10th Parachute Division (Germany)

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10th Parachute Division
Active March 1945
Disbanded May 1945
Country  Germany
Branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Gustav Wilke

The 10th Parachute Division (10. Fallschirmjäger-Division) was a infantry division of the German military during the Second World War, active in 1945. It was "paratroop" in name only and fought as regular infantry.

The division was formed in March 1945, commanded by Gustav Wilke, out of a disparate collection of Luftwaffe units including existing parachute units in the Italian theatre, and crews from Jagdgeschwader 101. It contained the 28th, 29th and 30th Fallschirmjäger Regiments, and the 10th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment.[1]

The division fought in Austria and Moravia, surrendering to the Soviet Army in May 1945 at the end of the war.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Axis History Factbook

References[edit]

  • "10. Fallschirmjäger-Division". Axis History Factbook. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-09.