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6.(H)/Aufk1.Gr. 41

Code: (C2 + )

also as: 6.(H)/41 (Pz)

Formation and Training. (Dec 40 - May 41)

Formed or ordered formed second half of December 1940 or beginning of January 1941, probably in France, using assets taken from 3.(H)/41 and equipped with Henschel Hs 126s.[1]

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

15.4.41: Staffe1 departed France for the East.

16.4.41: Hs 126 B-1 damaged on landing at Fp. Göppingen near Stuttgart, 10%.

25.4.41: Hs 126 B-1 crash landed at Fp. Göppingen. 65%, 2 injured.

3.6.41: Junkers W 34 belonging to the Staffel damaged in accident at Fp. Posen (Poznan) in NW Poland. 40%.

22.6.41: Brest-Litovsk area in eastern Poland under Koluft Panzergruppe 2/Army Group Center for the attack on the Soviet Union this date - assigned to support 4. Panzer-Division/XXIV. Armeekorps (mot) along a line of advance from the Brest-Litovsk area via the Bobruisk area (2 July) - Gomel (August) - Konotop area (25 August) - Kiev Pocket (16 September) - Orel (3 October) and then forward to the Tula area (30 October) as part of the drive on Moscow.

10.7.41: Hs 126 shot down by a fighter near Rogachev/ESE of Bobruisk, 100%, 1 WIA.

11.8.41: at Stsyetyuti/38 km NE of Krichev under Gruppenfliegerstab 10 in support of 4th Panzer Division.

19.9.41: 2 of the Staffel’s ground personnel WIA at Konotop.

21.10.41: at Orel.

1.11.41: Orel under Koluft Panzergruppe 2 in support of XXIV Motorized Corps.

12.41 – 4.42: withdrawn from operations and returned to the Reich or the occupied West for conversion to the Focke Wu1f Fw 189.

1.3.42: Staffel reported 5 x Fw 189 A-1 on strength and about halfway to full complement.

South Russia. (May 42 - Feb 43)

16.5.42: in transfer to Stalino for assignment to Nahaufklärungsgruppe 12.

28.5.42: Fw 189 crashed at Fp. Kraków/S Poland due to engine failure. 95%, 2 killed and 1 injured.

26.7.42: Oblt. Marion Schaad + 1 both WIA over Kalmykov, aircraft undamaged.

8.9.42: Fw 189 shot up by AA-fire over Stalingrad, 35%, 1 WIA.

18.9.42: Fw 189 shot down by AA-fire over Stalingrad, 90%, 2 KIA.

6.10.42: 2 of the Staffel’s ground personnel WIA near Golubinskiy during enemy air attack.

17.10.42: at Fp.Golubinskiy/50 km WNW of Stalingrad.

1.11.42: Staffel reported 8 x Fw 189A on strength.

12.42: Stalingrad front under NAGr. 7.

1.1.43: in its beginning of the month strength return, 6.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 41 reported no aircraft on hand.

2.43: Staffel reported as totally destroyed in the heavy winter fighting around Stalingrad. A few survivors may have been incorporated into 1./NAGr. 12 in March or early April 1943.

FpN:6.(H)/41 (L 45178)


Oblt./Hptm. Werner Fleischmann (14 Jan 41 - 25 Aug 42?)

Also see:

ADOLPH, Herbert, Oblt.

BEHKE, Wolfgang, Lt.

KESSLER, Hermann-Harald, Lt.

KUSSEROW, Dietrich, Lt.

LUTHER, Karl, Lt.

SCHAADT, Marino, Oblt.

SCHUMANN, Artur, Lt.

SOHLBACH, Josef, Lt.

TAULIEN, Willi, Lt.

WACHTLER, Gerhard, Lt.

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


  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; AFHRA Maxwell: Karlsruhe Collection KC - Kl13.309-3/v.1; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-311 Heeresgruppe Mitte rolls for 1941); (T-313 roll 85/898; roll 93/486); (T-321 roll 115/001ff); PRO London: AIR 40/1982; BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs); BA-MA Freiburg: Flugzeug-Bereitstellungen (Aircraft Availability Status Reports – FzB) in: M.Holm-website (ww2.dk).

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