Category Archives: Luftwaffe

WW2 German Medals and Awards Guide

Germany produced an extensive array of medals, badges, awards, and decorations between 1935 and 1945. In fact, the history of German awards and medals is very extensive, with hundreds of colorful awards being awarded since the early 1800s. Early in Germany’s history, before the individual German States were unified in 1872, and even after that […]

Glossary of German Military Terms

This glossary contains hundreds of German terms related to the armed forces of Germany during the WWII era. This glossary has been compiled from numerous s…

Trägergruppe 186

Gruppenkommandeure (I./186): Maj Walter Hagen, 15.9.39 – 5.7.40 Gruppenkommandeure (II./186): Maj Walter Hagen, 39 – 15.9.39 Maj Heinrich Seeliger, 15.9.39 – 5.7.40 II./186 was ordered formed 1.8.38 at Bug/Rügen, but was cancelled22.10.38. Reformed 1.11.38 in Kiel-Holtenau: 4. (Stuka)/186 with Ju87B, and 6.(Jagd)/186on 15.11.38 with Bf 109B from 4./JG136. 5.(Jagd)/186 was formed 15.7.39. On 10.9.39 Stab […]

Table of Comparative Ranks for the Wehrmacht/Waffen-SS

Heer Rank Luftwaffe Rank Kriegsmarine Rank Waffen-SS Rank Detailed Grenadier Flieger Matrose SS-Schütze Obergrenadier SS-Oberschütze Gefreiter Obergefreiter Stabsgefreiter Gefreiter Obergefreiter Hauptgefreiter Stabsgefreiter Matrosengefreiter Matrosenobergefreiter Matrosenhauptgefreiter Matrosenstabsgefreiter ss-Sturmmann ss-Rottenführer Unteroffizier Unteroffizier Maat SS-Unterscharführer Unterfeldwebel Unterfeldwebel Obermaat SS-Scharführer Fähnrich Fähnrich zur See Feldwebel Feldwebel Feldwebel SS-Oberscharführer Oberfeldwebel Hauptfeldwebel Oberfeldwebel Stabsfeldwebel Oberfeldwebel ss-Hauptscharführer ss-Stabsscharführer Oberfähnrich Oberfähnrich zur See […]

German Paratrooper Regiment – Fallschirmjäger-Regimenter

Parent Unit Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 1.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.1, FJR.3, FJR.4 2.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.2, FJR.6, FJR.7, FJR.23 3.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.5, FJR.8, FJR.9 4.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.10, FJR.11, FJR.12 5.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.13, FJR.14, FJR.15 6.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.16, FJR.17, FJR.18 7.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.19, FJR.20, FJR.21 8.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.22, FJR.24, FJR.32 9.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.25, FJR.26, FJR.27 10.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.28, FJR.29, FJR.30 11.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.37, FJR.38, FJR.39 20.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.58, FJR.59, FJR.60 21.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division: FJR.61, FJR.62, […]

Fallschirm-Flak-Regimenter

Parent Unit Fallschirm-Flak-Regiment I.Fallschirm-Korps Fallschirm-Flak-Regiment 1 II.Fallschirm-Korps Fallschirm-Flak-Regiment 2 9.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Flak-Regiment 9 *All dates below are listed as date/month/year Fallschirm-Flak-Regiment 1. Formed in January 1944. In 6.44 renamed Fallschirm-Flak-Regiment 11.From late 1944 the batallions operated independently. The Stab was at Rosenheim(Luftgau VII) in November 1944, and in 1945 moved to Stettin (I. Flakkorps).In 1945 the […]

Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Bataillone

Fallschirm-Division Organic Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Bataillone 1.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Bataillone 1 Formed in 7.44 from Fallschirm-MG-Bataillone 1 with 3 companies. 2.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Bataillone 2 Formed 5.44 from Fallschirm-MG-Bataillone 2 with 3 companies. 3.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Bataillone 3 Formed 6.44 in Normandy with 3 companies. Destroyed in Normandy, and reformed 10.44 in Oldenzaal. 4.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Bataillone 4 Formed 6.44 in Italy with 3 companies 5.Fallschirm-Jäger-Division […]

Kampfgeschwader 26

Geschwaderkommodore: GenMaj Hans Siburg, 1939 – 9.39 GenMaj Robert Fuchs, 29.9.39 – 15.10.40 GenLt Alexander Holle, 15.10.40 – 6.41 Ob Martin Harlinghausen, 6.1.42 – 11.42 Ob Karl Stockmann, 12.42 – 2.43 ObLt Werner Klümper, 3.43 – 11.44 ObLt Wilhelm Stemmler, 11.44 – 1.45 ObLt Georg Teske, 2.45 – 5.45 Stab: Formed 1.5.39 in Lüneburg from […]

Luftwaffe Ground Unit Order of Battle

Troop Types Troop Types Kommandobehörden High Command Infanterie Truppen Infantry Troops Fallschirm Truppen Parachute Units Herman Göring Verbande Herman Göring Units Artillerie Truppen Artillery Troops Pioniere Truppen Engineer Troops Nachrichten Truppen Signal Troops Versorgung Truppen Supply Troops Sicherung Truppen Security Troops Schulen Schools

Bomber Wings / Kampfverbände

Geschwader Wings Kampfgeschwader Bomber Wings Kampfgeshwader (Sch./Ausb.) Bomber Wings (School/Training) Kampfgeschwader 102 Kampfgeschwader 103 Kampfgeschwader 104 Kampfgeschwader 105 Ergänzungskampfgeschwader 1 1st Replacement Bomber Wing Gruppen Groups Kampfgruppen Bomber Groups Kampfgruppe 100 Kampfgruppe 106 Kampfgruppe 126 Kampfgruppe 506 Kampfgruppe 606 Kampfgruppe 806 Kommando Schenk Commando Schenk Sonderstaffel Einhorn Special Staff Einhorn Ergänzungskampfgruppe LT Replacement Bomber Group […]