Condor Legion

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Legion Condor
ES Legion Condor.jpg
Standard of the Condor Legion
Active July 1936 - March 1939
Country Nazi Germany
Role Air Defense Force
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War
Decorations Spanish Cross
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Hugo Sperrle
Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma
Aircraft flown
Bomber Junkers Ju 52
Fighter Heinkel He 51
Reconnaissance Heinkel He 99, Heinkel He 70

The Condor Legion (German: Legion Condor) was a unit of "volunteers" from the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). This group served during the Spanish Civil War of July 1936 to March 1939. Hugo Sperrle commanded the aircraft units of the Condor Legion and Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma commanded the non-aircraft units.