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Title: 7th Flieger division
Post by: stoffel on 2 January 2014, 21:02:15

OOB 1938 prewar.

Division HQ, general major Student located at Tempelhof.

Glider det (Prenzlau) Leutnant Kies
Infantry gun company (Gardelegen) Leutnant Schram
I. FGR 1 (Stendal) Oberst Brauer
Luftlande batallion General Goring (Berlin) Major Sydow
Army para batallion (Braunschweig) Major Heidrich
Medical company (Gardelegen) Major Dieringshofen
Signal company (Berlin) Leutnant Schleicher
Training school (Stendal) Major reinberger
Air transport groups I and II Hauptmann Morzik


Title: Re: 7th Flieger division
Post by: stoffel on 2 January 2014, 21:08:07
Luftlande geschwader (air landing wing) 1940

HQ
I Airlanding Squadron with 3 flights (nrs 1,2,3) of 4 JU 52's.
II Airlanding Squadron with 3 flights (nrs 4,5,6) of 4 JU 52's.
III Airlanding Squadron of 3 flights (nrs 7,8,9) of 4 JU 52's.

Often extra planes were added to a wing to carry additional guns (20 mm AAA or recoiles 75 and 105mm), motorcycles and Kubelwagens.
Later in the war the troops found out they could strap the motorcycles and other stuff between the landinggear under the fuselage of their Junkers.


Title: Re: 7th Flieger division
Post by: stoffel on 2 January 2014, 21:14:19
Fallschirmjaeger (sturm or assault) regiment OOB 1940

HQ with signals platoon

I Sturm batallion with 3 companies (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
II Sturm batallion with 3 companies (4rd, 5th, 6th)
III Sturm Pioneerbatallion with 3 companies (7th Pioneer, 8th pioneer, 9th machineguncompany)

Supporttroops,
13th (fieldgun) company
14th (Antitank) company


Title: Re: 7th Flieger division
Post by: stoffel on 2 January 2014, 21:36:55
Fall Gelb OOB Air landingcorps may 1940

7th Flieger division  Div HQ (also corps HQ) generalmajor Student

Fallschirmjaeger regiment 1

I batallion company 1 to 4
II Batallion comnpany 5 to 8
III Batallion company 9-13 and 14th AT company

Fallschirmjaeger regiment 2


I Batallion company 1 to 4
II Batallion company 5-8



Divisional troops
(support)

Reconnaisance section
Transport section
Infantry gun battery 7
Transportcompany 7
Medical company 7
Light AAA battery 106
Anti tank company
Kratschutzenzug


Title: Re: 7th Flieger division
Post by: stoffel on 22 October 2015, 17:21:56
Divisions history:

Norway, 04-1940 Airlandings,Reinforced Narvik.
Netherlands, may 1940 Airlandings The Hague, Valkenburg, Ypenburg.
Belgium, may 1940 Fortress Eben Emael and canal bridges.
Corinth: april 1941 Glider and para landings.
Crete, april 1945 with 5th Gebirgs division
Western desert, november 1942 Ramcke brigade.
Tunisia, 1942-1943 Defensive operations.
Leros, november 1943 Defensive operations.
Sicily, july 1943 Defensive operations.
Italy,: Anzio and Monte Cassino, Rome 1943, Mt Rotondo capture Italy army HQ, Elba, capture of the island, Gran Sasso, resue Mussolini, Northern Italy, 1944 Defensive operations.

Western front, Defense of Normandie and Brittany, France june 1944 .
Western front, Defense of Waal and Maas, Holland september 1944 .
Western front, Ardennes offensive, Belgium december 1944.
Western front, Defense of Rhineland, march/ april 1945

Eastern front, Zhitomor and Kirovgrad.
Eastern front, Austria 1945.
Eastern front, Berlin 1945
Eastern front, Breslau 1945