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German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945

157th Gebirgsjager Division

Formed: January 10th, 1944
Mobilized: (?)
Wehrkries: VII
Home Station: Mittenwald
Division composed of:
  • 1,2,3 Abteilung, 296th Gebirgsjager Regiment
  • 1,2,3 Abteilung, 297th Gebirgsjager Regiment
  • 1,2,3 Abteilung, 1057th Gebirgs Artillerie Regiment
  • 1057th Panzerjager Abteilung
  • 1057th Signals Abteilung
  • 1057th Pioneer Abteilung
  • 1057th Divisional support units
History and Campaigns:
    The 157th Gebirgsjager Division was created in January, 1944 from the 157th Reserve Infantry Division. The Division fought in both the Western Alps and in Italy for the duration of its combat life as the 157th Gebirgs, and in 1945, the Division was renamed as the 8th Gibirgsjager Division.

Schematische Kriegsgliederung (A detailed offical listing of the divisions locations):

Date Corps Army Army Group Area
10.44 - 12.44 LXXV Armee Ligurien C Western Alps
1.45 reserve 10. Armee C North Italy
2.45 XIV 10. Armee C North Italy

Fate: Surrendered as the 8th Gebirgsjager Division to the Americans in May, 1945.