Inspector of Fighters

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Adolf Galland, who held this position from 1941 to 1945.

Inspector of Fighters (German language: Inspekteur der Jagdflieger redesignated to General der Jagdflieger (General of Fighters)) was not a rank but a leading position within the High Command of the German Luftwaffe in Nazi Germany. The inspector was responsible for the readiness, training and tactics of the fighter force. It was not an operational command.[1]

Inspectors[edit]

1 August 1935 20 April 1936 Inspekteur der Jagdflieger Oberstleutnant Robert Ritter von Greim
1 April 1938 31 January 1939 Inspekteur der Jagdflieger Generalmajor Bruno Loerzer
1 February 1939 4 June 1940 Inspekteur der Jagdflieger Oberst Werner Junck
19 December 1940 5 August 1941 Inspekteur der Jagdflieger Generalmajor Kurt-Bertram von Döring
7 August 1941 22 November 1941 General der Jagdflieger Oberst Werner Mölders
5 December 1941 31 January 1945 General der Jagdflieger Generalleutnant Adolf Galland
31 January 1945 8 May 1945 General der Jagdflieger Oberst Gordon Gollob

Subordinated inspectors[edit]

Inspector of the Day Fighters[edit]

11 August 1942 17 December 1943 Inspekteur der Tagjäger Oberstleutnant Günther Lützow
17 December 1943 January 1945 Inspekteur der Tagjäger Oberstleutnant (later Oberst) Hannes Trautloft
26 January 1945 8 May 1945 Inspekteur der Tagjäger Oberst Walther Dahl

Inspector of the Day Fighters, East[edit]

6 July 1943 17 December 1943 Inspekteur der Tagjäger Ost Oberstleutnant Hannes Trautloft
9 February 1945 8 May 1945 Inspekteur der Tagjäger Ost Oberst Karl-Gottfried Nordmann

Inspector of the Day Fighters, West[edit]

July 1943 17 December 1943 Inspekteur der Tagjäger West und Süd Oberst Günther Lützow
9 February 1945 8 May 1945 Inspekteur der Tagjäger West Oberst Josef Priller

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Isby 1998, p. 18.

References[edit]

  • Isby, David C. (1998). The Luftwaffe Fighter Force—The View from the Cockpit. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 978-1-85367-327-6.