Dipl. Ing. Richard Schimpf in camouflage uniform and with a FG 42 shouldered as commander of the 3rd Paratrooper Division in Normandy , right is Knight Cross carrier Major of the Reserve Friedrich Alpers with a MP 40 , commander of the 1st Battalion of the Paratroopers Regiment 9th Schimpf’s division was under the command of II Parachute Corps of Lieutenant-General Eugen Meindl.

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