The 187. Reserve-Division was formed in August 1942 from Division Nr. 187. It was soon sent to Croatia and was redesignated 42. Jäger-Division in January 1944.

This unit took part in anti-partisan operations in Croatia.


Generalleutnant Josef Brauner von Haydringen (15 Aug 1942 - 1 Jan 1944)

Area of operations

Austria (Aug 1942 - Sep 1942)
Croatia (Sep 1942 - Jan 1944)

Order of battle

Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 45
Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 130
Reserve-Grenadier-Regiment 462
Reserve-Artillerie-Abteilung 96
Reserve-Pionier-Bataillon 86
Reserve-Nachrichten-Kompanie 1087
Sanitätsdienste 1087
Versorgungsdienste 887

Sources used

Andris J. Kursietis - The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945
Samuel W. Mitcham Jr - Hitler's Legions: The German Army Order of Battle World War II
George F. Nafziger - The German Order of Battle: Infantry in World War II
Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

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