Seenotgruppe 80

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Seenotgruppe 80

Formation and History. (Aug 44 - May 45)

Ordered formed (new) 19 August 1944 at Jever with a Stab, Seenotstaffel 80 and Seenotflottille 80. Subordinated to Luftflotte Reich. Responsible for sea rescue operations in the North Sea area off the northwest German coast. Subsequently moved to Großenbrode and surrendered there 6-8 May 1945.[1]

FpN: (L 60681)

Kommandeur: Hptm. Gottfried Luchmann (Sep 44 - 8 May 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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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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