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Luftflotte 4 (Air Fleet 4) was one of the primary divisions of the German Luftwaffe in World War II. It was formed on March 18, 1939, from Luftwaffenkommando Österreich in Vienna. The Luftflotte was redesignated on 21 April 1945, to Luftwaffenkommando 4, and became subordinated to Luftflotte 6. It was the Luftflotte 4, that was responsible for the bombing campaign of Stalingrad, where ca. 40,000 civilians died. This Luftwaffe detachment was based in Romania, Bulgaria, Southeast Poland, Hungary, Ukraine and Russian occupied territories, for supporting Axis forces; with command offices in Morczyn, Hungary, during 26 June 1944, Eastern Front.

Commanding officers

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  • Generaloberst Alexander Löhr, 18 March 1939 – 20 July 1942
  • Generalfeldmarschall Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, 20 July 1942 – 4 September 1943
  • Generaloberst Otto Deßloch, 4 September 1943 – 17 August 1944
  • Generalleutnant Alexander Holle, 25 August 1944 – 27 September 1944
  • Generaloberst Otto Deßloch, 28 September 1944 – 21 April 1945
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