Luftgaukommando Tunis

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Luftgaukommando Tunis

(FpN: L 00143)

Kommandierender General

Gen.Lt. Gottlob Müller (15 Mar 43 - 18 Jul 43)


Luftflottenkdo. 2 (Mar 43 - Jul 43)

Subordinate Commands:

Kommando Flughafenbereiche (airfield regional commands) and Fliegerhorstkommandanturen (air base commands), Luftnachrichten (air force signals), Sanitäts (medical), Flak (antiaircraft), numerous ground service and support 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. (Mar 43 - Jul 43)

Ordered formed 15 March 1943 in Tunis/Tunisia (ex-Luftgaustab z.b.V. Afrika) to take over the ground organization and airfield commands in Tunisia and provide support for F1iegerkorps Tunis. At the time the order for formation was issued, all or most of the Stab (headquarters) was still at Sousse/Tunisia and it is not known whether the move to Tunis was ever completed. Just a month later, on 15 April 1943, the Stab was ordered disbanded and all responsibilities turned over to Kommando Flughafenbereich 5/XIII in Tunis. This order was not immediately carried out and the personnel were subsequently evacuated from Tunisia to Sicily where they were to be used for the formation of Luftgaustab Sizilien.[1]

© 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); K.Gundelach - Deutsche Luftwaffe im Mittelmeer 1940-1945, 2 Bde (Frankfurt/M., 1981), p.577; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence reports and lists based on ULTRA, “Y” Service intercepts, captured documents and PoW interrogations; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77 Luftwaffenpersonalamt officer assignment orders).