Stab./SAGr. 126

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Seeaufklärungsgruppe 126

Stab/Seeaufkl.Gr. 126

Unit Code: (D1 + )

Formation (May 1943)

Formed May 1943 at Skaramanga (Salamis or Koulouri), a seaplane base on an island just west of Athens-Piraeus in Greece (ex-Stab/Aufkl.Gr.126). Mission remained unchanged from that of its predecessor.[1]

Greece - Aegean Sea (May 1943 – Oct 1944)

5/43: Stab remained at Skaramanga until October 1944. [2]

7.2.44: with the departure of the operational elements of Gen.Kdo. X.Fliegerkorps for France, Stab reassigned to Kommandierender General der deutschen Luftwaffe in Griechenland/Luftwaffenkdo.Südost.

9.10.44: Stab ordered to transfer from Skaramanga to Lochstedt/near Pillau in East Prussia by Lw.Kdo.Südost. As such, the Stab was one of the last Luftwaffe units to leave the Athens area during the German withdrawal from the Balkans.[3]

North Germany - Baltic Sea (Jan – May 1945)

14.1.45: Stab at Pillau/East Prussia under Luftflotte 6 - convoy escort and anti-submarine patrols over the Baltic.[4]

29.1.45: Stab transferred to Parow/7 km N of Stralsund on the Baltic as the Soviet winter offensive gains ground in East Prussia.[5]

12.2.45: (Lf1.6) - a BV 138D-1 assigned to the Stab crashed SE of Stevns Klint/c. 50 km S of Copenhagen, 100%, 2 KIA and 3 MIA.

29.3.45: Parow (or in transfer to Parow?) under Fliegerführer 6/Luftflotte 6.[6]

28.4.45: Stab still listed under Fliegerfllhrer 6.[7] No formal orders disbanded the Stab found, but believed to have dissolved during the first two or three days of May 1945.

FpN: Stab/Seeaufkl.Gr.126 (L 07199).


Oberst Hermann Busch (5/43 - 6/44)

Maj. Hans Nebelin (Neblin?) (7/44 - 5/45)

Also see:

BAUMANN, Josef, Maj.d.R.

BORN, Karl-Heinz, Hptm.

KLUCK, Hans, Lt.

NOPENEY, Theodor, Lt.

STREBLOW, Otto, Hptm.d.R.

TENGELMANN, Detmar, Lt. (Kr.O.)

© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2022).

(1st Draft 2022)


  1. Gen.St.d.Lw.-Gen.Qu.2.Abt.Nr,9281/43g.Kdos., 13.7.1943, cited in Kurowski:249; Tessin; Kannapin.
  2. ULTRA; AirMin; NARA T-311:179; BA-MA RL 40/Kart
  3. ULTRA HP2916
  4. NARA T-321; Kurowski:281
  5. T-321
  6. NARA T-321:50/876
  7. AFHRC 512.625S

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