20th Parachute Division (Germany)

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20th Parachute Division
Active1945
Disbanded1945
Country Germany
BranchBalkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Walter Barenthin

The 20. Fallschirmjäger-Division (20th Parachute Division) was a division of the German military during the Second World War, which did not see combat.

The division was formed in March 1945 in the Netherlands, out of troops from the disbanded Fallschirmjäger Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Division, commanded by Walter Barenthin. It contained the 58th, 59th and 60th Fallschirmjäger Regiments, and the 20th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment.[1]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Axis History Factbook

References[edit]

  • "20. Fallschirmjäger-Division". Axis History Factbook. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-10.