The 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division was formed at Reims, France, in March 1944. When the Allied landed in Normandy only Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 15 was combat ready so it was transferred to the front and attached to 17. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Götz von Berlichingen.
In July the division suffered heavy losses and in October it was rebuilding in the Den Haag-Amsterdam area. It surrendered in the Ruhr pocket in April 1945.

Commanders

Generalleutnant Gustav Wilke (1 Apr 1944 - 23 Sep 1944)
Generalmajor Sebastian-Ludwig Heilmann (23 Sep 1944 - 12 Mar 1945)
Oberst Kurt Gröschke (12 Mar 1945 - ? Apr 1945)

Area of operations

Netherlands & France (Apr 1944 - Mar 1945)
Germany & Ruhr pocket (Mar 1945 - Apr 1945)

Order of battle

Staff
- Staff
- Bicycle Company
- Military Police Detachment (mot)
13. Fallschirmjäger Regiment
- Staff
- Signals Platoon
- Bicycle Company
- Light Supply Column (mot)
- 3 x Battalion
-- Staff
-- Signals Platoon
-- 3 x Company
-- Heavy Company
- Pioneer Company
- Panzerjäger Company
- Heavy Company
14. Fallschirmjäger Regiment
- Staff
- Signals Platoon
- Bicycle Company
- Light Supply Column (mot)
- 3 x Battalion
-- Staff
-- Signals Platoon
-- 3 x Company
-- Heavy Company
- Pioneer Company
- Panzerjäger Company
- Heavy Company
15. Fallschirmjäger Regiment
- Staff
- Signals Platoon
- Bicycle Company
- Light Supply Column (mot)
- 3 x Battalion
-- Staff
-- Signals Platoon
-- 3 x Company
-- Heavy Company
- Pioneer Company
- Panzerjäger Company
- Heavy Company
5. Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment
- Staff
- Signals Platoon
- Battalion
-- Staff
-- Signals Platoon
-- 3 x Battery
5. Fallschirmjäger Flak Battalion
- Staff
- Signals Platoon
- Flak Battery (mot)
- 2 x Flak Company (self propelled)
5. Fallschirmjäger Pioneer Battalion
- Staff
- 4 x Company
5. Luftnachrichten Battalion
- Radio Company
- Signals Company
- Light Supply Column (mot)
5. Fallschirmjäger Medical Battalion
- 3 x Ambulance
- 2 x Company
Supply Troops

Sources used

Chris Ellis - 7th Flieger Division: Student's Fallschirmjäger Elite
James Lucas - Storming Eagles: German Airborne forces in World War II

Reference material on this unit

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