Aircraft flown by training unit I./Flieger-Rgt. 63 in 1943-44?

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Sid Guttridge
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Aircraft flown by training unit I./Flieger-Rgt. 63 in 1943-44?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 17 Jun 2021 22:11

I./Flieger-Rgt. 63 was based in the south of France in 1943-44.

Where can I find out what aircraft types it used?

Many thanks,

Sid.

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Re: Aircraft flown by training unit I./Flieger-Rgt. 63 in 1943-44?

Post by Richard Anderson » 17 Jun 2021 23:54

Sid Guttridge wrote:
17 Jun 2021 22:11
I./Flieger-Rgt. 63 was based in the south of France in 1943-44.

Where can I find out what aircraft types it used?
I think you mean I./Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 63? The FAR had no aircraft after October 1941 when their Flugzeugführerschule A/B were separated from them. After that point the FAR were mainly concerned with basic ground school training, square bashing and military discipline, and airfield security.

Schule/FAR.63 was separated from the regiment 16 October 1941 and redesignated Flugzeugführerschule A/B 63, then on 8 June 1942 was absorbed into Luftkriegsschule 7.

See http://www.ww2.dk/ground/infanterie/flausb63.html
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Re: Aircraft flown by training unit I./Flieger-Rgt. 63 in 1943-44?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 18 Jun 2021 07:17

Hi Richard,

Thanks.

I was looking for the source of a trainer that was reportedly used nightly over the French Riviera up to the Italian border to check for black-out contraventions.

I don't suppose you have any other ideas where it might have come from?

You open up something I hadn't considered before. I knew that the Ersatzheer had moved much of its training apparatus to France in 1942 so that the men could double as occupation troops. It now seems possible that the Luftwaffe may have done the same with some ground training units.

Cheers,

Sid.

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