Koluft AOK 9

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Koluft AOK 9

(FpN: L 11354)


Kommandeur:

Oberst Maximilian Kieffer (c.2 Jul 40 - 18 Feb 41)

Gen.Maj. Albert Müller-Kahle (18 Feb 41 - 22 Dec 41)

Obstlt. Dr. Erich Stein? (22 Dec 41 - 24 Jan 42)


Formation and History. (Jul 40 - Jan 42)

Formed o/a 2 July 1940 by re-designating Koluft 18.[1]


Belgium and Northeast France

Jul 40 – Apr 41: on standby with 9th Army for Operation “Seelöwe” (Sealion), the planned invasion of England that was eventually abandoned.


Central Russia

Jun 41 – Jan 42: supported 9th Army’s attack on the Soviet Union from 22 June via Grodno, Vitebsk, Nevel, Velikiye Luki, Vyazma, Kalinin, then withdrawal to the Rzhev area at the beginning of January 1942.

21 Jun 41: Koluft subordinated this date: 5 Aufklärungsstaffeln (4.(F)/14, 4.(H)/10, 2.(H)/12, 1.(H)/31, 5.(H)/41), Kurierstaffel 8, 4 Flak-Abt. (Flakregimentsstab 125 with II./4, I./52, II./491, I./Flak-Lehr) and Ln.-Abt. 1 (H) (mot.).

17 Oct 41: Koluft Gen.Maj. Müller-Kahle committed suicide at Fp.Brieg/40 km SE of Breslau in Silesia this date circumstances and details not known.

24 Jan 42: Koluft renamed Stab/Aufklärungsgruppe (H) Nord this date, with station probably at Vyazma, since Rzhev was too close to the front line and nearly surrounded by Soviet forces on this date.



© 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); 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 1020, Koluft Heeresgruppe Mitte order 86/42g.Kdos. of c.24.1.1942); M.Holm-website ww2.dk.