The Gebirgs-Brigade was formed in June 1935. It was one of the units that marched into Austria during the annexation of Austria (Anschluss) on 12 March 1938.
It was expanded to the 1. Gebirgs-Division on 9 April 1938.

Notable members

Helmuth Raithel (Served in Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99 and 100, later division-commander in the Waffen-SS)

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht 1933-1945
Mark C. Yerger - Waffen-SS Commanders: The army, corps and divisional leaders of a legend (2 vol)

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -