Verbindungsstaffel 7

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Verbindungsstaffel 7


Formation. (Mar 44)

Formed March 1944 at Berlin-Staaken and Rastenburg/East Prussia, possibly using assets taken from Kurierstaffel des Führers. Staffel equipped with day and night fighters as well as courier/liaison aircraft.[1]


Germany. (Mar 44 - May 45)

25 Apr 44: the Staffel filed a claim for shooting down an RAF Lancaster bomber near Dachau/N of Munich at 0209 hours. Unfortunately, there are no further details.[2]

27 Apr 44: Ju 88C-6 lost in the Schweinfurt area during a night fighter mission, 100%, Staffelkapitän Hptm. Bornschein and 2 others KIA.[3]

Jan-Feb 45: said to be based at Fp. Ainring on the western outskirts of Salzburg. [4]

Apr 45: at Neuburg/Donau with at least some He 262 jets. The Staffel was supposed to move to Lechhausen along the Munich-Augsburg Autobahn and use the Autobahn as a runway. Whether or not this move was made is unknown as the Staffel was ordered disbanded a few days after the move order. [5]



FpN:(L 08047?, L 32088?)



Staffelkapitän:

Hptm. Walter (Willi) Bornschein (Mar 44 - 27 Apr 44) KIA

Hptm. Paul Talk (May 44 - 8 May 45)


Other Personnel with this Staffel:

ALBER, Georg. Hptm. Pilot.

KOHMANN, Johannes (Hanns). Hptm. Pilot.



© H.L. deZeng IV, 2024

References

  1. Jet & Prop magazine, Heft (issue) 4/1994:43-50; Günther Ott e-mail to Chris Goss dated 13 Feb 2002.
  2. BA-MA Freiburg: Luftwaffen-Personalamt L.P.(A)5(V) (OKL Chef für Ausz. und Disziplin). 18 rolls of microfilm consisting of partial daily log sheets and summaries of Luftwaffe enemy aircraft victory claims as reported by both air and antiaircraft units to the end of 1944, many of the entries being extremely difficult to read. The material has been keyed to a database and can be found at website tonywood.cjb.net under the short title “O.K.L. Fighter Claims”; http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=41127 .
  3. G.Ott-op cit.
  4. Rosch, Barry C. Luftwaffe Support Units: Units, Aircraft, Emblems and Markings 1933-1945. Luftwaffe Colours/Classic Colours series. Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing, 2009. ISBN: (10) 1 903223 64 4.
  5. M.Jurleit-Strahljäger Me 262 im Einsatz: Alle Geschwader, Gruppen und Kommandos:116; B.Rosch: op.cit.

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