This unit originated as a reserve division
used principally for training Gebirgsjäger, who would then be posted
on to one of the other Gebirgs divisions.
In the latter part of 1944 it was redesignated
to the status of a full Gebirgs-Division and saw limited service in the
Balkans before being swallowed up in the collapse of the Eastern Front
in where it surrendered to the Yugoslavs in May, 1945.
It was commanded by Generalleutnant Hans
von Höesslin, who was executed as war criminal in Belgrade in 1947.
Thanks to Jason Pipes and G.M. Croisier
for historical reference material.