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8th Air Corps (Germany)

VIII. Fliegerkorps
German 8th Air Corps
Flag of a commanding general of a Fliegerkorps
Active 19 July 1939 – 26 January 1945
Country Nazi Germany
Branch Air Force
Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen

VIII. Fliegerkorps[Notes 1] (8th Air Corps) was formed 19 July 1939 in Oppeln as Fliegerführer z.b.V. The abbreviation z.b.V. is German and stands for zur besonderen Verwendung (for special deployment). Fliegerführer z.b.V was renamed to VIII. Fliegerkorps on 10 November 1939. The Corps was also known as Luftwaffenkommando Schlesien between 25 January 1945 and 2 February 1945 and was united with Luftgau-Kommando VIII on 28 April 1945 and redesignated Luftwaffenkommando VIII.

Commanding officers


  1. ^ For more details see Luftwaffe Organization
  2. ^ Known as Luftwaffenkommando Schlesien, 25 January 1945 – 2 February 1945
  • Caldwell, Donald; Muller Richard (2007). The Luftwaffe Over Germany: Defense of the Reich. Greenhill books. ISBN 978-1-85367-712-0.
  • VIII. Fliegerkorps @ Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • VIII. Fliegerkorps @ The Luftwaffe, 1933-45
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