Aufkl. Gr. 122 Mar 1943

From Luftwaffedata

Jump to: navigation, search
Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
2 Mar 1943 3(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 Damaged at Amsterdam-Schiphol, 10%.
4 Mar 1943 4(F)./122 Ju 88 F6+NM Failed to return from sortie – no further details available, 100%,4 MIA.

6 Mar 1943 – 1(F)./122 sent a sortie to the Bone – Oran area.O

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
6 Mar 1943 1(F)./122 Ju 88D-1trop F6+EH 43549[1] Failed to return from sortie to the vicinity of Algiers, intercepted by 48 Sqdn Spitfires 20km from Cap Djinet – crashed into the sea, crew seen to have bailed out. [2] 100%, Oblt. Alois Kiefer (F), Uffz. Fritz Hild (B), Fw Helmut Scheuner (Bf) and Uffz. Heinrich Müller (Bs) all MIA.[1]

7 Mar 1943 – 3(F)./122 at Schipol reported the following strength:- 8 Ju 88D-1, 4 Ju 88D-5 and a single Fw 58C-2.[3]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
7 Mar 1943 4(F)./122 He 111 Crashed on take-off from Fp.Sarabus, 90%. Uffz. Paul Rauber (F), Lt. Heinz Bösand (B), Gefr. Ludwig Lenzer (Bf) and Gefr. Gerhard Müller (Bs) all killed. [4]

12 Mar 1943 – 4(F)./122 sent an aircraft to photograph the seaplane bases to the south of Gelendshik Bucht (Gelendzhik Bay) – these were Seeflugplatz Gelendshik III and Seeflughafen Gelendshik IV. (target code 97 21021, Pl.Q. 44 85371.).[5]

13 Mar 1943 – 4(F)./122 sortie to photograph Armawir I in Krasnodar[4]The airfield was located south of the town and possessed a hard runway of 1050m in length.

An aircraft of 4(F)./122 also photographed the railway yards at Gulkewitschi (Gulkevichi) (target code SU 97 21129, 45 N 40E)[6]

15 Mar 1943 - 1.(F)/122 to transfer from Elmas, Sardinia to Catania, Sicily.[7]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
15 Mar 1943  ?(F)./122 Me 210A-1 15% damage on take-off in Tunisia[8]

20 Mar 1943 – 2(F)./122 despatched a sortie to the Straits of Sicily.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
20 Mar 1943 2(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 F6+BK Failed to return from Pl.Qu.15/13 East, combat with P-38s of 82nd FG – lost over the Scicilian Strait 100%, 4 MIA.*
25 Mar 1943 4(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 F6+VM 430535[9] Failed to return from a sortie to the P’ot’i-Bat’umi area of Georgia, 100%, 4 MIA.

27 Mar 1943 – An aircraft of 4(F)./122 photographed the airfield of Armawir I (Armavir) – 41.06.00E/44.58.00N.[10]

28 Mar 1943 – 4(F)./122 again photographed the airfield at Alder.(target Code SU 10 3735.)[11]

31 Mar 1943 – 1(F)./122 still noted as at Decimo (Decimomannu).[12]


Links

Previous--- Next

Diary Home

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Luftwaffe QMG Loss returns 8 Mar 1943 sheet 5 entry 86.
  2. P238/254/307 of Shores, Christopher et al – Fighters over Tunisia (Neville Spearman) – operations, losses etc
  3. Rob van den Nieuwendijk by e-mail 23/06/04
  4. 4.0 4.1 Luftwaffe QMG Loss returns 8 Apr 1943 Sheet 17 entry
  5. http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningg/citynames-gele-gust/slides/Gelendshik%20II%20IV%20%20007.html
  6. http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningg/citynames-gele-gust/slides/Gulkewitschi%20%20014.html
  7. A. Arthy, 11 August 2003 – Ultra VM6577
  8. Luftwaffe QMG Loss returns7 Apr 1943 sheet 13, entry 190.
  9. Luftwaffe QMG Loss returns 21 May 1943 sheet 09, entry 165
  10. http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-arc-bak/slides/Armawir%20%20121.html
  11. http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginninga/citynames-abascha-ales/slides/Adlert%20%20027.html
  12. LdZ - PRO AIR 40/1995.
Personal tools