German Luftwaffe and Frikorps Danmark

Junkers Ju 52 in the Demyansk Pocket
Junkers Ju 52 in the Demyansk Pocket
Without the airport, on which, on the average 400,000 kg of supply were landed daily, the defenders of the cauldron could have hardly held on. Everything went in by air: Swedish tent quarters made of pressed millboards, ammunition, food, petrol, mail and recruits. The men of the Danish Volunteer-Corps Frikorps Danmark and the German Luftwaffe came into the cauldron, the wounded went out. Top image: A Junkers Ju 52 transport aircraft bringing supplies to the German 16.Armee in the Demyansk Pocket in 1942. Commons: Bundesarchiv. Bottom image: Photo by SS-Sturmbannf├╝hrer Karl Ullrich. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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