Luftgaustab z.b.V. 300

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Luftgaustab z.b.V. 300

(FpN: L 37266)


Gen.Lt. Alexander Andrae (8 Mar 40 - 18 Apr 41)

Formation and History. (Mar 40 - Apr 41)

Formed o/a 8 March 1940, probably at Hamburg, for the occupation of Denmark. On 9 April 1940, the Stab advanced from Hamburg to Aarhus/Denmark via Flensburg where it established its headquarters. Relieved at Aarhus on 21 May by Luftgaukommando XI and departed Denmark. Its whereabouts over the next six months is unknown, but it was apparently reassigned to Luftgaukdo. Belgien-Nordfrankreich.

On 24 November 1940 it was ordered to relieve Luftgaustab z.b.V. 16 and assume responsibility for setting up a ground organization in England should Operation “See1öwe” (Sealion), the planned invasion of Great Britain, ever be reinitiated. Ordered East in spring 1941, it was renamed Luftgaustab z.b.V. 2 at Warsaw/Poland o/a 19 April 1941.[1]

© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress).

(1st Draft 2023)

Additional Notes and Losses

24 Jun 1940 – Report at 17.00 hrs by Generalltn. Andrea that Luftgaustab z.b.V. 300 would move to an area north of Paris. E.Kdo. Orléans would follow, leaving behind necessary Nachkommandos.

KW Werkstattzug was to remain Paris, Luftzeugstab and Kolonne were to remain in Roubaix. [2]

26 Jun 1940 - Luftgaustab z.b.V. 300 reported at 16.00 hrs to I Luftgaukommando Belgien-Nordfrankreich that it had arrived in Enghien, with HQ in the thermal baths building. E-Hafenkdtr. 31/XI, and 63/XI and certain ambulance units had joined them and the LG Kdo. were asked to send a Flughafenbereichskdo.

E-Hafen Supply column 306/I and Luftzeugstab 4 were reported in Roubaix, and E-Hafen Supply Column 300/II on the road Orléans to Enghien. KW Werstattzug 36 were in Paris. [3]

27 Jun 1940 - Luftgaustab z.b.V. 300 were located at Enghien (Établissment Thermal).[4]

28 Jun 1940 - Luftgaustab z.b.V. 300 reported that the transmitter at Brétigny was being dismantled and moved to Enghien.[5]

29 Jun 1940 - At 20.00 hrs Luftgaustab z.b.V. informed Fliegerkorps VIII that Gen.Lt. Andrae of Luftgaustab z.b.V 300 intended visiting them at Deauville on 30/6. The notification also included a request for the exact position of aerodrome at Deauville. [6]

30 Jun 1940 - Gen.Lt. Andrae was at Deauville racecourse.[7]

Luftgaustab z.b.V. 300 reported to Luftgaukdo. Belgien at Brussels that they required a new Fieseler Storch aircraft for the reconnaissance of new aerodromes.[8]

General Andrae was called to Brussels for a conference and could not be at the Fliegerkorps before the 1/7.[9]

The Kriegsschule was informed that Oberst Nuber would be arriving at Gatow on 1 Jul. 1940.[10]

1 Jul 1940 – British intelligence located the unit at Roubaix.[11]

3 Jul 1940 – Maj. Knapp appointed Signals Officer.[12]

4 Jul 1940 – At 08.30 hrs LG Kdo. Belgien-Nordfrankreich were informed that Einsatzhafen Ausrüstungskolonnen 1/300 and 2/300 were now at the disposal of Koflug St. Omer.[13]

Reconnaissance flights were continuing.[14]

LG Kdo. Belgien-Nordfrankreich requested a report about training personnel in anti-gas measures.[15]

9 Jul 1940 - LG Kdo. Belgien-Nordfrankreich chased for the report requested on 4 Jul.[16]

11 Jul 1940 – At 15.20 hrs Luftgaustab z.b.V. 300 reported to LG Kdo. Belgien-Nordfrankreich that a twin engined aircraft had approached Le Touquet from the south and dropped two bombs harmlessly on sand dunes at 04.50 hrs that morning. As the aircraft had appeared out of clouds no effort with regard to defensive fire had been made.[17]

14 Jul 1940 - Luftgaustab z.b.V. 300 informed 4.(F)/121 via Luftflotte 3 and Fliegerkorps V that a Do 17 7A+AM had made a forced landing at Berck-sur-Mer.[18]

18 Jul 1940 – Fi 156 (CC+AV) supplied from the airfield and workshop at Minden.[19]

25 Jul 1940 – Maj. Otto Richter appointed to the staff of the Flak Artillerie Schule in the area controlled by Luftgaustab z.b.V. 300.[20]

30 Jul 1940 - LG Stab z.b.V. 300 asked technical staff of Kriegsschule Berlin-Gatow for news of an Fw 58 (PG+NV).[21]

6 Aug 1940 - LG Stab z.b.V. 300 subordinated to Luftgau VI.[22]

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  1. G.Tessin-Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte (Osnabrück, 1980); K.Mehner/R.Teuber - Die deutsche Luftwaffe 1939-1945: Führung und Truppe (Norderstedt: 1993); N.Kannapin - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945, 3 Bde (I – III) (Osnabrück, 1980-82); NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-971 microfilms); AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection.
  2. CX/JQ/81 25/6/40 via Nick Beale
  3. CX/JQ/87 27/6/40 K/0555/27/6/40 via Nick Beale
  4. Cx/JQ/90 27/6/40 via Nick Beale
  5. CX/JQ/87 27/6/40 K/0555/27/6/40 via Nick Beale
  6. CX/JQ/96 30/6/40 via Nick Beale
  7. CX/JQ/98 30/6/40 via Nick Beale
  8. CX/JQ/99 1/7/40 via Nick Beale
  9. CX/JQ/100 1/7/40 via Nick Beale
  10. CX/JQ/100 1/7/40 via Nick Beale
  11. CX/JQ/102 1/7/40 via Nick Beale
  12. CX/JQ/108 4/7/40 E/1900/4/7/40 via Nick Beale
  13. CX/JQ/108 4/7/40 E/1900/4/7/40 via Nick Beale
  14. CX/JQ/108 4/7/40 E/1900/4/7/40 via Nick Beale
  15. CX/JQ/124 10/7/40 L/0430/10/7/40 via Nick Beale
  16. CX/JQ/124 10/7/40 L/0430/10/7/40 via Nick Beale
  17. CX/JQ/127 12/7/40 L0425/12/7/40 via Nick Beale
  18. CX/JQ/133 A 14/7/40 L/0540/14/7/40 via Nick Beale
  19. CX/JQ/149 19/7/40 P/0440/19/7/40 via Nick Beale
  20. CX/JQ/179 28/7/40 S/0320/28/7/40 via Nick Beale
  21. CX/JQ/198 3/8/40 N/1910/3/8/40 via Nick Beale
  22. CX/JQ/206 6/8/40 C/1125/5/8/40 vi Nick Beale