Koluft AOK 11

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Koluft AOK 11

(FpN: L 19925)


Kommandeur:

Obstlt. Hans Robert Walter Heydemeier (17 Mar 41 - 20 Aug 41)

Obstlt. Fritz Reinshagen (?) (Apr 41 - 1 Jun 41)

Obstlt. Karl Kettenbeil (?) (1 Jun 41 - 17 Sep 41)

Oberst Dr. Emil Stephan (17 Sep 41 - 15 Dec 41)

Gen.Maj. Helmuth Mentzel (15 Dec 41 - Apr 42)


Formation and History. (Mar 41 - Apr 42)

Formed o/a 16 March 1941 (ex-Koluft AOK 1).[1]


South Russia

Jun 41 – Apr 42: supported 11th Army’s attack on the Soviet Union from 22 June, advancing from eastern Romania via Bessarabia, Nikolayev, across the Dnieper River at Berislav and into Crimea where it remained until April 1942.

21 Jun 41: Koluft AOK 11 at Piatra Neamt/40 km W of Roman and subordinated this date: 4 Aufklärungsstaffeln (2.(F)/22, 6.(H)/12, 3.(H)/13, 5.(H)/13), Kurierstaffel 7, 3 Flak-Abt. (Flakregimentsstab 18 with I./14, I./43, I./64) and Ln.-Abt. 5 (H) (mot.).

18 Jul 41: Koluft at Iaşi/E Romania with four Aufklärungsstaffeln, Kurierstaffel 7 and Flak-Rgtsstab 18 subordinated.

Dec 41: Koluft at Simferopol/Crimea.

Apr 42: Koluft disbanded.



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

(1st Draft 2023)

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References

  1. G.Tessin-Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte (Osnabrück, 1980); K.Mehner/R.Teuber - Die deutsche Luftwaffe 1939-1945: Führung und Truppe (Norderstedt: 1993); N.Kannapin - deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945. 3 Bde (I – III) (Osnabrück, 1980-82); J-L.Roba/C.Crãciunoiu - Seaplanes Over the Black Sea: German-Romanian Operations 1941-1944 (Bucharest, 1995), p.10; K-F.Hildebrand - Die Generale der deutschen Luftwaffe 1935-1945, 3 Bde (Osnabrück, 1990-92); RG 242 (T-77 Luftwaffenpersonalamt officer assignment orders); (T-405 roll 49/frame 140); (T-501 roll 58/frame 113); M.Holm-website ww2.dk.