Luftwaffe bases in Bulgaria

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Luftwaffe bases in Bulgaria

Post by Lsuglia » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:03 pm

Does anyone have any information about the Luftwaffe bases in Bulgaria; and/or of any notable pilots stationed there? I am particularly interested in a Captain Ralf Jurs who was awarded an engraved watch for "meritorious military service." I have this watch and am interested in any tidbits of information anyone may have. From what I know, he married a Bulgarian women and either did not leave when hostilities went against the Germans or moved back later. He died in Sofia; not sure when. Thanks, Lsuglia

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:02 am

Hello Lsuglia and welcome to Feldgrau!

Ralf Jurs recieved the DKiG (German Cross in Gold) on 24.06.1943 as an Oberleutnant in the Stab Aufkl.Führer Schwarzes Meer-West. Here's a link so that you can start your quest for Luftwaffe bases and units in Bulgaria...

http://www.ww2.dk/


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Ralf Jurs

Post by Lsuglia » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:55 pm

Krollspell: Thank you very much for that information! Would you kindly translate the German in your answer? Thank you again. Larry

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:15 pm

Hello Larry!

The unit that Ralf Jurs belonged to at the time of his award; Stab Aufkl.Führer Schwarzes Meer-West, could be translated as the Staff of the Reconnaissance Leader Black See West.

Aufkl. is an abbreviation for Aufklärung which is german for Reconnaissance and the Black Sea West could mean the western part/coast of the Black Sea, i e the Bulgarian coast (or Romanian for that matter).


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Ralf Jurs

Post by Lsuglia » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:22 am

Krollspell Thanks again. Do you think Jurs was a pilot? Is there a place where I could find additional information as well as how he earned his award? Larry

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Post by Benoit Douville » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:13 pm

Aces of the Bulgarian Air Force:

-Stoyan Stoyanov 5
-Petar Botchev 5
-Tchudomir Toplodolski 4
-Ivan Bonev 4

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Re: Luftwaffe bases in Bulgaria

Post by tigre » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:59 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more.....................

The II. Group of JG 27 (Hauptmann Wolfgang Lippert) in the Balkans...............

At the beginning of 1941, the II. Group of Jagdgeschwader 27 under Gruppenkommandeur Wolfgang Lippert was in Detmold for refreshment and re-equipment. Here the group was assigned a complete inventory of Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7. On January 2, 1941, the group began to move to Romania. The flying association began the move on January 10th to Vienna-Schwechat, followed by the move to Bucharest-Baneasa on January 26th. On March 1, the group was finally moved to Vrba near Radomir. With the beginning of the Balkan campaign on April 6th, the group flew free hunting (freie Jagd) and bombing over the border triangle Greece - Yugoslavia - Bulgaria.

Source: https://www.ebay.de/itm/foto-luftwaffe- ... 4221080772
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... JG27-R.htm

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Leutnant Gustav Adolf Langanke (June 30, 1912 Gelsenkirchen; died October 7, 1941 Sidi Omar) of the 5. / JG 27; in the background his Bf-109 E-7 "Black" (Schwarze) 5 at Vrba / Sofia airfield.......................
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