Flugzeugführerschule A/B 72

Kommandeure:

  • Maj Cornelius Edzard, ? - 31 Jan 1940
  • Maj Karl Schaedel, 1 Feb 1940 - 1940
  • Obstlt Mark Albrecht von Kuster, 20 Sep 1940 - 24 Aug 1941
  • Oberst Werner Wagener, 5 Sep 1941 - 9 Jan 1945
  • Maj Rolf Siedschlag, 10 Jan 1945 - 15 Mar 1945

Formed 1 Aug 1937 in Detmold as FFS A Detmold (from Fliegerübungsstelle Detmold, formed 1 Jan 1936). On 1 Nov 1938 became FFS A/B Detmold, and on 1 Apr 1939 Schule/FAR.72, attached to

In Mar 1940 parts of Schule/FAR.72, was used to form FFS A/B 113.

On 1 Oct 1941 redesignated Flugzeugführerschule A/B 72 (FFS A/B 72), and on 15 Oct 1943 redesignated Flugzeugführerschule A 72.

Disbanded 15 Mar 1945.

Used the following aircraft: Ar 66, Ar 68, Ar 96, Bu 131, Bu 181, Fiat L3, Fw 44, Fw 58, Go 145, Grunau Baby, Kl 35, Kranich, Meise, Rhönadler, SG 38 and W.34

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location
1 Jan 1936 - 1 Nov 1939 Detmold*
1 Nov 1939 - 22 Feb 1940 Brünn**
22 Feb 1940 - 11 May 1944 Markersdorf/St. Pölten***
11 May 1944 - 15 Mar 1945 Schwerin-Görries****

* satellite airfields: Lippspringe, Bonn-Hangelar, Paderborn, Geseke

** originally assigned the incomplete Fels am Wagram airfield

*** satellite airfields: Fels am Wagram, Bierbaum, Raffelding, Ettingshausen, Seebarn, Salzburg

*** satellite airfields: Neustadt-Glewe, Güstrow, Sülte

This webpage was updated 30th May 2022