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hindenburg geschwader officer

Post by paul crowhurst » 09 Jul 2007 16:39

Hello everyone,
The photo below i aquired recently and would like to know his identity if anyone has any idea?

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Re: Let's Build: Kampfgeschwader 1 Hindenburg

Post by beukemann » 15 Aug 2009 18:53

looking for information about HAUPTMANN HANS WACHHOLZ pilot of kampfgeschwader hindenburg
advanced thanks

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Post by Larry D. » 15 Aug 2009 19:56

Very little information:

WACHHOLZ, Hans. 01.03.42 Oblt., appt acting Staka 4./KG 1 (to 04.42). 01.04.42 promo to Hptm. 04.42 trf to Fliegerschule Graz.

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Re: Let's Build: Kampfgeschwader 1 Hindenburg

Post by beukemann » 16 Aug 2009 12:21

larry ... not sure about your words.
do you mean this bomber pilot was acting in JU88 ????
thanks for your information.
anyone can provide more??

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Post by Larry D. » 16 Aug 2009 13:37

Beukemann - it means on 01.03.42 Wachholz was an Oberleutnant and was appointed stellv. Staffelkapitän of 4. Staffel. On 01.04.42 he was promoted to Hauptmann and that same month transferred to Fliegerschule Graz.

That's what the documents say. If you want more information on Wachholz, I recommend you go to the Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv in Freiburg im Breisgau and ask to see his Personalakte and his Karten in the Luftwaffenpersonalamt Karteikarten. Tell them, if you want to, that Wachholz was your wife's great uncle and you are trying to find information about him for your family. Whatever you do, do not tell them that you are a collector (of militaria)! BA-MA will not help collectors. They are too busy and do not have enough people to waste their time with collectors.

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Re: Let's Build: Kampfgeschwader 1 Hindenburg

Post by paul crowhurst » 17 Aug 2009 16:50

I take it then that the guy you are talking about is nothing to do with the picture i posted at the top of the page???

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Post by Larry D. » 17 Aug 2009 16:59

paul crowhurst wrote:I take it then that the guy you are talking about is nothing to do with the picture i posted at the top of the page???
Only Beukemann can answer that question, but I think his enquiry about Wachholz is unrelated to the photograph. In other words, the man in the photo is still unidentified.

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Re: Let's Build: Kampfgeschwader 1 Hindenburg

Post by paul crowhurst » 18 Aug 2009 16:47

Thanks for the reply Larry.......I guess the mystery continues!

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Re: Let's Build: Kampfgeschwader 1 Hindenburg

Post by beukemann » 21 Aug 2009 19:13

yes paul, my request has nothing about your photo ... unfortunately. I do own a tunic from the officer wachholz that was attached to hindenburg's geschwader. just trying to get information. thanks.

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Re: Let's Build: Kampfgeschwader 1 Hindenburg

Post by tigre » 06 Jan 2010 23:08

hello to all :D; just a little complement...................

Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg" - KG1

Raised on May 01 1939 as Kampfgeschwader 1 “Hindenburg” from the Staff KG 152 and the IV./ KG 152; the I./ KG 1 was deployed at Bodenhagen (near Kolberg) with its 1., 2. and 3 staffeln (ex – 10., 11. and 12 in the IV./ KG 152)

HQ and HQ Sqn – 8 He-111H planes’ code V4+_A.

I./ KG 1 – 38 He-111E planes’ codes:

1. Sqn: V4+_H
2. Sqn: V4+_K
3. Sqn: V4+_L

On Aug 26 of 1939 the Wing was mobilized as part of the 1. Luftflotte (Gen.d.Flg. Albert Kesselring) with HQ of KG 1, I./ KG 1 and I./ KG 152 (Pinnow).

On Aug 31 of 1939 came the order for its emplyment next day Sep 01 of 1939.

Sources: Luftflotte I – 1939. Krzysztof Janowicz. Kagero.
8. Luftwaffe Photo Album - KAMPFGESCHWADER 1. Historical Media, LLC
http://www.mapy.blink.pl/kolberg/bagicz_do45.htm

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by paul crowhurst » 07 Jan 2010 18:03

Interesting post Tigre. Nice photos and link to website i have not seen before!

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Post by tigre » 07 Jan 2010 19:02

Glad to hear that Paul :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Post by tigre » 10 Jan 2010 01:05

Hello to all :D ; more of it................

Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg" - KG1.

01 Sep 1939.

KG 1 Commanded by Generalmajor Ulrich Kessler took off as the first; with Kessler himself as observer in the He 111H (V4+AA). Shortly after 05:00 hours took of from the airfield of Kolberg the I./ KG 1 (Oberstleutnant Robert Krauss) heading towards Puck, a polish naval air base. Some 30 He-111 got over the target completely unexpected. The bombs hit the take off lane, air-sheds, quarters and workstations, killing also four pilots being Cdr Edward Szystowski Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Division among them.

The KG 1 crews returning from Puck were directed over the airfield of Rumia.

Around 16:00 hours took off the second raid with 29 He-111 escorted by 3.(J)/LG2 heading towards the airfield of Torun (Thorn).

Sources: Luftflotte I – 1939. Krzysztof Janowicz. Kagero.
8. Luftwaffe Photo Album - KAMPFGESCHWADER 1. Historical Media, LLC
http://www.mapy.blink.pl/kolberg/bagicz_do45.htm

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Post by tigre » 14 Jan 2010 04:29

Hello to all :D; more of it................

Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg" - KG1.

02 Sep 1939.

In the morning of September 2nd, a crew of a reconnaissance Do-17 reported that in the sea port of Hel there were polish ships. The Head of Luftflotte 1 directed to attack and this time Ju-87s of II. And III./ St G 2 plus He-111s of KG 1 took off heading for Hel. But again a strong antiaircraft fire restricted the accuracy.

The HQ squadron had to bomb the aerodrome of Ossowice near Bydgoszcz but it could not be carried out due to the dense fog. A column of troops in neighborhoods of Bydgoszcz was bombed instead. The next attack was mounted to avoid the withdrawal of Polish troops in the area of Bytów - Tczew - Nowe - Kwidzyn – Gniew.

In that day the Wing suffered the first losses:

He 111H (V4 + FA) forced landing near the city of Mrocza (Mrotschen), damage suffered near 50%, the crew survived.

He 111H (V4 + EA) crashed in the zone of of Herzfelde, the crew survived.

The I/KG1 received the task of bombing the Polish troop movements in the region of Bydgoszcz. Columns of troops in the highway Kościerzyna - Zblewo and Nowe - Tczew were bombed. Several airplanes took hits of light arms.

In addition 3 He-111E with an escort of Me-109 of the I (J)/LG 2 raided the area of Westerplatte with incendiary bombs. The first casualty was the observer pilot Uffz. Schön who received a mortal shot in his head during the action.

Sources: Luftflotte I – 1939. Krzysztof Janowicz. Kagero.
8. Luftwaffe Photo Album - KAMPFGESCHWADER 1. Historical Media, LLC
http://www.mapy.blink.pl/kolberg/bagicz_do45.htm

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Re: Let's Build: Kampfgeschwader 1 Hindenburg

Post by tigre » 17 Jan 2010 05:46

Hello to all :D; more of it................

Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg" - KG1.

03 Sep 1939.

The HQ Sqn would support the ground forces around Lędyczek <Landeck> - Sępólno Krajeńskie <Zempelburg> - Gruczno – Wisla; the action was called off.

The I./ KG 1 bombed assembly areas of Polish troops in the zone of Bukowca and west of Schwetz.

Sources: Luftflotte I – 1939. Krzysztof Janowicz. Kagero.
8. Luftwaffe Photo Album - KAMPFGESCHWADER 1. Historical Media, LLC
http://www.mapy.blink.pl/kolberg/bagicz_do45.htm

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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