188. Mountain Division (Wehrmacht)
188. Mountain Division
Troop license plate – The chamois buck
|Active||1. March 1944 until May 8, 1945 (surrender)|
|Troop type||Mountain Troop|
|Second World War||Fight against partisans in Italy and Yugoslavia|
|Sole Commander||Lieutenant General Hans von Hößlin|
The 188th Mountain Division was a major unit of the mountain troops of the Wehrmacht in World War II.
The forerunner of the 188th Mountain Division was the 188th Reserve Mountain Division of the Deputy General Command of the XVIIIth Army Corps, Salzburg, which was established in the Alpine region. Army Corps, Salzburg. On 1 March 1945, the 188th Reserve Mountain Division was renamed and reorganized as the 188th Mountain Division. During this year, various groups were tasked with security duties and operations against partisans in Croatia and Istria east of Trieste, in the Adelsberg (slow.: Postojna) area. Deployment also north of Fiume at Lipa (Matulji) (Ital.:Lippe) and Clana. Attack and defensive battles at Krainer Schneeberg (Ital.:Monte Acuto), near Bistritz (in Gottscheer Land) and Illyrisch Feistritz, (Ital.:Villa del Nevoso). Breakthrough battles at Schämbl (Ital.: Sembie) and Herpelie. The remnants of the division fell into years of Yugoslav captivity; commander Hans von Hößlin was tried by a Yugoslav war crimes court and executed in 1947.
- Mountain Infantry Regiment 901
- Mountain Infantry Regiment 902
- Mountain Infantry Regiment 903
- Mountain Infantry Regiment 904
- Mountain Artillery Regiment 1088
- Mountain Pioneer Battalion 1088
- News Department 1088
- Division units 1088
– Collection of images, videos and audio files
- Organizational History of the German Mountain and Ski Division 1939-1945 Nafziger Collection, Combined Armed Research Library.
- Georg Tessin: Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 2nd edition. Volume 7: Land Forces 131-200, Biblio-Verlag, Bissendorf 1979, ISBN 3-7648-1173-0.