Sondergruppe LLG 1

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Sondergruppe/LLG 1


Formed c. August 1943 in South France as a small temporary staff for the movement of LLG 1 glider forces to central Italy to support the transfer of the 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division to the Rome area. [1]


History

16-17 Sep 43: reported several crashes and accidents along the route from South France via Pisa to Pratica di Mare/ 28 km S of Rome.

17 Sep 43: attacked on the ground by B-17 and B-26 bombers from U.S. XII Bomber Command with grievous losses:

3 x Do 17s at 100%,

1 Do 17 at 10%,

3 Hs 126s at 100%,

5 Avia B 534s at 100%,

2 Avia B 534s at 50% to 60%,

19 DFS 230 gliders at 100%,

25 DFS 230 gliders at 50% to 80%,

13 DFS 230 gliders at 25% - 40%.

Sondergruppe was disbanded a few days later.



FpN: (none found)



Kommandeur:

(none found)


© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2023).

(1st Draft 2023)


References

  1. BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs); Schlaug, Georg: Die deutschen Lastensegler-Verbände 1937-1945: Eine Chronik aus Berichten, Tagebüchern, Dokumenten. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 1985. ISBN: 3-613-01065-8. Hb. Dj. 296p. Illus. Maps. Appendices. Glossary of abbreviations. Bibliography.

See Also

Luftlandgeschwader 1

Stab./LLG 1

I./LLG 1

II./LLG 1

III./LLG 1

IV./LLG 1

17./LLG 1


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