Jagdfliegerführer Schlesien

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Jagdfliegerführer Schlesien

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Oberst Hans-Hugo Witt (c.15 Sep 43 -c.Nov 44)

Oberst Hans Krumm (c.Dec 44 - 3 Feb 45)

Formation and History. (Sep 43 - Feb 45)

Formed 15 September 1943 at Cosel in Upper Silesia to control fighter defenses over Silesia, Slovakia and adjacent areas under 1. Jagddivision. Plans called for the Stab to be reorganized as Stab/9. Jagddivision, but these were never carried out. Remained at Cosel, but from summer 1944 came directly under I. Jagdkorps. Now under Luftflotte 6, transferred from Cosel to Prague-Ruzyne at the end of January 1945 as Soviet forces drove into Silesia and after arriving the Stab was ordered disbanded by OKL on 3 February.[1]

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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); G.Aders- History of the German Night Fighter Force 1917-1945 (London, 1979), p.174; K-O.Hoffmann- Ln: Die Geschichte der Luftnachrichtentruppe, 3 Bde (Neckargemünd, 1965-73), Bd. II/1, p.471; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-321 roll 50/frame 110); (T-971 roll 26); PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence reports and lists based on ULTRA and “Y” Service intercepts.