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Research on the German Armed Forces 1918-1945

  • Fallschirm-Jäger-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Division
  • 20.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division
  • Campaigns
  • Holland 1945
  • History This division was formed 3.20.45 at Assen in northern Holland, as a Feld-Ausbildungs-Division, or field-training division. Its formation was not completed as planned, and instead of Assen, most units went to Oldenburg. It was partially formed from the Fallschirm-Jäger-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Division. No part of the division is listed in the Feldpostübersicht though, so only a few details are known about this unit, and its ultimate fate is a mystery.
    General Composition
    Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 58
    Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 59
    Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 60
    Fallschirm-Artillerie-Abteilung 20
    Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 20
    Fallschirm-Flak-Abteilung 20
    Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Bataillon 20
    Fallschirm-Pionier-Regiment 20
    Fallschirm-Kraftfahr-Abteilung 20
    Fallschirm-Sanitäts-Abteilung 20
    Commanders GenMaj. Walter Barenthin 4.01.45 - 5.09.45
    War Service Partially formed in Holland late war, its ultimate fate is unknown.