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Old 01-26-2010, 04:03 PM   #31
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Kevin,

Here is a photo from the brief period when the DDR paras and the BRD paras were together.

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Old 01-28-2010, 11:56 AM   #32
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Jumping in a bit late here, this goes back to Dave M's comment a while back.

I have heard that the highest rank ever attained by a NVA Fallschirmjager was Oberstleutnant, and there was only one individual who did it. So Dave's estimate of the number of Majors is probably not far off the mark.
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:46 PM   #33
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Here are a lot of pics of a jumping day in the GST:

Fallschirmspringer, Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik

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Old 02-20-2010, 06:32 PM   #34
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delta576 - Thanks for sharing this link.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:00 PM   #35
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For it's small size the DDR had a suprising number of parachute units and organizations. I don't remember seeing a list of them anywhere so I thought I'd list the ones I know and ask that you add any I've missed.......

- Stasi clandestine parachute units?

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- service unit "Sport" (Diensteinheit "Sport"), section Parachuting "Eilenburg" (Sektion Fallschirmsprung) of the MfS-Wachregiment "F.E. Dzierzynski"

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Old 03-14-2010, 10:31 PM   #36
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My updated list based on feedback here and other sources:

- Two Parachute Companies of Mot.-Schützen- Bataillons 5 (MSB 5) (Motorized Rifle Battalion 5) - From October 1960

- Fallschirmjägerbataillon 5 (FJB-5) (5th Parachute Battalion) - From 28 February 1962

- Fallschirmjägerbataillon 2 (FJB-2) (2nd Parachute Battalion) - From 1 December 1971

- Fallschirmjägerbataillon 40 (FJB-40) (40th Parachute Battalion) Willi Sänger - From 8 November 1972

- Luftsturmregiment 40 (LStR 40) (40th Air Assault Regiment) with two Air Assault Battalions LStB 40 and 41 (LStB 41 was a cadre unit to be expanded in wartime) - From 1 December 1986 - June 1991 (taken over by the Bundeswehr on 3 October 1990)

- 4. Fallschirmjägerkompanie (4. FJK) (4th Parachute Company) From 1981, guard company at the Ministry of Defense in Strausberg

- Two Spezialaufklärungskompanien (SAK) (Special Reconnaissance Companies) of the III & V Military Districts

- Fernaufklärer of the army recon battalions supporting Divisions - Like US Long Range Recon Patrols (LLRP)

- Volksmarine Kampfschwimmerkommando 18 (KSK-18) (Navy Combat Swimmer Company 18)

- Luftverteidigung/Luftstreitkräfte Fallschirmdienste (Air Force/Air Defense Parachute Service)

- Aeroklub der DDR (later FFSV) – governing body for motor flight, gliding, aerobatics, model airplanes and parachuting sports. Members of the national team were all part of the Aeroklub. Parachuting was conducted in the GST, the SV Dynamo and in earlier days in the ASV.

- Flug und Fallschirmsportverband der DDR (FFSV) (Federation for Aerial and Parachute Sports)

- Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (GST) Fallschirmspringen (Society for Sports and Technology Sports/Free fall Parachuting)

- Stasi Special Recon and Anti Terrorist units of Wach Rgt "Feliks Dzierzynski" later small units of the HA XXII (Anti-Terror-unit of the MfS)

- Two Stasi airborne agent units at Erkner, associated with the Dynamo Parachute Team at Rote Helene Leipzig

- Vopo anti-terrorist units wearing fallschirmjäger uniforms?
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:00 AM   #37
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In early 1990 I got some Boxes of Beer Steins with and without Tin Lid.

Fallschirmjägerbataillon - Luftsturmregiment Willi Sänger 1961-1991.

these were made in the late 80's to comemorate the Anniversary in 1991.
They also had some Wall Tiles with the same Transfer on it.
When i found my camera I'll post them.
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My updated list based on feedback here and other sources:

- Two Parachute Companies of Mot.-Schützen- Bataillons 5 (MSB 5) (Motorized Rifle Battalion 5) - From October 1960

- Fallschirmjägerbataillon 5 (FJB-5) (5th Parachute Battalion) - From 28 February 1962

- Fallschirmjägerbataillon 2 (FJB-2) (2nd Parachute Battalion) - From 1 December 1971

- Fallschirmjägerbataillon 40 (FJB-40) (40th Parachute Battalion) Willi Sänger - From 8 November 1972

- Luftsturmregiment 40 (LStR 40) (40th Air Assault Regiment) with two Air Assault Battalions LStB 40 and 41 (LStB 41 was a cadre unit to be expanded in wartime) - From 1 December 1986 - June 1991 (taken over by the Bundeswehr on 3 October 1990)

- 4. Fallschirmjägerkompanie (4. FJK) (4th Parachute Company) From 1981, guard company at the Ministry of Defense in Strausberg

- Two Spezialaufklärungskompanien (SAK) (Special Reconnaissance Companies) of the III & V Military Districts

- Fernaufklärer of the army recon battalions supporting Divisions - Like US Long Range Recon Patrols (LLRP)

- Volksmarine Kampfschwimmerkommando 18 (KSK-18) (Navy Combat Swimmer Company 18)

- Luftverteidigung/Luftstreitkräfte Fallschirmdienste (Air Force/Air Defense Parachute Service)

- Aeroklub der DDR (later FFSV) – governing body for motor flight, gliding, aerobatics, model airplanes and parachuting sports. Members of the national team were all part of the Aeroklub. Parachuting was conducted in the GST, the SV Dynamo and in earlier days in the ASV.

- Flug und Fallschirmsportverband der DDR (FFSV) (Federation for Aerial and Parachute Sports)

- Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik (GST) Fallschirmspringen (Society for Sports and Technology Sports/Free fall Parachuting)

- Stasi Special Recon and Anti Terrorist units of Wach Rgt "Feliks Dzierzynski" later small units of the HA XXII (Anti-Terror-unit of the MfS)

- Two Stasi airborne agent units at Erkner, associated with the Dynamo Parachute Team at Rote Helene Leipzig

- Vopo anti-terrorist units wearing fallschirmjäger uniforms?
To the last, it's a 100% Yes.
I got a lot of them from the Ahrensfelde Depot together with the Vest's Helmets, Knifes, FJT 74 and other Stuff.

Nico
P.S.: Ahrensfelde was the VP Depot. A huge complex. the Dog training School was there, also used by the west Berlin Police after the Reunification.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:13 AM   #39
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Here are a lot of pics of a jumping day in the GST:

Fallschirmspringer, Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik

Greeting
...........and a little video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avc2k...layer_embedded

Greeting René
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:43 AM   #40
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...........and a little video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avc2k...layer_embedded

Greeting René
René - A very interesting video, thanks for sharing. The GST badge at the very beginning is one of the badges I'm still looking for!
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