What was the 500th SS Parachute Battalion?

Introduction The 500th SS-Parachute Battalion (German: SS-Fallschirmjägerbataillon 500) was the parachute unit of the Waffen-SS during World War II. The idea to form a paratrooper unit within the Waffen-SS allegedly came directly from Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. Refer to Strafbataillon and 36th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS. Creation Adolf Hitler supposedly got the idea in… Read More