The Fallschirm-Infanterie-Bataillon was formed on 1 June 1938 when Fallschirm-Infanterie-Kompanie was upgraded to battalion size. In October 1938 it took part in the annexation of the Sudetenland, Fall Grün, though not a shot were fired.

It moved to to the Rosalies Kaserne in Braunschweig on 4 November 1938 and later that month received its standard and the traditions of Sturm-Batl. 7 from Generalmajor Eugen Ott, Inspector in the Infantry, with the words "If you do not risk your life, you do not deserve to win your life".

On 1 January 1939 the battalion was transferred into the Luftwaffe and used to form II./Fallschirm-Jäger Regiment 1.

Commanders

Major Richard Heidrich

Sources used

Eric Queen - Red shines the sun: A pictorial history of the Fallschirm-Infanterie

Reference material on this unit

Eric Queen - Red shines the sun: A pictorial history of the Fallschirm-Infanterie

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