Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 3


Formed 1.6.40 with 3 battalions (III. formed 1.8.40, II. and III. at Braunschweig-Rautheim), from cadres of Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 1.

IV./FJR.3 was formed in the summer 1943.

I./FJR.3 was transferred to Africa 7.42, joining Brigade Ramcke, and was destroyed in Tunisia 5.43.

The new IV./FJR.3 was soon redesignated I./FJR.3.

In 3.44 III./FJR.3 was used to create the 5. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division, by becoming I./Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 13.

A new III./FJR.3 was formed in May 1944.


Saw action independently under 7. Flieger-Division, but from May 43 served with the 1. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division:

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