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The 157. Gebirgs-Division was formed on 1 September 1944 by the redesignation of the 157. Reserve-Division. It was redesignated 8. Gebirgs-Divison on 27 February 1945.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Dipl. Ing. Paul Schricker (1 Sep 1944 - 27 Feb 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)

Major Johannes Koepper (1 Sep 1944-27 Feb 1945)

Holders of other notable badges & decorations

Holders of the Anti-Partisan Badge in Bronze (2)
- Lizius, Max, 15.12.1944, Stabsarzt d.R., Geb.Art.Rgt. 1057 / 157. Geb.Div.
- Rieder, Martin, 15.12.1944, Jäger, 4./Res.Geb.Jäg.Btl.. 100 / 157. Geb.Div.

Order of battle

Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 296
Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 297
Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 1057
Feldersatz-Bataillon 1057
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 1057
Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon 1057
Nachrichten-Abteilung 1057
Gebirgs-Divisions-Nachschubführer 1057

Sources used

James Lucas - Hitler's Mountain Troops: Fighting at the extremes
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

Christian Wyler - La longue marche de la Division 157

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