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Fallschirm-Jäger-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Division

Kommandeure:
GenMaj Walter Barenthin, 31.12.44 - 4.45

Ia:
Maj Steuer, 12.44 - 3.45
Obstlt Gerhart Schirmer, 23.3.45 - 4.45

Formed 31.12.44 at Berlin-Tempelhof from Höherer Kommandeur der Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Einheiten der Fallschirm-Armee.

On 13.1.45 controlled the following units:
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 1 in Halberstadt (I. Quedlinburg)
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 2 in Wittstock (III. Brandenburg)
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 3 in Celle (I. Helmstedt, II. Haselünne)
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 4 in Salzwedel (III. Stade)
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 1 in Aschersleben
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 2 in Stendal
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 3 in Nürnberg
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 4 in Brandenburg
Fallschirm-Pionier-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 1 in Uetersen
Fallschirm-Pionier-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 2 in Güstrow
Fallschirm-Panzer-Zerstörer-Ausbildungs-Bataillon in Tangermünde
Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Bataillon in Hildesheim
Fallschirm-Artillerie-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Abteilung in Iserlohn
Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Lehr-Bataillon in Weißenwarthe
Fallschirm-Nachrichten-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Abteilung in Nürnberg-Buchenholz
On 5.4.45 disbanded and was used to form the 20. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division

Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 1
Kommandeure:
Oberst Udo von Kummer, 3.42 - 7.11.44
Maj Rudolf Johann Kratzert, 7.11.44 - 4.45
Formed 1942 in Stendal as Fallschirm-Jäger-Ergänzungs-Regiment 1, from:
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ergänzungs-Bataillon 1
Formed 1939 in Stendal.
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ergänzungs-Bataillon 2
Formed 1939 in Stendal.
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ergänzungs-Bataillon 3
Formed 1941 in Weißenwarthe, near Tangermünde.
Fallschirm-Jäger-Ergänzungs-Bataillon 4
Formed 1941(?) in Wittstock a. d. Dosse.
Later in 1942 renamed Fallschirm-Jäger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 1.
Reorganised in 1943 and moved to Bar le Duc in France, now known as the Fallschirm-Jäger-Ausbildungs-Regiment (no number). In 3.44 renamed: Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 1. Withdrawn from France after the Allied invasion, and demobilized. Reformed 1.45 in Halberstadt, with I. Battalion at Quedlinburg, subordinated to the Fallschirm-Jäger-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Division. On 14.4.45 had 4500 men in the Oder/Berlin area, for the defence of Berlin.
Organisation:
1942: I. Stab, II. Stab
1943: I. 1-4, II. 5-8, III. 9-12, IV. 13-16, 17
1944: I. 1-5, II. 6-10, III. 11-15

Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 2
Kommandeure:
Maj Scherwitz, 2.44 - ?
Formed 2.44 at Troyes, France. Formation ordered 5.11.43, to be completed 1.2.44 with 3 battalions (2400 men). In April 1944 the Artillerie-Ausbildungs-Batterie was redesignated the Fallschirm-Artillerie-Ersatz-Abteilung. Withdrawn from France after the Allied invasion, and was disbanded, IV. Battalion becoming Fallschirm-Jäger-Bataillon Schäfer. Reformed 1.1.45 at Wittstock (III. at Brandenburg), subordinated to the Fallschirm-Jäger-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Division. Disbanded 5.4.45 and was used to create the 20. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division (Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 58)
Organisation:
1944: I. 1-5, II. 6-10, III. 11-15, IV. 16-19, Art.Ausb.Bttr., Nachr.Ausb.Kp., San.Ausb.Kp.
7.44: I. 1-4, II. 5-8, III. 9-12
1945: I. 1-5, II. 6-10, III. 11-15

Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 3
Kommandeure:
Maj Werner Schmidt, 4.44 - 7.44
Maj Eywill, 7.44 - 8.44
Maj Rudolf Johann Kratzert, 9.44 - 6.11.44
?
Formed 4.44 at Verdun and Toul, France. In August 1944 the IV.Battalion was renamed Genesenden-Bataillon der Fallschirm-Armee. Withdrawn from France after the Allied invasion, and was disbanded. Reformed 1.45 in Celle (I. at Helmstedt, II. at Haselünne). Subordinated to the Fallschirm-Jäger-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Division. Disbanded 5.4.45 and was used to create the 20. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division (Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 59) with 4151 men
Organisation:
1944: I. 1-5, II. 6-10, III. 11-15, IV. 16-19, Nachr.Ausb.Kp., San.Ausb.Kp., Art.Ausb.Bttr.
1945: I. 1-5, II. 6-10, III. 11-15

Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 4
Kommandeure:
Oberst Primus, 1.45 - 5.45
Formed 1.45(?) at Salzwedel (III. at Stade). Subordinated to the Fallschirm-Jäger-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Division. Disbanded 5.4.45 and was used to create the 20. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division (Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 60) with 4987 men
Organisation:
1945: I. 1-5, II. 6-10, III. 11-15

Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 1
Formation ordered 5th November 1943, and was to be completed by 1st February 1944.
Provided replacement troops for the I. Fallschirm-Korps and the 1st and 4th Fallschirm-Jäger-Divisions.
Stationed at Aschersleben in January 1945.
Renamed Fallschirm-Genesenden-Bataillon 1 in February 1945.

Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 2
Formation ordered 8th November 1943, and was to be completed by 1st February 1944.
Provided replacement troops for the II. Fallschirm-Korps and the 2nd and 3nd Fallschirm-Jäger Divisions.
Stationed at Stendal in January 1945.
Renamed Fallschirm-Genesenden-Bataillon 2 in February 1945.

Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 3
Formed 5.11.43 in Wittstock(?).
In 1.45 stationed at Nürnberg-Buchenbühl.
In 2.45 renamed Fallschirm-Genesenden-Bataillon 3.
Provided replacement troops for 1. Fallschirm-Armee, 5. Fallschirm-Jäger-Divisione, Fallschirmschule 4 and the Fallschirm-Jäger-Führerschule.
From 2.45 provided replacement troops for the 5., 6. and 7. Fallschirm-Jäger-Divisionen.

Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 4
Formed 1.45(?) in Brandenburg.
On 2.45 redesignated Fallschirm-Genesenden-Bataillon 4.
Provided replacement troops for 1. Fallschirm-Armee, 8. and 9. Fallschirm-Jäger-Divisionen, and various Fallschirm-Jäger-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Einheiten.

Fallschirm-Pionier-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 1
Formed 1.44 in France, first as training unit (Ausbildung), and later as a replacement unit (Ersatz).
From 7.44 both Ersatz- und Ausbildung Btl. with 4 companies.
1.45 was stationed at Ütersen, Luftgau XI.
On 5.4.45 was used to create the Fallschirm-Pioneer-Regiment 20.

Fallschirm-Pioneer-Ersatz-und Ausbildungs-Battalion.1
Battalion built from 13./Pi.Komp.Fj.Ers.Btl - Tangermünde. In the winter of 1943/44, this Kompanie served in Italy fighting against Partisans before being moved to Devise in France in April 1944 to build the Battalion.
Komm - Major Rosenbruch
Adjutant - Leutnant Graupner
Ia - Ofw Haak
Pi.-Schirrmeister - Ofw Brötzner
1.Kompanie - Leutnant Krause
2.Kompanie - Oberleutnant Kersten, Leutnant Brust
3.Kompanie - Leutnant Kienzlen, Oberleutnant Duchatsch
4.Kompanie - Leutnant Reifgerste, Hfw Haupt
In the summer of 1944 the Battalion was involved in anti-Partisan duties in Moulins, Nevers and Anten in France. In August 1944, the Battalion was in Nancy. In October 1944, one Kompanie was sent to Uetersen in Holstein. The rest of the battalion stayed in Nancy and incorporated into 553.Volksgrenadier-Division. At the beginning of March 1945, the Battalion was in Holland, serving in the Rees Bridgehead, Twente-Canal line, Enter, Delden, Apeldorn, Hengelo and Enschede. Heavy casualties were incurred on the Battalion and remnants were used to build Pioneer-Regiment 20.

Fallschirm-Pionier-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 2
Formed 7.44 with 4 companies, from II./ Fallschirm-Pionier-Regiment 21.
1.45 was stationed at Güstrow, Luftgau XI, with 5 companies.
On 5.4.45 was used to create the Fallschirm-Pioneer-Regiment 20.

Fallschirm-Pioneer-Ersatz-und Ausbildungs-Battalion.2
II./Fj.Pi.Rgt.21 under the command of Major Kenzian was built in Moulon, France, in July 1944, after Witzigs 1st Battalion left for Lithuania. The battalion moved to Güstrow and was renamed Fj.Pi.-E.u.A.Btl.2
Komm - Major Kenzian, Oberleutnant von Albert (October 1944-February 1945), Oberleutnant Weber (from February 1945)
Adjutant - Oberleutnant Weber
1.Kompanie - Hauptmann Kupkow, Oberleutnant Kroog
2.Kompanie - Leutnant von Socha-Broniatkowski, Leutnant Drews
3.Kompanie - Leutnant Austermann
4.Kompanie - Leutnant Dahlke
5.Kompanie - Leutnant Schmitz
The Battalion provided many of the Fallschirmjäger pioneer replacements during WW2, with the exception of Pi.E.u.A.Btl.1, beginning with replacements for Fj.Pi.Btl.2 Gasteyer. Replacements were then provided for Fj.Pi.Btl.6 Meixner. Pi.Btl.9 Kupkow, Pi.Btl.11 Von Albert. The remainder of the Battalion saw service in Holland until the end of the war in the area of Sneek.

Fallschirm-Jäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment Greve

Kommandeure:
Oberst Greve, 9.44 - 11.44

Formed 9.44 as an alarm-unit, from the Fallschirmschule 1.
On 25.11.44 redesignated III./ Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 21.
Organisation:
I. 1-4, II. 5-8

Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment Menzel

Kommandeure:
Oberst Günther Menzel, 8.44 - 11.44

Formed 20.8.44 in Bitsch as an alarm-unit, Stab, I. and II. from Stab, Lehrstab and Jäger-Btl./Fallschirm-Waffenschule.
On 25.11.44 renamed Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 19.
Organisation:
I. 1-4, II. 5-8

Fallschirm-Jäger-Lehr-Regiment 21

Kommandeure:
Obstlt Harry Herrmann, 2.44 - 1.45
?
Formed 2.44 in Nevers from I./ Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 7 as the Fallschirm-Jäger-Lehr-Regiment.
On 6.44 renamed Fallschirm-Jäger-Lehr-Regiment 21 in Nantes.
Rebuilt 11.2.45 after heavy losses, and was renamed 210 on 28.3.45.
Saw action at Arnhem (10.44) and Roermund (2.45).
Organisation:
I. 1-4, II. 5-8, III. 9-12, 13-16

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