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Royal Hungarian Honvéd
8th Infantry Brigade
   Szombathely (III Corps)
   Constituted:       23.01.1939    as 8th Infantry Brigade. [From the 1/3 Infantry Commander, 3rd Mixed Brigade]
   Activated:    30.09.1941    as a headquarters with a reduced-strength staff plus some service units for the occupation forces
   Redesignated:    01.10.1941    as 108th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
   Redesignated:    17.02.1942    as 108th Light Division Headquarters
   Redesignated:    17.02.1942    as 8th Light Division Headquarters
   Disbanded:    01.06.1943    Division Headquarters Staff absorbed by the 9th Light Division in June 1943
   Discontinued:    10.08.1943    Dissolved [1]
Commanding Officers:
   23.01.193901.02.1941    BG Gyözö Weinmann
   01.02.194100.01.1942    BG Otto Abt
   00.01.194200.02.1942    BG László Stemmer
   00.02.194200.11.1942    BG Otto Abt
   09.11.194200.03.1943    BG István Makay
   00.03.194300.06.1943    BG Kálmán Csiby
   00.06.194310.08.1943    BG István Makay
Administrative Subordination:
   01.10.193801.03.1940    HM (peace time garrisons)
   01.03.194030.09.1941    VKF (peace time garrisons)
   01.10.194109.02.1942    (Headquarters only) H.O.C.
   09.02.194217.02.1943    (Headquarters only) H.O.G. West
   17.02.194301.05.1943    (Headquarters only) H.O.G. West, Second Army
   01.05.194310.08.1943    (Headquarters only) VII Corps, H.O.F.C.
Tactical Subordination:
   01.10.194127.11.1941    Befh. HG Süd, Heeresgruppe Süd
   27.11.194104.12.1941    WB Ukraine, RK Ukraine
   04.12.194130.01.1942    Befh. HG Süd, Heeresgruppe Süd
   30.01.194210.03.1942    Reserven, 6. Armee, Heeresgruppe Süd
   10.03.194208.06.1942    VIII. Armeekorps, 6. Armee, Heeresgruppe Süd
   08.06.194224.06.1942    Reserven, 6. Armee, Heeresgruppe Süd
   24.06.194201.07.1942    Befh. HG Süd, Heeresgruppe Süd
   02.07.194226.09.1942    Gruppe von Gilsa (= Stab 216. Inf.Div.), 2. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte
   27.09.194201.05.1943    Korück 532, 2. Panzerarmee, Heeresgruppe Mitte
   01.05.194329.07.1943    Befh. HG Mitte, Heeresgruppe Mitte
Peace Time Organization to 1943:
   8th Brigade / Light Division Headquarters
   Artillery Commander
   5th Infantry Regiment Headquarters
     I./5th Infantry Regiment
     II./5th Infantry Regiment
     III./5th Infantry Regiment
   35th Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   I./7th Artillery Regiment
   II./7th Artillery Regiment
   8th Cavalry Company
   8th Anti-Aircraft Company
   8th Signal Company
   8th Divisional Service Headquarters
   (Mobilization Unit)
Mobilized Combat Organization 03.02.1942:
   108th Brigade Headquarters
   Headquarters 34th Inf. Rgt. with II./34, III./35, III./47
   Headquarters 38th Inf. Rgt. with II./36, III./38, II./48
   8th Cavalry Company
   2nd Light Antiaircraft Company
   8th Signal Company
   Service Units:
     2./III Corps Bakery Company
     8th Rations Administration Detachment
     ? Supply Column (15-ton)
     ? Supply Column (36-ton)
     8th Medical Company
     8th Ambulance Column
     8th Veterinary Detachment
     8th Field Post Detachment
[1] The 8th Division was removed from the order of battle and dissolved in Hungary in August 1943.

A completely new 8th Infantry Division was supposed to be raised late 1944 in the 2. Panzerarmee sector, and equipped with captured weapons. It was to consist of the Bakony Regiment, a new regiment formed from two fortress battalions, as well as an artillery regiment. Events precluded this division from being completely formed, and the plan was subsequently dropped, the units being assigned to other formations.
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