Aufkl. Gr. 122 Jul 1941

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Jul – Nov 1941 - 3(F)./122 reported no losses during this period, or at least none were recorded in the Luftwaffe Gen.Qu. loss returns.

Erg.(F)./122 ’s location is not known, but it probably moved to the Eastern Front with the rest of Aufkl.Gr. 122 in June 1941.[1]

Jul 1941 – 4(F)./122 transferred forward to Brödi (southeast Poland) and then, before the end of July, to Winitsa in western Ukraine.[2]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
01 Jul 1941 1(F)./122 Ju 88D-2 809 25 % to airframe at Biala-podlaska. [3]

3 Jul 1941 – Aircraft from 5(F)./122 flew reconnaissance sorties along the Russian-Latvian border and reported the rapid buildup of Soviet VVS aircraft reinforcements, mainly on the airfields at Opochka and Idritsa which lie just over the border in Russia some 125-170 km south of Pskov. These were attacked the next day by elements of KG 76 and KG 77.[4]

4 Jul 1941 – 3(F)./122 transferred from Amsterdam-Schiphol to Creil/NE France and remained there until September or October 1942.[5]

7 Jul 1941 - 5(F)./122 located at Kedainiai.[6]

9 Jul 1941 – 5(F)./122 continued to be located at Kedainiai.[7]

12 Jul 1941 – 2(F)./122 now based at Minsk.[8]An Oblt of 2(F)./122 informed Luftflotte 2, Minsk, that he had been shot down by a German fighter 10km West of Vitebsk, the Bf and Bm were both injured. They were now at Kanary (?) airfield. He would fly back to Minsk in a Bf 108 at 0430 the next day.[9]

14 Jul 1941 – 1(F)./122 reported their last loss until they departed the theatre in December 1941.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
14 Jul 1941 1(F)./122 Ju 88 F6+LH 1147R Failed to return from a recce in the Smolensk-Roslavl area, 100%, Oblt. Heinz von Reeken + 1 WIA.
25 Jul 1941 2(F)./122 Ju 88A-5 F6+AK 285R Failed to return from a recce over the Moscow-Kaluga area, 100%,4 MIA
25 Jul 1941 Erst./122 Ju 88A-5 F6+AO 453 Lost in the vicinity of Moscow – 100%.R

26 Jul 1941 – 1(F)./122 was now based at or operating from Fp.Borisov/80 km NE of Minsk.[10]

27 Jul 1941 – 5(F)./122 deployed to Pleskau.[11]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
27 Jul 1941 1(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 F6+FH 1195 100%R

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References

  1. LdZ
  2. ADI(K) interr.sum.
  3. Remi Tracanelli – via e-mail 10/04/05 – all details.
  4. LdZ - Bergström/Mikhailov-Black Cross-Red Star, v.1:77-78.
  5. LdZ - BA-MA/Freiburg: Signatur RL 20/241-42.
  6. T312 R546 KTB AOK 16 – Flivo lagebericht Nr 20 07/07/41
  7. T312 R546 KTB AOK 16 – Flivo lagebericht Nr 22 10/07/41
  8. LdZ - PRO/London: AIR 40/1975.
  9. AIR 40/1975 via Adam Thompson
  10. LdZ - LR evidence.
  11. T312 R546 KTB AOK 16 – Flivo lagebericht Nr 39 27/07/41
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