Luftgaukommando IV (2nd)

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Luftgaukommando IV (2d Formation)

(FpN: none assigned)


Kommandierender General:

Gen.Maj. Hans, Graf von Sponeck (12 Oct 37 - 30 Jun 38)

Gen.d.Flieger Wilhelm Mayer (1 Jul 38 - 24 Oct 41)


Subordination:

Luftkreiskommando 3 (12 Oct 37 - 4 Feb 38)

Luftwaffengruppenkdo. 1 (4 Feb 38 - 1 Feb 39)

Luftflottenkdo. 1 (1 Feb 39 - 21 Mar 41)

Luftwaffenbefehlshaber Mitte (21 Mar 41 - 1 Dec 41)


Subordinate Commands:

Kommando Flughafenbereiche (airfield regional commands) and Fliegerhorstkommandanturen (air base commands), Luftnachrichten (air force signals), Sanitäts (medical), Flak (antiaircraft), civil air defense, supply, schools, replacements and sundry other ground service and support commands, staffs and units located within its territory of authority. These changed frequently and in the absence of surviving source documentation it is not possible to list them accurately or completely.



Formation and History. (Jul 37 - Apr 45)

Formed 12 October 1937 in Dresden-Strehlen by re-designating Luftgaukommando 7 (Dresden) and, following the reorganization of 1 April 1939, comprised the territory of Saxony, Thuringia and Lower Silesia, which roughly conformed to the Army’s Wehrkreis IV. The Stab of Luftgaukdo. IV was sent to the central sector of the Eastern Front in November 1941 and on 1 December became Luftgaukdo. Moskau. Its territory in Germany was taken over by Luftgaukommando III effective the same date.[1]



© H.L. deZeng IV, 2023


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References

  1. G.Tessin-Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939: Altes Heer, Freiwilligenverbände, Reichswehr, Heer, Luftwaffe, Landespolizei (Osnabrück, 1974); K-H.Völker-Die deutsche Luftwaffe 1933-1939: Aufbau, Führung und Rüstung der Luftwaffe sowie Entwicklung der deutschen Luftkriegstheorie (Stuttgart, 1967); G.Tessin-Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte (Osnabrück, 1980); H.Boog-Die deutsche Luftwaffenführung 1935-1945: Führungsprobleme, Spitzengliederung, Generalstabsausbildung (Stuttgart, 1982); R.Suchenwirth-The Development Of The German Air Force, 1919-1939, USAF Historical Studies No. 160 (New York, 1968); C.Zweng-Die Dienststellen, Kommandobehörden und Truppenteile der Luftwaffe 1935-1945 (Osnabrück, 1999), Bd. 1; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (scattered microfilm citations found in T-321, T-405 and T-971).