9. Fliegerdivision

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9. Fliegerdivision

(FpN: L 32688)


Gen.Lt. Joachim Coeler (12 Feb 40 - 15 Nov 40)

Formation. (Feb 40)

Formed 22 February 1940 at Jever/N Germany to exercise command over units employed in aerial mining operations, particularly against Great Britain. Communications support provided by Ln.-Abt. 39.[1]

North Germany and Holland. (Feb 40 - Nov 40)

10 May 40: Stab at Jever directly under Ob.d.L. for the attack on France and the Low Countries.[2]

23 May 40: reassigned to Luftflotte 2 with effect from this date (to 16 Nov 40).

Jul 40: transferred from Jever to Holland.[3]

13 Aug 40: Stab now at Soesterberg/Holland for the air offensive against England (Battle of Britain).[4]

21 Aug 40: Stab at Bloemendaal/Holland. This brings into question the 13 August entry stating that it was at Soesterberg. Perhaps it moved or perhaps the Stab was never at Soesterberg.[5]

16 Nov 40: Bloemendaal - Stab expanded and renamed Gen.Kdo. Fliegerkorps IX on or about this date.[6]

Ergänzungs-Kampfstaffel Fliegerdivision 9

See under Ergänzungs- units.

© H.L. deZeng IV, 2023

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  1. G.Tessin-Verbände und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939-1945. Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte; K.Mehner/R.Teuber- Die deutsche Luftwaffe 1939-1945: Führung und Truppe; C.Shores-Fledgling Eagles: The Complete Account of Air Operations During the ‘Phony War’ and Norwegian Campaign, 1940:163.
  2. U.Balke-KG 2/Teil 1:400.
  3. M.Holm-website ww2.dk.
  4. F.Mason-Battle Over Britain.
  5. F.Kurowski-Seekrieg aus der Luft: Die deutsche Seeluftwaffe im Zweiten Weltkrieg:59.
  6. Tessin; Kurowski.