Erich Petersen

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Erich Karl Alexander Petersen
Born 25 August 1889
Died 4 July 1963(1963-07-04) (aged 73)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank General der Flieger
Commands held 7th Air Division
IV. Luftwaffe-Field-Corps
LXXXX Army-Corps
Battles/wars World War II

Erich Karl Alexander Petersen (25 August 1889 – 4 July 1963) was a German general during the Second World War. Petersen served as commander of the 7th Air Division, until being tapped for promotion to commanding general of the IV. Luftwaffe-Field-Corps. He also served as commanding general of the LXXXX Army-Corps. Following the war, he was tried and acquitted of war crimes in France. He was released on 18 January 1950.


Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Alfred Sturm
Commander of 7. Flieger-Division
1 June 1941 – 1 August 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Richard Heidrich
Preceded by
General der Flakartillerie Gerhard Hoffmann
Commander of IV Luftwaffe Corps / LXXXX Corps
1 August 1943 – 7 May 1945 (end of war)
Succeeded by