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Old 6th January 2013, 02:06
Larry deZeng Larry deZeng is offline
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Re: KG51 and Armawir raid 4/5.Nov.42

You are right, Andrey. There is no mention of the 4/5 Nov 42 losses in the Gen. Qu.(6.Abt.) Verlustmeldungen or in the Dierich unit history book.


Armawir (RUSS) (e. Armavir) (44 58 29 N – 41 06 36 E)
General: Einsatzhafen (operational airfield) 168 km E of Krasnodar in N Caucasia. Rated for bombers. A large VVS air base with a flying school in Apr 42. Luftwaffe use from Aug 42 to Jan 43.
Remarks:
28 Aug 42: bombed – 1 x Bf 110 E-3 belonging to Stab/St.G. 77 destroyed.
25 Oct 42: bombed – 5 x Ju 88s from II./KG 51 and 1 x He 111 P-6 from Stab/KG 51 destroyed (4) or damaged (2).
4 Nov 42: a lucky bomb hit on a fuel dump during a night raid by Russian planes destroyed or damaged all but one Ju 88 belonging to II./KG 51 in a massive fire that forced the Gruppe to return to Bagerovo the next day to regroup and await the arrival of replacement aircraft.
2 Jan 43: 10 x Bf 109 G-2s from 7./JG 52 blown up to prevent capture.
10 Jan 43: 3 x Bf 109 G-2s from 7./JG 52 blown up to prevent capture.
Operational Units: Stab/ZG 1 (Jul-Aug 42); I./ZG 1 (Aug-Sep 42); Transportstaffel I. Fliegerkorps (Aug 42); Stab/KG 51 (Oct-Nov 42)?; II./KG 51 (Oct-Nov 42); Stab/KG 100 (Oct-Nov 42); I./KG 100 (Oct-Nov 42); I./KG 76 (Oct-Nov 42); III./KG 76 (Oct-Nov 42); Aufkl.St. 1.(F)/Nacht (Sep-Dec 42); Kurierstaffel 10 (Jan 43)?
Station Commands: Fl.H.Kdtr. E 23/IV (Oct 42, Jan 43).
Station Units (on various dates): Stab/IV. Fliegerkorps (Aug-Nov 42); 1. Flugh.Betr.Kp. KG 55 (Oct-Nov 42); Stab, I.(Betr.) and II.(Feldfernkabel-Bau)/Ln.-Rgt. 34 (Aug-Nov 42); Flak-Geräteausgabestelle 3/VI (Jan 43); 4.(Tel.Bau)/Ln.-Betr.Abt. (mot) z.b.V. 13 (Jan 43); elements of Lw.-Bau-Btl. 4/I (Oct 42); Stab and elements of Lw.-Bau-Btl. 7/XVII (Oct 42); Nachschubbezirk d.Lw. 2/VIII (Sep-Nov 42); Flieger-Geräteausgabe- und Sammelstelle 5/VIII (fall 42 – 1943); m.Flieger-Betriebsstoff-Kolonne 15/XI (c.Oct-Nov 42); Sanitätsbereitschaft (mot) d.Lw. 2/VIII (c.Aug-Dec 42); Sanitätsbereitschaft (mot) d.Lw. 4/XVII (Sep 42).

Larry








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