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Admiral, short Adm, (en: Admiral) is the most senior flag officer rank in the German Navy.
Albert Kesselring (30 November 1885 – 16 July 1960) was a German Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarschall during World War II.
Alexander Andrae (27 April 1888 – 3 April 1979), whose first name is often mistakenly given as Waldemar, was a German military officer from Kösling, Upper Silesia.
Alfred Bülowius was a German general during World War II.
The following table compares the officer ranks appointed by the major Allied powers, the major Axis powers and various occupied countries and co-belligerents during World War II.
Erhard Milch (30 March 1892 – 25 January 1972) was a German field marshal and war criminal who oversaw the development of the Luftwaffe as part of the re-armament of Nazi Germany following World War I. During World War II, he was in charge of aircraft production; his ineffective management resulted in the decline of the German air force and its loss of air superiority as the war progressed.
Erich Karl Alexander Petersen (25 August 1889 – 4 July 1963) was a German general during the Second World War.
A flight suit is a full-body garment, worn while flying aircraft such as military airplanes, gliders and helicopters.
Friedrich Christiansen (12 December 1879 – 3 December 1972) was a World War I German seaplane ace who claimed shooting down twenty planes and an airship; he was credited with thirteen of those claims.
General is the highest rank of the German Army and German Air Force.
General der Fallschirmtruppe (en: General of the parachute corps) was a General of the branch rank of the Deutsche Luftwaffe (en: German Air Force) in Nazi Germany.
General der Flakartillerie (en: General of anti-aircraft artillery) was a General of the branch rank of the Luftwaffe (en: German Air Force) in Nazi Germany.
General der Gebirgstruppe (Literally: General of the Mountain Troops) was a category of German Army three-star, a new example of the traditional German 'General der' rank introduced by the Wehrmacht in 1940, comparable to the NATO grade OF-8.
General der Luftnachrichtentruppe (en: General of air force communications troops) was a General of the branch rank of the Deutsche Luftwaffe (en: German Air Force) in Nazi Germany.
General der Luftwaffe (en: General of the air force) was a General of the branch rank of the Deutsche Luftwaffe (en: German Air Force) in Nazi Germany.
General der Nachrichtentruppe (Literally: General of the Communications Troops) was a General of the branch OF8-rank of German Army, introduced by the Wehrmacht in 1940.
General der Panzertruppe (Literally: General of the Armoured Corps) was a General of the branch OF8-rank rank of German Army, introduced in 1935.
General der Pioniere (en: General of the engineers) was a General of the branch rank of the German Army in Nazi Germany.
General der Artillerie (en: General of the artillery) may mean: 1. A rank of three-star general, comparable to modern armed forces OF-8 grade, in the Imperial Army, Reichswehr or Wehrmacht - the second-highest regular rank below Generaloberst.
A "general of the branch" or "general of the branch of service" is a rank equivalent to a three-star lieutenant general or four-star general.
General of the Cavalry (General der Kavallerie) was a General of the branch OF8-rank in the Imperial Army, the interwar Reichswehr, and the Wehrmacht.
General of the Infantry (General der Infanterie; short: General d. Inf.) is a former rank of German Ground forces (de: Heer).
Generalfeldmarschall (general field marshal, field marshal general, or field marshal;; abbreviated to Feldmarschall) was a rank in the armies of several German states and the Holy Roman Empire; in the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary, the rank Feldmarschall was used.
Generalleutnant, short GenLt, (lieutenant general) is the second highest general officer rank in the German Army (Heer) and the German Air Force (Luftwaffe).
Generaloberst, in English Colonel General, was, in Germany and Austria-Hungary—the German Reichswehr and Wehrmacht, the Austro-Hungarian Common Army, and the East German National People's Army, as well as the respective police services—the second highest general officer rank, ranking above full general but below general field marshal.
Generaloberstabsarzt and Admiraloberstabsarzt are the top Joint Medical Service OF8-ranks of the German Bundeswehr.
The German Army (Heer) was the land forces component of the Wehrmacht, the regular German Armed Forces, from 1935 until it was demobilized and later dissolved in August 1946.
Gorget patches (collar tabs, collar patches) are an insignia, paired patches of cloth or metal on the collar (gorget) of the uniform, that is used in the military and civil service in some countries.
Gustav Kastner-Kirdorf (born February 2, 1881 in Trumpfsee-Warnitz; died May 4, 1945 in Berchtesgaden) was a German aviator who served in the Luftwaffe during the first and second World Wars.
Hans-Ferdinand Geisler (19 April 1891 – 25 June 1966) was a German general during World War II.
Hans Jeschonnek (9 April 1899 – 18 August 1943) was a German Generaloberst and a Chief of the General Staff of Nazi Germany′s Luftwaffe during World War II.
Hans Seidemann (18 January 1901 – 21 December 1967) was a German general during World War II.
Hans-Georg von Seidel (11 November 1891 – 10 November 1955) was a German military leader who served in the German Army during World War I and in the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) during World War II.
Heinrich Dankelmann (2 August 1889 – 30 October 1947) was a Luftwaffe General who served as the third Military Commander for the Territory of the Military Commander in Serbia.
Hellmuth Felmy (May 28, 1885 – December 14, 1965) was a German general (General der Flieger) in the Luftwaffe during World War II.
Helmuth Förster (19 April 1889 – 7 April 1965) was a German general' in the Luftwaffe during World War II.
Helmuth Wilberg (born 1 June 1880, Berlin – died 20 November 1941, near Dresden) was a German officer, the last Luftwaffe General of the Air Force during the Second World War.
General Hermann von der Lieth-Thomsen, born Hermann Thomsen, (10 March 1867 – 5 May 1942) was a German military aviation pioneer, a senior air commander in the Imperial German Army Air Service during World War I and a founding father of the German military aviation.
Joachim Coeler (1 June 1891 – 14 May 1955) was a German general during World War II.
Johannes Fink (28 March 1895 – 1 June 1981) was a German general during World War II.
Josef Kammhuber (August 19, 1896 – January 25, 1986) was a career officer in the Luftwaffe and post-World War II German Air Force.
Karl-Heinrich Bodenschatz (10 December 1890 – 25 August 1979) was a German general who was the adjutant to Manfred von Richthofen in World War I and the liaison officer between Hermann Göring and Adolf Hitler in World War II.
Karl Koller (22 February 1898 – 22 December 1951) was a German General der Flieger and the Chief of the General Staff of Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe during World War II.
The Kriegsmarine (literally "War Navy") was the navy of Germany from 1935 to 1945.
Kurt Leopold Pflugbeil (9 May 1890 – 31 May 1955) was a German general (General der Flieger) in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded 4th Air Corps and Luftflotte 1.
Leonhard Kaupisch (1 September 1878 – 26 September 1945) was a German General der Flieger, and from 1940 a General der Artillerie, whose military service spanned almost five decades.
Lieutenant general, lieutenant-general and similar (abbrev Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a three-star military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries.
The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II.
Martin Fiebig (7 May 1891 – 23 October 1947) was a German Luftwaffe general (General der Flieger) who commanded several air corps and equivalent-sized formations during World War II.
Maximilian Ritter von Pohl (15 April 1893 – 26 July 1951) was a general in the Luftwaffe during World War II.
Obergruppenführer ("senior group leader") was a Nazi Party paramilitary rank that was first created in 1932 as a rank of the ''Sturmabteilung'' (SA), and adopted by the Schutzstaffel (SS) one year later.
Otto Hoffmann von Waldau (7 July 1898 – 17 May 1943) was a German general during World War II who commanded the 10th Air Corps.
Paul Deichmann (27 August 1898 – 10 January 1981) was a German general during World War II.
The ranks of the Luftwaffe were similar to other branches of the Wehrmacht.
Rudolf Bogatsch (4 September 1891 – 5 June 1970) was a general in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the IV.
Rudolf Meister (1 August 1897 – 11 September 1958) was a German general (General der Flieger) in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 4th Air Corps.
A shoulder mark, also called an epaulette, shoulder board, rank slide, or slip-on, is a flat cloth sleeve worn on the shoulder strap of a uniform.
Stefan Fröhlich (7 October 1889 – 2 October 1978) was an Austrian general during World War II.
An officer of three-star rank is a senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-8.
Ulrich Grauert (6 March 1889 – 15 May 1941) was a general in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded 1st Air Corps.
Ulrich Otto Eduard Kessler (3 November 1894 – 27 March 1983) was a German general (General der Flieger) in the Luftwaffe during World War II.
Vice admiral is a senior naval flag officer rank, equivalent to lieutenant general and air marshal.
Walter Boenicke (15 December 1895 – 21 April 1947) was a German general (General der Flieger) in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 3.
Werner Kreipe (12 April 1904 – 7 September 1967) was a German World War II Luftwaffe General der Flieger.
Wilhelm Haehnelt (12 March 1875 – 10 March 1946) was a Luftwaffe General der Flieger (General of Aviators) in World War II.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.