(Luftwaffe Medical Company)
by Henry L. deZeng IV

These were organic components of the Luftwaffen-Felddivisionen and the Fallschirmjägerdivisionen and served as the main dressing station for the division they belonged to. In January 1945, KStN 5363 had a personnel strength of 11 officers and 165 NCOs and men, plus 176 attached soldiers used for perimeter security around the dressing station. A list of 5 October 1944 identifies a total of 16 Fallschirm-Sanitätskompanien in existence on that date. All of these companies that belonged to the Lw.-Felddivisionen were turned over to the Heer (Army) in October 1943. The companies will not be listed below since they were organic to the divisions and not independent.

KStN: 5363 (L) Fallschirm-Sanitätskompanie
KStN: 5364 (L) Sanitätskompanie einer Lw.-Felddivision

Sources used

Fischer, Hubert - Der deutsche Sanitätsdienst 1921-1945, 5 Bde (Osnabrück, 1982-1988), Bd. 3, pp.2045; Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), pp.301; BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 4 II/283 list dated 5.10.44.

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