The 7. Fallschirmjäger-Division was formed at from Fallschirmjäger-Division Erdmann in October 1944 and fought at the Albert Canal and at Arnhem. It surrendered at Oldenburg at the end of the war.


Generalleutnant Wolfgang Erdmann (9 Oct 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations

France (Oct 1944 - Dec 1944)
Netherlands & Germany (Dec 1944 - May 1945)

Order of battle

Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 19
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 20
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 21
Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Abteilung 7
Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 7
Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 7
Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 7
Fallschirm-Flak-Abteilung 7
Fallschirm-Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 7
Fallschirm-Feldersatz-Bataillon 7

Notable members

Joseph Beuys (artist)

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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