Kurierstaffel Ob.d.M.

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Kurierstaffel Ob.d.M.


later as:Kurierstaffel OKM (Jul 44 – May 45)


Formation. (Aug 39)

Formation (mobilization) ordered c. 26 August 1939, probably at Berlin-Staaken, with 9 aircraft to perform courier services for the Commander-in-Chief and Supreme Command of the Kriegsmarine. The Staffel’s employment was under the control of the Verbindungsstab des Ob.d.L. beim Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine (Ob.d.L. Liaison Staff attached to headquarters Commander-in-Chief of the Navy). Aircraft assigned included: the Messerschmitt Bf 108, Caudron C.445, Siebel Fh 104, Fieseler Fi 1 56, Heinkel He 111, Junkers Ju 52/3m and Junkers W 34. [1]


Germany. (Sep 39 - May 45)

14 Nov 40: Ju 52 damaged during a storm at Fp. Boulogne - Le Portel, 90%.[2]

24 Feb 41: W 34 crashed at Paris – Le Bourget, 100%, Admiral von Arnauld killed and 3 others injured.

31 Mar 41: Caudron C 445 crashed en-route from Paris – Le Bourget to Berlin-Staaken due to navigational error, 80%.

21 Feb 42: Ju 52 struck the ground and crashed near Budapest, 90%, 1 injured.

16 Aug 43: Fh 104 (95%) and a Bf 108 (80%) bombed on the ground during Allied air attack on Paris – Le Bourget.

9 Oct 43: He 111H force landed south of Vicenze/N Italy due to engine fire, 50%.

12 Nov 43: Fi 156 crashed at Fp. Nikolayev-East, 100%, pilot killed.

21 Dec 43: Ju 52 crash landed at Kiel-Holtenau in conditions of poor visibility, 60%.

1944-45: no information found. Its Feldpostnummer (FpN) was never stricken from the Field Postal Directory so it must be assumed that it existed to the end of the war in May 1945.



FpN:(L 05091)

Staffelkapitän:

(not found)


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

(No Luftwaffe officers found.)



© H.L. deZeng IV, 2024

References

  1. W.Dierich-Verbände der Luftwaffe; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht; H.Boog-Die deutsche Luftwaffenführung 1935-1945: Führungsprobleme, Spitzengliederung, Generalstabsausbildung:312, 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.
  2. BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs).

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