NAGr. Fleischmann

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Nahaufklärungsgruppe Fleischmann

(Unit Code 6T+)?

Formed November-December 1942, probably at Morosovskaya, as a provisional (ad hoc) or tactical Stab (headquarters and staff) to carry out reconnaissance tasks in the chaotic conditions along the front to the west of Stalingrad. Although its lineage has remained elusive, it may have been hastily established from elements of Stab/NAGr. 7 and/or Stab/NAGr.12.· Hptm. Werner Fleischmann was the Kommandeur of NAGr. 7 at the time. Although little is known of this Stab, it is believed to have been put together to support German defensive measures at Stalingrad and offensive relief efforts that attempted to break through to the surrounded city during the second half of December. The Gruppenstab and the aircraft attached to it are believed to have remained at Morosovskaya until 5 January 1943, when advancing Soviet forces took the village and the airfield, and then withdrew west into the Donets Basin. Disbanded around mid-January 1943 with the survivors, or at least many of them, incorporated into NAGr.12.[1]

Staffeln (Aufklärungsstaffeln known to have been subordinated to NAGr. Fleischmann):

1.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 10, 3.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 31 and others not yet identified with certainty, including 2.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 10, 4.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 10, 3.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 12, 6.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 13, 2.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 41, 6.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 41 and 7.(H)/LG 2.

[Note: unless otherwise stated, the aircraft losses noted below (if any) are those of the independently designated Aufklärungsstaffeln that were subordinated to NAGr. Fleischmann at the time of the loss.]

South Russia. (December 1942 - January 1943)

30 November 1942: NAGr. Fleischmann reported 23 Fw 189 A-2, 3 Fw 189 A-1, 1 Bf 110 C-5, 1 Bf 110 E-2/U4, 1 Bf 110 E-3 and 2 Bf 110F on strength. In the two weeks prior to this, it is shown as having lost 22 Fw 189As and 9 Bf 110s of various types to enemy action in the air or on the ground.

Dec 42: operating from Golubinskaya LG until it was abandoned as Soviet Spearheads approached.

1 January 1943: had 19 Fw 189 A-1/A-2s and 3 Bf 110C/Fs on hand.

13 January 1943: Fw 189 shot down by AA fire over Cherpuiy in the Chir River area, 100%, 2 WIA.

4 January 1943: Bf 110 (6T+FA) failed to return from a sortie in the vicinity of Morosovskaya, 100%, Oblt. Horst Eigenmüller + 2 others MIA.

4 January 1943: Fw 189 (KD+RA) failed to return from a sortie in the vicinity of Morosovskaya, 100%, Oblt. Axel Scharf + 2 others MIA.

7 January 1943: Bf 110 shot down by AA fire in the vicinity of Tatsinskaya, 100%, 1 WIA.

13 January 1943: a pilot reported WIA by AA fire over Novocherkassy (probably Novocherkassk/40 km north-east of Rostov).

FpN:Stab/NAGr. Fleischmann (none assigned).


Hptm. Werner Fleischmann (December 1942 - January 1943)

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

(1st Draft 2022)


  1. AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection; BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs); M.Holm-website

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