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Luftwaffen-Jäger-Brigade

Post by harmel » 08 Apr 2005 23:05

This is I believe Major Walter Burkhardt -In 1944 - was the above Commander .

I am positive he served in North Africa as well in Commando operations.

Was said to have won the DKiG - 10/01/44 - but I do not have a listing.

Had this photo for 20 years need closure .
Regards Harmel :(
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Luftwaffen-Jäger-Brigade 1

Post by Dieter Zinke » 09 Apr 2005 08:59

harmel,

supplements for clearing up:
Fallschirm-Jäger-Brigade "Afrika" (* 01.04.1942), then Fallschirm-Jäger-Brigade Ramcke (* 00.08.1942), then Luftwaffen-Jäger-Brigade 1 (* 02.02.1943).
Abolished May 1943

commanders:
Bernhard-Hermann Ramcke: 01.04.1942
Hans Kroh: 30.11.1942
Friedrich-August von der Heydte: 00.00.1943

I have no information according a Major Walter Burkhardt

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Post by Georges JEROME » 09 Apr 2005 12:06

2. Fallschirmjäger-Division, created on feb 43, was created from 2. Fallschirm-Brigade which which was attached to Afrika-Korps.

is it the same brigade ?

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Post by Peter H » 09 Apr 2005 14:30

Is this the same Major Burckhardt that commanded the short stayed Fallschirmjäger-Kampfgruppe that arrived in North Africa in January 1942,left March 1942?

Kampfgruppe Burckhardt totalled 614 men of the Fallschirmjäger-Lehr-Bataillion.Their departure back to Germany at the end of March was by Ju 52s,first to Maleme,Crete then to Taranto,Italy,then by rail back home.

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Post by Larry D. » 09 Apr 2005 14:53

Would this be the same guy?

BURCKHARDT, Walter. 31.07.40 Hptm., appt Kdr. II./FjR 1 (to 19.02.42). 01.01.42 promo to Maj. 26.03.45 Oberst, Chef Abt. V 2 (Bekleidung)/Lw.-Verwaltungsamt in Chef der Luftfahrt/RLM.

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Post by Peter H » 09 Apr 2005 15:45

Hauptmann Burckhardt commanded the II./FJR 1 at Crete,then from early 1942 the Fallsch.-Lehr-Bataillon at Berlin-Döberitz.

A photo I have of Burckhardt taken in Africa in early 1942, but with back to camera, looks very much like the officer in the photo above. Lanky, slim etc, aged in his 30s.

The makeshift Luftwaffen-Jägerregiment that arrived in Tunisia in November 1942 was under Oberst Walter Barenthin.

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Luft Jager Bde

Post by harmel » 09 Apr 2005 16:23

Thanks to Dieter,Georges,Larry and Peter for your input.
Kind Regards :D

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Re: Luftwaffen-Jäger-Brigade

Post by Heimatschuss » 10 Oct 2013 21:58

Hello,

I may be a bit late to join this discussion but:

Major Walter Burckhardt was taken PoW by elements of the 1st Household Cavalry Regiment on Nov 5th, 1942 in the region of Fuka, 110 kilometers west of El Alamein. Burckhardt managed to retreat with his battalion from El Alamein to the planned next line of resistance at Fuka but there they were encircled by British armoured cars and surrendered (Neitzel, 2007, p.68; Stimpel; 1998, p.58; Carell, p.347; Wyndham, 1952, p.86).

Since Burckhardt was in British custody already since November 1942 he cannot have been in Luftwaffen-Jäger-Brigade 1.
And the last part of Larry's notes for him (promotion to Oberst, desk job in Berlin) must be someone else.

References:

Carell, Paul
Die Wüstenfüchse. Mit Rommel in Afrika.
License edition for Deutscher Bücherbund; Stuttgart, Hamburg; Munich; w/o year

Neitzel, Sönke
Tapping Hitler's Generals. Transcripts of Secret Conversations 1942 - 1945
Frontline Books; Barnsley; 2007

Stimpel, Hans-Martin
Die deutsche Fallschirmtruppe 1942-1945. Einsätze auf Kriegsschauplätzen im Süden.
Mittler Verlag; Hamburg; 1998

Wyndham, Humphrey
The Household Cavalry at War. First Household Cavalry Regiment.
Gale & Polden; Aldershot; 1952

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Re: Luftwaffe Jäger Brigade

Post by Heimatschuss » 11 Oct 2013 20:09

Well,
Heimatschuss wrote: Since Burckhardt was in British custody already since November 1942 he cannot have been in Luftwaffen-Jäger-Brigade 1.
perhaps I jumped a bit too fast to this conclusion. This site http://www.deutsches-afrika-korps.de/vi ... 17d#p17075 says with reference to Stimpel (1998, p.24) that the term Luftwaffen-Jäger-Brigade 1 was used already since late September 1942 in documents of the Afrika-Korps. This would mean that the redesignation took place much earlier than you find in most sources that say it happened in Tunisia in 1943. So Major Burckhardt would actually have been a member of said unit indeed.

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