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Luftwaffe Field Platoon (GE802)
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The Luftwaffe (Air Force) formed Felddivisionen (field divisions) in 1942 from its surplus personnel. With little combat training, the majority of these performed poorly and were taken over by the army in 1943.
16. Felddivision (LW) relieved 21. Panzerdivision in front of Caen at the start of July, but almost immediately lost 31. Jägerregiment (31st Light Infantry Regiment) in Operation Charnwood on 9 July when the British and Canadians captured Caen.