8. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division



The division was ordered formed on 24.9.44 (with FJR.22, 23 and 24), but formation was cancelled on 15.10.44. FJR.23 went to the 2. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division, and the Fallschirm-Luftnachrichten-Abteilung was transferred to the army on 2.1.45.

The division was reformed on 1.45, at Köln-Wahn from various ad-hoc units.

The new division consisted of the following units:

Formation of other subordinated units were planned. On 20.2.45 Luftwaffen-Festungs-Bataillon XXVII was absorbed by the division. The division were refreshed 15.3.45 at Wesel, by order of Oberbefehlshaber West.

The division served under the following headquarters:

Surrendered in Ruhr-pocket.

Replacement troops were provided by Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 4.

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