in October 1941 Germany received as reinforcement the 7th flieger, I checked out of curiosity, and the results are that the 7th Flieger (cover name for 1st Parachute) was never sent to eastern front, does it means that t was assigned as to simulate the generic availability of the unit, should OKW had decided to deploy it there?
Following the battle for Crete the division was refitting and coming up to strength with new recruits. In September it was sent to the Eastern front to fight near Leningrad and it remained in the east until December when it was transferred back to Germany. FJR 2 remained on the Eastern front until June 1942 and when it returned to Germany it was detached from the division to form 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division.
In October it was again back on the Eastern front where it remained over the winter and in May it was transferred to France for rest and was it was redesignated 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division in May 1943.
Used on the ground, not as airborne.
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