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Gebirgs-Brigade

Lineage


  • Campaigns This unit did not take part in fighting during WWII
    History The Gebirgs-Brigade was the sole mountain unit of the German Wehrmacht upon the formation of the Wehrmacht in 1935. It was formed from a cadre of well trained mountain troops that had been apart of the Reichswehr during the Weimar era, held onto in the hopes of creating the cadre of a future mountain fighting force. In 1935 this intent was realized with the formation of this unit, which on April 9th 1938 was, was formed into the 1.Gebirgsjäger-Division.
    Organization
    General oob
    Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98
    Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99
    Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100
    Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 79
    Commanders Gen.Lt Ludwig Kübler 1935 - 1.Geb.Div.
    War Service This unit did not see wartime service during WWII.