Fallschirmwart (Luftwaffe) ?

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Fallschirmwart (Luftwaffe) ?

Post by Hans1906 » 30 Jan 2021 18:22

The father of my former neighbor was a so-called "Fallschirmwart" at the former "Fliegerhorst Zwischenahn".

The last name of the man was Lampert,the first name Willy/Willi Lampert.
The son, our very friendly neighbor Willi, he passed away a few years ago, talking a lot about the former "Airfield Zwischenahn".

What was the "job" of a so-called "Fallschirmwart", that would be my question?

Was the german term "Fallschirmwart" an official designation before 1945?


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Re: Fallschirmwart (Luftwaffe) ?

Post by danebrog » 30 Jan 2021 23:27

A "Fallschirmwart" was located in each squadron. This job required a special training course:
He had to make sure that the parachutes were packed, maintained and stored correctly. He was also in charge of the parachute packers.
Tools of the trade were the "packing tool bag for parachutes" and also the "tool bag for R. u. S. equipment*".
The parachutes were mainly the seat parachute 30 IS 24 with accessories and the quick release parachute 30 IIS 24 with accessories.

*R.u.S. Gerät: Rettungs- und Sicherheitsgerät (rescue and safety device)

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Re: Fallschirmwart (Luftwaffe) ?

Post by Hans1906 » 01 Feb 2021 22:33

danebrog,

thank you very much, I was not aware about the details, too bad I can't ask the son anymore...

https://forgottenairfields.com/airfield ... n-343.html
https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/me163/airfield01.htm


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Re: Fallschirmwart (Luftwaffe) ?

Post by danebrog » 02 Feb 2021 13:28

No cause, Hans
By the way, I grew up very close to Zwischenahn and know the old air bases in the area very well ;-)

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