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5.(H)/Aufk1.Gr. 41

Code: (C2 + )

also as: Nahaufklärungsstaffe1 5./41 (from February 1944)

Formation and Training. (Dec 40 - May 41)

Formed or ordered formed second half of December 1940 or beginning of January 1941, possibly in France, using assets taken from 1.(H)/41 (mostly personnel to serve as cadre) and equipped with Focke Wulf Fw 189s.[1]

Central Russia and Germany. (Jun 41 - Apr 42)

30.4.41: Fiesler Fi 156 belonging to the Staffe1 crash landed near Ortelsburg/East Prussia, 40%.

22.6.41: East Prussia under Koluft AOK 9/Army Group Center for the attack on the Soviet Union this date - assigned to support XX. Armeekorps along a line of advance from East Prussia to Białystok - Smolensk area (second half of July) - Velikiye Luki (August) - Rzhev-Vyazma area (October).

7.41: possibly operating from Fp. Gorodok/33 km NNW of Vitebsk.

13.8.41: Fw 189 shot up by a fighter near Velikiye Luki, 20%, 1 WIA.

22.8.41: Fw 189 shot up by a fighter over Kunya/30 km ESE of Velikiye Luki, 10%, Staka Hptm. Ebeling + 2 WIA.

7.9.41: Fi 156 shot down by a fighter near Toropets, 100%.

10.41 – 4.42: location and activity unknown; probably withdrawn from operations and returned to the Reich or the occupied West for rest, refit and training.

1.3.42: Staffel reported 6 x Fw 189 A-1 on strength.

South Russia. (May 42 - May 44)

23.5.42: arrived in the Kursk area on or about this date and assigned to Nahaufklärungsgruppe 14 with orders to support 4th Panzer Army for the forthcoming summer offensive to the Don and toward Sta1ingrad.

31.5.42: one man reported KIA near Livny/130 km NE of Kursk.

5.6.42: Fw 189 A-3 shot up by a fighter over Belgorod. 40%, 1 KIA.

7.7.42: Fw 189 shot down by AA-fire near Livny, 100%, 2 KIA.

26.7.42: 6 men belonging to the Staffel’s ground element WIA during an enemy air attack on Fp. Morosovskaya/20 km WSW of Sta1ingrad.

4.10.42: Fw 189 (V7+2C) shot down by a fighter in Planquadrat 4458, 100%, 3 MIA. This machine had probably belonged to 2.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 32 originally.

12.42: Staffel possibly operating from Fp. Kotelnikovo/155 km SW of Stalingrad under NAGr. 14.

10.1.43: Fw 189 (M4+HR) shot down by a fighter near Kamensk/70 km S of Millerovo, 100%, 1 MIA. This aircraft had previously belonged to 7.(H)/32.

1.3.43: Staffel reported 6 x Fw 189 A-1, 3 x Fw 189 A-2 and 2 x Fw 189 A-3 on strength.

3.4.43: Fw 189 A-1 missing on a flight from Fp. Taganrog to Voroshilovgrad, 100%, Oblt. Gerhard Conrad (observer) + 2 MIA, but all three later found their way back to German control.

17.5.43: Fw 189 A-2 crashed at Fp. Kramatorskaya/80 km N of Stalino due to engine failure, 40%.

6.43: from this date on, all Staffel losses were reported under the Nahaufklärungsdgruppe to which it was assigned (see NAGr. 14 and NAGr. 1).

1.3.44: Staffel reported 5 x Fw 189 A-2 and 2 x Fw 189 A-2 trop on strength.

3.44: withdrawing rapidly through southwestern Ukraine, Bessarabia and Moldavia (at Golta, for example, from 13-20 March).

3.44 – 5.44: at Kishinev/Moldavia under NAGr. 1. Handed over all remaining aircraft and departed for Germany.

25.5.44: now at either Straubing or Landau in South Germany, probably the former, converting to the Bf 109G.

1.6.44: renamed 2./NAGr. 3 on or about this date (Feldpost Directory change made 6 July 1944).

FpN:5.(H)/41 (L 44029)


Hptm. Kuno Ebeling (  ? -  ? ) 8/41

Also see:

ADENSAMER, Günther, Lt.

ALLEXI, Josef, Oblt.

BAUER, Georg, Lt.

CONRAD, Gerhard, Oblt.

DISCHINGER, Albert, Oblt.

ELVERS, Jürgen, Oblt.

EPPLE, Alfred, Lt.

GROBE, Hans, Hptm. (Tr.O.)

HABER, Dr. (rer.nat.) Heinz, Oblt.

HUNGER, Georg, Oblt.

JANSEN, Rudolf, Lt.

KEMPA, Hans, Hptm.

KRATZ, Albert, Lt.

KUHN, Otto, Lt.

LAUT, W., Lt.


NIESWANDT, Helmut, Oblt./Hptm.

NISSEN, Harald, Oblt.

TSCHOERNER, Phillip-Karl, Oblt.

UNZEITIG, Heinrich, Oblt.

WAGNER, Gottfried, Lt.

© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress). (1st Draft 2022)


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