Aufkl. Gr. 122 Oct 1943

From Luftwaffedata Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Oct 43 -Following the evacuation of the Kuban bridgehead by German forces, 4(F)./122 transferred from Sarabus to Nikolayev-East.[1]

5 Oct 1943 – German troops complete the evacuation of Corsica.

Aufklgr.122 located at Perugia.[2]

Serviceability of aircraft for Stab(F)./122 on evening for 6th Oct: - 2 Ju88 and 2 Me 410.[3]

7 Oct 1943 – 1(F)./122 now located at Athens-Kalamaki in Greece under FAGr.4.[4]

2(F)./122 was transferred to Perugia/C Italy and remained there through April 1944. Shortly after arriving, a second Arado Ar 240 (Werknummer 004) was received for evaluation. During its first operational sortie 8 days later it developed engine trouble and had to be sent back to Oranienburg/Germany for repairs.[5]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
8 Oct 1943 5(F)./122 Ju 88D-5 Shot down by a fighter at Krasnyy Bor, 100%,4 KIA.
10 Oct 1943 2(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 Crashed SW of Perugia due to engine failure, 100%, 3 injured.

12 Oct 1943 – An aircraft from 5(F)./122 photographed the river crossing at Estjany, north of the town of Proletarij (Proletariy) (target code SU 43 19000, Pl. Qu 35 Ost 19 627, 58.26.40 N 31.41.40 E).[6]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
14 Oct 1943 2(F)./122 Me 410A-1 F6+XK 100212 Shot down by Spitfires near Bari while reconnoitring along the routeTermoli-Bari, 100%, the crew, of Lt Werner Hirschfelder (F) and Obgfr. Helmut Seidel, were reported missing. [7]

15 Oct 1943 – 5(F)./122 photographed the airfield Dubno-Andreapol III (target code Su 10 4673, Pl. Qu. 35 Ost 27356, located at 56.38.05 N 32.17.10E).[8]

16 Oct 1943 – 5(F)./122 photographed Predportovaya, Stantsiya, Leningrad(location 59°48'47.7"N 30°17'18.6"E)[9] and other areas south of Leningrad finishing at Maloye Yeglino (co-ordinates 59°40'07.2"N 30°44'55.9"E)[10], there were at least 111 frames in this series.

18 Oct 1943 – At 15.55 hrs an aircraft of 1(F)./122 ( Beobachter - Lt. Burkhard) photographed two British destoyers off the Turkish coast (23 Ost – 7876).[11]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
18 Oct 1943 5(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 430716[12] Shot down by AA-fire in the Luga area, 100%, 2 KIA.
20 Oct 1943 1(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 F6+AH 430213 Aircraft failed to return from a recce to Alexandria/Egypt - shot down 80 miles south of Rhodes by PO Gibbard RCAF or 227 Sqdn (JL900/S)[13]. 100%, Oblt. Walter Panchyrz (pilot), Oblt. Herbert König (observer), Uffz Jacob Dollinger and Gefr. Wilhelm Maschke all MIA.[14]
21 Oct 1943 1(F)./122 Ju 88A-4trop F6+PH 5745 Failed to return from sortie to the SE of Rhodes, 100%, Lt Christoff Hammann and three crew MIA.[15]including Uffz Kurt Backenhausen[16]
21 Oct 1943 2(F)./122 Me 410 F6+OK 100114 Failed to return - no details, 100%, 2 crew, consisting of Ofw Ernst Oschmann(F) and Uffz Heinz Pawlik (Bf), missing.[17]

26 Oct 1943 – 5(F)./122 transferred from Luga-Gostkino to Pskov-South on or about this date.[18]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
28 Oct 1943 2(F)./122 Me 410A-1 10184 Accidently damaged by German Flak, 80%, Fw Werner Dus (F) and Uffz Rudolf Rikler (Bf) both wounded.[19]

30 Oct 1943 - Oblt. Hans Strassmeier of 2(F)./122 wounded during Allied bombing of Fp.Perugia.

Links

Previous--- Next

Diary Home


References

  1. LdZ - ADI(K) interr.sum.
  2. DEFE3/883 JP6435 p510
  3. DEFE3/883 JP6380 p437
  4. LdZ - Tessin; CSDIC P/W interrogation report.
  5. LdZ - CSDIC P/W interrogation report; Tessin; ADI(K) 441/44; CSDIC AFHQ A.250; Smith/Kay:49-53.
  6. John Calvin targetrussia/citynamesbeginninge/citynames-ecke-eydt/slides/Estjany%20%20074
  7. LdZ - CSDIC AFHQ A.269. Wadman/Hopp – Me 410 Incidents (LL 28.10.43) aircrew and Wk. Nr. Identified – Wadman/Hopp records this event as occurring on 15.10.43
  8. John Calvin /targetrussia/citynamesbeginningd/citynames-dabr-dzis/slides/Dubno-Andreapol%20III%20%20052
  9. https://ncap.org.uk/frame/24-1-1-13-15?pos=165
  10. https://ncap.org.uk/frame/24-1-1-13-82?pos=232
  11. T-1022 R-2632 KTB Admiral Aegaeis – PG-46181 frame 811.jpg
  12. Luftwaffe Quartermaster Generals Loss Return dated 21 Oct 1943 page 3 entry 49
  13. Brian Cull - Fighters over the Agean p70
  14. Pausey - F122 losses May –Dec 1943 (additional crew details)
  15. Pausey - F122 losses May –Dec 1943 (wkr nr and crew commander identified)
  16. Brian Cull - Fighters over the Agean p71
  17. Wadman/Hopp – Me 410 Incidents (LL 06.11.43) aircrew and Wk. Nr. identified.
  18. LdZ - T-311-op cit.
  19. Wadman/Hopp – Me 410 Incidents (LL 06.11.43) aircrew and Wk. Nr. identified.