7th Mountain Division (Wehrmacht)

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7. Gebirgs-Division
(English: 7th Mountain Division)
7. Infanterie-Division (Gebirgsjäger) der Wehrmacht.svg
Unit insignia
Active 1941–45
Country  Nazi Germany
Allegiance Balkenkreuz.svg Wehrmacht
Branch Heer
Type Gebirgsjäger
Role Mountain warfare
Size Division
Nickname Bergschuh Division
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Robert Martinek
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Edelweiss
Mountain boot

The 7th Mountain Division (German: 7. Gebirgs Division) was formed through the redesignation of 99th Light Infantry Division, which had fought on the southern sector of the Eastern Front until being withdrawn to Germany in October 1941. In 1942, it was sent to Finland and remained there until the Finnish withdrawal from the war. The division retreated into Norway where it remained until the end of the war.[1]

Commanders[edit]

Order of battle[edit]

  • 218. Gebirgsjäger Regiment
    • 1. Battalion
    • 2. Battalion
    • 3. Battalion
    • Mountain Panzerjäger Company (mot)
  • 99. Panzerjäger Battalion
  • 99. Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 79. Mountain Artillery Regiment
    • 1. Battalion
    • 2. Battalion
    • 3. Battalion
    • 4. Battalion
  • 99. Mountain Pioneer Battalion
  • 99. Mountain Signals Battalion
  • 54. Mountain Feldersatz Battalion
  • 54. Ski Battalion
  • 99. Supply Troops [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Wendal, Marcus. "7 Gebirgs Division". Axis History. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 

Further reading[edit]

  • James Lucas - Hitler's Mountain Troops: Fighting at the extremes
  • Gordon Williamson - German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939-45
  • Roland Kaltenegger - Schicksalsweg und Kampf der 'Bergschuh'-Division: Die Kriegschronik der 7. Gebirgs-Division vormals 99. leichte Infanterie-Division (in German)
  • Emil Schuler - Mit dem Bergschuh in Rußland und Finnland: Kriegserlebnisse und Kriegserfahrungen der 7. Gebirgs Division, vormals 99. leichte Infanterie Division (in German)