1. Seetransportstaffel Sewastopol

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1. Seetransportstaffel Sewastopol

(Unit Code: none)

Formation and History. (Feb 43 - Mar 43)

Formed as a provisional (temporary) squadron on or about 14 February 1943 at Sevastopol/Crimea by requisitioning Do 24T flying boats from Seenotdienst units throughout Europe for the airlifting of critical supplies to the Kuban Bridgehead (Taman Peninsula/North Caucasia), and the evacuation of wounded on the return trip. This emergency measure was necessary due to the muddy condition of the airfields throughout the area. The Do 24Ts, of which 11 were assigned to this provisional unit, landed on small lakes that are scattered throughout the Taman Peninsula, which lies across the Straits of Kerch from Crimea. Between 5 and 25 March 1943, 1. and 2. Seetransportstaffel Sewastopol airlifted about 1,000 tons of supplies into the bridgehead. Both Staffeln were ordered disbanded on 1 April 1943 with the resumption of normal flying operations following the end of the muddy period and the Do 24Ts returned to their proper units.[1]

FpN:(none assigned)


Hptm. Hans Tretter (24 Feb 43 - 1 Apr 43)

Also see:

HUELSMANN, ? , Oblt.

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

(1st Draft 2022)


  1. Green-Warplanes:136; F.Morzik-German Air Force Airlift Operations:212; J-L.Roba and C.Crãciunoiu-Seaplanes Over the Black Sea: German-Romanian Operations 1941-1944:56-59; W.Tieke-Der Kaukasus und das Öl: Der deutsch-sowjetische Krieg in Kaukasien 1942/43 (Osnabrück: Munin-Verlag, 1970):421.

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