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Royal Hungarian Honvéd
16th Infantry Brigade
Headquarters:
   Szolnok (VI Corps)
Lineage:
   Constituted:       23.01.1939    as 16th Infantry Brigade
   Redesignated:    17.02.1942    as 16th Light Division
   Redesignated:    10.08.1943    as 16th Infantry Division
   Activated:    06.01.1944     
   Mobilized:    06.03.1944     
   Discontinued:    00.05.1945    Surrendered to Soviet forces at Olmütz, Czechoslovakia
Commanding Officers:
   23.01.193901.03.1940    BG Alfréd Friedrich
   01.03.194001.02.1942    BG Elemér Hunfalvay
   01.02.194201.05.1942    COL Béla Tanitó
   01.05.194201.08.1942    BG Gyözö Beleznay
   01.08.194201.08.1944    BG Béla Lengyel
   01.08.194401.11.1944    BG József Vasváry
   01.11.194409.12.1944    BG Elemér Mészöly
   09.12.194400.03.1945    BG László Karátsony
   00.03.194500.04.1945    COL Gyula Keresztes
   00.04.194500.05.1945    COL Alajos Pápay
Administrative Subordination:
   23.01.193901.03.1940    VKF (peace time garrisons)
   01.03.194006.01.1944    VKF (peace time garrisons)
   06.01.194415.04.1944    First Army
   15.04.194420.08.1944    VII Corps,First Army
   20.08.194430.08.1944    Reserves, First Army
   30.08.194419.09.1944    VII Corps, First Army
   19.09.194428.09.1944    III Corps, First Army
   28.09.194405.10.1944    Reserves, First Army
   05.10.194413.10.1944    VI Corps, First Army
   14.10.194426.11.1944    Reserves, First Army
   26.11.194400.04.1945    V Corps, First Army
Tactical Subordination:
   23.10.194426.11.1944    XVII. Armeekorps, 8. Armee
   16.12.194431.12.1944    XVII. Armeekorps, 8. Armee
   02.01.194521.01.1945    Reserven, 1. Panzerarmee
   21.01.194500.04.1945    XXXXIX. Gebirgskorps, 1. Panzerarmee
 
Peace Time Organization to 1943:
   16th Brigade / Light Division Headquarters
   Artillery Commander
   10th Infantry Regiment
     I./10th Infantry Regiment
     II./10th Infantry Regiment
     III./10th Infantry Regiment
   40th Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   I./16th Artillery Regiment
   II./16th Artillery Regiment
   16th Cavalry Company
   16th Anti-Aircraft Company
   16th Signal Company
   16. Divisional Service Headquarters
 
   (Szolnok)
   (Szolnok)
   (Szolnok)
   (Szolnok)
   (Berettyóujfalu)
   (Szolnok)
   (Mobilization Unit)
   (Szolnok)
   (Szolnok)
   (Debrecen)
   (Debrecen)
   (Debrecen)
   (Debrecen)
 
Peace Time Organization from 1943:
   16th Infantry Division Headquarters
   Infantry Commander
   Artillery Commander
   10th Infantry Regiment
     I./10th Infantry Regiment
     II./10th Infantry Regiment
     III./10th Infantry Regiment
   11th Infantry Regiment
     I./11th Infantry Regiment
     II./11th Infantry Regiment
     III./11th Infantry Regiment
   19th Infantry Regiment
     I./19th Infantry Regiment
     II./19th Infantry Regiment
     III./19th Infantry Regiment
   16th Artillery Battalion
   17th Artillery Battalion
   18th Artillery Battalion
   16th Reconnaissance Battalion
 
   (Szolnok)
   (Békéscsaba)
   (Szolnok)
   (Szolnok)
   (Szolnok)
   (Berettyóujfalu)
   (Karcag)
   (Debrecen)
   (Debrecen)
   (Debrecen)
   (Debrecen)
   (Békéscsaba)
   (Békéscsaba)
   (Mezötúr)
   (Orosháza)
   (Szolnok)
   (Debrecen)
   (Orosháza)
   (Debrecen)
 
Mobilized Combat Organization 06.01.1944:
   16th Infantry Division Headquarters
   Infantry Commander
   Artillery Commander
   10th Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   11th Infantry Regiment (I. III.)
   19th Infantry Regiment (I. III.) [1]
   16th Artillery Battalion
   17th Artillery Battalion
   18th Artillery Battalion [1]
   VI Artillery Battalion
   16th Reconnaissance Battalion
   16th Anti-Aircraft Company
   56th Combat Engineer Battalion
   16th Signal Battalion
   16th Divisional Service Headquarters
 
 
NOTES:
[1] The 19th Infantry Regiment and the 18th Artillery Battalion did not join the division until 30.01.1944.
 
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