Geschwaderstab

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In the Geschwaderstab, the commanding officer was the Kommodore. He was supposed to have the rank of Oberst, but could also be a Major or Oberstleutnant.

In addition to the Kommodore, the following personnel managed the unit:

Geschwader-Adjutant - responsible for the areas IIa (Personnel, officers) and IIb (Personnel, other ranks).

Major beim Stabe - responsible for the areas Ia (Operational questions) and Ic (Enemy activity).

Nachrichtenoffizier (NO) - responsible for communications and tactical recon.

Technische Offizier (TO) - responsible for the technical equipment, such as aircraft etc.

IVa - responsible for the other administrational task, supplies etc

Kfz.-Offizier - responsible for the motorized transportation of the unit.

In addition to these key persons, the other parts of the Stab would count some 60 persons, from drivers to technical personnel for the aircraft and clerks.

The Geschwaderstab also had a Luftnachrichten-Kompanie attached.

See also Gruppenstab

References


Brekken, Andreas - Posting to the old TOCH board May 2003