Kurierstaffel 9

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Kurierstaffel 9


Formation. (Aug 39)

Initially formed c. 26 August 1939 in Frankfurt/M. with 6 aircraft for assignment to Heeresgruppe C.[1]


West, France and North Russia. (Sep 39 - Oct 43)

26 Nov 39: Fi 156 stalled and crashed while taking off from Flughafen Rhein/Main, 70%, 1 injured.[2]

Oct 40: at Melun/France assigned to Koflug/Heeresgruppe D.[3]

Feb-May 41: ordered East for the forthcoming attack on the Soviet Union.

21 Jun 41: at Insterburg/East Prussia for the invasion of Russia. Subordination unclear, but possibly directly under Luftflotte 1. Other sources say it came under Heeresgruppe Nord on this date.[4]

2 Jul 41: reportedly now at Kaunas/Lithuania. [5]

7 Aug 41: Fi 156 crash landed at Fp. (illegible) in N Russia, 40%.

10 Oct 41: Fw 44 damaged taxiing at Fp. Sloboda (100 km NW of Orel?), 25%.

19 Dec 41: Fi 156 force landed near Novgorod due to severe icing, 30%.

27 Jan 42: W 34 force landed near Fp. Daugavpils-West due to engine failure, 50%.

Jul 42: provisionally assigned to Verbindungsgruppe/Heeresgruppe Nord along with Kurierstaffeln 2 and 12 (to Sep 43). [6]

Oct 42: N Russia assigned to Luftflotte 1.[7]

8 Oct 42: Fi 156 shot up by ground fire and force landed near Staraya Russa, 40%, 1 Army officer passenger injured.

22 Oct 42: Fi 156 shot down by a Russian fighter north of Novgorod, 100%, pilot and 1 Army officer KIA.

Jan 43: Staffel based at Pskov and attached to Heeresgruppe Nord; had 50 aircraft on strength (3 x Ju 52, 3 x Si 204, 4 x W 34, and 40 x Fi 156) along with 35 pilots.[8]

14 Mar 43: Fi 156 bombed on the ground during enemy raid on Fp. Kotly/35 km NE of Narva, 100%.

23 Apr 43: based at Pskov-West.[9]

26 Jun 43: at Pskov-West.[10]

14 Sep 43: a crew member from the Staffel reported WIA by a fighter in the vicinity of Razomukhino.

1-15 Oct 43: at Pskov/N Russia - renamed 14./Fliegerverbindungsgeschwader 2.[11]


FpN:(L 14081)


Staffelkapitän:

Maj. Hans Oberländer? ( ? - 1 Sep 43)


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

(none found)



© H.L. deZeng IV, 2024


References

  1. W.Dierich-Verbände der Luftwaffe; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht.
  2. BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs).
  3. NARA WashDC: RG 242/T-311 document.
  4. T-311 document; 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.
  5. B. Rosch: op.cit.
  6. B. Rosch: op.cit.
  7. T-311 roll 71.
  8. T-311 Heeresgruppe Nord document.
  9. T-312 roll 867, frame 924.
  10. Luftflotte 1 Kriegsgliederung, Stand 26.6.1943.
  11. W.Dierich-op cit.; N.Kannapin-op cit.

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