Seenotkommando 5

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Seenotkommando 5

Formation and History. (May 42 - Mar 45)

Formed May 1942 at Dieppe/N France by renaming Seenotbezirksstelle Dieppe. Subordinated to Seenotbereichskdo. II (Cherbourg). Directed sea rescue operations in the mid-Channel area centered on Dieppe. Ordered disbanded 19 August 1944, but this was not carried out until around March 1945. When Dieppe was evacuated the last few days of August, Seenotkdo. 5 may have withdrawn to Holland to reinforce sea rescue assets there.[1]

FpN: (L 02787)

Leiter: (not found)

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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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