Kurierstaffel 7

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Kurierstaffel 7


Formation. (Aug 39)

Ordered formed c. 26 August 1939 at Mayen/25 km W of Koblenz with 6 aircraft for assignment to AOK 5.[1]


Poland?, West, South and North Russia. (Sep 39 - Oct 43)

Feb 40: named in a Koluft/AOK 12 operations order for “Gelb” (the forthcoming attack in the West) - Staffel responsible for flying a daily courier flight between all of the airfields in use by (H) and (F) Staffeln in support of AOK 12.[2]

18 Jul 41: at Iaşi/NE Romania assigned to Koluft/AOK 11.[3]

8 Aug 41: Fi 156 damaged taxiing at Soroki/W Ukraine, 70%.[4]

12 Sep 41: Fi 156 landed in a minefield near Dimitrieska (S Ukraine, but not located), 100%, Staffelkapitän Hptm. Suwelack KIA. His passenger was Gen.Oberst Eugen Ritter von Schobert (Kdr. 11. Armee) who was also killed.

9 Oct 41: W 34 bombed on the ground at Fp. Nikolayev/S Ukraine, 60%.

20 Oct 41: under Koluft/AOK 11.[5]

27 Dec 41: Fi 156 damaged taking off from Kshevka (Kahevka?)/70 km ENE of Kherson, 45%.

31 Jan 42: Kl 35 crash landed at Fp. Simferopol/Crimea, 15%. [6]

Apr 42: based at Simferopol.[7]

8 May 42: W 34 cart-wheeled while attempting to land at Fp. Dnepropetrovsk, 30%.

19 Jun 42: Fi 156 force landed at Yukhary-Karalas/S Russia, 80%.

Oct 42: transferred to North Russia with AOK 11 and assigned to Luftflotte 1.[8]

23 Oct 42: Fi 156 crashed at Fp. Tosno/54 km SSE of Leningrad, 100%, pilot and an officer from the Army both killed.

24 Nov 42: ordered back to South Russia, Staffel in transfer to Novocherkassk/36 km NE of Rostov.[9]

17 Dec 42: Fi 156 bombed on the ground at Fp. Millerovo to the west of Stalingrad, 25%.

14 Jul 43: Fi 156 crashed while taking off from Guty/64 km WNW of Kharkov, 30%.

Aug-Sep 43: possibly based at Zaporozhye. [10]

1-15 Oct 43: still in South Russia and possibly attached to Heeresgruppe Süd - renamed 12./Fliegerverbindungsgeschwader 2.[11]



FpN:(L 20609)



Staffelkapitän:

Hptm. Wilhelm Suwelack ( ? - 12 Sep 41) KIA

Oblt. Max Krippendorf? ( ? - ? ) 4/42


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

SCHRÖDER, Joachim. Oblt. Pilot.



© H.L. deZeng IV, 2024


References

  1. W.Dierich-Verbände der Luftwaffe; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht.
  2. NARA WashDC: RG 242/T-312 roll 474, frame 845.
  3. RG 242/T-405 roll 49, frame 140.
  4. BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs).
  5. T-312 microfilms.
  6. A. Mitchell: BA-MA RL 2III/1180 – 27.2.42 – entry nr 52.
  7. T-501 roll 58, frame 367.
  8. T-311 roll 71 (Heeresgruppe Nord document).
  9. PRO London: AIR 40/1978.
  10. 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.
  11. W.Dierich-op cit.; N.Kannapin-op cit.

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