Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Generalmajor Stefan Fröhlich and a Nurse

Generalmajor Stefan Fröhlich (right, Fliegerführer Afrika) saluting a DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz) nurse in North Africa, 1941. Fliegerführer Afrika (Aviation Leader in Africa) was part of Luftflotte 2 (Air Fleet 2), one of the primary divisions of the German Luftwaffe in World War II. It operated in the Mediterranean and Libya from 1941–1942. The commanders were Generalmajor Stefan Fröhlich (24 February 1941 – 10 April 1942), Generalmajor Theo Osterkamp (acting, April 1942), General der Flieger Otto Hoffmann von Waldau (12 April 1942 – 30 August 1942), General der Flieger Hans Seidemann (30 August 1942 – 31 January 1943), and Generalmajor Walter Hagen (1 February 1943 – February 1943). They led the German air support to the German Afrikakorps campaign in 1941–1943. The aircraft flown by these commanders were a He 111 P-4 (VG+ES), fully equipped (armed with 5 MG 15 and one MG 17, capacity to load 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb) of bombs in belly and another 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb) under the wings, also exterior fuel tanks.

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