(Unit Code F7+)
Formation. (September 1944))
Formed September 1944 at Herzogenaurach/Bavaria from elements of Nahaufk1.St. 3./21 and/or Nahaufk1.St. 12./12. Eventually equipped with Messerschmitt Me 262 jets outfitted for reconnaissance work.
Germany. (September 1944 - May 1945)
September – December 1944: Herzogenaurach, but status unclear; most likely in delayed formation awaiting the assignment of pilots and enough of the new jet aircraft could be allocated to equip the Staffel.
10 January 1945: at Herzogenaurach – Staffel still had no aircraft or trained air crew personnel assigned to it as of this date, according to a status report.
14 January 1945: ordered to transfer from Herzogenaurach to Lechfeld to begin conversion to the Me 262.
1 February 1945: Bf 110 G-4 shot down over Roigheim (not located), 100%, crew safe.
This is the first loss reported by the Staffel and shows it to be in training status under the training command (Luftflotte 10).
15 February 1945: ordered to transfer from Lechfeld to Essen-Mühlheim on completion of conversion training.
20 February 1945: Me 262 A-4 belly landed at Lechfeld during a training flight.
26 February 1945: Staffel reported to be en-route to Essen-Mühlheim.
4 March 1945: orders changed, and Staffel redirected to Münster-Handorf where it remained through most of March.
27 March 1945: transferred to Ahlhorn on or about this date.
17 April 1945: now listed as being at Hohn/Schleswig-Holstein.
28 April 1945: still being carried as operational under Stab/NAGr. 6 in German documents of this date. Believed to have surrendered there on 8 May, or possibly moved to Husum to join Stab/NAGr. 6.
Oblt. Keck ( ? - ? )
© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress).
(1st Draft 2022)
- G.Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte (Osnabrück, 1980); NARA WashDC: RG 242 (Microcopy T-79 roll 14); AFHRA Maxwell: decimal 512.625S (British Air Ministry) OKL document; PRO London: DEFE 3 ULTRA signals HP627, BT2231, BT2356, BT9027; BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs); BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 4 II/32 (KTB General der Aufklärungsflieger); M.Holm-website ww2.dk.