Seenotzentrale (L) Aegaeisches Meer (or Ägäis)

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Seenotzentrale (L) Aegaeisches Meer (or Ägäis)

Formation and History. (Apr 41 - Jun 41)

Formed end of April 1941 at Athens-Phaleron by renaming Seenotzentrale (L) z.b.V. VIII. Fliegerkorps. Responsible for air-sea rescue operations throughout the Aegean using 7. Seenotstaffel with 3 x Ju 52, 2 x Fw 58 and 3 x Do 24. A Ju 52 belonging to it was destroyed in a crash near Polygyros/Greece on 27 April. On 5 June, the Stab transferred from Athens to Constanţa/Romania after handing over all air-sea rescue responsibilities in the Aegean to Seenotzentrale (L) Athen. On arrival at Constanţa it was renamed Seenotzentrale (L) Schwarzes Meer.[1]

FpN: (L 01792)

Leiter: Maj. Max-Georg Fengler (Apr 41 - Jun 41)

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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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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-321 roll 39; BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs); W.Dierich-VdL:283-97; D.Jung/B.Wenzel/A.Abendroth-Die Schiffe und Boote der deutschen Seeflieger 1912-1976; K.Born-Rettung zwischen den Fronten: Seenotdienst der deutschen Luftwaffe 1939-1945:28, 49; J-L.Roba/C.Crãciunoiu-Seaplanes Over the Black Sea: German-Romanian Operations 1941-1944; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht.

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