Kurierstaffeln.

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Kurierstaffeln.

Post by tigre » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:18 pm

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Kurierketten und Kurierstaffeln (Courier squadrons and sections).

Courier flyers were an essential part of any Air Force and were in use since the beginning until the last day of the war. The liaison and communication between the Air Force and the Army was held by courier squadrons and sections. Most of these units were organized from 1939 to 1941. As the planning for Operation Barbarossa was in progress, the demand on these units increased and so training schools were instructed to provide aircraft and personnel for the newly formed liaison squadrons.

The courier squadrons were the backbone of the important links between the high command, the field units and the supply units. Within these squadrons served several types of aircraft, but the main airplane was the Fieseler Fi-156 "Storch".

Fuentes: http://www.ebay.com/sch/gamsdivision194 ... =12&_rdc=1
Fieseler Fi-156 Storch. Heinz J. Nowarra. Podzun-Pallas. 1979
http://www.zweiter-weltkrieg-lexikon.de ... erstaffeln

So what was the criteria for selection in the appointment of the pilots of these units? TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8).

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Posing in front of an F-156 of a liaison unit somewhere in the front ......................
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The Commander of the the VIII Fliegerkorps, General Freiherr v. Richthofen with the Commander of the PR 11 Oberst Koll north of Demidow at the beginning of the Battle of Wyazma - October 2, 1941; behind the ubiquitous Fi-156 C-2 ..............
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Re: Kurierstaffeln.

Post by tigre » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:36 am

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Kurierketten und Kurierstaffeln (Courier squadrons and sections).

Kurierstaffel OKW: was formed on August 26, 1939 in Berlin, which also housed its base. The squadron flew all over Europe. Its machines were mainly Fieseler Fi -156, Junkers Ju 52 / 3m and Siebel Si 204.

Kurierstaffel Ob.d.H.: This squadron was formed on August 26, 1939 in Zossen and in July 1940 it was renamed as Kurierstaffel 110 untill October 1942, when it received again the old designation Kurierstaffel Ob.d.H. It was stationed in Berlin and it had been in use throughout Europe, and later mainly in Russia. Main aircrafts Fieseler Fi-156, Heinkel He-111, Junkers Ju / 52 / 3m and Siebel Si 204.

Kurierstaffel Ob.d.L.: was formed in Staaken on August 26, 1939 where it was stationed till April 1945.

Kurierstaffel Ob.d.M.: was formed on August 26, 1939 in Berlin and was transferred on March 4, 1940 to Kiel-Holtenau where it was disbanded on May 8, 1945. It was equipped with Messerschmitt Me-108, Caudron C.445, Siebel Fh 104, Fieseler Fi-156, Heinkel He-111, junkers Ju 52 / 3m and Junkers W 34.

Fuentes: Fieseler Fi-156 Storch. Heinz J. Nowarra. Podzun-Pallas. 1979
http://www.zweiter-weltkrieg-lexikon.de ... erstaffeln
Wydawnictwo Militaria 068 - Fiesler Fi-156 Storch part 1.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Fi-156A RI+AR possibly of Kurierstaffel Ob.d.L ?? used by the commander of the Luftwaffe, Hermann Göring, seen here with the Führer in June 1940 ..............................
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Re: Kurierstaffeln.

Post by tigre » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:46 am

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Kurierketten und Kurierstaffeln (Courier squadrons and sections).

At the beginning of WWII. Fall Weiß 1939!

Heeresgruppe "Nord"

Kurierstaffel 3: This squadron was formed in Bad Polzin on August 26, 1939 to support the Army Group North during the Polish campaign. In October, the courier squadron was moved together with the Army Group to the Western Front.

Kurierstaffel 1: This unit was formed shortly before the outbreak of the war on August 26, 1939 in Mohrungen. It was to support the 3rd Army.

Kurierstaffel 2: This unit was formed on August 26, 1939 in Jastrow to support the 4th Army during the Polish campaign.

Heeresgruppe "Süd"

Kurierstaffel 4: This unit was formed on August 26, 1939 in Neisse in order to support the Army Group South. In October it went together with Army Group to the Western Front where it was stationed at Koblenz.

Kurierstaffel 11: This unit was formed in Breslau on August 26, 1939 in order to support the 8th Army.

Kurierstaffel 5: It was formed on August 26, 1939 in Oppeln in order to support the 10th Army.

Kurierstaffel 10: This squadron was formed on August 26, 1939 in Oppeln and it was to support the 14th Army.

Fuentes: Fieseler Fi-156 Storch. Heinz J. Nowarra. Podzun-Pallas. 1979
http://www.zweiter-weltkrieg-lexikon.de ... erstaffeln
Wydawnictwo Militaria 068 - Fiesler Fi-156 Storch part 1.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Fi-156A-1 WL+IIOB of an U/K Courier Unit somewhere in Poland - Sep 1939................................
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Re: Kurierstaffeln.

Post by tigre » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:58 am

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Kurierketten und Kurierstaffeln (Courier squadrons and sections).

At the beginning of WWII. Western Front 1939!

Heeresgruppe “C”

Kurierstaffel 9: It was formed on August 26, 1939 in Frankfurt, in order to support the Army Group C.

Kurierstaffel 7: It was formed in Mayen on August 26, 1939 in support of the 5. AOK.

Kurierstaffel 8: It was formed in Calw on August 26, 1939 in order to support the 7. AOK.

Kurierstaffel 6: It was formed in Kreuznach on August 26, 1939 in order to support the 1. AOK.

Fuentes: http://www.zweiter-weltkrieg-lexikon.de ... erstaffeln
http://www.ebay.de/itm/A-5-Konvolut-6-O ... 43d59ae40d

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Frontal view of one Fi-156.........................
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Close view of the nose.....................
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Re: Kurierstaffeln.

Post by tigre » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:59 am

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Kurierketten und Kurierstaffeln (Courier squadrons and sections).

Western Front 1940!

Heeresgruppe B - Kurierstaffel 3: In October, the liaison squadron was moved together with the Army Group to the Western Front. Here it was stationed in Munster and in the area of Wesel, while the Army Group was renamed Army Group B. In August 1940, the squadron, together with the Army Group was moved back to East Prussia.
18. AOK - Kurierstaffel 12: This squadron was formed in May 1940 in Warsaw at the OB West and later in August 1940 it furnished support to the 18th Army (but before??).
6. AOK - Kurierstaffel 5: In February 1940, was renamed squadron 4, while the former squadron 4 was the new squadron 5. The new liaison squadron 5 was assigned now to the 6th Army. In September 1940, it was in Laval / France and in November in Royan.
9. AOK ??

Heeresgruppe A- Kurierstaffel 4: In October it went together with the Army Group to the Western Front where it was stationed at Koblenz. In February 1940, the squadron 4 was renamed squadron 5, while the squadron 5 was the new squadron 4.
4. AOK - Kurierstaffel 11: In October the squadron was moved to the west and assigned to the 4th Army.
12. AOK -??
16. AOK - Kurierstaffel 2: In October 1939, it was shifted to the West to support the 16th Army. Here, from September 1940 to November 1940, it was stationed in Roubaix / France.
Agr. Pz Kleist - Kurierstaffel 10: In March 1940, it was assigned to the newly formed Panzer Group Kleist. In September 1940, the squadron was in Paris.
2. AOK - ??

Heeresgruppe C - Kurierstaffel 9
7. AOK - Kurierstaffel 8: In November 1940, the squadron moved to Boos in France.
1. AOK - Kurierstaffel 6

Kurierstaffel 110: This squadron was formed in July 1940 in Zossen as liaison unit for the Ob.d.H. It was stationed in Etaples / France (September), Ypenburg / Holland (October), Orly / France (December).
Kurierstaffel z.B.V./X.Fliegerkorps: This was formed in February 1940 in Uetersen and in April 1940 it was renamed as transport squadron / X.Fliegerkorps.
Kurierstaffel 1 ??
Kurierstaffel 7 ??

Fuentes: http://www.zweiter-weltkrieg-lexikon.de ... erstaffeln
http://www.ebay.de/itm/A-5-Konvolut-6-O ... 43d59ae40d

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Fi-156C belonging to Kurierstaffel 11 photographed in Belgium - May 1940 ..........
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Re: Kurierstaffeln.

Post by tigre » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:36 pm

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Kurierketten und Kurierstaffeln (Courier squadrons and sections).

Eastern Front 1941!

Heeresgruppe Nord - Kurierstaffel ??:
18. AOK - Kurierstaffel 12: by August 1941 located at Narwa.
16. AOK - Kurierstaffel 2: located in Königsberg-Devau on August 1941.
4. Pz Gruppe - Kurierkette/Panzergruppe 4: organized in June 1941 with Fieseler Fi 156.

Kurierstaffel 1: located at Pskov on July 1941 in support of ?? (some sources stated it was in support of AOK 12 - WB Ost)
Kurierstaffel 9: by February of 1941 located in Pomerania in support of ??

Heeresgruppe Mitte- Kurierstaffel 3: by September 1941 in Senno later Smolensk.
4. AOK - Kurierstaffel 11: In May 1941 moved to Lodz then on July to Baranowicze.
9. AOK - Kurierstaffel 8: from the beginning of 1941 onwards.
2. AOK - Kurierstaffel: ??.
2. Pz Gruppe - Kurierkette/Panzergruppe 2: organized on June 1941 with Junkers Ju 52/3m.
3. Pz. Gruppe - ??

Heeresgruppe Süd - Kurierstaffel 4: shifted to Silesia then by July 1941 located at Staro-Konstantinov.
6. AOK - Kurierstaffel 5: by July 1941 in Adampol.
17. AOK - Kurierstaffel 6: from April 1941 onwards.
11. AOK - Kurierstaffel 7: by September 1941 at Sorocca.
1. Pz. Gruppe - Kurierstaffel 10: by July 1941 located at Polonnoye.

20. AOK - Kurierkette Norwegen: organized at Petsamo, later Kurierkette Lappland.

DAK - Kurierstaffel Fliegerführer Afrika: organized with Messerschmitt Bf 108, Caudron C.445, Fieseler Fi 156, Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 52/3m. On April 1941 located at Ain-el-Gazala.

Führerkurierstaffel: It was formed on June 20, 1941 in Rastenburg used by senior politicians, Führer in order to fly for meetings, inspections, etc.. In November 1944 the squadron was renamed in Verbindungsstaffel 7 and installed in the next few months to Ainring and Pocking in Bavaria.

Fuentes: http://www.zweiter-weltkrieg-lexikon.de ... erstaffeln
http://www.ebay.de/itm/A-5-Konvolut-6-O ... 43d59ae40d
Wydawnictwo Militaria 068 - Fiesler Fi-156 Storch part 1

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Fi-156C coded CM+?? belonging to Kurierstaffel 7. Here the Commanding Officer of the 11. AOK Generaloberst Eugen Ritter v. Schobert and the Staffelkapitän (and pilot) Hauptmann Wilhelm Suwelack. The picture was taken two hours before the fatal landing on a Soviet minefield – Sep 12, 1941 (both were killed).....................
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Re: Kurierstaffeln.

Post by tigre » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:37 pm

Hello to all :D; more follows.............................

Kurierketten und Kurierstaffeln (Courier squadrons and sections).

Eastern Front 1941!

Fuentes: Fieseler Fi-156 Storch. Heinz J. Nowarra. Podzun-Pallas. 1979

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Winter 1941/42, the C.O. of the XXXXI Pz AK visiting the front units with a Fi-156C of the 4. (H) / 31..................
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Re: Kurierstaffeln.

Post by tigre » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:16 am

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Kurierketten und Kurierstaffeln (Courier squadrons and sections).

Eastern Front 1941! Fi-156 of Kurierstaffel 7.

Fuentes: http://www.josef-suwelack.de/ueber-die- ... m-suwelack.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Generaloberst Eugen Ritter v. Schobert with the pilot Hauptmann Wilhelm Suwelack before taking off the fateful Sep 12, 1941................
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Re: Kurierstaffeln.

Post by tigre » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:49 pm

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Kurierstaffeln.

Fuentes: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Flugzeug-Fiesele ... 2749961818

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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A liaison aircraft Fi-156 (VA + UK) landed somewhere in the front ..............................
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Re: Kurierstaffeln.

Post by tigre » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:11 pm

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Kurierstaffeln.

Fuentes: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Flugzeug-Fiesele ... 0692273825

Any ideas about its parent unit? TIA.Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Fi 156 C "1R + ??" with the emblem of a bison / buffalo in the nose ....................................................
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