As the war continued more and more Luftwaffe personnel were drafted into what became known as a Luftwaffe Field Division, 21 divisions being formed with 12,500 men in each at full strength. They wore the trademark Luftwaffe blue/grey uniforms and many also donned the long camouflaged M1942 jacket or zeltbahn tent capes.
Despite their poor levels of training, they fought bravely in Normandy, in Italy and on the Russian front. The average age of the soldier in these units was 30 years old – much older than other front line troops. These difficulties led them to take more casualties than the regular army units but despite these shortcomings Luftwaffe Field Division troops earned 18 of the coveted Knights Cross medals in the three years that they saw service.
Contains a 10-man Luftwaffe Field Division Squad:
- 1 NCO and two soldiers with SMGs
- 1 MG13 LMG team
- 2 Riflemen with Panzerfausts
- 3 riflemen