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Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillone


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Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillon 50.

Formed 2.45 with 4 companies. Saw combat on the Eastern front (Luftgau III).


Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillon 55.

Formed 2.45 in Luftgau III, with one battery (1.) and two companies (2. and 3.).
Saw combat at ?


Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillon 56.

Formed 2.45 with 5 companies. Saw action at Greifenhagen and Stettin. 17.3.45 redesignated Fallschirm-Feldersatz-Bataillon 9 with 4 companies at Küstrin.


Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillon 57.

Formed 2.45. Saw action in Sachsen, attached to Fallschirm-Panzer-Division 1 Hermann Göring.

The approximately 100 survivors from the von der Heydte Battalion were regrouped in early 1945 as cadre for an independent Battalion. The Battalion was reinforced with non-Fallschirmjaeger personnel and assigned to the Grossdeutschland Panzerkorps. It suffered heavy losses in lower Silesia and was posted to the Hermann Goering FallschirmPanzer-Korps. After fighting in the Dresden area, survivors of the Panzer-Korps surrendered to the Russians in May, 1945.


Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillon 62.

See Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 62.


Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillon 63.

See Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 63.


Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillon 67.

Formed 15.3.45 in Breslau with 4 companies, from II./FJR.25. Destroyed there.


Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillon 68.

Formed 15.3.45 in Breslau with 4 companies, from III./FJR.26. Destroyed there.