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Old 14th June 2006, 04:30
George Harper George Harper is offline
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George Harper
Re: Colour of Fallschirmjager parachutes


The Fallschirmtruppe at first used white chutes and later used camo ones (green, red-brown & tan). Both were used on Kreta although the majority were by far white.

I too have read many accounts from the Allied side saying the chutes on the supply canisters were colour coded but I am not aware of German accounts mentioning this. Certainly the canisters themselves were marked to indicate contents and the unit it belonged to.

I should say I am not an expert on German parachutes. You might try posing your question on the following forum where a few 'experts' hang out.

Go to the site and then proceed to the Fallschirmjäger forum.


George S. Harper.
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