The Fallschirmjäger suffered heavy casualties. The 2nd Battalion of the 5th Regiment was destroyed. By 6 January 1944 The 7th, 5th, and 2nd Regiments had been forced to retreat from Novgorodka due to the efforts of the Red Army.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.Who was the leader of the Fallschirmjäger?
This force would be known as Kampfgruppe Sturm commanded by Oberst Alfred Sturm. The Fallschirmjäger suffered heavy casualties while defending a sector along the River Mius around the town of Charzysk during the winter of 1941 and into early 1942.What was the Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger?
During World War II, the German Air Force ( Luftwaffe) raised a variety of airborne light infantry ( Fallschirmjäger) units. The Luftwaffe built up a division-sized unit of three Fallschirmjäger regiments plus supporting arms and air assets, known as the 7th Flieger Division.