Seenotdienstführer 3

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Seenotdienstführer 3

Formation and History. (Dec 42 - Aug 44)

Formed 1 December 1942 at Paris-Sèvres from the Stäbe (staffs) of the disbanded Seenotdienstführer West and I./Seenotgruppe. Exercised control over all sea rescue assets in the Luftflotte 3 area, mainly along the coast of France, Belgium and Holland. Location remained unchanged until it was disbanded on 19 August 1944.[1]

FpN: (L 25325)


Obstlt. Friedrich von Buddenbrock (1 Dec 42 - 19 Aug 44?)

© H.L. deZeng IV, 2024


  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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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; BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs); D.Jung/B.Wenzel/A.Abendroth-Die Schiffe und Boote der deutschen Seeflieger 1912-1976:185-88; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht.

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