7th Gebirgsjager Division

Formed: November 15th, 1941
Mobilized: (?)
Wehrkries: XIII
Home Station: Furth
Division composed of:

  • 1,2,3 Abteilung, 206th Gebirgsjager Regiment
  • 1,2,3 Abteilung, 218th Gebirgsjager Regiment
  • 1,2,3 Abteilung, 82nd Gebirgs Artillerie Regiment
  • 99th Panzerjager Abteilung
  • 99th Reconnaissance
  • 99th Pioneer Abteilung
  • 99th Signals Abteilung
  • 99th Divisional support units

History and Campaigns:

  • The 7th Gebirgsjager Division was created by converting the 99th LightInfantry Division to Gebirgsjager status. This was done in November of1941.
  • The 7th Gebirgsjager Division was in Germany until it was moved to Lapplandin February of 1942. The Division spent the entire war located in theLappland area of the Far North, until the Axis pulled out of the region backinto Norway. The Division stayed in Norway until it surrendered to theBritish in May, 1945.

Schematische Kriegsgliederung (A detailed officallisting of the divisions locations):

DateCorpsArmyArmy GroupArea
12.41 – 1.42BdEWehrkreis XIIIHome
2.42 – 4.42reserveArmee LapplandLappland*
5.42 – 6.42III. finnische KorpsArmee LapplandLappland*
7.42III. finnische Korps20. Gebirgs-ArmeeLappland*
8.42 – 12.44XVIII20. Gebirgs-ArmeeLappland
1.45Narvik20. Gebirgs-ArmeeNorway
2.45 – 3.45LXXXI20. Gebirgs-ArmeeNorway
4.45reserve20. Gebirgs-ArmeeNorway

* half of the division served between 3.42 – 7.42 in North Russia, underthe 16. Armee

Fate: Surrendered to the British in May, 1945.