Talk:1st Parachute Division (Germany)

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Shouldn't the part about the 7th Flieger be broken out into a separate article? I know the 1st FJ was ultimately raised in part from the 7th, but I wouldn't consider them to be the same formation; after all, the 2nd FJ was also raised in part from the 7th. Also, didn't the 7th actually include air assets, rather than just the ground forces? — B.Bryant 12:29, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

If a separate article for the 7th Air Division isn't created, at least its years of operation ought to be added to the info-box. -- (talk) 17:22, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

little green devils[edit]

i have hears the allies troops at cassio called the german paras little green devils might be worth mentioning

Misleading Title[edit]

Someone troll wrote a title "Liberation of the Soviet Union" meaning Operation Barbarossa. If no one objects, I'm gonna to correct that. -- Nik —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:05, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

7th Flieger Corps/citations[edit]

German paratroops were part of the Luftwaffe, not the Wehrmacht. Also, the Flieger Corps used gliders to transport the troops. That is how they made the attack on the Belgian Fort Eban Emael. Gliders carrying the commandos with weapons, landing silently, penetrate area rapidly, land ready for combat with weapons, etc. It was a combined operation, not just airborne troops dropping from the sky. Hitler never allowed the information about the use of the gliders to be publicized because he wanted to keep it secret and give the impression that he military had some special awesome skill in overtaking Eban Emael, and others. I have several books on this and I will added material and fill-in where citations are needed.Malke 2010 (talk) 03:16, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

The Luftwaffe was a component of the Wehrmacht. You had the Heer, the Kriegsmarine, and the Luftwaffe. So despite the Luftwaffe being Goring's own little petty kingdom in practice, it was never separate from the Wehrmacht, unlike the SS. (talk) 04:40, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Several edits[edit]

Added Kurt Student as a prominent divisional commander.

Not 1st Battalion but 1st Coy was dropped at Narvik on 14 May 1940. The rest of 1st Battalion was still stuck in the Netherlands, whilst 1st Coy had been liberated from the Norvegian army and rebuilt to be dropped at Narvik. Correction as such been incorporated.

The section on the Belgian and Dutch theatre has been modified considerably. It was poorly addressed. The division of theatres has been added and the old myth that the prime objective of the airlanding in Holland would have been to seize the Dutch crown and parliament. The operational around the Hague was self sustaining and had nothing to do with the other airlanding operation around Rotterdam.

Grebbegoos (talk) 16:01, 15 November 2012 (UTC)