|This unit, the only Skijäger-Division in the German Wehrmacht, was formed onJune 2nd, 1944, from the 1.Skijäger-Brigade. The 1.Skijäger-Divisionwas located along the central sector of the Eastern Front when it was formed,and it fought with Armeegruppe “Mitte” for the first months of itsexistance.|
After the crushing Soviet Summer Offensive of June 22nd, 1944, the divisiontook part in actions along the central sector of the Eastern Front from Juneuntil October of 1944, engaged in desperate defensive battles duringthe retreat to the Vistula River. The 1.Skijäger-Division was then movedinto the region Slovakia, and later was moved north into the areaof southern Poland, where it once again fought along the Eastern Front.It was once again moved south into the region of Czechoslovakia late in thewar where it surrenderd to the Soviets in May, 1945.
|Generalmajor Martin Berg 6.05.44 – 10.02.44|
Generalleutnant Gustav Hundt 10.02.44 – 1.??.45
Generalmajor Hans Steets 1.??.45 – 2.01.45
Generalleutnant Gustav Hundt 2.01.45 – 5.08.45