- Published: 25 December 2011 25 December 2011
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
The jump course was handled by the Luftwaffe at Borstel and started in May 1937, less than half of the men passed this course.
It was upgraded to battalion size on 1 June 1938 and redesignated Fallschirm-Infanterie-Bataillon.
CommandersMajor Richard Heidrich
Order of battle (April 1937)Staff Squad
3 x Infantry Platoon
- Machine Gun Group
- Trench Mortar Group
- Engineer Group
Sources usedEric Queen - Red shines the sun: A pictorial history of the Fallschirm-Infanterie
Reference material on this unitEric Queen - Red shines the sun: A pictorial history of the Fallschirm-Infanterie
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