Research on the German Armed Forces 1918-1945
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.
Added later were the following units:
After 6.44 the division did not have its own Artillerie-Regiment.
GenLt. Heinrich Trettner 10.04.43 - 5.04.45
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