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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