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Fallschirmsjäger with mountaineer training?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Fallschirmsjäger with mountaineer training? Download Post Reply with quote

Heya

I have some questions regarding Fallschirmsjägers with mountaineer training, if this was something that they handled in house, or if they where sent to, or trained by geberigsjäger troops proper?

My grandfather was part of the 1st FJ Div, but was a mountaineer expert, borne in the Karpaten, both he and my grandmother where enthusiastic mountaineers and above all went haiking together, especially in Austra.
My grandfathers edelweis badge still exists, but it is stuck on a wandering cane.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Grüß Di' Galland,

Fallschirmjägers and Gebirgsjägers worked closely together in many operations like Norway, Crete, and Monte Cassino. For Norway, FJ's received some mountain training and GJ's received some parachute training, plus jumped in the area of Narvik.

Mountain training would have been conducted by Gebirgsjägers at one of the various mountain schools.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:12 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Thank you, I was wondering a bit about this, since I dont have much information about his mountaineer career, besides the fact that he was very fond of mountain life.
I also havent found much information regarding this, in papers, letters etc. just what my grandmother (and other relatives) have told me. I will have to look for a picture where one can see the edelweiss.

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