Aufkl. Gr. 122 Jun 1941

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Jun 1941 - The Luftwaffe Order of Battle recorded the following:-


1(F)./122 under the control of Fleigerkorps X in the Mediterranean with a mixed stock of Ju 88 and Bf 110 aircraft – 10 on strength of which 9 were servicable.

2(F)./122 under Luftflotte 4 with a mixed stock of Ju 88 and Bf 110 aircraft – 12 on strength of which 8 were servicable.

3(F)./122 under Luftflotte 2 with a mixed stock of Ju 88 and Bf 110 aircraft – 11 on strength of which 6 were servicable.

4(F)./122 also under Luftflotte 4 with a mixed stock of Ju 88 and Bf 110 aircraft – 9 on strength of which 5 were servicable. (transferred from Brussels-Evere to Rzeszow (Reichshof)/S Poland and reassigned to Luftflotte 4 in early June.[1])

5(F)./122 under Luftflotte 1 with 9 Ju 88 on strength of which 8 were servicable.


Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
15 Jun 1941 Erg.(F)/122 Bf 110E-3 2391 [2] Crashed at Fp.Pretzsch/18 km NW of Torgau due to engine trouble, 80%, 1 killed.
18 Jun 1941 3.(F)/122 Ju 88D-2 F6+EL 825 Damaged (60%) following combat. Vlaardingen. [3]

(the following photos show a Ju 88A (F6+EL) of 3(F)./122 being recovered from the sea. These images also appeared in the book “Aufklarer” by Dave Wadman published by Hikoki. Recently other photos from this series were on sale on e-bay.The information about the crash and recovery was received (18/10/05) from Rob van den Nieuwendijk)

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On 18 June 41 this Ju 88 with crew Lt Behrens, Ofw Volk, Fw Schmidt and Uffz Lentfert was on a "Tarnüberwachung" near Rotterdam. The plane was attacked by a Me 109 and crash landed in Haringvliet near Hellevoetsluis/Rockanje (Holland). Entire crew bailed out and were all safe.

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22 Jun 1941 – Stab./122 was located at Warschau (Warsaw) under Luftflotte 2 for the attack on the Soviet Union on this date.

1(F)./122 was in transit to Warschau (Warsaw) with 7 Ju 88As/Ds and 3 Bf 110s for assignment to II.Fliegerkorps/Luftflotte 2 for the attack on the Soviet Union.[4]

Located at Warschau (Warsaw) with 8 Ju 88As, 3 Bf 110s and 2 Bf 109Es under Stab/Aufkl.Gr.122 for the attack on the Soviet Union on this date.[5]

4(F)./122 located at Rzeszow with 8 Ju 88s and 3 Bf 110s directly under Luftflotte 4[6]

5(F)./122 now located at Jürgenfelde (East Prussia) with 9 Ju 88As and 3 Bf 110s under I.Fliegerkorps/Luftflotte 1 for the attack on the Soviet Union. The Staffel remained at Jürgenfelde until the end of July, although operational sorties were frequently staged through more forward airfields, such as Kedainiai in Central Lithuania.[7]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
25 Jun 1941 Erg.(F)/122 Ju 88A-5 F6+AO Failed to return from a recce mission to the Moscow area, 100%, 4 MIA.
29 Jun 1941 5.(F)/122 Ju 88A-5 416 100 % - FP Jürgenfelde [8]T
30 Jun 1941 2.(F)/122 Ju 88 F6+FK 344 100 % [9]T


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References

  1. LdZ - ADI(K) interr.sum.).
  2. Remi Tracanelli – via e-mail 10/04/05 – wk nr
  3. Remi Tracanelli – via e-mail 10/04/05 – all details.
  4. LdZ - Balke-v.1:417.
  5. LdZ - Balke-v.1:417.
  6. LdZ - Balke-v.1:418.
  7. LdZ - Balke-v.1:416; NARA/WashDC: RG 242 microfilms; Flugzeug Magazin-6/95:53.
  8. T Remi Tracanelli – via e-mail 10/04/05 – all details.
  9. T Remi Tracanelli – via e-mail 10/04/05 – all details.
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