Koluft Pz.AOK 1

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Koluft Pz.AOK 1

(FpN: L 28025)


also as: Koluft Panzergruppe 1 (to 5 October 1941)


Kommandeur:

Oberst Dr. Walter Gnamm (15 Feb 41 - 23 Feb 42)

Obstlt. Richard Wälde (23 Feb 42 - Apr 42?)


Formation and History. (Feb 41 - Apr 42?)

Formed o/a 15 February 1941.[1]


South Russia

21 Jun 41: Koluft Pz.AOK 1 subordinated this date: 9 Aufklärungsstaffeln (7.(F)/LG 2; Gruppenfliegerstab 12 with 4.(H)/13, 5.(H)/14, 4.(H)/22; Gruppenfliegerstab 32 with 5.(H)/11, 3.(H)/21, 5.(H)/32; Gruppenfliegerstab 41 with 5.(H)/21, 1.(H)/23), Kurierstaffel 10, 2 Flak-Abt. (le.71, le.86) and Ln.-Betr.Kp. (H) (mot.) 1.

Jun 41 – Oct 41: supported 1st Panzer Group/Army from the Galicia district in southeast Poland through western and central Ukraine via Lvov, Tarnopol (Ternopol), Berdichev, Kiev to Dnepropetrovsk.

27 Oct 41: main body of the Koluft was at Dnepropetrovsk this date.

Nov 41 – Feb 42: continued to support 1st Panzer Army’s drive into eastern Ukraine, the attack on Rostov and defensive operations along the Mius River in the Donets Basin.

Apr 42: Koluft Pz.AOK 1 ordered disbanded in April, but it may have been May before it was carried out.



© 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); PRO London: AIR 40/1968; RG 242 (T-77 Luftwaffenpersonalamt officer assignment orders); M.Holm-website ww2.dk.