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Luftwaffe - Set of Paratrooper (Fallschirmjager).

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A Set of Paratrooper (Fallschirmjager)Paratrooper Badge (Fallschirmschatzenabzeichen)As a result of observations of the Russian experimentation with the newly developing paratroop personnel in 1928 the Germans began serious consideration of also developing paratroop units and plans were drawn up for formation of such units in late 1935.Both the Luftwaffe and Army eventually established paratrooper units, consisting of voluntary personnel, on January 29th 1936 and March 31st 1937 respectively and a paratroop training school was established at Stendal in early 1937.The Paratrooper?s qualification badge was instituted by Hermann G?ring on November 5th 1936 for award to Luftwaffe personnel who had written the required tests and completed six parachute jumps.Individuals who were awarded the badge were obligated to re-qualify annually in order to retain it.FALLSCHIRMJASGER ABZEICHEN – G. H. OSANG DRESDEN – Typ DTwo piece, die struck zinc award features a stylized, “diving”, eagle clutching a swastika in its talons, encompassed by a vertically oval wreath.The wreath features embossed laurel leaves to the right hand side and oak-leaves to the left hand side.The badge shows very nice detailing including the “feathering” to the eagle and cut-outs to the arms of the swastika.The eagle is secured to the wreath by two, small, flat headed rivets which are visible to the reverse of the badge.Complete withintegral hinge, catch and pin.Marking marked on the back: “G.H. OSANG, DRESDEN” production.No damage.Dimensions: 53.2×41.4 mmWeight: 28.22 g.An award document ( Verleihungsurkunde) for the Paratrooper Badge ( Das Abzeichen f?r Fallschirmschatzen)Din A 5-Urkunde.Awarded to Corporal (Gefreiten) Stephan Jilke on April 25, 1941 in Berlin, with facsimile from General der Flieger Kastner-Kirdorf.Unfortunately, name and surname are blurred.Paratrooper Jump License Fallschirmschatzenschein).Fallschirmsch?tzenschein to Corporal (Gefr.) Stephan Jilke (born 10.12.13) , grey oilcloth type, nice photo.Assigned to Stb Fl.Div. 7 (Stab 7. Flieger-Division)Berlin 16.4.1941Unfortunately, name and surname are blurred.Photo of an atelier with a parachute badge.7th Aviation Division (German: 7th Fliegerdivision)German airborne unit from World War II.The 7th Aviation Division was established on September 15, 1938. Its commander was General Kurt Student. The division consisted of parachute troops, glider infantry and the so-called air infantry (transported to the battlefield by transport aircraft). Initially, the 7th Division consisted of only the 1st Parachute Regiment and specialist companies.On January 1, 1939, the parachute battalion was incorporated into the 7th Aviation Division, which until then was subordinate to the army. At the same time, the formation of the second parachute regiment was started, the commander of which was to be Major Richard Heidrich, the current commander of the parachute regiment of the land forces. Each regiment was to consist of three parachute battalions. By July 1939, full combat capability had not been achieved – the 2nd Regiment consisted of only two battalions.In September 1939, units of the 7th Aviation Division took part in battles, incl. in the vicinity of Wola GuÅ‚owska and Parczew. However, there was no parachute landing, and the units reached the battlefield with trucks.In 1940, the 7th Division was sent to fight in Denmark and Norway.The soldiers of the 7th Aviation Division also took part in the invasion of the Netherlands and Belgium. In Belgium, a special group was selected with the aim of mastering four goals, incl. of the Eben Emael fort. On the other hand, the rest of the division (around 3,500 paratroopers) took part in the fighting in the Netherlands.After the fall of France, the losses were replenished and it was decided to expand the division to three regiments. The strike team that was hitting targets in Belgium was organized into a new unit – the Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment. New types of weapons have also been introduced. The 7th Division was planned to be used in the landing on Great Britain, but the operation was canceled.In 1941 the 7th Fliegerdivision took part in the Balkan campaign, where its task was to conquer the Corinthian isthmus and thus cut off Allied forces. Fallschirmj?gerregiment No. 2 was assigned to this task. As a result of this action, 10,000 Allied soldiers were taken prisoner.The largest landing operation in which units of the 7th Aviation Division took part was the landing in Crete. The parachute division was supported by the 5th Mountain Division, transported by transport planes. Landing was not without problems, the earlier bombings did not destroy the anti-aircraft guns. These cannons shot down many gliders. Moreover, not all paratroopers landed as intended. Some were carried to the sea, others landed in New Zealand positions or under machine gun fire. In the West, before the landing paratroopers managed to regroup, they were attacked by the New Zealand 5th Infantry Brigade. By the end of the day, the Germans did not manage to occupy any of the airports. On the second day, General Student concentrated his efforts on the capture of Maleme, where units of the 5th Mountain Division landed after conquering the airport. Despite heavy losses, the Germans slowly seized the island. The Battle of Crete ended on June 1, 1941. Of the 22,000 German soldiers involved in the operation, 3,250 were killed or missing, and 3,400 were wounded. After the end of the battle for Crete, the 7th Division was sent to Germany for the soldiers to rest. In addition, the losses suffered in Operation Merkur were made up for.In September 1941, Fallschirmj?gerregiment No. 1 was transferred to the Leningrad area, and later Fallschirmj?gerregiment No. 3 were transferred. These units fought as ordinary infantry. Later, the Fallschirmj?gerregiment No. 2 was transferred to the eastern front. These regiments fought in Russia on various sections of the front until 1943.The Division was dissolved in 1943. On its basis, the 1st Parachute Rifle Division was established, while the 2nd Parachute Rifle Division was created on the basis of Fallschirmjagerregiment No. 2.VERY IMPORTANT !!!Shiping from our office in Europe