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#truestory - Fallschirmjäger Klaus Kortstock - Born in Berlin in 1925. He fought in Normandy, France near St Lô with FJ Regiment 14. Wounded by shrapnel on the opening battles, after a short stint in hospital he went home to Berlin to see his family. At this time the unit he left in Normandy was wiped out. He went back to the frontline in late 1944 for the Battle of the Bulge - Belgium. This time with FJ Regiment 13. He would fight through the snowy winter in heavy battles with US Troops. Taken off the front line in February 1945 because of freezing/frostbite. He was permitted once again to go home, till April 1945. Little did he know that the city would turn into one of the bloodiest battles seen on European soil... He was drafted into a Volkssturm unit on the 23.4.1945, one day later he was killed defending Neukölln, Berlin. Today, I found his grave among the many headstones, a moment to think about the cost of war... Fallschirmjäger Klaus Kortstock - Born in Berlin in 1925. He fought in Normandy near St Lô with FJ Regiment 14. Wounded by shrapnel on the opening battles, after a short stint in hospital he went home to Berlin to see his family. At this time the unit he left in Normandy was wiped out. He went back to the frontline in late 1944 for the Battle of the Bulge, this time with FJ Regiment 13. He would fight through the snowy winter in heavy battles with US Troops. Taken off the front line in February 1945 because of frostbite. He was permitted once again to go home, till April 1945. Little did he know that the city would turn into one of the bloodiest battles seen on European soil. Caught up in the city, like many he was drafted into a Volkssturm unit on the 23.4.1945, one day later he was killed defending Neukölln, Berlin. Today, I found his grave among the many headstones, a moment to think about the real cost of war.
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Original k98 pattern bags Fallschrim-Panzer-Division 1, from Hermann Göring. Very rare to find. #ww2 #patternbags #ammopouch #wo2 #hermanngöring #fallschrimjäger #panzerdivision

Fallschirmjäger Field Training Exercise


Which country had the toughest Airborne training during WWII?


Designed in 1938 by Heinrich Vollmer with inspiration from its predecessor the MP 38, it was heavily used by infantrymen (particularly platoon and squad leaders), and by paratroopers, on the Eastern and Western Fronts. Its advanced and modern features made it a favorite among soldiers and popular in countries from various parts of the world after the war. It was often erroneously called "Schmeisser" by the Allies, although Hugo Schmeisser was not involved in the design or production of the weapon. From 1940 to 1945, an estimated 1.1 million were produced by Erma Werke. This legendary gun is known as the MP40. Of someone knows even just a little bit about German armament during WWII. They definitely know about the MP40.


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Fallschrimjägers referring to a map, with a BMW and a DZW NZ 350, Normandy, early 1944.

I cried last night. I was alone in one of the monastery’s many bombed out rooms, and I was quickly overcome by emotions. I thought about my friends that had been killed in the fighting, and the souls of the men that I had killed. I knew the killing wouldn’t stop anytime soon, and that is exactly what made me cry more.
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As I wiped the tears from my eyes, I glanced around the room to make sure I was still alone. The walls, peppered with countless holes ranging from the size of my fingertip to that of a pumpkin, allowed the sunlight to enter and illuminate the dark room. A pile of sheets, which were once a bed for one of my comrades, were now covered in dust; untouched by the hands that had made the same makeshift bed.
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The thought of death was heavy here. The bodies of our friends were scattered throughout, some draped with blankets and some without, with the warm Italian sun taking its toll on the bloated corpses. From the holes in the walls, I could see three of the dead. If I wanted to join them, all I would have to do is peer my head through the largest of the holes, and an Allied sniper would make quick of me. That was the only thing I had true power over here in the monastery. Not even God’s divine will could save us from the pain and suffering we have experienced on the top of this hill.
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It was early, maybe 8 or 8:30 in the morning. We got word that a British patrol would be moving near us, and we were sent to ambush them. I would be the one laying the suppressing fire on them while the others lobbed grenades down on their positions. It was supposed to be quick, and quite honestly I wasn’t expecting them to put up much of a fight.
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As we waited for them to come, I reached down and grabbed a rock from the dirt. It was smooth, and would’ve made one hell of a skipping rock for the lake back home. For a splint second, a single rock had taken me out of the war. It had distracted me from my responsibilities as a soldier, and reminded me that I was indeed a human.
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I was jolted back to reality. “FEUER DEINE VERDAMMTE WAFFE” Erhard shouted as he grabbed me by my neck. I dropped the rock and immediately began firing in front of me, the sounds of grenades going off all around.
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The Air was sucked out of my throat, and my legs gave out from underneath me. Every time I tried to breathe, all I could do was gurgle a thick liquid that tasted like my blood. It took a couple seconds, but it soon hit me that I had been shot through the neck. Jonas was the first one to me, practically choking me trying to stop the blood. All the while I was slapping the ground trying to find that small rock. That was my ticket home; my ticket to an easy death.
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I died with that small blood-splattered stone in my fist. I was at peace with my surroundings, and that was exactly how I wanted it to be.
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German bundeswehr hitters in a firefight with the MG3 (machinegewehr model 3) which is an updated model from the infamous MG42 commonly nicknamed "Hitler's buzzsaw." Also just a side note if you're going to fuck with someone's military it's probably not the best idea to pick a country that is so good at waging war that when they do it takes the combined military strength of the rest of the world to stop them. #Bundeswehr #Fallschrimjäger #Gebirgsjäger #CollectingSouls #GoodAtWhatWeDo

In this picture taken on the 27th of June 1944 Captain Earl J. Topley from Saint Paul (Minnesota) studies the corpse of a German soldiers. This German was killed in a firefight that killed three of the Captains men.

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Dead fallschirmjäger in Italy. He was killed on the 20th of april 1945. Notice the wedding ring on his right hand, it makes this picture very power… |

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WIP Bolt Action Fallschrimjager. Splintermuster camo has been diffrent.
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A lone German Fallschrimjäger acting as a sentary in a machine gun nest atop Monte Cassino, Italy during 1944. He is likely eyeing up American or British Commonwealth forces whom had encircled his position at the foot of the mountain, hundreds of feet below him.

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