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8.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 32

Code: (M4 + )

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

Formed or ordered formed in February 1941 at Bygdoszcz (Bromberg)/NW Poland using assets taken from 7.(H)/32, which was formed at approximately the same time. The Staffel was equipped with Henschel Hs l26s.[1]

North Russia. (Jun 41 - Jan 42)

22.6.41: Tilsit area/East Prussia under Koluft Panzergruppe 4/Army Group North for the attack on the Soviet Union this date - assigned to support LVI. Armeekorps (mot) along a line of advance from the Tilsit area - across Lithuania - Daugavpils (Dünaburg)/Latvia (26 June) - Ostrov-Pskov area (14 July) - the Luga Line at Novgorod on Lake Ilmen (15-16 July) - Lovat River area south of Staraya Russa on Lake Ilmen (August-September).

26.6.41: Hs 126 (4M or M4+ES) operating from Fp. Kedainiai/C Lithuania failed to return from a recce mission over the Daugavpils area, 100%, Staka Oblt. Meyer + 1 KIA.

14.7.41: Hs 126 (M4+ES) FTR from a recce flight over the Novgorod area at the north end of Lake Ilmen, 100%, 2 MIA.

1.8.41: Hs 126 B-1 damaged taxiing at Feldflugplatz (fieldstrip) Novoselye in the Lake Ilmen area, 10%.

23.8.41: Hs 126 B-1 damaged taxiing at Ffp. Kalinitsa (Kalennitsa/29 km NW of Staraya Russa?), 10%.

8.10.41: Hs 126 B-1 damaged taxiing at Ffp. Shumarevo, 10%.

10.41: Staffel dissolved in October or November 1941 and then formally disbanded around January 1942.

FpN:8.(H)/32 (L 42264).


Oblt. Wilhelm Meyer (Mayer?) (  ? - 26 Jun 41) KIA

Also see:

ANGEBRAND, Franz, Lt./Oblt.


ROSE, Fritz, Lt.

WÖLFERT, Walter, 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; K.Ries - The Luftwaffe: A Photographic Record 1919-1945, p.136; AFHRA Maxwell decimal Karlsruhe Collection KC-Kl13.309-3/ v.1; BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs).

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