Wounded of the Fallschirmjager Regiment being treated by a Sanitäter. Due to the way the Fallschirmjager jumped, as well as the terrain, the Fallschirmjager casualty rate was nearly in the initial part of the attack on Kreta. Pin by Paolo Marzioli
Greece -Crete 1941 - Surrendering commonwealth soldiers been taken POW by German Fallschirmjäger. The ANZACS gave the German Paratroopers a caning all the same. Never used again as a frontline fighting force.
German paratroopers in Crete shortly after the fall of the island in May-June The parachute division suffered such horrendous casualties that Hitler suspended airborne ops permanently and sent the paras to fight as infantry on the Eastern Front.