The Fliegerdivision was a tactical formation one level below a Fliegerkorps that was generally employed along a geographically small front area that did not call for a Fliegerkorps, or in a front area where the level of activity did not warrant a Fliegerkorps. A Fliegerdivision usually commanded a mixed force of no more than 5 or 6 Gruppen that included reconnaissance, fighters, ground-attack and occasionally bombers. Additionally, the headquarters element (Stab) usually had a small duty flight variously called a Stabskette, Stabsschwarm or a Flugbereitschaft. The table of allowances for the Stab einer Fliegerdivision in 1944 (K.St.N. 415 (L) dated 15 August 1944) called for 16 officers, 58 NCOs and other ranks, 3 civilian officials (Beamte) and 17 other employees for a total of 94 personnel, of which 74 were military.
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