Kurierstaffel 11

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Kurierstaffel 11


Formation. (Aug 39)

Ordered formed c. 26 August 1939 with 6 aircraft at Breslau/Silesia for assignment to AOK 8.[1]


Poland and Central Russia. (Sep 39 - Oct 43)

Sep 39 – Apr 41: at the conclusion of the campaign in Poland in October 1939, the Staffel was most likely deactivated until it was reactivated in spring 1941 for the attack on the Soviet Union. Another source states that it transferred to the Rhineland area in NW Germany where it was reassigned to AOK 4 and from there took part in the advance into Belgium and NE France during May and Jun 40. [2]

15 May 41: W 34 crashed at Fp. Litzmannstadt (Łódź)/C Poland, 25%, 1 injured.[3]

29 Jun 41: Bü 131 crash landed at Fp. Baranowicze/E Poland, 40%.

31 Aug 41: Bü 131 crash landed at Fp. Modlin/32 km NW of Warsaw, 10%.

22 Sep 41: still assigned to Koluft/AOK 4.[4]

23 Dec 41: aircraft crash as a result of bad weather at or into Taita-See, a lake near Lötzen (Gizycko/NE Poland) two injured, the aircraft probably moving to or from the Front in Russia. [5]

29 Dec 41: at Fp. Yukhnov-South to the east of Smolensk (Koluft/AOK 4).[6]

19 Jan 42: a Fi 156 (W.Nr. 782) and a Fw 189 (W.Nr. 2084) destroyed by their crews near Malo (incomplete place name), both 100%. [7]

28 Mar 42: now based at Fp. Shatalovka-East/55 km SE of Smolensk. Staffel commended this date by General der Infanterie Heinrici for its courage and energetic service during the winter campaign 1941-42.[8]

14 Apr 42: at Shatalovka-East.[9]

25 May 42: W 34 bombed on the ground at Krasilina (not located), 100%.

Jun 42: at Shatalovka-East. [10]

9 Aug 42: Fi 156 shot down by a fighter at Karmanovo (not located, but possibly a small village 16 km SE of Yukhnov), 100%, pilot KIA.

26 Aug 42: now at Shatalovka-West. [11]

21 Apr 43: Fi 156 crashed near Bryansk due to fuselage failure, 100%, pilot injured and a passenger killed.

13 Aug 43: Fi 156 damaged landing at Fp. Titovka between Bryansk and Orel, 10%.

24 Aug 43: Fi 156 damaged in accident at Fp. Titovka due to pilot error, 20%.

18 Sep 43: 3 air crew personnel from the Staffel reported WIA by AA fire south of Chernigov.

21 Sep 43: Fi 156 C-3 crashed while taking off from Krasny Bór (43 km W of Grodno in NE Poland?), 100%, 2 injured.

21 Sep 43: Fi 156 force landed south of Gomel, 10%.

3 Oct 43: Fi 156 damaged landing at Zhevon (Zhevzhik/134 km NNE of Gomel?), 20%.

4-15 Oct 43: in SE Belorussia (Belarus) - renamed 28./Fliegerverbindungsgeschwader 2.[12]


FpN:(L 33137)


Staffelkapitän:

Obstlt. Kurt Berger ( ? - 7 Apr 42) 12/41

Also see (in: “Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries”, at website www.ww2.dk):

KIEL, Rudolf. Lt.


© H.L. deZeng IV, 2024

References

  1. W.Dierich-Verbände der Luftwaffe; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht.
  2. Rosch, Barry C. Luftwaffe Support Units: Units, Aircraft, Emblems and Markings 1933-1945. Luftwaffe Colours/Classic Colours series. Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing, 2009. ISBN: (10) 1 903223 64 4.
  3. BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs).
  4. NARA WashDC: RG 242/T-313 roll 232, frame 958.
  5. A.Mitchell: RL 2-III/1179 31.1.42 pg.
  6. T-312 roll 158, frame 761.
  7. RL 2 III op.cit. and A.Mitchell: RL 2-III/1179 24.1.42 pg 4 entry 56.
  8. T-312 roll 167, frame 567.
  9. PRO London: AIR 40/1982.
  10. B.Rosch: op.cit.
  11. B.Rosch: op.cit.
  12. W.Dierich-op cit.; N.Kannapin-op cit.

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