Western Front 1945


This division was formed in March 1945 in the Linz area in the Netherlands. Formation was to have beencompleted by 5.01.45, but it was cancelled on 4.08.45. The collection oftroops in the Linz area apparently continued even after cancellation.On 4.11.45 CO Oberst Gericke had arrived in Linz, and by 4.20.45 nearly 1100men had arrived, with 650 in Hörsching and 2700 in Gardelegen. Thesemen could not be transferred to Linz, due to the war situation at that time.Apparently, the various units of the cancelled division were sporadicallythrown into combat with various other formations along the northern length ofthe Western Front shortly before Germany surrendered in May 1945.


General Composition
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 37
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 38
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 39
Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 11
Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 11
Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 11
Fallschirm-Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 11
Fallschirm-Sanitäts-Abteilung 11
Kommandeur der Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Nachschubtruppen 11


Oberst Walter Gericke 3.45 – 4.45

War Service

Never fully formed, formation cancelled, component units saw sporadic combatshortly before WWII ended.