Luftwaffe units before the 1939 invasion of Poland

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In peace time these Luftwaffe detachments were based in Germany, Austria, Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia ; but they were moved to advanced bases on the outbreak of hostilities with Poland, the "Fall Weiss" Operation, on September 1, 1939.

Luftwaffe Lehrdivision (Development and Operational Training Division)[edit]

Tactical Reconnaissance[edit]

Strategic Reconnaissance[edit]

Fighters[edit]

Zerstörer (Heavy Fighters)[edit]

Bombers[edit]

Dive bombers[edit]

Luftflotte 1 (Air Fleet 1) Nordostdeutschland (Northeast Germany)[edit]

Tactical Reconnaissance[edit]

Strategical Reconnaissance[edit]

Fighters[edit]

Zerstörer (Heavy Fighters)[edit]

Bombers[edit]

Dive Bombers[edit]

Land Air Strike (Operative Training)[edit]

Luftflotte 2 (Air Fleet 2) Nordwestdeutschland (Northwest Germany)[edit]

Tactical Reconnaissance[edit]

Strategical Reconnaissance[edit]

Fighters[edit]

Zerstörer (Heavy Fighters)[edit]

Bombers[edit]

Luftflotte 3 (Air Fleet 3) Südwestdeutschland (Southwest Germany)[edit]

Tactical Reconnaissance[edit]

Strategical Reconnaissance[edit]

Fighters[edit]

Zerstörer (Heavy Fighters)[edit]

Bombers[edit]

Dive Bombers[edit]

Luftflotte 4 (Air Fleet 4) Südostdeutschland (Southeast Germany, Austria, Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia)[edit]

Tactical Reconnaissance[edit]

Strategical Reconnaissance[edit]

Fighters[edit]

Zerstörer (Heavy Fighters)[edit]

Bombers[edit]

Dive Bombers[edit]

Transport units[edit]

Maritime Reconnaissance, Embarked and Sea regular units[edit]

North Sea sector[edit]

Coastal squadrons[edit]

Squadron Embarked in vessel[edit]

Baltic Sea area[edit]

Coastal squadrons[edit]

Squadron Embarked in vessel[edit]