Events for Tuesday 1st October 2013
On This Day in History
Fallschirmjager incorporated into Luftwaffe1st October 1935
Fallschirmjager are German paratroopers. During World War II they were the first to be committed in large-scale airborne operations. They came to be known as the "Green Devils" by the Allied forces they fought against.
Further ReadingFallschirmjager: Elite German Paratroops in World War II
(Paperback - 176 pages)
by Jon Sutherland
The photos in this book are taken from an unpublished album belonged to a member of the elite German Paratroopers. First Sgt Wilhelm Plieschen served with Fallschirmjager Machine Gun Battalion 7. They suffered very heavy losses in the invasion of Crete and then saw bloody conflict as "Hitler s Fire-fighters"… Read more...Only £14.99 at Pen & Sword Books.