11th Parachute Division (Germany)

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11th Parachute Division
Active 1945
Country  Germany
Branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Type Fallschirmjäger
Role Airborne forces
Size Division
Engagements World War II
Disbanded 1945
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Oberst Walter Gericke

The 11. Fallschirmjäger-Division (11th Parachute Division) was a fallschirmjäger (airborne) division of the German military during the Second World War, active in 1945.

The division was formed in March 1945 near Linz, out of a disparate collection of Luftwaffe units including aircrew from Jagdgeschwader 101. It contained the 37th, 38th and 39th Fallschirmjäger Regiments, and the 11th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment.[1]

The division did not manage to form fully before the end of the war, and only isolated kampfgruppen saw combat.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Axis History Factbook

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