Gruppenfliegerstab 32

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Formed about March 1941 (new) for the attack on the Soviet Union that commenced on 22 June 1941.[1]

South Russia. (Jun 41 - Apr 42)

22.6.41: Bug River area in southeast Poland under Koluft Panzergruppe l/Army Group South - assigned to support XXXXVIII. Armeekorps (mot) across western and central Ukraine via Brody - Uman Pocket (3 August) - Kremenchug - Kiev Pocket (September).

23.6.41: subordinated were: 5.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 11, 3.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 21 and 5.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 32.

9.41: after the liquidation of the Kiev Pocket during the third week of September, reassigned to Koluft Panzergruppe 2 and transferred to the Bryansk area for the drive on Moscow beginning 2 October.

10.41 – 12.41: still in support of XXXXVIII Motorized Corps, advanced as far as the Kastornoye-Yelets-Yefremov area by early December.

1.42 – 4.42: the Stab is believed to have been withdrawn from operations and returned to Germany in November or December 1941. If not, then it may have spent the winter at either Kursk or Orel.

4.42: renamed Stab/Nahaufklärungsgruppe 15 on or about 19 April 1942.

FpN:Gruppenfliegerstab 32 (L 22656).


Obstlt. Gerhard von Frantzius (c.Apr 41 - Apr 42)

Also see:

VINEK, Anton, Hptm./Maj.

© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress). (1st Draft 2021)


  1. G.Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, 16+ Bde., Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte (Osnabrück, 1980); W.Dierich - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation; N.Kannapin - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945; AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection decimal KC-K113.309-3/v.1; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-312 roll 159/487; roll 568 frames 314-19 “Genst.d.Heeres/Org.Abt.(II) Nr.1483/42g.Kdos., 19.4.1942” order setting up the Nahaufklärungsgruppen).

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