Seenotflottille 3

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Seenotflottille 3

Formation and History. (Jun 42 - May 45)

Formed o/a 1 June 1942 at Boulogne-Wimereux/NE France and subordinated to Seenotbereichskdo. III. On 11 Oct 42, the Flottille reported 1 man KIA and 7 WIA during a low-level air attack near Dunkirk. Transferred to Pillau/East Prussia during the second half of August 1944 where it was used to reinforce Seenotflottille 60 to the end of the war.[1]

FpN: (none found prior to Oct 44, then L 02099)

Führer: Hptm. Erich Schirmack (  ? -  ? ) 1942

© 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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents; BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs); BA-MA RL 9/35; NARA WashDC: RG 242/T-311 roll 179, frame 688; T-321 roll 53, frames 003ff; W.Dierich-VdL:283-97; D.Jung/B.Wenzel/A.Abendroth-Die Schiffe und Boote der deutschen Seeflieger 1912-1976:191-98; J-L.Roba/C.Crãciunoiu-Seaplanes Over the Black Sea: German-Romanian Operations 1941-1944:66 et seq; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht; Luftwaffen-Revue magazine, Heft (issue) 4/1990:82.

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