Flying Leader Corps

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Flying Leader Corps

Post by PaulReck » 31 Aug 2009 16:13

The first pattern of insignia had the Administration Branch color(Dark Green). The collar tabs were the dark green Administrative type. The ranks possible were Hauptmann through Oberstleutnant. The nebenfarbe was golden yellow.


Here is the second pattern of insignia for this organization. The pink branch color was adopted, as were the Engineer style collar insignia. The golden yellow nebenfarbe was retained. I am confused by the High Grade Career outer piping. Has anyone EVER seen an engineer type tab with this outer piping?
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Re: Flying Leader Corps

Post by PaulReck » 31 Aug 2009 16:50

If anyone has anything to add relating to this organization, please do reply.

What exactly did these men do? Does anyone have any pertinant photos, documents, or comments?

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Re: Flying Leader Corps

Post by HPL2008 » 05 Sep 2009 13:23

Angolia and Schlicht give the following data:

The specialist career of the "Flugführer" (collectively referred to as "Flugführerkorps" or "Flugzeugführerkorps") was established in the spring of 1940. The Flugführer functioned as flight instructors, weather-service pilots, test pilots, flew acceptance-tests of newly-delivered aircraft etc.

Official acceptance criteria for applicants were publicized in regulations of 5 Sept. 1940. All Flugführer belonged to the career group of the elevated service (gehobener Dienst), for which Militäranwärter (NCOs of 10 years of service or more) could be accepted. These had to be holders of the Luftwaffe's pilot license and had to have served as a pilot with the flying branch for at least 4 years.

Ranks were:
- Flugführer (= equivalent to Leutnant or Fliegeringenieur)
- Oberflugführer (= equivalent to Oberleutnant or Fliegeroberingenieur)
- Hauptflugführer (= equivalent to Hauptmann or Fliegerhauptingenieur)
- Stabsflugführer/Stabsflugführer 1. Klasse (= equivalent to Major or Fliegerstabsingenieur)

Hope this helps.

As far as I know, the combination of silver embroidery with golden piping on an LW Engineer's tab is unknown. Tabs with an oakleaf wreath and three-bladed propeller would be for the rank equivalent of an Oberstleutnant. Since this is one level above the top rank for the Flugführerkorps, the tab would have to be for a Flieger-Oberstabsingenieur with the Ingenieurkorps proper.

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Re: Flying Leader Corps

Post by PaulReck » 07 Oct 2009 00:29

I hear what you are saying. I have never seen another tab like this one. I have not been able to find any information anywhere indicating an organization which used these tabs with the gold piping.

I have no doubts, however, that the boards are for the Flieger Korps

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Re: Flying Leader Corps

Post by PaulReck » 22 May 2010 05:53

Anyone else have anything to post here? I would be interested in seeing more items and data pertaining to this branch.

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