Seenotbereichskommando IX

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Seenotbereichskommando IX

Formation and History. (Jun 42 - Aug 44)

Formed 1 June 1942 at Kirkenes/N Norway by renaming Seenotzentrale (L) Polarküste. Subordinated to Seenotdienstführer 5. Exercised tactical control over sea rescue assets deployed above the Arctic Circle in N Norway and N Finland. Stab later moved to Tromsø but the date of the transfer is not known. Renamed Seenotgruppe 51 at Tromsø on 19 August 1944.[1]

FpN: (L 39391)

Leiter:

Maj. Ludwig Wahl (1 Jun 42 - 16 Jun 43)

Obstlt. Fritz Höpfner (17 Jun 43 - 7 Dec 43?)

© H.L. deZeng IV, 2024

References

  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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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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