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4.Fallschrim-Jäger-Division
Lineage
  • 4.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division
  • Campaigns
  • Italy 1943-1945
  • History Formation begun 5.11.43 (to be completed 1.2.44) in Venedig (Venice), from the following units: I./FJR.2, II./FJR.6 and I./Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment 1 (all ex. 2.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division). A large number of Italian paratroopers from the Italian Parachute Divisions Dembo and Folgore also joined the new division.

    Formation of the division was completed in February 1944, and went into combat at Anzio, under I.FsA/AOK.14. The division earned a reputation for toughness and reliability while fighting in Italy. In May 1945 it surrendered between Viacenza and Bozen, in Northern Italy.
    Organization
    General Composition
    Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 10
    Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 11
    Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 12
    Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 4
    Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 4
    Fallschirm-Flak-Abteilung 4
    Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 4
    Fallschirm-Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 4
    Fallschirm-Sanitäts-Abteilung 4

    Added later were the following units:

    Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Bataillon 4
    Fallschirm-Feldersatz-Bataillon 4

    After 6.44 the division did not have its own Artillerie-Regiment.
    Commanders GenLt. Heinrich Trettner 10.04.43 - 5.04.45
    War Service
    Date
    Higher HQ
    Location
    12.43 Heeresgruppe C while forming in Venice-Padua-Treviso area
    1.44 - 5.44 I.FsAK / AOK.14 Anzio/Nettuno
    6.44 - 7.44 I.FsAK / AOK.14 Rome, Viterbo, Perugia, Siena and Florens
    8.44 - 11.44 I.FsAK / AOK.14 Rimini
    12.44 - 3.45 I.FsAK / AOK.10 Bologna, Via Emilia
    4.45 reserve / AOK.10 Ferrara, Verona, Vicenza and Bozen