21st Parachute Division (Germany)

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21st Parachute Division
Active 1945
Country  Germany
Branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Type Fallschirmjäger
Role Airborne forces
Size Division
Walter Gericke

The 21. Fallschirmjäger-Division (21st Parachute Division) was a fallschirmjäger (airborne) division of the German military during World War II, active in 1945.

The division was formed in March 1945 in the Netherlands, using elements of Sturm-Brigade Gericke and troops from the disbanded Fallschirmjäger Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Division.[1]

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


  1. ^ a b Axis History Factbook