The Transportfliegergeschwader 44 Arthur Pieck was formed in 1957.

Commanders

Oberstleutnant Kurt Bauditz (7 July 1957 - 5 Dec 1964)
Major Günter Trommer (5 Dec 1964 - 14 Oct 1967)
Oberst Siegfried Weise (14 Oct 1967 - 1 Dec 1975)
Oberst Wolfgang Gleis (1 Dec 1975 - 2 Oct 1990)

Honor titles

It was named after Arthur Pieck (1899–1970) SED-functionary and Director-General of Deutsche Lufthansa (Ost). He was a son of the President of the GDR Wilhelm Pieck.

Order of battle

1. Staffel (TU-134)
2. Staffel (TU-134)
3. Staffel (Mi-8)
4. Staffel (IL-62)

Sources used

Klaus Froh & Rüdiger Wenzke - Die Generale und Admirale der NVA
Wilfried Kopenhagen - Die Luftstreitkräfte der NVA

Reference material on this unit

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