Sonderkommando Hecht ('"Pike'" as in fish)
Unit Code: (T9 + )
Formed o/a 10 November 1944 at Biblis/Hesse near Worms as a strategic reconnaissance detachment of Sonderkommando Sperling. Equipped with a single Arado Ar 234B-1 jet (T9+IH) and set up specifically to cover the area between Switzerland and Luxembourg. 
24.11.44: Biblis with 1 Ar 234 and one pilot on strength. .
3.12.44: for its first operational sortie, ordered to fly reconnaissance of the Mulhouse-Belfort-Basel area for Luftwaffenkdo. West, but heavy cloud cover necessitated that this be changed to the Maas Valley as far as Liege. 
24.12.44: forced to transfer temporarily to Rheine after Biblis heavily bombed and rendered unserviceable this date. 
10.1.45: still under Lw.Kdo.West with a single Ar 234 and not very active, probably due to the weather. 
1/45: ordered to begin training Aufkl.St. 1.(F)/100 pilots on the Ar 234.
FpN: Sd.Kdo. Hecht (none found).
Oblt. Erich Sommer (11/44? - 1/45)
LOAH, Wolfgang, Oblt., Führer (1.45 - 2.45)
MÄNHARDT, Manfred, Oblt.
© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2022).
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