(Luftwaffe Field Hospital)
by Henry L. deZeng IV

These were surgical field hospitals that were organic components of the Luftwaffen-Felddivisionen and the Fallschirmjäger-Divisionen and therefore will not be listed here. A KStN for a Lw.-Feldlazarett dated April 1943 show a personnel allowance of 13 officers (probably all medical doctors except for 1 or 2) and 115 NCOs and men. Those that belonged to the Luftwaffen-Felddivisionen were turned over to the Heer (Army) in October 1943 along with the other components of these divisions. A complete list of Luftwaffe medical units dated 5 October 1944 identifies 6 still in existence and all of these belonged to the Fallschirmjäger divisions.

KStN: not found.

Sources used

Fischer, Hubert - Der deutsche Sanitätsdienst 1921-1945, 5 Bde (Osnabrück, 1982-1988), Bd. 3, pp.2046; Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), pp.302; BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 4 II/283 list dated 5.10.44.]

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