The Fallschirm-Panzerkorps Hermann Göring fought the Soviet offensive in East Prussia in October 1944 and later took part in the static fighting November 1944 - January 1945. It was encircled in East Prussia with the rest of the German troops at the end of Jan 1945.
It was evacuated by the Kriegsmarine on 25 March and was shipped to Swinemünde and Denmark. It was transferred to Berlin and later to Silersia where it continued to fight the Red Army.
When the war ended it was fighting near Dresden and tried to reach the western Allies but was encircled by the Red Army and only a few soldiers reached their destination.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Wilhelm Schmalz (4 Oct 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

Lithuania & Latvia (Oct 1944 - Nov 1944)
East Prussia (Nov 1944 - Mar 1945)
Germany (Mar 1945 - May 1945)

Holders of high awards (Korpstruppen)

Holders of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold (1)
- Kuntze, Edmund, 20.03.1945, Oberleutnant, Btl.-Adjutant Sturm-Btl. Fsch-Pz.Korps “HG”
Holders of the German Cross in Gold (3)
- Klein, Armin 12.03.1945 Leutnant Führer 15./Fsch-Flak-Rgt „HG“Graf, Rudolf, 01.01.1945 [Lw-Vobl.], Major, Kdr. I./Fsch-Flak-Rgt. "HG"
- Kuntze, Edmund, 27.03.1945, Oberleutnant, Btl.-Adjutant Sturm-Btl. Fsch-Pz.Korps “HG” [Soldbucheintrag: 50. Nahkampftag am 20.03.1945, insgesamt 57 bestätigte Nahkampftage. Verleihung DKiG und NKiG durch Soldbucheintragungen.]
- Meyer, Friedrich-August, 01.01.1945 [Lw-Vobl.], Oberst, Kdr. Fsch-Flak-Rgt. “HG”
Holders of the Knight's Cross (5) (4 RK + 1 EL)
- Oakleaves
-- Baer von, Bern 28.02.1945 [761. EL] Oberstleutnant i.G. Chef des Stabes Fsch-Pz.Korps „HG“
- Knight’s Cross
-- Klein, Armin 12.03.1945 Leutnant Führer 15./Fsch-Flak-Rgt „HG“
-- Koenig, Franz-Heinz 08.02.1945 Leutnant Führer 3./Fsch-Stug.Abt „HG“
-- Krappmann, Heinrich 28.02.1945 Obergefreiter Kanonier i. d. 19./Fsch-Flak-Rgt „HG“
-- Schirner, Lothar 19.02.1945 Gefreiter Geschützkanonier i. d. 19./Fsch-Flak-Rgt „HG“

Order of Battle

Stab
Stabskompanie
Feldgendarmeriezug
Flugbereitschaft
Kriegsberichtertrupp
Fallschirm-Flakregiment Hermann Göring
Fallschirm-Panzersturmbataillon Hermann Göring
Fallschirm-Panzerkorpspionierbataillon Hermann Göring
Fallschirm-Panzerkorpsnachrichtenabteilung Hermann Göring
Nachschubabteilung Hermann Göring
Instandsetzungsabteilung Hermann Göring
Verwaltungsbataillon Hermann Göring
Sanitätsabteilung Hermann Göring
Korpsfeldpostamt Hermann Göring

Insignia

The "Hermann Göring" cuff title was used by this unit.

Sources used

Roger James Bender & George A. Petersen - Hermann Göring: From Regiment to Fallschirmpanzerkorps
Franz Kurowski - The history of the Fallschrim Panzerkorps Hermann Göring

Reference material on this unit

Roger James Bender & George A. Petersen - Hermann Göring: From Regiment to Fallschirmpanzerkorps
Franz Kurowski - The history of the Fallschrim Panzerkorps Hermann Göring
Alfred Otte - The HG Panzer Division
Bruce Quarrie - Fallschirmpanzerdivision ‘Hermann Göring’
Gordon Williamson - The ‘Hermann Göring’ Division

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