Erich Petersen

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Erich Karl Alexander Petersen
Born 25 August 1889
Died 4 July 1963(1963-07-04) (aged 73)
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1909–41)
Luftwaffe (1941–45)
Years of service 1909–45
Rank General der Flieger
Commands held 7. Flieger-Division
IV. Luftwaffe-Field-Corps
LXXXX Army-Corps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards German Cross

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 7. Flieger-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, before being captured, tried and acquitted of war crimes by the French, from 8 May 1945 – 18 January 1950.

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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