11th Parachute Division (Germany)

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11th Parachute Division
Active 1945
Disbanded 1945
Country  Germany
Branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Type Infantry
Size Division
Engagements World War II
Oberst Walter Gericke

The 11. Fallschirmjäger-Division (11th Parachute Division) was an infantry division of the German military during the Second World War, active in 1945.

The division was formed in March 1945 near Linz, out of a disparate collection of Luftwaffe units including aircrew from Jagdgeschwader 101. It contained the 37th, 38th and 39th Fallschirmjäger Regiments, and the 11th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment.[1]

The division did not manage to form fully before the end of the war, and only isolated kampfgruppen saw combat.[1]


  1. ^ a b Axis History Factbook