Kurierstaffel 40

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Kurierstaffel 40

Formation and History. (Spring 43 - Oct 43)

Formed c. March 1943 at Dnepropetrovsk in South Russia for assignment to Pz.AOK 4 by renaming Verbindungsstaffel 62, which had been decimated during the heavy fighting around Stalingrad. Assets from Kurierkette/Pz.AOK 4 may also have been used in its formation. Operated from Beresovka (May 43), Achtyrka (Jul 43 - in north-central Ukraine 101 km WNW of Kharkov), Lebedin (Aug 43 - 140 km NW of Kharkov) and Makarov (Makariv) (Sep-Oct 43 - 51 km W of Kiev )in South Russia and Ukraine, and attached to an unidentified Armeeoberkommando (AOK, probably still Pz.AOK 4) until 1 – 15 Oct 43 when it was renamed 24./Fliegerverbindungsgeschwader 2.[1]


FpN:(L 49161)

Staffelkapitän:

Lt. August Albert (1 Mar 43 - 15 Oct 43)


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

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References

  1. W.Dierich-Verbände der Luftwaffe; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht; Flugzeug Extra Nr. 1 (1988), pp. 15-16; 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.

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