posts tagged "Fallschirmjager"
Signal magazine cover featuring the invasion of Crete.
Fallschirmjäger prepare their gear in preparation for Unternehmen Merkur - The airborne invasion of the Greek island of Kreta (Crete) - 20.Mai.1941
A shirtless ground controller uses a signal flag and a flare gun to launch a Tante Ju loaded with Fallschirmjagers from a Greek airfield.
The dust kicked up from the JU 52s leaving and landing put a serious hold on flights and delayed the ferrying of troops to the island of Kreta.
Luft.Pz.Truppen of Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 219 on the rear guard of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 during the initial stages of the Operation Market Garden campaign. Even with the pummeling the Allied forces threw at them, the morale is still high. This picture was taken in Holland where Fallschirm.Regt.6 was resting and refitting before Montgomery’s bastard child of a plan screwed the pooch.