Aufkl. Gr. 122 Aug 1941

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Aug 41 - 2(F)./122 is believed to have transferred to Smolensk-North (Stabna) with Stab/Aufkl.Gr. 122 during the second half of August.

Aug-Dec 1941 - The location of 4(F)./122 and and it’s activities for this period are curently unknown - no losses were reported for this period and there is no trace of the Staffel in the surviving documents; possibly it returned to the Reich to rest and refit.[1]

1 Aug 1941 – On or about this date, and in order to support the advance on Leningrad 5(F)./122 transferred to Pskov which is located approximately 270 km SW of that city.[2]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
3 Aug 1941 5(F)./122 Ju 88A-5 Damaged taxiing at Fp.Pskov, 10%.
3 Aug 1941 5(F)./122 Ju 88A-5 Damaged taxiing at Fp.Pskov, 10%.

13 Aug 1941 – Stab./122 in transfer to Smolensk-North (Stabna) and remained there with HQ Luftflotte 2 until December 1941.[3]

19 Aug 1941 – 5(F)./122 photo recce sortie to Babino, 96 Km southeast of Leningrad.[4]

21 Aug 1941 – 4(F)./122 photographed the front line at Bachmatsch (Bakhmach), Ukraine (51.07N/32.35E) on behalf of Luftflotte 4.[5]

30 Aug 1941 – Stab./122 had a Klemm Kl 35 damaged in crash near Orsha, 1 injured.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
30 Aug 1941 1(F)./122 Ju 88 A-5 809 Lost to flak near Plotki. Uffz. Rudolf Krebs (Bf) killed. Oblt.Walter Lamprecht (F), Ltn. Karl-Heinz Läschke (B) and Uffz. Horst Effenberger (Bs) all injured.[6]

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  1. LdZ – however, see the base table listing and the entry for July 1941 as the unit is recorded as transferring to Winitza (Ukraine) in late July 1941.
  2. LdZ - NARA/WashDC: RG 242/T-311 Heeresgruppe Nord microfilms.
  3. LdZ - PRO/London: AIR 40/1982; AFHRA/Maxwell: Karlsruhe Collection.
  4. http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-arc-bak/slides/Babino%20%20261.html
  5. http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningb/citynames-baba-batu/slides/Bachmatsch%20%20276.html
  6. Lw. Qu.Mast. Gen returns 4 Sep 1941
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