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Fallschirmäger in the Kursk -- Vornonezh region border area?

Article about: Just wondering if anyone knows what Fallschirmjäger unit/units might have been in this area --- this concerns a FJ helmet found on the border between the Kursk and Voronezh regions and appar

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    Just wondering if anyone knows what Fallschirmjäger unit/units might have been in this area --- this concerns a FJ helmet found on the border between the Kursk and Voronezh regions and apparently the local saying is that there was a Fallschirmjâger drop made way off target. Searching through Google I have been unable to find any matches as far as FJ units go.... hope someone can help

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    Bumping this one last time --- I stress that I am NOT after specific info, just names of FJ units that may have been in the vicinity... FJ history is really not my area.

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    One more bump before giving up on this one --- any related FJ info appreciated

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    Hello,
    I'm not very specialized on FJ troops....have a look there :

    Lexikon der Wehrmacht

    I have found some FJ Regiments in Russia, but none in Kursk so far...i didn't check them to the end...good luck...
    Thanks
    PREUSSENS GLORIA

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    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    Will do --- appreciate the effort and link! Like I said, it would seem that these Fallschirmjägers were dropped way off target so I would be looking for the closest thing, so to speak... will keep digging

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    You might want to try the Axis History Forum as they have a dedicated FJ section but with regards to a para drop I wouldn't be surprised if it is mistaken folklore. As far as I know FJ's were employed as ground troops in Russia, and none fought at Kursk in 1943.

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    Thank you, Hucks! I may not be correct in saying that they were definitely "dropped" but there was a small grouping of FJ helmets found in this area (a pretty nondescript one, really...that border region covers quite a bit of distance) no matter how the soldiers initially got there - remains were later found separate from the equipment (a total of 5 I believe). Possibly captured, stripped of equipment and then later executed? Who knows... it's an interesting one though, considering the area and all---

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