5th Air Division (Germany)

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5. Flieger Division[1] (5th Air Division) was one of the primary divisions of the German Luftwaffe in World War II. It was formed on 1 August 1938 in Braunschweig from the Höheren Fliegerkommandeur 7. The Division was redesignated 31. Flieger-Division on 1 November 1938 and was renamed to 5. Flieger Division again on 1 February 1939. The division was redesignated to V. Fliegerkorps on 11 October 1939 and reformed again on 19 December 1944.

Commanding officers[edit]

Flag of a commander of an Air Division
  • General Ludwig Wolff, 1 August 1938 – 31 January 1939
  • Generalfeldmarschall Robert Ritter von Greim, 1 September 1939 – 11 October 1939
  • Oberst Dr. Ernst Kühl, 19 December 1944 – 31 January 1945
  • Generalmajor Walter Storp, 31 January 1945 – 8 May 1945

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ For an explanation of the meaning of Luftwaffe unit designation see Luftwaffe Organisation

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