The 9. Gebirgs-Division (Ost) (also Gebirgs-Division Steiermark) was formed in Austria on 25 April 1945 from Kampfgruppe Semmering (also known as Kampfgruppe Oberst Raithel). The division was formed from a variety of Army and Waffen-SS replacement and training units, Estonian and Latvian police units, and Luftwaffe units, the latter of which included elements of Kampfgeschwader 27 Boelcke.


Oberst Heribert Raithel (25 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Hauptmann Dr. Hartmut Wallrapp (25 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Area of Operations

Austria (Apr 1945 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 154
Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 155
Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 56
Einsatz-Kompanie/Panzerjäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 48
Gebirgs-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 56

Sources used

James Lucas - Hitler's Mountain Troops: Fighting at the extremes
Veit Scherzer - 9. Gebirgs-Division (Ost)
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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