Aufkl. Gr. 122 Oct 1941

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1 Oct 1941 – 4(F)./122 sent out F6+AM to reconnoiter the railway station at Kurliovka and the railway line to Veluiki. In addition F6+MM reported road and rail traffic between Tischorezk and Rostov and recce'd a number of aerodromes in the area.[1]

1 – 2 Oct 1941 – 3(F)./122 sent out F6+PL to the Thames Estuary and the East Coast of England, operating from Eindhoven under orders of III/KG 30[2]

2 Oct 1941 – 3(F)./122 operated a continuous recce of the E. Coast of England between the Thames Estuary and Tyne. 1 aircraft was sent out every five hours (0800, 1300, 1800)[2]

While on a night recce sortie to the East Coast of England an aircraft of 3(F)./122 reported that at 21.55 – 22.20 hrs it sighted a burning ship in Pl. Qu. 05 Ost/2374 at 22.20 hrs there was an explosion.[3]

3 Oct 1941 – 3(F)./122 sent F6+CL on operations to the southern North Sea.[2]

4 Oct 1941 – 3(F)./122 again sent F6+CL on operations to the southern North Sea[2] 4(F)./122 photographed the railway at Bachmatowa, southeast of Smolensk.[4]

5 Oct 1941 – 3(F)./122 had up to three aircraft out along the Thames Estuary and E. Coast. Take-off was around 0930 and all had landed by 2030[2]

9 Oct 1941 – Fliegerkorps II ordered that on 10 Oct 1941 1(F)./122 was to patrol over the south east flank of the 2nd Pz Army.[5]

16 Oct 1941 – 3(F)./122 sent out Ju 88 F6+LL on a sortie from Montdidier at 05.51 hrs the plane landed at Amsterdam-Schiphol at 11.21 hrs.(Uffz. Fuett-Johann, Lt Huhn, Uffz. Bock and Gfr. Mech[6])

At 12.04hrs this aircraft was then flown back to Montdidier, landing at 13.19hrs.[7]

3(F)./122 sent out a Ju 88 on a successful sea reconnaissance sortie to the East Coast of England.[8] This is possibly the above mentioned sortie.

21 Oct 1941 – 1(F)./122 now moved to Shatalovka-Ost flying reconnaissance for the advance on Moscow.[9]

2(F)./122 now based at Smolensk-North (Stabna).[10]

24 Oct 1941 – 3(F)./122 sent out Ju 88 F6+KL (Lt Huhn and crew[11]) on a sortie from Montdidier taking off at 15.48hrs and returning at 19.39hrs.[12]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
24 Oct 1941 2(F)./122 Ju 88A-4 Force landed near Toropets, 100%, 2 killed and 2 injured

5(F)./122 sent an aircraft to photograph the Soviet naval base at Hangö (Hanko, 59°50′N 022°58′E) in Finland..[13]


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  1. HW13/96
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 HW13/96
  3. RL7.-3 570 nights 2-3 Oct 1941.
  4. http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningb/citynames-baba-batu/slides/Bachmatowa%20%20282.html assumed to be from 4(F)./122 as this operated on the Southern Front under Luftflotte 2.
  5. HW5/33
  6. Personalities of 3/122 23 Dec 1941 SALU 300
  7. Flugbuch of Fuchjohahn via Remi Traconelli.
  8. RL7-104 – Einzelmeldung Nr 3 16.10.1941
  9. LdZ - AFHRA/Maxwell: Karlsruhe Collection.
  10. LdZ - AFHRA/Maxwell: Karlsruhe Collection.
  11. Personalities of 3/122 23 Dec 1941 SALU 300 – possibly same crew as 16 Oct.
  12. Flugbuch of Fuchjohahn via Remi Traconelli
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanko and http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/targetrussia/citynamesbeginningh/citynames-hajn-husi/slides/Hango%20%20011.html