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7th Parachute Division (Germany)

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Active  1944–45
Branch  Luftwaffe
Role  Airborne forces
Country  Nazi Germany
Type  Fallschirmjäger
Size  Division
7th Parachute Division (Germany)

The 7. Fallschirmjäger-Division (7th Parachute Division) was a fallschirmjäger (airborne) division of the German military during the Second World War, active from 1944 to 1945.

The division was first formed as Fallschirmjäger-Division Erdmann in August 1944, from a collection of training units and remnants of other formations, named for its commander Wolfgang Erdmann. It fought at Arnhem during Operation Market-Garden in September, and in October was redesignated as the 7. Fallschirmjäger-Division. It contained the 19th, 20th and 21st Fallschirmjäger Regiments, and the 7th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment.

The division fought on the Western Front for the remainder of the war, surrendering at Oldenburg with the end of hostilities.

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