Luftwaffe unit information request

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Bob Lyons
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Luftwaffe unit information request

Postby Bob Lyons » 13 Aug 2017 02:04

Hi all,

I recently added this upgraded Other Ranks tunic, now configured as a flight section Oberleutnant 4 pocket tunic, and was wondering
if anyone had any ideas of the unit stamp inside the tunic, which appears to be for 'Fliegerkommando Berlin' and dated 1936, and this
is the unit that I am interested in finding out some more information if possible .....

Re the tunic, the insignia is certainly wartime applied, but I think the loops may be added post-war, or at least some of them have been
'pimped up' a bit, and are easy enough to remove, but won't do this until I have been able to find our for sure if they have been post-war
added....

Thanks in advance,

Cheers

Bob
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Re: Luftwaffe unit information request

Postby Bob Lyons » 13 Aug 2017 03:14

It appears that the stamp is for "Flieger-Kommando-Battalion"

I found this on the web with similar stamps, regarding a flight suit...

Bob
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Re: Luftwaffe unit information request

Postby Larry D. » 13 Aug 2017 14:58

Hello Bob -

I went through all of my documentation and only found a single reference to a “Fliegerkommando Berlin”:

RICHTER, Gerhard. ("Tobias") (DOB: 21.11.13 in Nieder-Gebra/ Thuringen). (R). 09.04.34 entered the Heer then moved to the Luftwaffe in 01.11.35. 09.04.34 in 2./Pionier-Bataillon 1 Konigsberg (to 09.10.34). 01.10.34 1./Pionier-Bataillon 1 Konigsberg (to 31.10.35). 21.10.35 promo to Oberfahnrich. 01.11.35 trf to an unspecified Fliegerschule (to 15.07.36). 20.04.36 promo to Lt. 16.07.36 trf to an unspecified Fliegerschule. (to 01.11.36). 02.11.36 in Fliegerkommando Berlin (to 31.01.37). 01.02.37 trf to III./LG.

Since I should have dozens of references to it if it had existed under this name, I was perplexed so I also tried “Fl.Kdo. Berlin”, “Flak-Kdo. Berlin” and “Flug-Kdo. Berlin”. The only hit was on the last of these but it was not formed until August 1939.

I suspect “Fliegerkommando Berlin” might have been an a.k.a. or unofficial name for:

Luftkreis 2
(Air Force District or Service Area)

Kommandierender General und Befehlshaber:
Gen.d.Flieger Leonard Kaupisch (1 Apr 34 - 31 Oct 37)
Gen.Maj. Alfred Keller (1 Nov 37 - 4 Feb 38)


Formation and History. (Apr 34 - Feb 38)
Formed 1 April 1934 in Berlin as Luftkreiskommando II. Subordinated all flying and Flak units stationed in Luftgau II (Pomerania) and Luftgau III (Brandenburg). Designation changed to Luftkreis 2 on 12 Oct 37. Together with Luftkreis 3, used to form Luftwaffengruppenkommando 1 on 4 Feb 38.

Sources: G.Tessin-Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939 (Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag, 1994):280-81; K-F.Hildebrand-Die Generale der deutschen Luftwaffe 1935-1945. 3 Bde (Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag, 1990-92); C.Zweng-Die Dienststellen, Kommandobehörden und Truppenteile der Luftwaffe 1935-1945. Band 1: Nr. 1-10 (Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag, 1999); K-H.Völker-Die deutsche Luftwaffe 1933-1939: Aufbau, Führung und Rüstung der Luftwaffe sowie Entwicklung der deutschen Luftkriegstheorie (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1967).

That is, if it did in fact exist at all.

L.

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Re: Luftwaffe unit information request

Postby Bob Lyons » 14 Aug 2017 00:15

Hi Larry,

Many thanks for looking, and the additional information, hugely appreciated mate.

Kind regards

Bob


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