We are a Dallas Fort Worth, Texas-based reenacting group portraying the 17 Luftwaffe Field Division as it would have appeared during World War II. Our primary impression will be that of the Luftwaffe equipped pre-Normandy jaeger. Once this impression has been acquired, the later Heer-based impression may also be used. This group is open only to those who intend to be active. TMHS membership will be mandatory.
We are a World War II German re-enactment and Living History group dedicated to the re-creation of the 17th Luftwaffe Field Division as it existed before June 6th, 1944. Our members are located in the general vicinity of the Dallas - Fort Worth area of North Texas. The emphasis and the goals of this group, above all, is to have fun and share in a hobby that has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 25 years. Our main focus is to obtain and maintain the absolute authenticity of our impression. When we take to the battlefield and recreate history in front of a couple hundred World War II veterans and some of them relate to us how they were ready to hide under a railcar, or behind a building because they had visions that they were back in St. Lo, Carentan, or Aachen.... then we know we did it right!!!! We fight the battles as if we were there for real, as if it were the Summer of 1944 and the invading Armies of the Allies were pouring into the heart of the Fatherland. And when it comes to after the battle, we don't head for the nearest Holiday Inn or Best Western.... we set up our Zeltbahn into authentic tents and create a bivouac site as if it were an early Fall night in France, 1944. When it comes to combat in the field, as students of history, we try and emulate the tactics and strategies used by small units of the German Wehrmacht..... retreat is never an option!!!!