German Paratroopers Volume 1 – Errata and Addenda

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Page 7: Jean-Michel Selles (France) should be inserted between Eric Queen and Gustav Skvaril.

Page 8: Alfred Bauer was not assigned to assault group “Granit” at Eben-Emael, but to the first section of assault group “Stahl,” led by Helmut Arpke, which captured the bridge at Veldwezelt.

Page 20: This photo was taken during the campaign in Poland.

Page 24: This photo does not show von Roon, but rather Hans-Heinrich Richter. In December 1944, Richter, at the time a Hauptmann and company commander in Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 16 (Ost), was awarded the Close Combat Clasp in Gold. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross shortly before the end of the war.

Page 39: Ernst Germer is a Feldwebel on this photo, not a Fähnrich.

Page 40: On this photo, Grunwald is an Unteroffizier; he later became a Sonderführer (officer-grade specialist).

Page 53: This photo was taken after the operations in Holland in 1940.

Page 65: The happy groom is Erwin Haug (Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1).

Page 77: This photo was taken at the Ulez airdrome, barely 50 kilometers away from Lublin, which belonged to the German occupation government overseeing former Polish territory.

Page 80: On the upper photo, Oberleutnant Kurt Gröschke, acting commander of the 12./Regiment General Göring, can be seen standing to the left rear of Bräuer.

Page 85: The portrait photo does not show a medical officer, but rather Knight’s Cross recipient Hauptmann Karl-Heinz Becker (Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1) during the winter of 1942/43.

Page 90: Below his German Cross, Schirmer wears the Nīšān al-Iftiār (“Order of Renown”) awarded by the Tunisian regency. Only two paratroopers received this rare distinction.

Page 98: The location is Norway, not Dombas.

Page 122: This jump smock is from the collection of Jean-Michel Selles.

Page 125: The barracks noted were located to the east of Heraklion.

Page 195: At the time, Bräuer was commander rather than acting commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, which was, moreover, not reinforced.

Page 226: Apparently, depots in Romania and Bulgaria already stocked tropical clothing; however, it could not be issued in time for the Crete operation.

Page 251: The handwritten photo caption is dated 1942, not 1943.

Page 253: The paratrooper wearing the British “Wolseley” helmet is Wilhelm Peters of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3.

Page 267: The lower photo was taken following the rescue of Mussolini from Gran Sasso.

Page 268: Second from left in the upper photo is – again – Oberleutnant Hans-Heinrich Richter, here as an acting company commander in Tunisia.

Page 285: The garment worn by the Feldwebel at lower right is actually an Italian mountain troops’ issue windproof blouse.

Page 286: At left on the lower photo is Oberleutnant Kurt Veth of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3.

Page 302/303: The winter jacket shown here is actually not the only known example with horizontally running “rain” streaks.

Page 304: Oberfeldwebel Fritz is standing to the left of Lepkowski.

Page 320: The paratrooper on the photo is Oberfeldwebel Richard Berg, Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment.

Page 343: The bottom camouflage cap is from the Lehrsammlung LL/LTS – Patrick Ott.

Page 350: The Oberfeldwebel shown at lower right is Egon Danzer of the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3.