General der Luftnachrichtentruppe

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General der Luftnachrichtentruppe (Literally: General of the Air Signals Corps) was a rank of German Luftwaffe General in World War II.

The rank was equivalent to the long established General der Kavallerie, General der Artillerie and General der Infanterie. The Wehrmacht also introduced General der Gebirgstruppe (mountain troops), General der Pioniere (engineers), General der Flieger (aviators), General der Fallschirmtruppe (parachute troops), General der Panzertruppe (armored troops) and General der Nachrichtentruppe (signals troops).

junior Rank
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(German officer rank)
General der Flieger

senior Rank

The three officers who held the rank were; Wolfgang Martini (1891–1963), Walter Surén (1880–1976) and Friedrich Fahnert (1879–1964).


  • Karl Friedrich Hildebrandt: Teil II Die Generale der Luftwaffe 1935–1945, Biblio-Verlag Osnabrück 1991, 3 Bände (German language),ISBN 376481701-1

See also[edit]

Main article: General of the branch