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Air commanders of World War I

The air commanders of World War I were army or navy officers who came to command air services during the first major conflict in which air power played a significant role.

Entente Powers air commanders

British Empire

Australian Flying Corps

Royal Flying Corps

Director-General of Military Aeronautics
General Officer Commanding the Royal Flying Corps in France
File:Sir Hugh Trenchard (cropped).jpg
Major-General Hugh Trenchard

Royal Naval Air Service

Heads of the RNAS

Royal Air Force

Chief of the Air Staff

France

Greece

Imperial Russia

Italy

United States

  • Brigadier-General William L. Kenly, Chief of Air Service of the American Expeditionary Force in France (1917)
  • Brigadier-General Benjamin Foulois, Chief of Air Service of the American Expeditionary Force in France (1917 to 1918)
  • Major-General Mason Patrick, Chief of Air Service of the American Expeditionary Force in France (1918)
  • Brigadier-General Billy Mitchell, Air Commander, Zone of Advance on the American Expeditionary Force in France

Central Powers air commanders

Germany

Inspector of Flying Troops

  • Colonel Walter von Eberhardt, Inspector of Flying Troops (1913–1914)
  • Major Richard Roethe, Inspector of Flying Troops (1914–1916)
  • Major, later Lieutenant-Colonel Wilhelm Siegert, 2nd Staff Officer of Field Air Services (1915–1916), Inspector of Flying Troops (1916–1918)
  • Captain Wilhelm Haehnelt, Air Commander 5th Army (1915–1916), Air Commander 1st Army (1916–1918), Inspector of Flying Troops (1918–1919)

Austro-Hungarian Empire

Ottoman Empire

Bulgaria

Main article: Bulgarian Air Force in World War I (1914–1918)

References

  1. ^ http://www.airpowerstudies.co.uk/APR%20Vol%2012%20No%201.pdf
  2. ^ Harvey. Collision of Empires: Britain in Three World Wars, 1793–1945. p. 419