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1.Hochgebirgs-Jäger-Bataillone

History The Hochgebirgs-Jäger-Bataillone of the Wehrmacht were highly trained units of mountain troops trained for combat in the highest peaks and mountain ranges, Hoch- meaning high, therefore Hochgebirgs-Jäger were high mountain troops.

The 1.Hochgebirgs-Jäger-Bataillon was formed on 7.20.42 from the 1.Ausbildung-Battalion (Training) of the Alpine Troops located in Berchtesgaden. This unit saw action on the Eastern Front during 1942 and 1943, before being disbanded in the winter of 1943 with the men of the unit being posted to the 1.Gebirsjäger-Division.
Organization
I./1.Hochgebirgs-Jäger-Bataillon
II./1.Hochgebirgs-Jäger-Bataillon
III./1.Hochgebirgs-Jäger-Bataillon
IV./1.Hochgebirgs-Jäger-Bataillon
V./1.Hochgebirgs-Jäger-Bataillon
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