Transportstaffel Fliegerführer 3

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Transportstaffel Fliegerführer 3

(Unit Code: Z4+)


Formation. (c. Apr 44)

Formed around April 1944 at Rovaniemi/N Finland by renaming Transportstaffel Fliegerführer Nord. Equipped with Ju 52 transports.[1]


Finland and Norway. (Apr 44 - Mar 45)

30 Apr 44: reported 6 Ju 52s on strength, and same for 10 May and 31 May.

20 Jun 44: now at Kirkenes/N Norway with 11 Ju 52s and He 111s on strength.

31 Aug 44: Kirkenes with 6 Ju 52s.

Sep – Oct 44: no information.

12 Nov 44: at Banak/N Norway.[2]

25 Dec 44: now at Bardufoss/N Norway.[3]

10 Jan 45: now identified as Transportstaffel Fliegerführer 3/5 with a total of 16(12) aircraft of various types on strength.

Mar 45: still in existence according to surviving documents, but not listed after March and believed to have been disbanded.


FpN:(L 39969)

Staffelkapitän:

(not found)



Also see:

(no additional names found)


© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2022).

(1st Draft 2022)


References

  1. K.Maesel correspondence with H.L.deZeng based on BA-MA Freiburg Signatur RL 40/Kart “Aufmarsch der fliegende Verbände” order of battle maps for Luftflotte 5 (all entries are from this source unless otherwise stated).
  2. NARA WashDC: RG 242/T-312 roll 1063, frame 888.
  3. RG 242/T-312 roll 1070, frame 591.


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