Koluft Heeresgruppe Süd (2nd)

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Koluft Heeresgruppe Süd (2d Formation)

(FpN: L 27715)


Kommandeur:

Gen.Maj. Karl Drum (21 Jun 41 - Oct 41)

Gen.Maj. Josef Brunner (Oct 41 - Feb 42)

Oberst Dr. Walter Gnamm (Feb 42 - Apr 42)


Formation and History. (Jun 41 - Apr 42)

Formed o/a 22 June 1941 (ex-Koluft Heeresgruppe A).[1]


South Russia

Jun 41 – Apr 42: supported Army Group South’s attack on the Soviet Union from 22 June 1941 across Ukraine and Crimea to the Donets Basin area in eastern Ukraine.

18 Jun 41: Koluft directly subordinated 3.(F)/11, 3.(F)/10, Nachtflugstaffel 1 and Verbindungsstaffel 4, and indirectly the units assigned to Koluft 6, Koluft 11, Koluft 17 and Koluft Panzergruppe 1, all of which Koluft H.Gr. Süd controlled.

22 Jun 41: subordinated this date: see above for 18 June.

1 Feb 42: Koluft at Poltava/Ukraine.

21 Feb 42: a Henschel Hs 126 assigned to Koluft H.Gr. Süd crashed at Kecskemet in south-central Hungary, 100%, 2 killed.

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); NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77 Luftwaffenpersonalamt officer assignment orders); (T-312 roll 1156/frame 960); M.Holm-website ww2.dk; AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, Karlsruhe study K113.309-3/vol.1; BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs).