- Published: 18 February 2012 18 February 2012
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 22 was rearmed by the British forces after Victory in Europe Day and put into action to clear the Bad Segeberg forest from marauding armed escaped Soviet foreign workers (Fremdarbeiter) starting 9 May 1945.
This incident has led to the myth that paratroopers were put into action against die-hard Waffen-SS troops post-war.
CommandersGeneralmajor Walter Wadehn (6 Jan 1945 - ? Apr 1945)
Area of operationsNetherlands (Feb 1945 - Mar 1945)
Germany & Ruhr pocket (Mar 1945 - Apr 1945)
Order of battleFallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 22 (from Fallschirmjäger-Regiment Schellmann)
Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 32 (from Fallschirmjäger-Regiment Jungwirth)
Sources usedChris Ellis - 7th Flieger Division: Student's Fallschirmjäger Elite
Alfred Hoffmann - Deutsche Fallschirmjäger gegen Kameraden der Waffen-SS? (Der Freiwillige, March 1994)
James Lucas - Storming Eagles: German Airborne forces in World War II