Feldluftgau-Kommando XXIX

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Feldluftgau-Kommando XXIX

Post by AJK » 23 May 2021 02:51

Feldluftgau-Kommando XXIX was formed in Greece in June 1943 from Feldluftgau Südost, and apparently existed until being disbanded in September 1944. Several sources (e.g. http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... tgau29.htm) show General der Flieger Wilhelm Mayer, who since October 1941 had been commander of Feldluftgau Südost, as the first commander of Feldluftgau XXIX, but "Die Generale der Deutschen Luftwaffe 1935 - 1945" by K. F. Hildebrand shows Mayer being transferred to the reserve on 15 Jun 1943. If this is indeed correct, who commanded Feldluftgau XXIX between 15 June 1943 and September 1944?

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Re: Feldluftgau-Kommando XXIX

Post by Larry D. » 23 May 2021 14:09

This may help....................

Luftgaustab Griechenland
(FpNs: L 17261 and L 23107)

also as: Fe1dluftgaukommando XXIX

Kommandeur:
Gen.d.Flieger Wilhelm Mayer (1 Jun 43 - 15 Jun 43)
Gen.Maj. Alexander Holle (15 Jun 43 - Feb 44)

Formation and History. (Jun 43 - Feb 44)
Formed o/a 1 June 1943 in Athens (ex-Luftgaukommando Südost) as a result of the German decision to reinforce the Balkans following the loss of North Africa and Tunisia and the fear of possible Allied landings in Greece or along the Adriatic coast. Fe1dluftgaukdo. XXX was set up in Belgrade for Yugoslavia and Feldluftgaukdo. XXIX (Luftgaustab Griechenland) for Greece, Crete and the Aegean. Both were responsible for controlling the airfields and the ground organization and for providing logistical support in their respective areas. The Stab was disbanded o/a 7 February 1944 and used to form Stab/Kommandierender General der deutschen Luftwaffe in Griechenland.

© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress).
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Re: Feldluftgau-Kommando XXIX

Post by AJK » 23 May 2021 14:34

Thank you very much, Larry, for your helpful response.

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AJK

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