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Fallschrim-Jäger-Division Erdmann


Lineage

  • Various alarm and school units
  • Fallschrim-Jäger-Division Erdmann

Campaigns

  • Holland 1944

History

Formed 8.20.44 in Bitsch (Elsass) as an alarm unit, to reinforce the units at Arnhem. The division was formed from remnants of other units, and many training schools in Germany. On 9.09.44 the last of 43 trainloads had transported the division to Holland. The division had no heavy weapons, except in the Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung.

On 10.09.44 the division was renamed as the 7.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division. The regiments did not change their designations until 11.25.44, and they operated initially with their old names under the new division.

Organization

General Composition
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment Menzel
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment Grossmehl
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment Laytved-Hardegg
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment Greve
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment Hübner
Bataillon Schäfer
Bataillon Schluckebier
Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung Grunwald

Commanders

GenLt. Wolfgang Erdmann 8.20.44 - cont in 7.FJD

War Service

Durings its brief existence, the division served under LXXXVI.AK/Fs.AOK.1 in Hechtel, Arnhem and the Venlo area.