Gruppenfliegerstab 12

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Gruppenfliegerstab 12


Formed about late March/early April 1941 for the attack on the Soviet Union that began on 22 June 1941.[1]

South Russia

18.6.41: SE Poland under Koluft Panzergruppe 1/Heeresgruppe Süd - assigned to support III. Armeekorps (mot.), which was a Panzerkorps but not officially so named until summer 1942, along a line of advance from the Galicia district of SE Poland into western Ukraine via Uman and Kiev, and then southeast to Rostov (November 1941). Initially assigned were 4.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 13, 5.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 14 and 4.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 22.

1.2.42: at Poltava/Ukraine under Koluft Heeresgruppe Süd with 3.(F)/Aufkl.Gr. 10, 2.(F)/Aufkl.Gr. 22, 1.(F)/Nacht and Kurierstaffel 4. Reconnaissance activity during the winter slowed down due to the weather conditions.

19.4.42: on or about this date renamed Stab/Fernaufklärungsgruppe 4 (FAGr.4).


FpN:Gruppenfliegerstab 12 (L 18921)


Kommandeur:


© H.L. deZeng IV, 2021

References

  1. W.Dierich - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation; G.Tessin - Verbände und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939-1945. Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte; N.Kannapin - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945, 3 Bde; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-312 roll 159/490, roll 1156/960); AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection decimal KC-K113.309-3/v.1; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-312 roll 568 frames 314-19 “Genst.d.Heeres/Org.Abt.(II) Nr.1483/42g.Kdos., 19.4.1942” order setting up the Nahaufklärungsgruppen).

Aufklärungsgruppe 12

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