fliegerkorps vs fliegerdivision vs fliegerführer

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fliegerkorps vs fliegerdivision vs fliegerführer

Post by ghost1275 » 08 Feb 2024 19:38

As far as I understood, all three HQ provided C2 over tactical flying units (gruppe, geschwader, etc). They were independent echelons among themselves. Now beg the question why can’t you just have one type instead of three

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Re: fliegerkorps vs fliegerdivision vs fliegerführer

Post by Richard Anderson » 08 Feb 2024 20:04

ghost1275 wrote:
08 Feb 2024 19:38
As far as I understood, all three HQ provided C2 over tactical flying units (gruppe, geschwader, etc). They were independent echelons among themselves. Now beg the question why can’t you just have one type instead of three
Fliegerkorps were a wartime augmentation of the existing Fliegerdivision, which they replaced, except for the "specialist" 7. and 9. Fliegerdivision. Some Fliegerdivision were later recreated, but they then had less supporting troops - only a Luftnachrichten Abteilung instead of a regiment, no Kurierstaffel, and usually fewer other ground support attachments. The Fliegerführer was a provisional unit organized for special tasks from existing resources, but many were augmented and retitled as Fliegerdivisionen.
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Re: fliegerkorps vs fliegerdivision vs fliegerführer

Post by wekusta » 08 Feb 2024 20:34

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Re: fliegerkorps vs fliegerdivision vs fliegerführer

Post by ghost1275 » 08 Feb 2024 20:42

Thank u for the prompt reply. This particular question arose when I was reading an essay on air battle over Kursk salient. On German side, air OOB confused me. I also notice the German AF tendency of splitting up flying squadrons from parent unit and spread among various operational HQs such as fliegerfuhrer

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