• 9.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division


  • Eastern Front 1945


This division was ordered formed on 9.24.44, but formation was cancelled on10.25.44. Fallschirm-Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 9 formed for the planneddivision was instead transferred to the Heer 85.Infanterie-Divisionon 1.02.45.

The division was reformed between December 1944 and February 1945 in theStettin area from various regular and ad-hoc units.

In late February 1945 II./FJR.25 and III./FJR.26 were flown into FestungBreslau and they were removed from the division. Both units fought to theend in Festung Breslau, those few survivors ending the war in Soviet hands.The rest of the 9.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division saw combat in theStargard-Dramburg area along the Eastern Front, and it was laterrefreshed in the Prenzlau area in March of 1945. It was to have absorbedelements of the 2.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division by3.23.45, but this was apparently cancelled. On 4.08.45 the division stillhad 11,600 men while in the Berlin area.

The division was thrown into brutal and fierce combat in the region of theOrder Front where it was pounded by the Soviets. What was left of itwas finally pushed into Berlin where it fought to the last at the HumboldthainFlakturm. The division finally surrendered to the Russians when Berlinfell between April 30th and May 2nd, 1945.


General Composition
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 25
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 26
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 27
Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger (Zerstörer)-Abteilung 9
Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 9
Fallschirm-Flak-Abteilung 9
Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 9
Fallschirm-Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 9
Fallschirm-Feldersatz-Bataillon 9
Kommandeur der Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Nachschubtruppen 9


GenLt. Gustav Wilke 9.24.44 – 3.02.45
Gen. Bruno Bräuer 3.02.45 – 4.18.45
Oberst Harry Herrmann 4.19.45 – 5.02.45

War Service

DateHigher HQLocation
2.45stellv. II. AK / AOK.11Stargard
3.45stellv. II. AK / PzAOK.3Stettin, Prenzlau
4.45XI. SS / AOK.9Bridgehead Küstrin
5.45LVI. AKZechlin, Gusow, Berlin area