|Formed November 15. 1941
This formation was originally intended as a Jäger unit:
it was formed in 1940 as 99.Jäger Division, and served as such on
the southern sector of the Eastern Front. In the winter of 1941/42 it was
withdrawn from the front and returned to Germany, where it was re-formed
as a Gebirgs division. In February 1942, as 7.Gebirgs Division, it returned
to action, rejoining the front in Finland.
This division remained in this sector until the Finns concluded
their peace negotiations with the Soviets, at which point it withdrew through
Lapland into Norway and became part of XVIII Gebirgskorps. In 1945 it was
supposed to be returning to Germany to aid in the defensive battles there,
but the war ended before the transfer could be made. The division surrendered
to the British in Norway in May 1945.
Thanks to Jason Pipes for historical reference