7th Air Division (Third Reich)


Do not be confused with the 7th Parachute Division of the Luftwaffe of World War II
Landing on Crete. May 1941 - 7th Airborne Division (German 7. Flieger-Division) - Airborne Division, the elite Luftwaffe compound in the World War II airborne troops. Transformed into the 1st Luftwaffe Parachute Division on May 1, 1943. Contents - Division 1 History
1.1 Polish Campaign
1.2 Norwegian Campaign
1.3 Invading the Netherlands and Belgium
1.4 Operation " Marita »
1.5 Cretan Air Force Operation 1.6 Oriental Front (1941-1943)
2 Warehouse Division
3 Divisional Commanders
4 See. also page 5 Notes
6 Links
7 Literature
Divisional History
Polish Campaign At the end of the Polish campaign, two battalions of the division were landed at two Polish airfields (by landing mode). The purpose of these troops was to prevent evacuation from the country of the highest state and military leadership of Poland. During one of the landings, paratroopers entered the battle with the Polish troops and suffered first casualties.
Norwegian Campaign
April 14, 1940, a parachute landing (one company, 185 paratroopers) was carried out to capture the Dumbos railway junction (between Oslo and Trondheim, in the center of southern Norway). After 6 days of fighting against the Norwegian troops (two battalions), the surviving paratroopers were captured. On May 14, 1940, the next parachute landing (one battalion) in Narvik (northern Norway) was carried out to reinforce German troops fighting there against British and Polish troops.
Invasion of the Netherlands and Belgium
During the invasion of German troops into Belgium, a division participated in 4 paratroopers (each by force to the mouth) to capture three key bridges and Fort Eben-Emael. All landings were successful, (Belgians managed to land only one bridge).
During the capture of the Netherlands, parachute and landing operations (in conjunction with the 22nd Airborne Division) were carried out in order to occupy The Hague, three key bridges and the airfield near Rotterdam . On the whole, the operations were successful, but only the attempt to occupy The Hague failed (the paratroopers suffered heavy losses).
Operation Marita
After the invasion of the German troops in Greece on April 6, 1941, a parachute parade was carried out th Parachute Regiment) to capture the strategically important Corinth Canal Bridge. The paratroopers successfully captured the approaches to the bridge and maintained their position, repelling the attacks of the Australian troops on the approach of the main German forces.
Cretan Airborne Operation
May 20, 1941 7th Airborne Division together with a separate Airborne General Regiment Major Mayndel landed on the island of Crete, with the aim of capturing bridgeheads and securing further landing at the aerodromes of the 5th Mountain Rifle Division.
Landing was carried out in four major areas:
Maleme Airport;
coast near the Gulf Coast. port Chania);
Rethimnon
Heraklion airfield.
The first two points were landed in the morning on May 20, with a regiment in each (division headquarters - in the second landing point, with Lieutenant General Sussman killed, command of the division was assumed by the commander of the 2nd Parachute Regiment, Colonel Sturm), the rest of the division landed in the last two points in the afternoon of May 20.
Maleme Airport, persistently defended by the New Zealand brigade, German troops stormed the second day op eruptions, the landing of mountain hunters delivered by transport planes immediately began.
The huntsmen finally suppressed the defense of the New Zealanders in the area.
Then the huntsmen occupied the port of Chania and moved further east. They unleashed a group of paratroopers near Rethimnon and Heraklion, forcing the remnants of the Australian and British troops (commanded by New Zealand Major General Bernard Freyberg) to leave Crete.
June 1, 1941, Crete completely regained control of German troops. However, German paratroopers suffered heavy casualties in this operation.
Eastern Front (1941-1943)
September 24, 1941, the 7th Airborne Division was ordered to be sent to the Eastern Front, near Leningrad.
September 29, 1941 In the year two regiments (1st and 3rd) of the division occupied the front in the Neva. These regiments participated in the fighting (as infantry) until mid-December, when they were sent on vacation to Germany. The 2nd Regiment of the Division from November 1941 fought (also as an infantry) further south, in the Volkhov area, and was sent to rest in June 1942. In October 1942, the division was again sent as an infantry to the Eastern Front, to the area Rye. After heavy fighting, the division was reassigned to the rear (to France) in April 1943 and transformed into the 1st Parachute Division from May 1943.
Division

7th Air Force [1]
Regular
1939
Division Headquarters;
1st Parachute Regiment (Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 1);
2nd Parachute Regiment (Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 2);
Non-permanent
10 May 1940
3rd Parachute Regiment (Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 3);
Luftlande Sturmregiment Airborne Regiment;
Koch Assault Battalion (Sturmabteilung 'Koch');
7th Artillery Battalion (Fallschirmjäger Artillerie Abteilung); 7th Battalion (Fallschirmjäger Panzerjäger Abteilung 7); 7th Fallschirmjäger Flak Battalion 7;
Machine Gun Battalion (Fallschirmjäger MG);
Fallschirmjäger Pioneer Battalion; 7th Fallschirmjäger San Abteilung 7;
7- and transport company (Transport Kompanie 7);
Recon Squadron;
7th Airborne Reconnaissance Battalion (Luft Nachrichten Abteilung 7);
1st Reserve Battalion (Fallschirmjäger Ergänzungs Battalion 1) ;
2nd Battalion (Fallschirmjäger Ergänzungs Battalion 2);
1st, 2nd, 3rd Parachute Schools (Fallschirmschule 1,2,3).
May 1941
3 1st Parachute Regiment; 7th Artillery Battalion; 7th Anti-tank Battalion;
Air Defense Battalion ; Machine Gun Battalion; Sapper Battalion.
Division Commanders
Major General (January 1940 - Lieutenant General) Kurt Student (German. Kurt Student (September 1, 1938 - May 14, 1940); Major General Richard Putzier (German: Richard Putzier) (May 14, 1940 - January 21, 1941); Lieutenant General Wilhelm Süssmann ) (January 21 - May 20, 1941) (killed during a landing in Crete);
Colonel Alfred Sturm (German Alfred Sturm) (May 20 - May 30, 1941);
Air Force General Eric Petersen (German Erich Petersen) (June 1, 1941 - August 1, 1942);
Parachute General Richard Heidrich (German, Richard Heidrich) (August 1, 1942 - May 1, 1943). also
German Hering Division
1st Parachute Division (Third Reich)
7th Parachute Division (Third Reich)
Notes
↑ 7th Flieger Division 10 May 1940 (German). )
Links
1. Fallschirmjäger-Division
Fallschirmjäger
7. Flieger-Division - Fallschirm-Jäger-Regimenter
7. Flieger-Division Kommandeure - 7. Flieger-Division during the Polish Campaign
7. flieger-division - May 20, 1940
7. Flieger Div. 10 MAY 1940 - 7e Fliegerdivision (nid.) - Literature
Günter Roth / Hans M. Stimpel: Die deutsche Fallschirmtruppe 1936–1945 - Führung in der deutschen Fallschirmtruppe und der Korpsgeist der Fallschirmjäger, Verlag Mittler, Hamburg 2008 ISBN 3-8132-0864-8
Brian L. Davis, Chris Ellis, Michael Sharpe, Mike Verier Airborne At War: 7th Flieger Division & amp; the 82nd Airborne Division (Elite Attack Forces). - Book Sales, Inc., 2008. - 192 p. - ISBN 0785823247.
Bruce Quarrie, Chris Ellis 7TH FLIEGER DIVISION: Student's Fallschirmjager Elite. - Chartwell Books. - Ian Allan Publishing, 2001. - 96 p. - (Spearhead Series). - ISBN 0711028559.
Bruce Quarrie German Airborne Divisions: Blitzkrieg 1940-1941. - Oxford, United Kingdom: Osprey Publishing, 2004. - 95 p. - ISBN 1-84176-571-6.






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