General der Flieger Erich Karl Alexander Petersen (25 August 1889 – 4 July 1963) was a German Luftwaffe general during the Second World War. Petersen served as commander of the 7. Flieger-Division (1 October 1941 - 31 October 1942), until being tapped for promotion to commanding general of the IV. Luftwaffe-Feldkorps (1 August 1943 - 18 November 1944). He also served as commanding general of the LXXXX Armeekorps (19 November 1944 - 8 May 1945). Following the war, he was tried and acquitted of war crimes in France. He was released on 18 January 1950.
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