Aufkl. Gr. 122 Sep 1939

From Luftwaffedata

Jump to: navigation, search

Sep 1939 – The Luftwaffe Order of Battle recorded (F)./122 under Luftflotte 2 with 30 Do 17s of which 27 were servicable.

Sep – Oct 1939 – 1(F)./122 handed in it’s Dorniers and converted to Heinkel He 111Hs then, operating from Fp.Uetersen/20 km NW of Hamburg, commenced reconnaissance operations over the North Sea and along the coasts of England and Scotland. [1]

During the Polish campaign from 1 September, 3.(F)/122 flew reconnaissance over Southern Poland operating under the control of 2.Fliegerdivision/Luftflotte 4. On the conclusion of the campaign at the end of September, the Staffel was reassigned to the Luftflotte 2 area in northwest Germany and possibly based at Münster-Loddenheide, although this requires confirmation.[2]

1 Sep 1939 – 1(F)./122 was based at Goslar under Luftflotte 2 with 12 Do 17Ps.[3]

On receipt of the call for general mobilization, at the end of August, 2(F)./122 was deployed from Goslar to Münster-Loddenheide with 11 He 111Hs and assigned to fly strategic reconnaissance over the North Sea, along the coast of England and Scotland, northeast France and the English Channel.[4]

1 Sep 1939 – 3(F)./122 was deployed from Goslar to Woisselsdorf/Silesia 3 km north of Grottkau with 12 Do 17Ps in late August when it received the order for mobilization.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
9 Sep 1939 3(F)./122 Do 17 Lemberg - Missing, crew MIA[5]

26 Sep 1939 – A Do 17 of 4(F)./122 carried out a reconnaissance sortie over Scapa Flow and was damaged by AA fire.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
26 Sep 1939 4(F)./122 Do 17P Returned to Varel having been struck by AA Fire while on a sortie to Scapa Flow, 35% damaged – one crew member wounded.




Diary Home


  1. LdZ Tessin, Loss Report evidence.
  2. LdZ Balke-KG 2/v.1:395; Tessin; M.Holm website.
  3. LdZ Balke-I:390.
  4. -KG 2/v.1:390; Tessin; Ries-Photo Record:78
  5. Luftwaffe Quartermaster Loss Returns 9 Sep 1940
Personal tools