11. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division

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11. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division

Post by USAF1986 » 06 Apr 2008 23:04

11. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division was formed in Oct 1942 from Flieger-Regiment 31. It was transferred to Greece in Jan 1943 where it served as an occupation force in the area of Athens under Heeresgruppe E. It was transferred to the Heer on 1 Nov 1943 and redesignated 11. Feld-Division (L). Assigned to Kampfgruppe von Saldern, the II./Jäger-Regiment 22 took part in Operation “Taifun,” the recapture of the Aegean island of Leros from British and Italian forces, 12-16 Nov 1943. The division later fought partisans in the Megara area of Greece. It retreated through Yugoslavia in late 1944 and remained in the Balkans until the end of the war.

This unit took part in anti-partisan operations in Croatia.

Commanders
Generalleutnant Karl Drum (1 Oct 1942 - 10 Nov 1943)
Generalleutnant Alexander Bourquin (10 Nov 1943 - 1 Dec 1943)
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Kohler (1 Dec 1943 - 29 Oct 1943)
Generalmajor Gerhard Henke (29 Oct 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Operations Officers (Ia)
Hauptmann Volrath Gerlach (Dec 1942 - Jan 1943)
Oberstleutnant Heinz Alewyn (Jan 1943 - 1 Dec 1943)
Oberstleutnant Wolfgang Binder-Krieglstein (1 Dec 1943 - 28 Oct 1944) (KIA)
Major Johann Bauernstätter (1 Nov 1944 - 8 May 1945)

Area of operations
Germany (Oct 1942 - Jan 1943)
Greece (Jan 1943 - Oct 1944)
Balkans (Oct 1944 - May 1945)

Order of Battle (1945)
Jäger-Regiment 21 (L)
Jäger-Regiment 22 (L)
Jäger-Regiment 111 (L)
Feldersatz-Bataillon 11 (L)
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 11 (L)
Artillerie-Regiment 11 (L)
Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 11 (L)
Pionier-Bataillon 11 (L)
Nachrichten-Abteilung 11 (L)
Versorgungstruppen 11 (L)

Published sources used
Antonio Muñoz - Görings’s Grenadiers: The Luftwaffe Field Divisions, 1942-1945

Reference material on this unit
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Re: 11. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division

Post by Marcus » 12 Apr 2008 18:47

Thanks Shawn.

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Re: 11. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division

Post by iggy88 » 30 Jul 2018 20:48

According to the KTB of XXXIV. Armeekorps z.b.V., Henke became Kommandeur on 24 Nov 1944.

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Re: 11. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division

Post by iggy88 » 31 Jul 2018 13:55

According to the KTB of 11. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division, Kohler became Kommandeur, relieving Bourquin on 10 Dec 1943.

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Re: 11. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division

Post by genstab » 02 Aug 2018 16:22

Thanks for the updates, Todd. I've learned one has to watch Munoz.
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Re: 11. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division

Post by Ken S. » 07 Aug 2018 01:41

Werner Haupt: "Die deutschen Luftwaffen-Felddivisionen 1941-1945"
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Georg Jagolski: "Die Luftwaffen-Felddivisionen 1942-1945"
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