III./KG z.b.V. 323

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III./KG z.b.V. 323

Formation. (Apr 43)

Formation of this Gruppen began in March 1943 with a Gruppenstab and 3 Staffeln, almost undoubtedly at either Leipheim/S Germany or at Regensburg-Obertraubling, by re-equipping and retraining the crews of the former KGr.z.b.V. 900. As with I./KG z.b.V. 323, it was equipped with the 6-engine Me 323 transport, a total of 24 being authorized. It is first mentioned in the loss reports on 14 April when a Me 323 belonging to it flipped over on landing at Fp. Regensburg-Obertraubling with damaged rated at 90%. One crew member was killed and Maj. Markus Zeidler plus another man were injured. Before any operations could begin, the Gruppe was renamed III./TG 5 on 1 May 1943.[1]

FpNs:Gruppenstab and 7. – 9. Staffel (or 9. – 12.?) (L 44132)


Oberst Alfred Wübben (Apr 43 - 1 May 43)

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

(1st Draft 2022)


  1. Tessin-Tes; K.Kössler-Transporter – wer kennt sie schon!: Die Kennzeichen der Transportfliegerverbände der Luftwaffe von 1937-1945; W.Green-Warplanes:653; N.Kannapin-Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.

KG z.b.V. 323

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