Seenotbereichskommando I

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Seenotbereichskommando I

Formation and History. (Jun 42 - Aug 44)

Formed 1 June 1942 at Brest in Brittany by renaming Seenotzentrale (L) Bretagne. Subordinated to Seenotdienstführer West (later Seenotdienstführer 3). Exercised tactical control over sea rescue assets deployed along the Bay of Biscay coast from Brittany south to the Spanish border. On 12 August 1944 it was ordered disbanded (effective 19 August) and all assigned personnel transferred to Norderney off the northwest coast of Germany.[1]

FpN: (L 23433)


Obstlt.(?) William Freudenberg (23 Mar 44 - 19 Aug 44)

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  1. AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the Air/Sea Rescue Service in the G.A.F.” dated 31.1.1944 with later supplements; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents; NARA WashDC: RG 242/T-405 roll 45, frame 950; W.Dierich-VdL:283-97; D.Jung/B.Wenzel/A.Abendroth-Die Schiffe und Boote der deutschen Seeflieger 1912-1976; K.Born-Rettung zwischen den Fronten: Seenotdienst der deutschen Luftwaffe 1939-1945:167; J-L.Roba/C.Crãciunoiu-Seaplanes Over the Black Sea: German-Romanian Operations 1941-1944; F.Kurowski-Seekrieg aus der Luft: Die deutsche Seeluftwaffe im Zweiten Weltkrieg:177; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht.

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