DDR, EAST GERMANY, PARACHUTIST, PARA WINGS, LAPEL PINS, GROUPING OF 10, OBSOLETE For Sale

DDR, EAST GERMANY, PARACHUTIST, PARA WINGS, LAPEL PINS, GROUPING OF 10, OBSOLETE
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DDR, EAST GERMANY, PARACHUTIST, PARA WINGS, LAPEL PINS, GROUPING OF 10, OBSOLETE

Luftsturmregiment(Air Assault Regiment) Willi Sänger

The NVA introduced a Fallschirmjäger(Paratrooper) battalion in 1962. Designated Fallschirmjägerbattalion-5, thisunit eventually evolved into a 2 battalion, 680-man parachute force known asLuftsturmregiment-40 (Air Assault Regiment-40) "Willi Sänger". Thiswas an elite NVA formation noted for it's high level of strike-and-fightingskill, toughness, motivation, and training.NVA paratroopersparticipated in major Warsaw Pact and NVA exercises like Waffenbrüderschaft 80,JUG 84, Schild-84, DRUSHBA 86, JUG 87. During the 80's the unit was expanded totwo full air assault battalions (40 and 41) and upon mobilization, plans werelaid for a full brigade staff with support group. On more than one occasion thefallschirmjägers of "Willi Sanger" were awarded the NVA title"Best Troop Unit". Dress and field uniformsunique to the airborne were developed that readily identified these troops asmembers of the DDR's premier combat unit.


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