5th Parachute Division (Germany)
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The 13th Regiment was attached to 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division in the early stages of the Battle of Normandy, with the rest of the division committed in July. It took heavy losses, and was withdrawn to the Netherlands to rebuild. After withdrawing through Germany, it was trapped in the Ruhr pocket in April 1945 and destroyed.
- Generalleutnant Gustav Wilke, 1 April 1944 - 23 September 1944
- Generalmajor Sebastian-Ludwig Heilmann, 23 September 1944 - 12 March 1945
- Oberst Kurt Gröschke, 12 March 1945 - April 1945
- Axis History Factbook
- "5. Fallschirmjäger-Division". Axis History Factbook. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-08.