Seenotkommando 19

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Seenotkommando 19

Formation and History. (May 42 - Jun 44)

Formed May 1942 at Constanţa-Mamaia/Romania by renaming Seenotbezirksstelle (L) z.b.V. 4. Subordinated to Seenotbereichskdo. XII (Constanţa/Romania, later Crimea). Directed sea rescue operations in the western Black Sea area. Moved to Bolshov Fontan on the outskirts of Odessa on 19 Mar 44 to relieve Stab/Seenotbereichskdo. XII. Evacuated there as the Soviets approached on 9 April and relocated to Valcov in the Danube Delta. Transferred to Carmen Sylva/Romania on 4 May and disbanded there on 24 June 1944.[1]

FpN: (L 41149)

Leiter: Hptm. Wolfgang Steidle (May 42? - 31 Aug 43) 8/42

Maj. Heinrich Brusch (1 Sep 43 - 19 Aug 44?)

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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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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; D.Jung/B.Wenzel/A.Abendroth-Die Schiffe und Boote der deutschen Seeflieger 1912-1976:193; F.Kurowski-Seekrieg aus der Luft: Die deutsche Seeluftwaffe im Zweiten Weltkrieg:177; J-L.Roba/C.Crãciunoiu-Seaplanes Over the Black Sea: German-Romanian Operations 1941-1944; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht.

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