Western Front 1945


This division was ordered formed on 9.24.44 (with FJR.22, 23, and 24), butthe formation was cancelled on 10.15.44 and FJR.23 went to the 2.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division, and theFallschirm-Luftnachrichten-Abteilung was transferred to the Heer on 1.02.45.

The division was reformed in January 1945, at Köln-Wahn from variousad-hoc units. The division was refreshed on 3.15.45 at Wesel, by order ofOberbefehlshaber West. The division fought in the defense of the Reichswaldand opposed the British Rhine crossing at Rees, and later surrendered in theRuhr-pocket.


General Composition
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 22
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 24
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 32
Fallschirm-Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 8
Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 8
Fallschirm-Feldersatz-Bataillon 8
Kommandeur der Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Nachschubtruppen 8

On 2.20.45 Luftwaffen-Festungs-Bataillon XXVII was absorbedby the division.


GenMaj. Walter Wadehn 1.06.45 – 5.05.45

War Service

DateHigher HQLocation
2.45 – 3.45II. FsAK / Fs.AOK.1Nijmegen, Kleve, Menzelen, Wesel
4.45II. FsAK / Fs.AOK.1Ems, Weser, Ruhr-pocket