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Institut für Flugmedizin der Deutschen Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt
(Institute for Flight Medicine of the German Experimental Establishment for Aviation)
KStN: none found.
Concerned with determining the cause of aircraft accidents, acceleration and altitude research, experimental flights, and aircrew fitness. Located at Berlin-Adlershof.
Flugkapitan Dr. (med.) Ruff ( ? - ? )
Institut für Luftfahrtmedizin Hamburg
(Institute for Aviation Medicine Hamburg)
KStN: 5384 (L).
Primarily concerned with aircrew fitness, especially at high altitudes. Subordinated to L.In.14/RLM.
Feb 45: disbanded.
Stabsarzt Dr. (med.) Schwarz ( ? - Feb 45) 1944
Institut für Luftfahrtmedizin München
(Institute for Aviation Medicine Munich)
KStN: 5384 (L).
Primarily concerned with freezing experiments and high altitude research. Subordinated to L.In.14/RLM. Existed to the end of the war.
Oberfeldarzt Prof. Dr. (med.) Georg-August Weltz ( ? - ? ) 1944
Institut für Luftfahrtmedizinische Pathologen
(Institute for Aviation Medicine Pathology)
KStN: 5383 (L).
1939-40: in existence. Primarily concerned with the pathology of oxygen deprivation and rapid cooling of the human body due to immersion in cold water. Initially located at the University of Freiburg in south-west Germany. Subordinated to L.In.14/RLM.
1945: located in Treuburg.
Oberfeldarzt Prof. Dr. (med.) F. Büchner ( ? - ? ) 1944
Institut für Wehrhygiene d.Lw.
(Luftwaffe Institute for Military Hygiene)
Located at Pfaffenrode in Thuringia. Primarily concerned with the research and prevention of malaria, including the development of new medical treatments for malaria. Subordinated to L.In.14/RLM.
Oberstarzt Prof. Dr. (med.) Gerhard Rose ( ? - ? )
Luftfahrtmedizinisches Institut des Reichsluftfahrtministeriums
(Aviation Medicine Institute of the German Air Ministry)
KStN: 5381 (L)?
Located in Berlin and then moved to Göttingen toward the end of the war. Mainly concerned with high altitude tests and experiments; the effects of oxygen deprivation; acceleration experiments; special dietary requirements of aircrew; psychology and pathology matters regarding the central nervous system; civil defense research arising from the effects of detonations during air attacks, etc. Subordinated to L.In.14/RLM.
Prof. Dr. (med.) Hubertus Strughold ( ? - ? )
Medizinisches Institut der Luftforschungsanstalt München
(Medical Institute of the Air Research Establishment Munich)
Concentrated on physiological aspects of optics, target acquisition and gun-sight aiming acuity.
Stabsarzt Dr. (med.) Henschke ( ? - ? )
Sanitätsversuchs- und Lehr-Abt. d.Lw.
(Luftwaffe Medical Experimental and Demonstration Detachment)
Located at Jüterbog and subordinate to L.In.14/RLM. Date of formation unknown. It was primarily responsible for carrying out airborne medical tests to evaluate equipment intended for air crew personnel, cooperate in the development of new oxygen and related equipment for air crew, and the examining of air crew before certifying them for return to active flying duty. On 25 March 1943 it reported the crash of a He 111 P-2 belonging to it at Jüterbog-Waldlager with 25% damage. It was still in existence in April 1945.
Dr. (med.) Schneider (a civilian) ( ? - ? )
Oberstabsarzt Prof. Dr. (med.) Knoche (or Knothe) ( ? - ? ) 1944
(Source: Schröder, Prof. Dr. (med.) Oskar (Generaloberstabsarzt and Chef des Sanitätswesens d.Lw. (L.In.14)) – “Sanitätswesen der Luftwaffe”, unpublished manuscript dated 23.7.1945, in: NASM T-2/USSBS Captured German/Japanese Air Technical Documents, roll 8188, IP No. 360, 12 pages; Fischer, Hubert - Der deutsche Sanitätsdienst 1921-1945, 5 Bde (Osnabrück, 1982-1988), Bd. 3, pp.2003.]
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