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The 8. Gebirgs-Division was formed 27 February 1945 by the redesignation of the 157. Gebirgs-Division. It surrendered in Italy in May 1945.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Dipl. Ing. Paul Schricker (27 Feb 1945 - 3 May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Johannes Koepper (27 Feb 1945 - 3 May 1945)

Area of operations

Italy (Feb 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 296
Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 297
Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 1057
Feldersatz-Bataillon 1057
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 157
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 1057
Gebirgs-Pionier-Abteilung 1057
Gebirgs-Nachrichten-Abteilung 1057
Kommandeur der Divisions-Nachschubtruppen 1057
Kraftfahr-Kompanie 1057
Gebirgs-Fahr-Kolonne 1057
Gebirgs-Nachschub-Kompanie 1057
Werkstatt-Kompanie (mot) 1057
Bäckerei-Kompanie (mot) 10570
Schlächterei-Kompanie (mot) 1057
Verwaltungs-Kompanie (mot) 1057
Gebirgs-Sanitäts-Kompanie (t.mot) 1057
Krankenkraftwagen-Kompanie 1057
Gebirgs-Veterinär-Kompanie 1057
Feldpostamt (mot) 1057

Sources used

James Lucas - Hitler's Mountain Troops: Fighting at the extremes
Veit Scherzer - 8. Gebirgs-Division
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Gordon Williamson - German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939-45

Reference material on this unit

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