Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Hermann Göring Division Cufftitle also used in North Africa.
On the begin of 1943, the Herman Göring Division goes to Tunisia.

Hermann Wilhelm Göring
  • Born: January 12, 1893 Rosenheim, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
  • Died: October 15, 1946 (aged 53) Nuremberg, Germany (Suicide by poison)
In 1935 Göring was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe (German: German Air Force), a position he was to hold until the final days of the Second World War. By mid-1940, Göring was at the peak of his power and influence. Hitler had promoted him to the rank of Reichsmarschall, making Göring senior to all other Wehrmacht commanders, and in 1941 Hitler designated him as his successor and deputy in all his offices. By 1942, with the German war effort stumbling on both fronts, Göring's standing with Hitler was very greatly reduced. Göring largely withdrew from the military and political scene to enjoy the pleasures of life as a wealthy and powerful man. After the Second World War, Göring was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg Trials. He was sentenced to death by hanging, but committed suicide by cyanide ingestion the night before he was due to be hanged.


Reenactor HG Division - Africa - Tunisia Circa 1943. Picture found here:

  • Panzer Aufklarung Abteilung HG
  • Panzer Regiment HG(three bataillone)
  • Panzergrenadier Brigade 1 HG(two bataillone)
  • Panzer Artillerie Regiment HG(four units)
  • Flak Regiment HG
  • Panzer Pioniere Batallion HG
  • Ersatz Batallion
The symbol HG Division is a goshawk from square.

Enlistment poster for the Herman Goring Division
Panzer Crews belonging to the Herman Göring Panzer Korps (Europe)
Members of the HG Division. (Europe)
The Herman Göring Division (a Luftwaffe unit) defended the final Axis foothold in Africa which was a small bridge-head around the ports of Tunis and Bizerte in northeastern Tunisia. The division was ineptly led and was overrated by the Allies. When the Allies attacked on 22 April 1943 the Herman Göring Division crumbled under the first attack.

 Strike for Gela
Sicily 11 June 1943
David Pentland
Tiger I tanks of 2 Kompanie/Schwere Panzer Abt 504, attached to Panzer Division "Hermann Göring", launch their attack on the main US 7th Army landing beach at Gela, on the 1st day of "Operation Husky".

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