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Jörg Kuebart

Jörg Kuebart
Born (1934-09-02)2 September 1934
Allenstein, East Prussia (today Olsztyn, Poland)
Allegiance Federal Republic of Germany
Years of service 1956 - 1994
Rank General
Commands held Jagdbombergeschwader 34
4 Luftwaffendivision

Jörg Kuebart (born 2 September 1934) is a retired German general of the German Air Force. He served as Inspekteur der Luftwaffe (Inspector of the Luftwaffe) in 1991-94.[1]

Jörg Kuebart was born in Allenstein, East Prussia (today Olsztyn, Poland). His family was expelled from his hometown after World War II. Kuebart joined the Bundesgrenzschutz in 1955 and the Bundeswehr in 1956, where he initially was trained as a tank commander. In 1957 he changed over to the air force and was trained as a pilot at Landsberg am Lech and Fürstenfeldbruck on the T-6 Texan, the F-84 Thunderjet and the Lockheed T-33.[1] His brother Bernd also served in the German Luftwaffe and was one of four Lockheed F-104 Starfighter pilots killed on 16 June 1962.[2]

In 1958 - 1964 Kuebart served as a pilot and squadron commander at the Jagdbombergeschwader 33 in Büchel. Promoted a Hauptmann he received his General Staff Training at the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in 1964 - 66. In 1968 - 1972 Kuebart commanded the Jagdbombergeschwader 34 "Allgäu" and was promoted to an Oberst. In 1972 - 1974 he served as a department director at the Luftflottenkommando in Cologne and in 1977 he became the German Military attaché in Madrid and in 1979, now a Brigadegeneral, in London.[1]

After his return to Germany he became a Generalmajor and the commander of the 4. Luftwaffendivision in Aurich and a Generalleutnant and Commanding General of the Luftwaffenführungskommando in Cologne-Wahn. 1989 - 1991 Kuebart served as the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of Allied Air Forces Central Europe.[1]

On 1 April 1991 Kuebart became the Inspector of the Luftwaffe, a position he held until his retirement on 30 September 1994.[1] After his retirement, from 29 September 2000 to 6 October 2006, he served as president of the [3]

Jörg Kuebart is married and has three sons.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Biography at Luftwaffe.de
  2. ^ "Nörvenich, 19.06.1962". flugzeugforum.de (in German). Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Namhafte Persönlichkeiten". Gemeinschaft der Flieger deutscher Streitkräfte e.V. (in German). Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
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