The Transporthubschraubergeschwader 34 Werner Seelenbinder was formed in January 1959.

Commanders

Hauptmann Wilhelm Eis (5 Jan 1959 - ? 1962)
Major Theo Pötsch (? 1962 - 26 Mar 1965)
Major Wolfgang Gleis (27 Mar 1965 - 1 Aug 1970)
Hauptmann Gottfried Adler (2 Aug 1970 - 26 Aug 1970)
Oberst Wolfgang Gleis (27 Aug 1970 - 16 Nov 1975)
Oberstleutnant Horst Witte (17 Nov 1975 - 21 Apr 1978)
Oberst Henry Richter (22 Apr 1978 - 15 Nov 1983)
Oberstleutnant Reinhard Streisel (16 Nov 1983 - 2 Oct 1990)

Honor titles

It was named after Werner Seelenbinder (1904-1944), a Boxer Champion and Communist who was excecuted in 1944 for contacts with the resistance against Hitler.

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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