Inspekteur des Luftschutzes (L.In. 13)

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Inspekteur des Luftschutzes (L.In. 13)

(Inspector of Civil Air Defense) (AF Inspectorate 13))

(FpN: L 32094)

also as: Inspekteur des zivilen Luftschutzes


Gen.d.Flakart. Günther Rüdel (1Apr 35 - 24 Aug 42)

Min.Dir. Dr.Ing. Kurt Knipfer (25 Aug 42 - Jan 45)

Oberst Paul-Albert Ehrhardt (Jan 45 - c. 28 Apr 45)


Established on or about 6 January 1940 and assigned under General der Flakartillerie. Worked closely with the Arbeitsstab LS, which was under the Luftwaffenführungsstab.[1]

14 Jul 41: reassigned under the Generalinspekteur d.Lw.

10 Nov 42: reassigned under Chef der Luftwehr.

Nov 44: see under Arbeitsstab LS for combined authorized strength figures.

5 Feb 45: renamed Chef des Luftschutzes (Chief of Civil Air Defense) under Generalstab d.Lw. with authority over all units of the Luftschutztruppe and the Luftschutzwarndienst (Civil Air Defence Warning Service).

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  1. Boog:250, 252, 259, 331-32.