Two views of Generalleutnant Dipl. Ing. Schimpf pictured while commanding the 3rd Fallschirmjäger-Division in Normandy during the summer of 1944. Note the unique 7.92mm FG42 paratrooper rifle with its side-mounted 20-round magazine slung over his back. In both views, Schimpf is wearing the Luftwaffe "splinter" pattern camouflage smock and the unit badge of the II. Fallschirm-Korps, also known as the Meindl badge, pinned to the left side of his M43 field cap.
PW NO: A938909
DATE: 8 March 1945
DATE OF BIRTH: 16 May 1897
PLACE OF BIRTH: Eggenfelden/Niederbayern
DATE OF DEATH: 30 December
PLACE OF DEATH: Düsseldorf
OCCUPATION: Regular Air Force Officer
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 To make good manpower losses incurred on the Eastern Front, 22 field divisions were formed from surplus Luftwaffe personnel beginning in September 1942. Initially remaining under Luftwaffe administrative control, the field divisions generally suffered from poor training and morale as well as shortages of equipment, artillery and vehicles. Although originally intended for service in quiet sectors of the front and occupation duties, the troops of the Luftwaffe field divisions often found themselves in the thick of combat. Ill-suited for frontline service against veteran Russian troops, the Luftwaffe divisions more often than not collapsed when on the receiving end of an attack. Effective 1 November 1943, the surviving Luftwaffe field divisions were transferred to Army control.
 General der Fallschirmtruppe Meindl was later held as prisoner of war at Island Farm Special Camp 11.
 Generalmajor Wadehn was later held as prisoner of war at Island Farm Special Camp 11
 On 9 March 1945, Generaloberst Josef Harpe succeeded von Manteuffel to command of the 5th Panzer Army. Appointed commander-in-chief of the 3rd Panzer Army on the Eastern Front, General der Panzertruppe von Manteuffel surrendered to the British at the end of the war; he was later held for a time at Island Farm Special Camp 11.
 Although most high ranking German commanders made it across the Rhine, two other generals besides Schimpf were captured on the western side of the river: General der Kavallerie Edwin Graf von Rothkirch und Trach, the commanding general of the LIII Army Corps, and Generalmajor Ludwig Heilmann, the commander of the 5th Fallschirmjäger-Division. Both were later held as prisoners of war at Island Farm Special Camp 11.