OB Süd
The German Army Command in the South (Oberbefehlshaber Süd (German: initials OB Süd) was the overall command of all the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe is a generic German term for an air force. It is also the official name for two of the four historic German air forces, the Wehrmacht air arm founded in 1935 and disbanded in 1946; and the current Bundeswehr air arm founded in 1956....

 units based in the Mediterranean and North African theatre of World War II.

Commanding officers

  • Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring
    Albert Kesselring
    Albert Kesselring was a German Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarschall during World War II. In a military career that spanned both World Wars, Kesselring became one of Nazi Germany's most skilful commanders, being one of 27 soldiers awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords...

    , 2 December 1941 – 16 November 1943
  • Generaloberst Heinrich von Vietinghoff
    Heinrich von Vietinghoff
    Heinrich Gottfried Otto Richard von Vietinghoff genannt Scheel was a German Colonel-General of the German Army during the Second World War....

    , 11 March 1945 – 2 May 1945

Chiefs of Staff

  • Oberst Hans Seidemann
    Hans Seidemann
    Hans Seidemann was a World War II Luftwaffe general. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves...

    , 2 December 1941 – 31 July 1942
  • Generalmajor Paul Deichmann
    Paul Deichmann
    Paul Deichmann was a German World War II Luftwaffe general and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.General der Flieger Paul Deichmann was born in Fulda on 27 August 1898...

    , 25 August 1942 – 12 June 1943
  • Generalmajor Siegfried Westphal
    Siegfried Westphal (general)
    Siegfried Westphal was a highly decorated General der Kavallerie in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership...

    , 15 June 1943 – 16 November 1943

Operations Officers (Ia)

  • Generalmajor Siegfried Westphal, 1 February 1943 – 15 June 1943
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