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Hello togetherC.G. wrote: ↑Mon Sep 30, 2002 7:46 amDear Mr. Pipes,
AFAIK there was no Hochgebirgsjäger-Btl. 6. At least not in Italy. Operation Wintergewitter (Winterstorm) against US-Army 92 Inf.Div. in the Garfagnana region of the Apennines saw two german alpine units in action: Hochgebirgsjäger-Btl. 4 and
Lehrbataillon Hochgebirgsschule Mittenwald.
The operation was started soon after the Ardennenoffensive, but had a very limited scope.
A few documents on this operation can be found in the papers of AOK 14 and LI. Gebirgskorps. 5. Gebirgsdivision was by then in Western Alps, some 300 km away from Garfagnana. The division in cherge of the operation was 148. Infanterie-Division.
Do you already know the book "Dort, wo der Adler haust. Die Geschichte des Hochgebirgsjägerbataillon "? It contains some more detailed information.