5th Mountain Division (Wehrmacht)
(English: 5th Mountain Division)
|Engagements||World War II|
|General der Gebirgstruppe Julius Ringel (November 1, 1940 – February 10, 1944)|
The 5th Mountain Division (German: 5. Gebirgs Division) was established in the Austrian Tirol in October 1940, out of regiments taken from the 1. Gebirgs-Division and the 10. Infanterie Division. Its first action was in the 1941 Balkans Campaign, when it took part in Operations Marita and Merkur; in the latter it was used in an air-landing role. In November, it returned to Germany for rehabilitation, and in April 1942 it was deployed to the Eastern Front, where it joined Army Group North on the Volkhov Front. In April 1943 it was redeployed to Italy. It fought out the remainder of the war in Italy and the Western Alps, and surrendered to the Americans near Turin in May 1945.
- 85. Gebirgsjäger-Regiment
- 100. Gebirgsjäger-Regiment
- 95. Aufklärungs-Battalion
- 95. Panzerjäger-Battalion
- 73. leichte Flak Batterie (Luftwaffe)
- 95. Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment; I. - IV. Abteilung
- 95. Gebirgs-Pionier-Battalion
- 95. Nachrichten-Battalion
- 95. Nachschubtruppen
- General der Gebirgstruppe Julius Ringel (1 November 1940 – 10 February 1944)
- Generalleutnant Max Schrank (10 February 1944 – 18 January 1945)
- Generalmajor Hans Steets (18 January 1945 – 8 May 1945)
- Pipes, Jason. "5.Gebirgsjäger-Division". Retrieved May 11, 2005.
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- Marcus Wendel. "5. Gebirgs-Division".
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