The 8. Brigade was formed 1935. Following the Anschluss when Austria became a part of Germany it was used to form 2. Gebirgs-Division.


Oberst Josef Schmidberger (20 Jan 1935 - 1 Sep 1935)
Generalmajor Adalbert Szente (1 Sep 1935 - 31 Jan 1938)
Generalmajor Kurt Zborzil (1 Feb 1938 - ? Mar 1938)

Manpower strength

1938 6.769

Order of battle

Salzburger Infanterierregiment Nr.12
Salzburger Leichtes Artillerieregiment Nr.8
Salzburger Pionierbataillon Nr.8

Sources used

Research by Glenn Jewison & Peter Kreuzer

Reference material on this unit

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