Generalleutnant Valentin Feuerstein (1938-1941)
Generalmajor Ernst Schlemmer (1941-1942)
Generalleutnant Ritter Georg von Hengl (1942-1943)
Generalmajor Hans Degan (1944-1945)
136th Gebirgsjäger Regiment
137th Gebirgsjäger Regiment
140th Gebirgsjäger Regiment
111th Gebirgs Artillerie Regiment
113th Gebirgs Artillerie Regiment
11th Reconnaissance Abteilung
47th Panzerabwehr Abteilung
82nd Gebirgs Pioneer Abteilung
67th Signals Abteilung
67th Divisional support units
The 2.Gebirgs Divisions home-base was in  Innsbruck, Austria, Wehrkreis XVIII. This was one of the divisions formed primarily from former 6th Austrian Mountain Division units (Tyrolean Austrians) after the Anschluss in April 1. 1938 . It was mobilized in August 26. 1939, and entered action in September 1939. The Division fought as part of Army Group South in Southern Poland and took part in the march to capture the Polish city of Lemberg. 

After the Campaign in Poland It subsequently took part in the invasion of Norway, fighting in the Narvik area in support of 3.Gebirgs Division in May of 1940. The Division took part in actions in central Norway, and then in operations against the British while attempting to link up with units of the 3rd Gebirgsjäger Division holding the Northern port of Narvik. It then spent some time on occupation duties in the far north of Norway and in Lapland. The Division served in the far north until 1944 when the German forces moved back into Norway.  

On the opening of Operation Barbarossa, in June 1941, the division became part of XIX Gebirgskorps in 20.Gebirgsarmee and took part in the drive towards Murmansk. It served in this corps in the same theatre until late 1944, when the Finns concluded their own peace agreement with the Soviet Union, and the German units in Lapland withdrew into Norway. The division suffered badly during the Russian winter offensive of 1944. 

A transfer to the Western Front followed, and the main combat regiments were rebuilt and rein- 
forced, though the quality of the replacements did not match that of the division's original comple- 
ment. It joined Heersgruppe G at the front in February 1945 and took part in the fighting for 
the Saar and Moselle areas before retreating into Southern Germany where it joined XII Korps. 
Their battered remnants surrendered to the Americans in May 1945.

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