Seenotzentrale (L) z.b.V. VIII. Fliegerkorps

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Seenotzentrale (L) z.b.V. VIII. Fliegerkorps

Formation and History. (Feb 41 - Apr 41)

Formed o/a February 1941 at Varna/Bulgaria to provide air-sea rescue services to VIII. Fliegerkorps, which was gradually moving into the Balkans from the West in preparation for the forthcoming campaign into Greece and Yugoslavia. Moved in April from Varna to Plovdiv/Bulgaria and then to Salonika-Mikra on 10 April and Athens-Phaleron on 7 May with 3 x Ju 52, 2 x Fw 58 and 3 x Do 24. Renamed Seenotzentrale (L) Aegaeisches Meer during the last week of April.[1]

FpN: (L 01792)

Leiter: Maj. Max-Georg Fengler (Feb 41 - Apr 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 AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the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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