In 1934 Wilberg, now a major general, was appointed by the Luftwaffe chief of staff (COS), Generalleutnant
Walter Wever, to codify the service's operational air doctrine, which was published the following year as Luftwaffe Dienstvorschrift 16: Luftkriegfuhrung ("Luftwaffe Service Regulation 16: Air War Guidance", or LDv 16).
Bayerlein; the denazification trial of Rommel's chief-of-staff, and Panzer Lehr division commander, Generalleutnant
Adolf Galland, The First and the Last, trans, Mervyn Savill, New York, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1954, 253.
The Panzer Lehr Division, under the command of Generalleutnant
Fritz Bayerlein, was not at the force level it had been during the Normandy Campaign, but with 57 tanks, 30 of which were the much-feared Panther tanks, it was still a formidable threat.
Named for its chief architect, Generalleutnant
Josef Kammhuber, a former bomber commander, the Kammhuber Line involved an extensive network of searchlights, radar, and night fighters based in occupied France, Belgium, and Holland, covering the approach routes of the British bombers.
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991), 235; and Generalleutnant
Adolf Galland, The First and the Last--The Rise and Fall of the German Fighter Forces, 1938-1945, trans.
Regarding the time required to train tank crew I am grateful to Generalleutnant
Born in Munich (1852), he entered the Bavarian army and rose to be colonel of the Prince's Own Regiment by 1900; generalleutnant
and commander of 2d Division (1905); appointed to command 6th Bavarian Reserve Division in Flanders (October?
Born in Benrath (near Dusseldorf) (August 4, 1880); entered the army in 1898; during World War I served on the General Staff, rising to the rank of major; retained in the army after World War I, he was promoted to generalmajor (November 1, 1930), then generalleutnant
(June 1, 1932); general der artillerie and commander in chief of the army (February 1, 1934); was closely involved in the expansion of the German army during the late 1930s; as generaloberst (April 1, 1936), he was caught up in the crisis surrounding Gen.
Born in Wurzburg (June 30, 1884); entered the Bavarian army as an artillery officer and passed through the Bavarian Staff College to serve on Prince Rupprecht's staff during World War I; retained in the postwar Reichswehr, he was appointed to command the 7th Infantry Division (July 1, 1935), was promoted generalleutnant
(August 1, 1936); appointed deputy chief of staff for training (Oberquartiermeister II) (October 5); promoted to general der artillerie (February 1, 1938) before he was made Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (March 1); he was appointed Chief of the General Staff, succeeding Gen.
Born in Helmscherode in Braunschweig (September 22, 1882); deciding on a career as a professional soldier, he entered the army and served during World War I as an artillery officer and on the General Staff, and was severely wounded in action; after the war he joined the Freikorps (1919) and was appointed to a variety of regimental commands; named as head of the Army Organization Department (1929), he held that post until he was promoted to generalmajor (1934); served in the War Ministry as head of the Armed Forces Office (1935-1938), where he was successively promoted to generalleutnant
(1936) and general der artillerie (1937); was named to replace Gen.
Born in Posen, Prussia (now Poznan, Poland), into an old aristocratic family (October 30, 1882); became an officer in the artillery (1901); during World War I, he served as a General Staff officer; he was selected as an officer for the 100,000-man Versailles Treaty army (Reichswehr); during the Nazi rise to power he was promoted to generalleutnant
(division commander) (April 1934); he was given command of Military District VI in Munster (September 1934); purged with other generals in 1938 for supporting Gen.