Background and Unit History:
This unit portrays the soldiers of the Austrian Army that were forcibly conscripted into the German Army upon its annexation. The 2nd Mountain Division was formed from parts of the 6th Austrian Army Division and incorporated into the German Army on April 1, 1938 at Innsbruck and mobilized on August 18, 1939. The 137th Regiment was initially stantioned in Lienz, Austria and served in various campaigns throughout the war, including Poland, Norway and Lappland. The unit was reorganized in late 1944 in Denmark and ultimately surrendered to the Americans at Wurttemberg in 1945.
Various engagements of the this regiment include:
- Galacia, Poland - 1939
- Narvik, Norway - 1940
- Murmansk, Finland - 1941
- Lappland, Finland - 1942
- Lappland, Finland - 1943
- Norway Retreat, Norway - 1944
- Saar-Moselle, Germany - 1945
- Wurttemberg, Germany - 1945
Our unit is located primarily in the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. Metro area.
For further information, please feel free to contact us at Gebirg137th(at)aol.com". Thank you for your interest...
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