Parachutistes allemand avec un lance flamme en Crète 1941
German paratroops of 5 Gebirgs-Division boarding a Junkers 52 at a Greek airfield, before flying to Crete, 20 May 1941. On that morning 3000 German paratroops landed at Maleme, Rethymno, Chania and Heraklion.
German invasion of Crete, 1941
Burnt German paratrooper who failed to leave the transport plane Junkers Ju-52. Nearby stands a British soldier with a pistol captured P.08 “Luger”. Operation “Mercury” (the landing of German troops on the island of Crete). Location: Crete Time: May 1941
Crete, Maleme airport 1941
Fallschirmjager packed into a DFS-230 Assault Glider. Of note are weapons carried; MG 34, MP 40 and Kar 98K.
German Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger (paratroopers) waive to a passing Junkers Ju 87 dive bomber, also known as a Stuka, during the Battle of the Netherlands (codename: Fall Gelb, or “Case Yellow”). Near Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands. May 1940.