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 couple are Erwin Haug (Sturmabteilung Koch) and his wife Martha on their wedding day, Christmas Day 1939. The next day Erwin had to return to his barracks in Hildesheim, where ‘Versuchsabteilung Friedrichshafen’ – as the Sturmabteilung was code-named then – prepared for the attack on Eben Emael.

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 344: The Oberleutnant with the camouflage visor cap is Kurt Reinhardt of the 8./Sturm-Regiment. His fur cap (and photo of it in wear) is shown on page 291.

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