DFS-Staffel 23

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DFS-Staffel 23

Code: possibly (F7+__)

FpN: (*Jun 1943 by renaming 17/LLG 1. + Oct 1943).


Formed at Orange airfield in S France in June, it was used to airlift parachute units together with their equipment and supplies from South France to Italy between July and September 1943. Tow aircraft were provided by Transportgruppe 30, since the Staffel did not have an allotment of its own. It was ordered disbanded by XI. Fliegerkorps in October 1943. [1]

Commanding Officer

Lt. E.(?) Wagner ( ? - ? ) 7/43


Orange/S France (6/43 - 10/43)

Equipment and Returns

Reported 69 DFS 230 gliders on strength 10 Jul. 1943.

Representative Losses DFS-Staffel 23

(none found)



Distinctions and Remarks


© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2023).

(1st Draft 2023)


  1. Sources checked: BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs); BA-MA Freiburg: Flugzeug-Bereitstellungen (Aircraft Availability Status Reports – FzB) in: M.Holm-website (ww2.dk); AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection. AFHRA Maxwell: decimal 512.619 British AirMin P/W interrogations, ADI(K) series, microfilm rolls A5400-05, interrogation; AFHRA Maxwell: decimal 512.619 British AirMin CSDIC P/W Interrogation Reports in microfilm rolls A5415-18; British National Archives ULTRA signals; Kannapin, Norbert: Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945, 3 Bde (I – III) (Osnabrück, 1980-82); Schlaug, Georg: Die deutschen Lastensegler-Verbände 1937-1945: Eine Chronik aus Berichten, Tagebüchern, Dokumenten. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 1985. ISBN: 3-613-01065-8. Hb. Dj. 296p. Illus. Maps. Appendices. Glossary of abbreviations. Bibliography.

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