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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Otto Scherber

Career:

Branch: Luftwaffe
Born:
Died:

Ranks:
Major
Hauptmann
Oberleutnant
Leutnant
Fähnrich

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Commands:
III. Bataillon
Takes command on
Ends command on

Personal Information:

Otto Scherber and was a serving member of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War and managed to attain the rank of Major and went on to command the following III. Bataillon. Otto Scherber was given the command of the III. Bataillon (3rd Battalion) during the Battle of Crete.

The III. Bataillon (3rd Battalion) dropped in the area east of Maleme airfield, right on top of the New Zealand defensive positions south of the coastal road. The III. Bataillon (3rd Battalion) suffered high casualties with many Fallschirmjäger being killed as they came down and struggled out of their harnesses, or whilst searching for weapons containers. Nevertheless, small groups of survivors went into action and carried out hits and run attacks on enemy positions or held their ground against local counterattacks.

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