German Air Fleets in World War II

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A list of Luftwaffe "Luftflotten" (Air Fleets) and their locations between 1939 and 1945.[1]

1939[edit]

Before the invasion of Poland.

1940[edit]

Luftwaffe Order of Battle August 1940.
  • Luftflotte 1 (Poland)
  • Luftflotte 2 (The Netherlands and Belgium)
  • Luftflotte 3 (France)
  • Luftflotte 4 (Austria and Czech Republic)
  • Luftflotte 5 (Norway and Denmark)

1942[edit]

During operations on the Eastern and African fronts.
  • Luftflotte 1 (Russian Northern front)
  • Luftflotte 2 (North Africa, Southern Italy and Greece)
  • Luftflotte 3 (France, the Netherlands and Belgium)
  • Luftflotte 4 (Black Sea coast, Ukraine, the Caucasus)
  • Luftflotte 5 (Norway and Finland)
  • Luftflotte 6 (Central Russian front, Belarus)

1944[edit]

During the last stages of the Eastern front, the Balkans, North Italy and West area.
  • Luftflotte 1 (Baltic coasts)
  • Luftflotte 2 (Northern Italy)
  • Luftflotte 3 (France, Belgium and the Netherlands)
  • Luftflotte 4 (Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Romania)
  • Luftflotte 5 (Norway and Finland)
  • Luftflotte 6 (Russian Central front, Belarus)
  • Luftflotte Reich Deutschland (Germany)
  • Luftflotte 10 (Ergänzungs- und Ausbildungseinheiten; replacement and training units) (Berlin)

1945[edit]

During the last period of conflict on the European front.
  • Luftflotte 1 (Lithuania)
  • Luftflotte 2 (Northern Italy)
  • Luftflotte 3 (West Germany and the Netherlands)
  • Luftflotte 4 (Hungary and Yugoslavia)
  • Luftflotte 5 (Norway and Finland)
  • Luftflotte 6 (East Germany)
  • Luftflotte Reich (Central Germany)
  • Luftflotte 10 (Berlin)

See also[edit]

Source[edit]

  1. ^ Luftflotten (German)