Seenotzentrale (L) ostw. Ostsee

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Seenotzentrale (L) ostw. Ostsee

Formation and History. (Jun 41 - Nov 41)

Formed (new) 5 June 1941 at Pillau in East Prussia. Responsible for air-sea rescue operations in the eastern Baltic in conjunction with the attack on the Soviet Union beginning 22 June 1941. Moved forward to Riga/Latvia around mid-July. Transferred to Sicily at the end of October or beginning of November 1941 and renamed Seenotbereichskdo. (L) (10) for X. Fliegerkorps.[1]

FpN: (L 31723)

Leiter: Obstlt. Eduard Engelhorn (5 Jun 41 - Oct 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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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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