Seenotdienstführer Mitte

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Seenotdienstführer Mitte

Formation and History. (Jan 42 - Jun 42)

Formed January 1942 at Wilhelmshaven-Sengwarden by renaming Seenotgruppe (L) Norderney. Responsible for all sea rescue operations in the North Sea and Baltic. Location remained unchanged until it was renamed Seenotdienstführer 1 on 1 June 1942.[1]

FpN: (L 21186)


Maj. Adolf Bartels (Jan 42 - 31 May 42)

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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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