Luftgaustab z.b.V. 10

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Luftgaustab z.b.V. 10

(FpN: L 40076)


Gen.Lt. Oskar Bertram (12 Oct 4l - 11 Jan 42)

Gen.Lt. Hans-Gebhard von Kotze (acting?) (28 Oct 41 - 12 Dec 41)

Gen.Maj. Gottlob Müller (acting?) (12 Dec 41 - ? )

Formation and History. (Apr 41 - Nov 42?)

Formed o/a 10 April 1941 for the forthcoming attack on the Soviet Union. Initially assigned to provide logistical support for Luftflotte l’s operations through Lithuania, Latvia and into North Russia.[1]

North Russia and Sicily

3 Jul 41: transferred from Kaunas/Lithuania to Daugavpils/Latvia.

c.Dec 41: transferred from the Luftflottenkdo. 1 area of operations to Sicily around this date to take over responsibility the ground organization there, which was to begin expanding very rapidly with the reassignment of Luftflotte 2 and II. Fliegerkorps from Central Russia to Sicily and the Central Mediterranean area.

21 Feb 42: Stab of Luftgaukdo. z.b.V. 10 at Catania/Sicily.

Jul 42: Stab still at Catania.

4 Aug 42: Catania.

c.Dec 42: disbanded? This Luftgaustab is poorly documented and more information is needed.

Aussenstelle Tripolis d. Luftgaustab z.b.V. 10

Noted as being in Tripoli/Libya on 21 February 1942.

© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress).

(1st Draft 2023)

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  1. G.Tessin-Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte (Osnabrück, 1980); K.Mehner/R.Teuber - Die deutsche Luftwaffe 1939-1945: Führung und Truppe (Norderstedt: 1993); N.Kannapin - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945, 3 Bde (I – III) (Osnabrück, 1980-82); NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-971 roll 60); PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence reports and lists based on ULTRA, “Y” Service intercepts, captured documents and PoW interrogations; BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 20 – several Koflug KTB entries.