10 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 9 June 2021
  1. Nathan says:

    That was when they landed on the roof of Fort Eben Emael in Belgium, wasn’t it?

  2. Old Bill says:

    It was a month earlier than the Belgium/Netherlands assaults during the invasion of Norway when the took an airfield near Stavanger. The Fort Eben-Emael attack also had a large portion of glider troops also, and on the same day (10 May) they also took some airfields in the Netherlands. The last major German parachute assault was in Crete in May 1941 where they again succeeded but had such high casualties that Hitler forbade further such attacks, which considering the huge losses incurred by other forces, seems odd for him.

  3. Old Bill says:

    I didn’t know that the Germans used a small number of parachutists in Denmark a couple of hours before the Norwegian landings on 9 April 1940. Thanks, I learned something!

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