Aufkl. Gr. 122 Dec 1941

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Dec 1941 – Stab./122 arrived at Trapani (Sicily) from Smolensk and remained there until April 1943. Directed strategic reconnaissance over the entire Mediterranean Theatre for Luftflotte 2.[1]

Dec 1941 – 1(F)./122 and 2(F)./122 transferred from Russia to Catania and Gerbini (Sicily) with II.Fliegerkorps, with a delay en-route in Germany.[2]

9 Dec 1941 – 3(F)./122 despatched a Ju 88 on a maritime reconnaissance sortie to the English NE Coast.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
9 Dec 1941 3(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 F6+CL 1465 Shot down by Huricanes of 43 Sqdn and crashed into the sea 10 miles off Seaham, Co Durham. Lt Böhme, Oberfw. L. Volk, Oberfw. F. Schackert and Fw W. Lentfert all MIA.[3]
16 Dec 1941 5(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 F6+WN Failed to return - no additional details available, 100%,4 MIA

22 Dec 1941 – F6+AL of 3(F)./122 departed Montdidier at 09.08 hrs on a reconnaissance sortie, returning at 14.30 hrs.[4]

27 Dec 1941 – reconnaissance of La Valetta and Filfola by an aircraft of 1(F)./122.[5]

31 Dec 1941 – The following result of a 4(F)./122 reconnaissance sortie was sent to Koluft Armee Gruppe Süd:-

11.00 hrs Z – Stalingrad to Lichawa 10 trains west, 7 trains east.

12.00 hrs Z – Stalindrad – Filonowo 5 trains north west, 3 trains south east.[6]

1(F)./122 performed a reconnaissance of La Valetta, Malta and Filfola (an islet off the southwest coast of Malta). This sortie that took place at 07.00 hrs Z showed no differences between its results and one that took place on 27 Dec 1941.[7]


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  1. LdZ - Beale-AWI:16; Karlsruhe Collection.
  2. LdZ - Dierich; Tessin.
  3. Ramsay et al – The Bliz Then and Now and Norman LotN p180
  4. Flugbuch of Fuchjohahn via Remi Traconelli.
  5. HW5/51 CX/MSS/588 T16
  6. HW5/51 1-4 Jan 1942 CX/MSS/584
  7. HW5/51 CX/MSS/588 T16