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AJK
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Luftgau I

Post by AJK » 13 Dec 2020 05:52

Please could someone provide the name of the commander of Luftgau I between October 1940 - January 1941. Here is what I have compiled:

Luftgau I (Formed in August 1938)
1 Aug 1938 - 31 Jan 1939: Generalleutnant Johannes Lentzsch
1 Feb 1939 - 31 May 1939: General der Flieger Max Mohr
1 Jun 1939 - 12 Feb 1940: General der Flieger Walter Musshoff
12 Feb 1940 - 10 May 1940: General der Flieger Wilhelm Wimmer
20 May 1940 - 30 Sep 1940: Generalleutnant Wilhelm Süssmann (appointed commander of 7th Flieger Division on 1 October 1940)
1 Oct 1940 - 20 Jan 1941:
21 Jan 1941 - 5 Aug 1943: General der Flieger Richard Putzier
5 Aug 1943 - 17 Aug 1944: General der Flieger Hellmuth Bieneck
17 Aug 1944 - 2 Feb 1945: General der Flieger Albert Vierling
2 Feb 1945: Disbanded

Thank you,

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Re: Luftgau I

Post by Larry D. » 13 Dec 2020 15:45

Here is what I have from original German documents:

Luftgaukommando I
(FpN: none assigned)

Kommandierender General:
Gen.Lt. Johannes Lentzsch (1 Aug 38 - 31 Jan 39)
Gen.Maj. Max Mohr (1 Feb 39 - 31 May 39)
Gen.Maj. Walter Musshoff (1 Jun 39 - 12 Feb 40)
Gen.Lt. Wilhelm Wimmer (12 Feb 40 - 10 May 40)
Gen.Maj. Wilhelm Süssmann (20 May 40 - 21 Jan 41)
Gen.d.Flieger Richard Putzier ( 21 Jan 41 - 5 Aug 43)
Gen.d.Flieger Hellmuth Bieneck (5 Aug 43 - 17 Aug 44)
Gen.d.Flieger Albert Vierling (18 Aug 44 - 2 Feb 45)

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Re: Luftgau I

Post by AJK » 13 Dec 2020 17:10

Thank you, Larry. That would mean that the date I have for Süssmann's appointment to command 7th Flieger Division is incorrect. I will dig deeper into that.

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Re: Luftgau I

Post by Larry D. » 13 Dec 2020 18:28

AJK: the date the Luftwaffenpersonalamt ordered his change in assignment, the effective date of this change and the date he actually walked into Stab/7. Fliegerdivision, signed in and assumed command could all be different dates. From 1 Oct 40 to 21 Jan 41 he may have been convalescing from a chronic illness, on special assignment serving as the temporary or acting Kommandeur of another unit, etc. The possibilities are nearly endless. To get to the finite bottom of this, you may have to order a copy of his personnel records from BA-MA Freiburg.

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