4th Gebirgsjager Division

History and Campaigns:

Formed: October 23rd, 1940
Mobilized: April, 1941(?)
Wehrkries: V
Home Station: Heuberg
Division composed of:

  • 1,2,3 Abteilung, 13th Gebirgsjager Regiment
  • 1,2,3 Abteilung, 91st Gebirgsjager Regiment
  • 1,2,3,4 Abteilung, 94th Gebirgs Artillerie Regiment
  • 94th Panzerjager Company
  • 94th Gebirgs Pioneer Company
  • 94th Reconnaissance Abteilung
  • 94th Signals Abteilung
  • 94th Divisional support units

The 4th Gebirgsjager Division was formed in October of 1940 in the 2ndattempt to do so. The first time the Division was formed it gathered the142nd and 143rd Gebirgsjager Regiments and an artillery Abteilung, but theywere stood down after the Campaign in France ended. In October, 1940 theDivision was formed again using the 13th Infantry Regiment from thereorganizing 25th Infantry Division and the 91stInfantry Regiment from the reorganizing 27th Infantry Division. Theartillery unit of the 4th Gebirgsjager Division came from the artilleryformations of the 25th and 27th Divisions.

The Division trained as a Gebirgsjager Division until March, 1941 when theDivision was moved to Bulgaria to take part in the Invasion of Yugoslavia.After operations in Yugoslavia, the Division took part in operations in theEastern Front against the Soviet Union, taking part in actions at Uman andMius. The Division stayed in the Mius area until July, 1942 when theit, along with the 1st Gebirgsjager, took part in operations in theCaucasus region of Southern Russia. When the campaign in the Caucasusregion failed, the Division moved into the Crimea. After a long period ofservice on the Eastern Front, in 1944 the Division was pushed into Hungary,and then into Slovakia where it fought the Soviets in the Tatra Mountains inJanuary, 1945. The Division surrendered to the Soviets in May, 1945.

Fate: Surrendered to the Soviets in May, 1945.

Schematische Kriegsgliederung:

(A detailed offical listing of the divisions locations)

DateCorpsArmyArmy GroupArea
10.40formingWehrkreis VHeuberg
11.40 – 1.41XVIII2. ArmeeCHeuberg
2.41 – 3.41LV2. ArmeeCHeuberg
4.41reserve12. ArmeeBulgaria
5.41 – 6.41XI2. ArmeeYugoslavia, Belgrade
7.41 – 9.41XXXXIX17. ArmeeSüdVinnitsa, Uman, Dnjepr
10.41XXXXIX11. ArmeeSüdMius
11.41 – 5.42XXXXIX1. Pz. ArmeeSüdMius
6.42 – 7.42XXXXIX17. ArmeeSüdMius
8.42 – 12.42XXXXIX17. ArmeeARostov, Caucasus
1.43 – 3.43XXXXIX17. ArmeeACaucasus
4.43 – 9.43V17. ArmeeANovorossiysk, Kuban
10.43XXXXIV17. ArmeeACrimea
11.43 – 12.43XXXXIX6. ArmeeACherson
1.44XXXXIV3. rumänische ArmeeAKirovograd, Uman
2.44XXXXVII1. Pz. ArmeeAKirovograd, Uman
3.44VII8. ArmeeAJassy
4.44LII6. ArmeeSüdukraineKishinev
5.44XXXX6. ArmeeSüdukraineKishinev
6.44 – 7.44LII6. ArmeeSüdukraineKishinev
8.44LVII8. ArmeeSüdukraineNorth Carpathia
9.44LVII6. ArmeeSüdukraineSiebenbürgen
10.44XXIX8. ArmeeSüdCarpathia
11.44reserve8. ArmeeSüdHungary
12.44V. ungarische Korps8. ArmeeSüdHungary
1.45XVII1. Pz. ArmeeSüdSlovakia, Tatra
2.45 – 3.45XXXXIX1. Pz. ArmeeMitteOberschlesien
4.45LIX1. Pz. ArmeeMitteTroppau
5.45XXXXIX1. Pz. ArmeeMitteOlmütz