Koluft AOK 6

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Koluft AOK 6

(FpN: L 36683)


Kommandeur:

Oberst Günther Lohmann (10 Oct 39 - Oct 39)

Oberst Philipp Zoch (Oct 39 - Mar 40)

Oberst Gerhard Dieckhoff (Mar 40? - 1 Mar 41)

Oberst Günther Wieland (1 Mar 41 - Dec 41)


Formation and History. (Oct 39 - Apr 42)

Formed o/a 10 October 1939 by re-designating Stab/Aufklärungsgruppe 31 (Brieg).[1]


Western Germany

Oct 39 – May 40: with HQ 6th Army - defense along the German-Dutch border in the in the vicinity of Kleve.


Belgium and France

May 40 – Apr 41: supported 6th Army during the campaign in the West from 10 May, advancing along the line Maastricht, Liege, Lille area, Paris and Orleans, then defense of the Channel coast in Normandy.

10 May 40: Koluft subordinated this date: 7 Aufklärungsstaffeln (3.(F)/10, 9.(H)/LG 2, 1.(H)/41, 4.(H)/13, 2.(H)/41, 4.(H)/22, 1.(H)/23), Kurierstaffel 5, 6 Flak-Abt. (I./14, II./23, I./29, I./43, I./231. II./Flak-Lehr) and Ln.-Abt. 3 (H) (mot.).


Poland and South Russia

May 41 – Apr 42: with 6th Army, attacked the Soviet Union from 22 June via Galicia (SE Poland), Berdichev, Zhitomir, Kiev and then the Kharkov-Belgorod area.

21 Jun 41: Koluft subordinated this date: 4 Aufklärungsstaffeln (6.(H)/21, 5.(H)/31, 2.(H)/10, 4.(H)/41), Kurierstaffel 5, 3 Flak-Abt. (Flakregimentsstab 91 with I./8, I./9, II./241) and Ln.-Abt. 3 (H) (mot.).

1 Feb 42: Koluft at Poltava following the German withdrawal from Kharkov with 2.(H)/10, 6.(H)/21 and Kurierstaffel 5.

Apr 42: Koluft disbanded around mid-April. Its communications personnel and equipment were used to form Ln.-Betriebskp./NAGr. 7 (Signal Operations Company/Tactical Reconnaissance Group 7).


© 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); W.Dierich - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976); N.Kannapin - deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945. 3 Bde (I – III) (Osnabrück, 1980-82); K-F.Hildebrand - Die Generale der deutschen Luftwaffe 1935-1945, 3 Bde (Osnabrück, 1990-92); RG 242 (T-77 Luftwaffenpersonalamt officer assignment orders); (T-312 roll 1156/frame 960); M.Holm-website ww2.dk.