Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Erdmann


  • Various alarm and school units
  • Fallschrim-Jäger-Division Erdmann


  • Holland 1944


Formed 8.20.44 in Bitsch (Elsass) as an alarm unit, to reinforce the units atArnhem. The division was formed from remnants of other units, and manytraining schools in Germany. On 9.09.44 the last of 43 train-loads hadtransported the division to Holland. The division had no heavy weapons,except in the Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung.

On 10.09.44 the division was renamed as the 7.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division.The regiments did not change their designations until 11.25.44, and theyoperated initially with their old names under the new division.


General Composition
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment Menzel
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment Grossmehl
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment Laytved-Hardegg
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment Greve
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment Hübner
Bataillon Schäfer
Bataillon Schluckebier
Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung Grunwald


GenLt. Wolfgang Erdmann 8.20.44 – cont in 7.FJD

War Service

During its brief existence, the division served underLXXXVI.AK/Fs.AOK.1 in Hechtel, Arnhem and the Venlo area.