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6.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 31

Code: (5D + )

Formation and Training. (c.Jan 41 - May 41)

Formed or ordered formed in January 1941 in the West (possibly at Brieg?) using assets provided by 1.(H)/31 and equipped with Henschel Hs 126s.[1]

Central Russia. (Jun 41 - Fall 41)

18.4.41: Hs 126 damaged taxiing at Wiener-Neustadt in Austria, 40%. This entry suggests that the Staffel’s formation may have been carried out at Wiener-Neustadt.

22.6.41: 6.(H)/31 was under Koluft Panzergruppe 2/Army Group Center for the campaign in Russia, but not until a few days or perhaps a week or two after the attack began on this date. Assigned to support XXXXVI. Armeekorps (mot), which was resting and refitting after the Balkan Campaign until around the end of June, the Staffel advanced across Belorussia along the line Smolensk (16 July) - Konotop (25 August) ­Bryansk (6 October).

11.8.41: at Shatalovka/55 km SE of Smolensk under Koluft Panzergruppe 2.

12.9.41: Klemm Kl 35 belonging to the Staffel crash landed at Surazh/ 135 km W of Bryansk, 30%.

10/41: Staffel dissolved in October or November and then formally disbanded around January 1942.

FpN:6.(H)/31 (L 40439).


(not identified)

Also see:

HUND, Josef, Lt./Oblt.

PREE, Rudolf, Lt.

© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress). (1st Draft 2021)


  1. J.-P.Défieux - Répertoire des Unités Aériennes de la Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Reconnaissance Aéronavale (Nanterre, privately published, n.d. (c 1988-90?); G.Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, 16+ Bde., Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte (Osnabrück, 1980); W.Dierich - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation; N.Kannapin - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-313 roll 85/898).

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