Ergänzungs-Nahaufklärungsgruppe

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Ergänzungs-Nahaufklärungsgruppe


Unit Code: (N5 + ) ?


also as: Erg.Nahaufklärungsgruppe Döberitz

Erg.Nahaufklärungsgruppe Bromberg


KStN: 1424 (L) - 1429 (L).



Formation

Formed on or about 10 April 1942 at Weimar-Nohra (Berlin-Döberitz?) (ex-Erg. Aufklärungsgruppe Ob.d.H.) with a Stab, Stabskompanie, 1. - 4. Staffel and Artilleriefliegerkommando d.Erg.Nahaufkl.Gr. [1]


Germany and Poland

13.4.42: Fw 189 A-1 severely damaged in a runway collision at Fp.Jüterbog-Damm, 70%, 1 killed and 1 injured.

6.7.42: Fw 189 crashed near Bromberg (Bydgoszcz)/NW Poland, 100%, 2 killed.

8/42: Stab at Berlin-Döberitz. [2]

11/42: Stab still at Berlin-Döberitz. [3]

12/42: Stab now addressed at Bromberg, so the move was evidently made in the latter part of November or early December 1942.[4]

2/43: at Bromberg. [5]

7/43: Bromberg. [6]

25.9.43: 2.St. - Bf 109 F-4 crashed at Fp.Bromberg due to technical problems, 25%.

5.10.43: 4.St. Fw 189 A-1 crash landed at Fp.Bromberg, 70%, 1 injured.

18.10.43: 1.St. Fw 189 A-3 damaged landing at Fp.Bromberg, 15%.

10.11.43: 3.St. Fw 189 A-2 crashed and burned near Bromberg, 80%, 1 killed.

24.11.43: 3.St. - Hs 126 A-1 damaged undercarriage at Fp.Bromberg, 50%.

5.44: Bromberg with, among others, Bf 109s and Fw 190s. [7]

9/44: Bromberg - according to a P/W, only two Staffeln remained at this time; replacement pilots were generally there for about a month and flew around 10 hours of practice take-offs, short navigational flights and landings. Rumours were rampant that the Gruppe was to be disbanded. [8]

8(10?).1.45: renamed I./Erg.Aufklärungsgeschwader 1. [9]



FpN: Erg.Nahaufkl.Gr. (none found).



Kommandeur

Obstlt. Wolfganf Wehr (10.4.42 - 26.4.42)

Maj. Hans Haack (27.4.42 - 17.6.42)

Oberst Günther Menzel (18.6.42 - 21.4.43)

Hptm, Otto-Heinrich Lang (22.4.43 – 7.6.44)

Obstlt. Anton Vinek (acting?) (c. 8.6.44 - 14.10.44)

Maj. Walter Pletke (15.10.44 - 22.11.44)


1./Erg.Nahaufkl.Gr.

10.4.42: Jüterbog-Damm (to 10.42)

10/42: Bromberg (to 10.1.45)

Staffelkapitän

Oblt. Günther Hoppe (16.4.42 - 27.1.43)

Hptm. Theodor Pérignon (27.1.43 - 21.4.43)

Hptm. Ernst Karpenkiel (22.4.43 - 15.5.43)

Hptm. Theodor Pérignon (16.5.43 - 4.10.43)

Oblt. Johannes Settgast (6.4.44 - 10.1.45)


2./Erg.Nahaufkl.Gr.

10.4.42: Jüterbog-Damm (to 10.42)

10/42: Bromberg (to 2/44?)

2/44: Märkisch-Friedland (to 4/44)

Staffelkapitän

Oblt. Günther Hoppe (10.4.42 - 15.4.42)

Hptm. Wolf-Friedrich Schöne (15.6.43 - 19.10.43)


3./Erg.Nahaufkl.Gr.

10.4.42: Jüterbog-Damm (to 8.5.42)

Renamed Aufklärungslehr- und Erprobungsstaffel.


4./Erg.Nahaufkl.Gr.

1.6.43: Graudenz (to ? 43)

? 43: Bromberg (to 9.9.44)

Staffelkapitän

Hptm. Gerhard Schroeder (1.6.43 - 28.2.44)


Artilleriefliegerkommando d.Erg.Nahaufkl.Gr.

15.10.42: Thorn (to ? 43)

? 43: Mourmelon (to 22.11.44)

Führer

Hptm. Arthur Siegel (15.10.42 - 22.1.43)



© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2022).

(1st Draft 2022)

References

  1. Carlsen/Meyer: Flugzeugführer-, Band II, pp.507-15.
  2. NARA T-77:954/234
  3. T-77 LPA orders
  4. T-77 LPA orders
  5. T-321:115/001
  6. LRs
  7. AirMin
  8. ADI(K) 626/44
  9. KTB Gen.d.Aufklärungsflieger in: BA-MA RL 4 II/32


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