Seenotgruppe 20

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Seenotgruppe 20

Formation and History. (Aug 44 - Apr 45)

Ordered formed 19 August 1944 at Malcesine on Lake Garda in North Italy using the assets formerly assigned to the disbanded Seenotbereichskdo. X. Had a small Stab and the assigned Seenotstaffel 20 and Seenotflottille 20. Subordinated to Luftflotte 2 and then from 15 September Komm.Gen.d.Dt.Lw. in Italien. Surrendered 29 April 1945 as a result of the negotiated capitulation of all German forces in Italy.[1]

FpN: (none found)

Kommandeur: Hptm. Friedrich Braue (Sep 44 - 29 Apr 45?)

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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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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-312 roll 1070, frame 591; BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 9/35; W.Dierich-VdL:283-97; D.Jung/B.Wenzel/A.Abendroth-Die Schiffe und Boote der deutschen Seeflieger 1912-1976:191-98; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht; Luftwaffen-Revue magazine, Heft (issue) 4/1990.

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