Korpsführer

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Korpsführer
NSFK-Korpsführer.svg NSKK-Korpsführer.svg
Flyers Corps and Motor Corps gorget patch
Country Nazi Germany
Service branch National Socialist Flyers Corps
National Socialist Motor Corps
Next higher rankNone
Next lower rankObergruppenführer
Equivalent ranksReichsführer-SS

Korpsführer was a Nazi Party paramilitary rank that was the highest rank used by the National Socialist Motor Corps and the National Socialist Flyers Corps. Translated as "Corps Leader", the rank of Korpsführer was held by the single officer in command of the entire organization. The rank was the equivalent of Reichsführer-SS, at least on paper.[1]

List of Korpsführers[edit]

NSFK[edit]

NSFK Korpsführer standard
Korpsführers for NSFK Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Friedrich Christiansen
Christiansen, FriedrichFriedrich Christiansen
(1879–1972)
5 April 193726 June 19436 years, 82 days[2]
2
Alfred Keller
Keller, AlfredAlfred Keller
(1882–1974)
26 June 19438 May 19451 year, 313 days

NSKK[edit]

NSKK Korpsführer standard
Korpsführers for NSKK Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Adolf Hühnlein
Hühnlein, AdolfAdolf Hühnlein
(1881–1942)
30 April 193318 June 1942 †9 years, 49 days[3][4]
2
Erwin Kraus [de]
Kraus, ErwinErwin Kraus [de]
(1894–1966)
21 June 19428 May 19452 years, 318 days

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CIA 1999, pp. 23-24.
  2. ^ Franks, Bailey & Guest 1993, p. 93.
  3. ^ Hamilton 1984, p. 288.
  4. ^ Miller 2015, p. 604.

Bibliography[edit]

  • CIA (24 August 1999). "Records Integration Title Book" (PDF). Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  • Franks, Norman L. R.; Bailey, Frank W.; Guest, Russell (1993). Above the Lines: The Aces and Fighter Units of the German Air Service, Naval Air Service and Flanders Marine Corps 1914-1918. Grub Street. ISBN 9780948817731.
  • Hamilton, Charles (1984). Leaders & Personalities of the Third Reich, Vol. 1. San Jose, CA: R. James Bender Publishing. ISBN 0-912138-27-0.
  • Miller, Michael (2015). Leaders Of The Storm Troops Volume 1. England: Helion & Company. ISBN 978-1-909982-87-1.