|Formation begun 5.11.43 (to be completed 1.2.44) in Venedig (Venice), fromthe following units: I./FJR.2, II./FJR.6 and I./Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment 1(all ex. 2.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division). A large number of Italianparatroopers from the Italian Parachute Divisions Dembo and Folgore alsojoined the new division.|
Formation of the division was completed in February 1944, andwent into combat at Anzio, under I.FsA/AOK.14. The division earned areputation for toughness and reliability while fighting in Italy. In May 1945it surrendered between Viacenza and Bozen, in Northern Italy.
Added later were the following units:
After 6.44 the division did not have its own Artillerie-Regiment.