1st Air Corps (Germany)

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I. Fliegerkorps
German 1st Air Corps
Kommandierender General eines Fliegerkorps.svg
Flag of a commanding general of a Fliegerkorps
Active 11 October 1939 – 4 April 1945
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Air Force
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Günther Korten

I. Fliegerkorps[Notes 1] (1st Air Corps) was formed 11 October 1939 in Cologne from the 1. Flieger-Division. The Corps was also known as Luftwaffenkommando Don between 26 August 1942 until 17 February 1943. It was transformed to the 18. Flieger-Division on 4 April 1945.

Commanding officers[edit]

  • Generaloberst Ulrich Grauert, 11 October 1939 – 15 May 1941
  • General der Flieger Helmuth Förster, 3 June 1941 – 23 August 1942
  • General der Flieger Günther Korten, 24 August 1942 – 11 June 1943
  • Generalleutnant Alfred Mahnke (acting), 1 April 1943 – 25 June 1943
  • Generalleutnant Karl Angerstein, 26 June 1943 – 6 November 1943
  • General der Flieger Paul Deichmann, 7 November 1943 – 3 April 1945

Chiefs of Staff[edit]

  • Oberst Rudolf Meister, 18 December 1939 – 22 June 1940
  • Generlamajor Walter Boenicke, 22 June 1940 – 8 November 1941
  • Oberst Werner Kreipe, 8 November 1941 – 25 October 1942
  • Oberst Klaus Uebe, 25 October 1942 – 24 August 1943
  • Oberstleutnant Erhart Kraft von Delmensingen, 24 August 1943 – ?

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ For more details see Luftwaffe Organization
References