99th Light Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
|99. Leichte Infanterie-Division|
German 99th Infantry Division
99. Leichte Infanterie Division Vehicle Insignia
|Active||November 1940 – 8 May 1945|
|Engagements||World War II|
The 99th Light Infantry Division (German: 99. Leichte Infanterie-Division) was raised in November 1940 and remained in training at Bad Kissingen until the summer of 1941. In June it took part in Operation Barbarossa—the German invasion of the Soviet Union—and operated in Poland and Ukraine under Army Group South until the fall, when it was withdrawn to Germany for reorganization as the 7th Mountain Division.
In early 1942 the 7th Mountain Division was transferred to serve under the 20th Mountain Army in Lapland, and remained there until it withdrew into Norway at the beginning of 1945. It surrendered to the British there at the end of the war in May.
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- Pipes, Jason. "7th Gebirgsjager Division". Retrieved April 14, 2005.
- Wendel, Marcus (2004). "99. Leichte Infanterie-Division". Retrieved April 14, 2005.
- "99. leichte Infanterie-Division". German language article at www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de. Retrieved April 14, 2005.
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