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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Luftwaffe Ranks

Luftwaffe Ranks

The Luftwaffe rank system is very complicated, so I have only included the more common ranks. The translation is too American equivalent of ranks. If you have any corrections or additions, then please contact me.

Reichsmarschall  = No equivalent rank

Reichsmarschall Collar Reichsmarschall Shoulder
Collar Shoulder

Generalfeldmarschall = Field Marshal

Generalfeldmarschall Collar Generalfeldmarschall Shoulder Generalfeldmarschall Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Generaloberst = General

Generaloberst Collar Generaloberst Shoulder Generaloberst Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

General der (Arm) Lieutenant General

General der (Arm) Collar General der (Arm) Shoulder General der (Arm) Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Generalleutnant = Major General

Generalleutnant Collar Generalleutnant Shoulder Generalleutnant Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Generalmajor = Brigadier General

Generalmajor Collar Generalmajor Shoulder Generalmajor Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Oberst = Colonel

Oberst Collar Oberst Shoulder Oberst Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Oberstleutnant  = Lieutenant Colonel

Collar Shoulder Arm

Major = Major 

Major Collar Major Shoulder Major Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Hauptmann = Captain

Hauptmann Collar Hauptmann Shoulder Hauptmann Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Oberleutnant = 1st Lieutenant

Oberleutnant Collar Oberleutnant Shoulder Oberleutnant Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Leutnant = 2nd Lieutenant

Leutnant Collar Leutnant Shoulder Leutnant Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Stabsfeldwebel  = Sergeant Major

Stabsfeldwebel Collar Stabsfeldwebel Shoulder Stabsfeldwebel Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Hauptwachmeister = 1st Major

Hauptwachmeister Collar Hauptwachmeister Shoulder Hauptwachmeister Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Oberfeldwebel = Master Sergeant

Oberfeldwebel Collar Oberfeldwebel Shoulder Oberfeldwebel Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Feldwebel = Techical Sergeant

Feldwebel  Collar Feldwebel  Shoulder Feldwebel  Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Unterwachmeister = Staff Sergeant

Unterwachmeister Collar Unterwachmeister  Shoulder Unterwachmeister  Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Unteroffizier = Sergeant

Unteroffizier Collar Unteroffizier Shoulder Unteroffizier Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Hauptgefreiter = Senior Corporal

Hauptgefreiter  Collar Hauptgefreiter  Shoulder Hauptgefreiter Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Obergefreiter = Corporal

Obergefreiter Collar Obergefreiter Shoulder Obergefreiter Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Gefreiter = Acting Corporal

Gefreiter Collar Gefreiter Shoulder Gefreiter Arm
Collar Shoulder Arm

Bausoldat = Private

Bausoldat Collar Bausoldat Shoulder
Collar Shoulder

Oberfähnrich = SR Officer Candidate

Oberfähnrich Collar  Oberfähnrich Shoulder
Collar Shoulder

Fähnrich = Officer Candidate

Fähnrich Collar Fähnrich Shoulder
Collar Shoulder

Sources

For a complete list of sources