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Old 1st April 2011, 23:51
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Re: Luftwaffe Radar in North Africa

All - I have followed this discussion with interest ever since I came across a report on material ferried to Tunisia that listed 42 radars as having been delivered! Sounds like there was quite an integrated air defense system for the Luftwaffe, of a sorts, in place in Tunisia during the campaign.
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Old 29th October 2011, 17:00
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Re: Luftwaffe Radar in North Africa

I now have some info from HW5 that Freya and Wuerzburg apparatus arrived at Bari by 6 Dec 41, but could not be sent on by air without dismantling, and no technician was on hand to do this.

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Old 29th October 2011, 18:52
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Re: Luftwaffe Radar in North Africa

Hi guys

Whilst on the subject of German radar, may I enquire what units were based in Greece, Crete and the Aegean 1943-45?

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Re: Luftwaffe Radar in North Africa

Hi Brian,
Unfortunately I don't know the name of the units, but here are most locations:
http://www.gyges.dk/Flum%20Med%208.pdf
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http://www.gyges.dk/Flum%20SE%205.pdf
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http://www.gyges.dk/Jag%20Leit%20Med%205.pdf
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http://www.gyges.dk/Jag%20Leit%20SE%204.pdf
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Old 30th October 2011, 10:45
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Many thanks indeed SES

Most interesting.

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No problem, my pleasure.
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I now have some info from HW5 that Freya and Wuerzburg apparatus arrived at Bari by 6 Dec 41, but could not be sent on by air without dismantling, and no technician was on hand to do this.

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Okay, from a war diary entry, it now appears that the first radar was assembled by the end of January. Not sure if Tripoli or Benghazi.

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Old 14th June 2012, 22:53
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Re: Luftwaffe Radar in North Africa

And on 23 Jan 42 I have an ULTRA intercept stating the Germans intended to place 3x Freya on Crete and 1x ea on Scarpanto and Rhodes.

That would have been a nice early warning system for raids on Athens and Patras.

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Re: Luftwaffe Radar in North Africa

Hello Andreas,

Came across this thread again and saw my (unfullfilled) promise to scan the KTB XII.Fliegerkorps pages about the 'Einsatz' of Ln.Abt. in North-Africa.

Will do my very best to send these scans, it has somehow escaped my attention, sorry for that! I made a reminder and take this at home now.

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