The Fallschirmjäger Squad is a basic, though capable, commando unit. The ability to suddenly "appear" behind enemy lines allows it to deliver one sudden surprise-attack, whether on its own or in support of a larger offensive. Using its camouflage, it may even be able to set up an ambush of enemy units.Where did the Fallschirmjäger fight?
As the Allies pushed further into Italy itself the Green Devils were amongst the most stubborn opponents – most notably at the great monastery at Monte Cassino in 1944. This box contains a squad of Fallschirmjäger in their tropical uniform. Ideal for portraying their actions in Greece, Crete, the Western Desert or in the Italian campaign.What is a Fallschirmjäger paratroop?
The Fallschirmjäger ( German: [ˈfalʃɪʁmˌjɛːɡə] ( listen)) were the paratroop branch of the German Luftwaffe before and during World War II. They were the first German paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations.What was the Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger Division?
The Luftwaffe built up a division-sized unit of three Fallschirmjäger regiments plus supporting arms and air assets, known as the 7th Flieger Division. Throughout World War II, the Fallschirmjäger overall commander was Kurt Student .