Unit Code:(not found)
Formed about early 1944 at Kristiansand-Kjevik/South Norway to fly anti-submarine patrols and convoy escort over the Skagerrak, the stretch of water separating southern Norway from northern Denmark. Operating under Stab/Seeaufkldrungsgruppe 131, it is not clear whether the Kette was independent or whether it was a component of SAGr.131. On 14 March 1944 a Heinkel He 111H-6 belonging to it was reported to have been accidently shot down by naval Flak from a German steamer off the northern tip of Denmark injuring two of the crew members. Then from May to November 1944 the Kette is repeatedly listed at Kjevik with 5 Arado Ar 196 floatplanes under the tactical control of Fliegerführer 4. No further entries have been found and the Kette is believed to have been dissolved at the end of November or early December 1944.
FpN: (none found)
© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2022).
(1st Draft 2022)
- LR evidence; BA-MA RL 40/Kart via the K.Maesel collection