surviving veterans in the 1980's and 90's.  We hope to hear from you soon!

 The Officers and Men of Grenadier Regiment 916
Ostlegionen (Mid Atlantic States, East Coast)
Doing a foreign volunteer unit could be a better option for those who have some misgivings about donning a uniform with a swastika even if it's just for historical and educational purposes.  Most of the foreign volunteers who fought on the German side during the war were not necessarily Nazis nor did they all support the Nazi ideology.  Most simply wanted independence and freedom for their respective homelands and thus felt fighting on the German side would allow a better chance of that happening.  Everyone knew what was in store under the Communist yoke of Stalin?s Russia thus Nazi Germany offered the lesser of the two evils.  So in conclusion, you could portray a freedom loving God fearing patriot and still wear the cool looking German uniform (SS or Heer) and fight against a great evil known as Communism.
10th Kp. Grossdeutschland (Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee)
We are 10th KP. Grossdeutschland. We are out of Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. This unit was founded by weapons and history enthusiasts with a vision of a unit who is second to none in tactical proficiency. We have a ford truck and a kubelwagon. We also have a full auto mg42 and mg34.
3./Infanterie-Regiment 226 is a non-political, WWII reenactment/ living history organization made up of historians from the Virginias and the Carolinas in Nord Amerika. We have been portraying the average German infantry soldier of WWII since 1991 and we strive to accurately represent these common soldiers, learn from their experiences, and teach others what we have learned. We also provide an adversary for the Allied reenactment units during battle events (although we routinely outmaneuver our Allied friends).
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