Luftwaffe in Romania, 1941

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Luftwaffe in Romania, 1941

Post by CNE503 » 25 Feb 2019 15:42

Hello,

I'm tracking when exactly the following units were sent to Romania in order to participate to "Marita" and "25":
- Stab, I. and III./Stukageschwader 77 (Arad);
- I./Zerstörergeschwader 26 (Szeged);
- III./Jagdgeschwader 54 (Arad);
- 4./Jagdgeschwader 54 (Arad);
- Stab, II. and III./Jagdgeschwader 77 (Deta).

I'm pretty sure that the following units, which were deployed in Bulgaria early April 1941, briefly stayed on Romanian airfields between January and March 1941:
- Stukageschwader 2;
- I./Stukageschwader 1;
- I./Stukageschwader 3;
- Lehr-Geschwader 2;
- II./Zerstörergeschwader 26;
- Jagdgeschwader 27 (Stab, II. and III.);
- I./Lehr-Geschwader 1;
- IV./Kampfgeschwader zbV 1.

Has anyone some information about their trip to or through Romania? At least when they were deployed there?
Thank you for any information provided.
Regards,

CNE503
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Re: Luftwaffe in Romania, 1941

Post by CNE503 » 25 Feb 2019 22:26

Ok here what I found insofar:

January 23rd, 1941: I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 was at Otopeni airfield (until March, when it went to Kraynice, Bulgaria);
January 26th, 1941: Stab Jagdgeschwader 27 and II./Jagdgeschwader 27 were at Baneasa airfield (until March 1st, 1941, when they went to Krumovo, Bulgaria);
February 2nd, 1941: III./Jagdgeschwader 27 was at Baneasa airfield then later in the month at Giulesti (until early March 1941 when it went to Vrba then Belica, Bulgaria);
February 10th, 1941: Stab Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 and III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 were at Otopeni airfield (until March 6th, when they went to Kraynice);
February 12th, 1941: 7.(Fernaufklärung)/Lehrgeschwader 2 was at Popesti airfield (until March 1941 when it redeployed to Sofia);
February 18th, 1941: II./Zerstörergeschwader 26 was at Popesti airfield (until March 1941 when it went to Kraynice);
February 28th, 1941 : I./Lehrgeschwader 1 (Ju 88 A) was at Zilistea (until March 9th, 1941 when it redeployed to Krumovo);
April 2nd, 1941: II./Jagdgeschwader 54 was in Deta-Arad airfield (until April 9th when it redeployed to Kecsemet, Hungary, but came back from April 11th to 19th to Deta-Arad);
April 4th, 1941: III./Jagdgeschwader 54 arrived at Deta-Arad (where it stayed only to the 7th, flying then to Pécs/Fünfkirchen, Hungary);
April 13th, 1941: III./Jagdgeschwader 54 was in Deta-Arad airfield (until the 15th, when it joined Pancevo);
April 14th, 1941: Stab Jagdgeschwader 54 arrived in Deta-Arad (until the 15th, to Pancevo);
April 21st, 1941: II./Kampfgeschwader 4 (He 111 H) arrived at Zilistea airfield (where it stayed until July 5th, 1941).
I can easily trace the I./Jagdgeschwader 28 (III./Jagdgeschwader 52) since its arrival in Romania in October-December 1940.

Unfortunately, I have nothing or very few about the air transport units and the recon ones.
I only know that 3. and 4.(Heeres)/Auffklärungsgruppe 13 arrived in Bucarest-Pipera in October 1940.

If someone is kind and/or eager enough to help me to track those units that passed through Romania between January and April 1941 or correct what I already found, he could be my honored guest!
Regards,

CNE503
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Re: Luftwaffe in Romania, 1941

Post by steve248 » 10 Mar 2024 19:09

I am looking for information about Romanian airfields in the Kischinew are who were operating Luftwaffe courier aircraft travelling to/from Berlin in August 1941.
Anyone help with this, please.

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