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II German Soldier Action Figure, HG Division, Anzio, 1944
This German soldier, carrying a rifle and ammunition canister, is wearing
infantryman's uniform of the HG Division at Anzio in 1944.
This new Dragon line of Can.Do Pocket Army collectible figures come pre-painted, weathered and fully detailed. There is no
assembly or painting required! They include realistic camouflage patterns
There are 4 different action figures
in this series. Some figures are more limited than others.
Figures are 1:35 scale and measure
2 inches in height. They mount on a 1 inch base of simulated terrain. The
detail and equipment on this size model is remarkable.
The HG Division
At the outbreak of war
the HG Regiment fought in Poland. Reorganized into the HG Division, they were
sent to Italy for about one year. On 6 January, 1944, the division was renamed
"FallschirmPanzer Division Hermann Goring" that consisted of panzer,
armor artillery and infantry battalions. They were sent back to Poland and fought
in the battle of Warsaw in August 1944. They served in Russia with the XXXIX
Panzer Corps and at Fortress Graudenz in February 1945.
The Italian Campaign
On July 1943, the HG
Division was assigned to the VI Army and ordered to Sicily with the 15th Panzer-Grenadier
Division under the command of General Ernst Baade. They participated in the
defense of Sicily and many were captured. The HG Division was in the vicinity
of Salerno when the Allies landed there on 9 September, 1944, and attacked from
the north of the town of Salerno. Elements of the division fought in Cisterna,
Minturno and the Rappido River area in January-February, 1944. The HG Division
was later deployed at Anzio as part of the XIV Panzer Corps.
The statistics indicate
that 60,000 soldiers served with the HG Division during its life-span. After
the surrender in 1945, only 15,000 survivors remained.