Luftflotte

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Luftflotte

Post by Volklin » 06 May 2004 04:39

Can someone tell me what air fleets were in which theater? I know Lutflotte 3 was in charge of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and Luftlotte 2 was in charge of the Mediterranean and North African theater. Was Luftlotte 1 in the Russian one?

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Post by Phil Nix » 06 May 2004 09:30

Luftflotte 1 Berlin 1.2.39 - 8.39, Stettin to 10.39, Berlin to 5.41, Insterburg to 7.41, Ostrow to 17.2.44, Malpils to 27.9.44, Riga to 3.10.44, Kazdanga to 11.44, Zara to 2.45 Kurland to 16.4.45
Luftflotte 2 Brunswick 1.2.39 to 1.9.39, Munster to 17.7.40, Brussels to 5.41, Warsaw to 10.41, Smolensk to 1.12.41. Italy to 9.44 when it was disbanded
Luftflotte 3 Munich 1.2.39 - 8.39, Roth to 9.39, Bad Orb to 6.40, Paris to 8.44, Mannheim to 26.9.44 disbanded
Luftflotte 4 Vienna 1.2.39 - 6.41, Russia tro 12.44 Pressburg to 4.45
Luftflotte 5 Hamburg 1.2.39 - 24.4.40, Oslo to 16.9.44 disbanded
Luftflotte 10 Berlin 1.7.44 - 28.4.45(Formed 1.7.44)
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Post by Volklin » 07 May 2004 01:22

Do you know their operating theater? I'm sure that Luftlotte 1 didn't just fight in Berlin..

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Post by Ju88G1 » 07 May 2004 07:03

Check out Michael Holms excellent site http://www.ww2.dk and you will find most of your answers:

Luftflotte 1

Oberbefehlshaber:

GenFeldm Albert Kesselring, 1.2.39 - 11.1.40
GenOb Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, 12.1.40 - 10.5.40
Gen Wilhelm Wimmer, 11.5.40 - 19.8.40
GenOb Alfred Keller, 20.8.40 - 12.6.43
GenOb Günther Korten, 12.6.43 - 23.8.43
Gen Kurt Pflugbeil, 24.8.43 - 16.4.45
Chef des Stabes:

GenMaj Wilhelm Speidel, 1.2.39 - 19.12.39
GenLt Ulrich Kessler, 19.12.39 - 25.4.40
Oberst Heinz-Hellmuth von Wühlisch, 1.5.40 - 9.5.40
GenMaj Dr. Robert Knauss, 9.5.40 - 4.10.40
GenMaj Otto Schöbel, 5.10.40 - 16.1.41
GenMaj Heinz-Hellmuth von Wühlisch, 16.1.41 - 13.10.41
GenMaj Herbert Rieckhoff, 13.10.41 - 23.2.43
GenMaj Hans Detlef Herhudt von Rohden, 23.2.43 - 24.8.43
GenMaj Klaus Siegfried Uebe, 25.8.43 - 24.12.44
Obstlt Paul-Werner Hozzel, 25.12.44 - 16.4.45
Formed 1.2.39 from Luftwaffengruppenkommando 1 in Berlin.

On 16.4.45 redesignated Luftwaffenkommando Kurland, while absorbing parts of Stab/6. Flak-Division.

HQ at:

1.2.39 - 8.39 Berlin
8.39 - 10.39 Henningsholm, near Stettin
10.39 - 5.41 Berlin
5.41 - 7.41 Norkitten, near Insterburg
7.41 Waldlager (Dünaburg)
7.41 - 17.2.44 Ostrow (there 2.42)
18.2.44 - 27.9.44 Malpils
27.9.44 - 3.10.44 Riga-Spilve
3.10.44 - 11.44 Kazdanka (also there 4.3.45)
11.44 - 2.45 Zara
2.45 - 16.4.45 Haserpoth (Kurland) [there 1.3.45]

Controlled the following units during the war:

Verbindungsstaffel/Luftflotte 1 (He 111)
1. Flieger-Division, 1.2.39 - 22.9.39
2. Flieger-Division, 2.39 - 8.39
3. Flieger-Division, 2.43 - 10.44
Luftwaffen-Lehr-Division, 8.39 - 4.10.39
I. Fliegerkorps, 5.41 - 19.7.42
VIII. Fliegerkorps, 7.41 - 28.9.41
Fliegerführer 1, 7.42 - 2.43
Fliegerführer Ostsee, 1.4.41 - 11.41
Luftwaffenkommando Ostpreussen, 1.2.39 - 30.9.39
Jagdabschnittsführer Ostland, 12.43 - 17.9.44
Gefechtsverband Kulmey, 6.44 only
Luftgau-Kommando I, 8.38 - 1.1.43
Luftgau-Kommando II, 30.9.39 - 5.41
Luftgau-Kommando III, 10.37 - 24.3.41
Luftgau-Kommando IV, 10.37 - 24.3.41
Luftgau-Kommando Petersburg/Riga, 11.41 - 6.43
Feldluftgau-Kommando XXVI, 6.43 - 8.44
Luftgaustab z.b.V. 1, 8.39 - 10.39 and 6.41 - 11.41
Luftgaustab z.b.V. 3, 8.39 - 10.39
Luftgaustab z.b.V. 10, 6.41 - 11.41
IV. Flakkorps, 6.44 (forming)
2. Flak-Division, 1.42 - 9.44
6. Flak-Division, 4.42 - 16.4.45
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Luftnachrichten-Regiment 1
Luftnachrichten-Regiment 11
Luftnachrichten-Regiment 21


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Re: Luftflotte

Post by WRGV » 11 May 2004 17:04

Volklin wrote:Can someone tell me what air fleets were in which theater? I know Lutflotte 3 was in charge of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and Luftlotte 2 was in charge of the Mediterranean and North African theater. Was Luftlotte 1 in the Russian one?
Luftflotte 7 was Norway

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Re: Luftflotte

Post by WRGV » 11 May 2004 17:05

Volklin wrote:Can someone tell me what air fleets were in which theater? I know Lutflotte 3 was in charge of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and Luftlotte 2 was in charge of the Mediterranean and North African theater. Was Luftlotte 1 in the Russian one?
Luftflotte 7 was Norway

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