Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 1


I./FJR.1 was formed at Stendal 1.4.38, from the IV./Regiment General Göring (Landespolizei).

II./FJR.1 was formed 1.1.39 from the the Fallschirm-Bataillon des Heeres in Braunschweig, together with an all new III./FJR.1 in Gardelegen.

The regiment did not receive a Stab until 1.6.39, when a Stab was formed in Stendal.

The Regiment began the war with 3 Battalions, each with 4 companies.

In March 1944 a new III/FJR.1 had to be formed, as the old III./FJR.1 was used to create the 3. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division.


Saw action independently under 7. Flieger-Division, but from May 43 was part of the 1. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division:

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