IV./KG z.b.V. 2
Formation and History. (Aug 39 - Nov 39)
Formed 26 August 1939 (order issued 17 Aug 39?) at Insterburg/East Prussia to provide airlift support for paratroops in the forthcoming attack on Poland. Instead, the Gruppe was used to transport personnel, fuel, munitions and supplies to forward airfields in South Poland. On 1 September, it was based at Breslau-Gandau/Silesia with 53 Ju 52 transports. On 26 September, 2 Ju 52s crashed in flames after being hit by AA fire over Warsaw and all 7 aboard were killed. With the conclusion of the campaign in the latter part of September, the Gruppe returned to Germany where it was gradually disbanded and the aircraft and crews returned to the training schools. The date of disbandment, or the date the order was issued, has been given as 28 Sep 39.
FpNs:Gruppenstab (L 26493)
Obstlt. Hans Ahlefeld (26 Aug 39 - 30 Sep 39)
Maj. Ernst Deutsch (1 Oct 39 - 1 Dec 39?)
© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2022).
(1st Draft 2022)
- G.Tessin-Tes; U.Balke-KG 2/Teil 1:390; K.Kössler-Transporter – wer kennt sie schon!: Die Kennzeichen der Transportfliegerverbände der Luftwaffe von 1937-1945; BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs).
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