Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Structure of Luftwaffe. Part 2 - Luftflotte 2

Luftflotte 2 was one of the primary divisions of the German Luftwaffe in World War II. It was formed 1 February 1939 in Braunschweig from Luftwaffengruppenkommando 2 and transferred to Italy on 15 November 1941. The Luftflotte was disbanded on 27 September 1944.

Oberbefehlshaber:

Gen Hellmuth Felmy, 1.2.39 - 12.1.40




Gen Feldm Albert Kesselring, 12.1.40 - 11.6.43



Gen Feldm Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, 12.6.43 - 27.9.44



Chef des Stabes:


Oberst Heinz von Wühlisch, 1.2.39 - 30.9.39



Oberst Josef Kammhuber, 1.10.39 - 19.12.39



Gen Maj Wilhelm Speidel, 19.12.39 - 30.1.40



Oberst Gerhard Bassenge, 30.1.40 - 31.7.40



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Oberst Hans Seidemann, 5.10.40 - 11.8.42



Gen Maj Paul Deichmann, 25.8.42 - 25.6.43



Oberst Thorsten Christ, 6.43 - 9.43



Gen Lt Ernst Müller, 1.10.43 - 9.44

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Command headquarters location:


1 Feb 1939 - 1 Sep 1939 in Braunschweig
1 Sep 1939 - 17 Jul 1940 in Münster
17 Jul 1940 - May 1941 in Brussels
May 1941 - Nov 1941 in Warsaw-Bielany
Nov 1941 - 1 Dec 1941 in Smolensk
1 Dec 1941 - Sep 1943 in Frascati (Rome)
Sep 1943 - Oct 1943 in Malcesine (Lake Garda)
Oct 1943 - 27 Apr 1944 in Abano Terme near Padua
27 Apr 1944 - 20 Jul 1944 in Salsomaggiore
20 Jul 1944 - Sep 1944 in Malcesine

Operating areas for Luftflotten


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1939
Luftflotte 1 North-West Germany
Luftflotte 2 North-West Germany
Luftflotte 3 West Germany
Luftflotte 4 East Germany
       1942
Luftflotte 1 Baltic and Northern Russia
Luftflotte 2 Italy, North Africa and Greece
Luftflotte 3 France, the Netherlands and Belgium
Luftflotte 4 South Russia
Luftflotte 5 Norway and Finland
Luftflotte 6 Russian front
       1944
Luftflotte 1 Baltic states
Luftflotte 2 Northern Italy
Luftflotte 3 France, the Netherlands and Belgium
Luftflotte 4 Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Romania
Luftflotte 5 Norway and Finland
Luftflotte 6 Eastern Front
Luftflotte Reich Reich
       1945
Luftflotte 1 Lithuania
Luftflotte 2 Northern Italy
Luftflotte 3 West Germany and the Netherlands
Luftflotte 4 Hungary and Yugoslavia
Luftflotte 5 Norway and Finland
Luftflotte 6 Eastern Front
Luftflotte Reich
Mitteldeutschland  Central Germany


Controlled the following units during the war:

  • Verbindungsstaffel/Luftflotte 2 (W.34), 2.41 - 10.41
  • Kurierstaffel/Luftflotte 2 (He 111)
  • Luftwaffenkommando Südost, 1.1.43 - 10.3.43
  • Komm. General der Deutschen Luftwaffe in Italien, 12.41 - 9.44
  • I. Fliegerkorps, 15.5.40 - end.8.40
  • II. Fliegerkorps, 7.40 - 12.43
  • IV. Fliegerkorps, 10.39 - 7.40
  • VIII. Fliegerkorps, 10.39 - 13.5.40, 6.41 - 7.41 and 28.9.41 - 12.41
  • IX. Fliegerkorps, 10.40 - 5.41
  • X. Fliegerkorps, 10.39 - 4.40 and 12.41 - 9.3.43
  • Fliegerkorps Tunis, 2.43 - 5.43
  • Luftlandekorps Student, 5.40
  • Ital. Fliegerkorps (CAI), 9.40 - 4.41
  • 2. Flieger-Division, 11.42 - 1.44 and 7.44 - 9.44
  • 3. Flieger-Division, 2.39 - 10.39
  • 4. Flieger-Division, 2.39 - 10.39
  • 9. Flieger-Division, 23.5.40 - 10.40
  • 1. Nachtjagd-Division, 17.7.40 - 21.3.41
  • Fliegerführer 2, 7.43 - 5.44
  • Fliegerführer Afrika, 11.41 - 2.43
  • Fliegerführer Sardinien, 7.43
  • Jagdfliegerführer 1, 1.40 - Winter 41/42
  • Jagdfliegerführer 2, 1.40 - 5.41
  • Jagdfliegerführer Oberitalien, 7.43 - 9.44
  • Jagdfliegerführer Sizilien, 7.43
  • Luftgau-Kommando II, 5.41 - 12.41
  • Luftgau-Kommando VI, 10.37 - 21.3.41
  • Luftgau-Kommando XI, 2.39 - 21.3.41
  • Luftgau-Kommando Belgien-Nordfrankreich, 6.40 - 5.41
  • Luftgau-Kommando Holland, 5.40 - 5.41
  • Luftgau-Kommando Griechenland,
  • Feldluftgau-Kommando XXVIII, 6.43 - 9.44
  • Luftgaustab z.b.V. 2, 6.41 - 11.41
  • Luftgaustab z.b.V. 6, 4.40 - 6.40
  • Luftgaustab z.b.V. 11, 4.40 - 6.40
  • Luftgaustab z.b.V. 20, 6.41 - 11.41
  • II. Flakkorps, 10.39 - 12.40 and 9.41 - 11.41
  • 19. Flak-Division, 8.42 - 5.43
  • 20. Flak-Division, 11.42 - 5.43
  • 25. Flak-Division, 4.44 - 9.44
  • Flak-Brigade VII, 11.41 - 8.42
  • 17. Flak-Brigade, 3.43 - 4.44
  • 22. Flak-Brigade, 5.43 - 10.43
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  • Luftnachrichten-Regiment 2
  • Luftnachrichten-Regiment 12
  • Luftnachrichten-Regiment 22