KG z.b.V. S (Sizilien)
KG z.b.V. “S”
Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. “Sizilien”
(Unit Code: none)
Formation. (Nov 42)
Formed on or about 9 November 1942 at Trapani/W Sicily as a Geschwaderstab to control all air transport activity from Sicily to the Tunis-Bizerte area in Tunisia, and to the Tripoli-Gabes area in western Libya and southeastern Tunisia, in response to the Allied landings in Morocco and Algeria (Operation “Torch”) in the early hours of 8 November. Under Lufttransportführer Mittelmeer, the Stab remained at Trapani throughout its existence and subordinated the following independent transport Gruppen at one time or another: III./KG.z.b.V 1, IV./KG.z.b.V 1, KGr.z.b.V. S 7, KGr.z.b.V. S 11 and KGr.z.b.V. 600. On 21 April 1943, it was ordered renamed Geschwaderstab/TG 4 at Trapani with effect from 1 May 1943.
Obstlt. Richard Kupschus (DKG) (c. 9 Nov 42 - 1 May 43)
© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2022).
(1st Draft 2022)
- F.Morzik-German Air Force Airlift Operations:131-32; AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection; [Kameradschaft Ehemaliger Transportflieger], Geschichte einer Transportflieger-Gruppe im II.Weltkrieg:180; NARA WashDC: RG 242/T-971 roll 33, frame 347ff; PRO London: DEFE 3 ULTRA signals ML341 and ML539.
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