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7.Fallschrim-Jäger-Division


Lineage

  • Various alarm and school units
  • Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Erdmann
  • 7.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division

Campaigns

  • Western Front 1944-1945

History

The 7.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division was formed in September 1944 near Venlo from Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Erdmann. The regiments of the new division did not change their designations until 11.25.44, and they operated initially with their old names.

In January, 1945, the division fought in the region of northern Alsace before being transfered north, where it later capitulated to British forces in the Oldenburg area, in May 1945.

Organization

General Composition
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 19
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 20
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 21
Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 7
Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 7
Fallschirm-Flak-Abteilung 7
Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 7
Fallschirm-Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 7
Nachschubführer der 7.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division

Added later were the following units:

Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Abteilung 7
Fallschirm-Feldersatz-Bataillon 7

Due to heavy losses, Luftwaffen-Festungs-Bataillone XXIV and XXVIII, were absorbed by the division on 2.20.45.

Commanders

GenLt. Wolfgang Erdmann cont from FJD Erdmann - 5.08.45

War Service

Date Higher HQ Location
12.44 LXXXVI. AK / Fs.AOK.1 Brockhuizen, Venlo, Overbeck
1.45 Reserve / Fs.AOK.1 Weissenburg, Hagenau
2.45 LXXXVI. AK / Fs.AOK.1 Sessenheim, Geldern, Kleve, Reichswald
3.45 II. FsAK / Fs.AOK.1 Marienbaum, Wesel, Bocholt, Enschede
4.45 II. FsAK / Fs.AOK.1 Ostfriesland, Oldenburg