Paratrooper award document set to Hauptmann B. Roggemann 8. FJ Div. Holland 1944, Ruhr pocket 1945!!!

Paratrooper award document set to Hauptmann B. Roggemann 8. FJ Div. Holland 1944, Ruhr pocket 1945!!!

Paratrooper award document set to Hauptmann B. Roggemann 8. FJ Div. Holland 1944, Ruhr pocket 1945!!!

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Paratrooper award document set to Hauptmann Bernhard Roggemann. The 8th Parachute Division (German: 8. Fallschirmjäger-Division) was a fallschirmjäger (airborne) division of the German military during the Second World War, active in 1945. It was fallschirmjäger in title only and was trained and served as a regular infantry unit.  An 8th Fallschirmjäger Division was originally ordered to be formed in September 1944, but this order was cancelled. The division was formed in January 1945, commanded by Walter Wadehn. It contained the 22nd, 24th and 32nd Fallschirmjäger Regiments. The division fought in the Netherlands and then withdrew through Germany, finally being trapped in the Ruhr pocket in April 1945 and destroyed (*Wikipedia). 

The documents remain in excellent condition. Hauptmann Roggemann was most likely awarded the EK2 (for Holland) and EK1 (Ruhr pocket) at the same time in February 1945. Both documents signed by the commander of the Diviosn Walter Wadehn. 

A rare late war paratrooper grouping to a combat officer!!!