1./SAGr. 127

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1./Seeaufklärungsgruppe 127

Unit Code: (6R + )

Formed 18 October 1943 at Tallinn-Ülemiste/Estonia (ex-1.(F)/Aufkl.Gr.127) with Arado Ar 95 and Heinkel He 60 floatplanes, possibly supplemented in 1944 with a few Henschel Hs 126s, and flown by Estonian volunteers. No evidence has been found of a Stab/SAGr. 127 or any Staffeln other than 1. Staffel ever being formed. [1]

North Russia - Gulf of Finland (Oct 1943 – Oct 1944)

10/43 - 10/44: remained at Tallinn-Ülemiste. The Staffel's mission was unchanged from that of 1.(F)/Aufkl.Gr.127 - coastal reconnaissance and anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Finland.

17.12.43: (Lfl.1) - Ar 65 biplane flipped over while taking off from Tallinn-Ülemiste, 75%.

04.02.44: FpN officially changed from 1.(F)/Aufkl.Gr. 127 to 1./SAGr. 127 this date.

1944: although the Staffel was quasi-independent, it generally operated under the tactical authority of NAGr.5 from around May to October 1944 as Estonia became the front rather than behind the front. [2]

10/44: departed Estonia at the beginning of October as Soviet forces overran the country and sent immediately to Germany (perhaps Pillau in East Prussia) and disbanded. [3]The Staffel's Feldpost number was never deleted, but this was probably nothing more than an administrative oversight.

FpN: 1./SAGr.127 (L 53141).


Lt. Erik Laanes (18 Oct 43 - Oct 44)

Hptm. William Laanekörb (acting?) ( ? - ? ) 1943-44

Also see:

AUS, Oswald, Lt.z.V.

HÄRM, Valentin, Lt.

KAVA, Koit, Lt.

ROOMETS, Johannes, Lt.

TALMET, Oswald, Oblt. (possibly)

© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2022).

(1st Draft 2022)


  1. Tessin; Dierich; Gerdessen, Milk, Littlejohn and KBhler as under Stab/Aufkl.Gr.127.
  2. Köhler et al:37.
  3. Remi Milk manuscript.

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