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FJR 1 - The beginning.
End of september 1935, ObsLt Jakoby was ordered to form a Parachute infantry Battalion taking voluntiers from the "Hermann Goering" Regiment. The I/HG Regiment become FJB (Fallschirmjäger--Bataillon). This battalion was later designed as IV /HG Regiment. The organization was as follows:
Battalion Commanding Officer : Major Bruno Bräuer
Adjutant : Oberleutnant Vogel
Communications Officer : Leutnant Dunz
1. Company : Oberleutnant Walther
2. Company : Oberleutnant Kroh
3. Company : Oberleutnant Schulz
4. Company : Hauptmann Reinberger (Mechelen incident - jan 1940)
Later one Eng Company under ObLt Schulz was created.
Nevertheless, the birthday of the FJ Troops was 29 jan 1936, because on this day the Luftwaffe issued the order raising this new branch and the place of birth (and FJ School) was the airport of Stendal. Due to a new organization the battalion's number was changed again in 1938 to I/FJR1
In 1936 was formed a Parachute Infantry Company, later in 1938 was raised to battalion level and the command of it was given to Major Richard Heidrich.
7. Flieger Division. (Aerial Division).
On 1 july 1938 General Major Kurt Student took command over the brand new unit and on 15 september 1938 the young division was called to duty in order to take part in the invasion of the Sudetenland. The OOB was as follows:
FJR (ObsLt Sydow)
Heer FJBattalion (Heidrich)
16 IR/22 ID (Oberst Kreysing)
SA--Regiment „Standarte Feldherrnhalle"
(Lt Kiess) with DFS 230.
6 Transportgruppe (Ju 52)
1 Schlachtgeschwader mit 3 Stukagruppen
1 Jagdgeschwader mit 3 Gruppen
The operation was cancelled due to the Munich agreement.
On 1 jan 1939 the heer battalion was transfered to the Luftwaffe as II/FJR1; ObsLt Brauer took over the FJR1 and the III/FJR1 was raised (Hauptmann Karl-Lothar Schulz). Also the I/FJR2 and II/FJR2 were raised its OIC were Hauptmann Noster and Hauptmann Pietzonka (The FJR2 has neither OIC nor Staff).
The 16 IR retuned to its parents Unit (22 ID).
In the summer of 1938 the first airborne artillery battery has been raised (under Oberstleutnant Bruno Schram). With Skoda--howitzer 7,5 cm caliber.
Source: Die Geschichte der Fallschirmjäger Teil I und II Taken from http://www.fallschirmjaeger.de/Geschichte/gescht~1.htm
For actions in Poland see: http://www.feldgrau.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17121
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.