• 7.Flieger-Division
  • 1.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division


  • Italy 1943-1945


Formed on May 1st, 1943 from the 7.Flieger-Division in France. From the endof May 1943 it was stationed in Flers (near Avignon), in reserve, underXI.Fliegerkorps/Heeresgruppe D. The first parts of the division arrived inSicily on the 12th of July 1943, directly under XIV.Armeekorps, and went intocombat immediately defending the island. This division was the last unit toleave Sicily on the 17th September, 1943. The Division rested in Calabriaduring the remainder of August and early September. It remained in Italy forthe remainder of the war, later earning for itself the title “The GreenDevils of Cassino” for its excellent performance during the Battle ofMonte Cassino. The division ended the war in northern Italy in 1945.


General Composition
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 1
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 3
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 4
Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 1
Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 1
Fallschirm-Flak-Abteilung 1
Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1
Luftnachrichten-Abteilung der Fallschirm-Jäger-Division 1
Fallschirm-Sanitäts-Abteilung 1
Fallschirm-Feldersatz-Bataillon 1

Added later were the following units:

Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Bataillon 1 (added 7.44)


GenMaj Richard Heidrich 5.01.43 – 11.17.44
GenMaj H. Korte (acting) 1.04.44 – 2.21.44
GenMaj Karl-Lothar Schulz 11.18..44 – 5.02.45

War Service

DatesHigher HQArea
6.43 – 7.43Reserve, Heeresgruppe DSouth France
8.43XIV. AK / OB SüdSicily
9.43XIV. AK / AOK. 10Brindisi, Ortona
10.43 – 1.44LXXVI. AK/ AOK.10Adriaticcoast
2.44 – 5.44XIV. AK/ AOK.10Monte Cassino
6.44 – 10.44XXVI. AK/ AOK. 10Adria, Rimini
11.44 – 1.45XIV. AK/ AOK. 10Imola/Via Emilia
2.45 – 4.45I. FsAK/ AOK.10Imola/Via Emilia