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I've heard interesting things about this unit. I've seen it described as a good combat unit, and I've seen it described as a typical desperate late war creation. I suppose both could be true, but what I was wondering is who made up this division? Given the elite status of airborne units around the world (side note: I'm aware that some of the late war German paratroop units were airborne in name only, the 9th being one of them, and their elite status could be questionable at times), would a new parachute division receive at least a corps of experienced NCOs? Or some extra training? Equipment?
As far as english language resources are concerned, I can't find much on this unit. The main questions I want answered is generally how many of the division's soldiers were veterans at the time of its formation and what the overall unit quality was.
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https://www.feldgrau.com/ww2-german-9th ... -division/
Dear I have questions.
I do not know if this will help. Someone published a book.
9th Parachute Division (Germany)
Battle of the Seelow Heights, 1st Ukrainian Front, 1st Ukrainian Front, Heer (1935–1945)
Dic Press (2012-02-03 )
https://www.morebooks.de/store/gb/book/ ... -8-48474-5
'Soldier of the 9th Fallschirmjäger Division surrenders after fighting in Berlin. Although the photo was not taken in West Pomerania it is interesting for another reason - it shows how uniformed were soldiers of this division since they had been issued paratroopers stuff. However in February 1945 each division battalion looked quite different...'
https://www.facebook.com/46801249034063 ... 379197471/