Aufkl.Gr.122 Formation - 4 Staffel
Formed May - September 1939 at Varel/Lower Saxony (new) with Dornier Do 17Ps.
The exact date of formation is unclear.
According to Tessin, formation may have been ordered on 1 May 1939 but did not actually occur until mid-summer.
Other sources give a September 1939 formation date.
However, the surviving evidence indicates that the Staffel was not yet operational on 1 September, but was so by the latter part of the month.
Disbanded May 1945
- Tessin:421; Ries:72-88; Defieux; PRO/London: ADI(K) P/W interrogation summaries. A dissenting source (M.Holm website) states that the Staffel was formed at Goslar and remained there until May 1940, but the evidence suggests otherwise.