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-[http://localhost/mediawiki/images/9/94/DEFE3_11_Notes.pdf DEFE 3/11] covers the decryption period between 9th December 1943 and 12th December 1943– however, some information related to dates outside this period.+[http://www.wiki.luftwaffedata.co.uk/wiki/images/9/94/DEFE3_11_Notes.pdf DEFE 3/11] covers the decryption period between 9th December 1943 and 12th December 1943– however, some information related to dates outside this period.
In the attached file are some notes/summaries gleaned from the pages of DEFE 3/11 I hope that these are of assistance to any fellow researchers. In the attached file are some notes/summaries gleaned from the pages of DEFE 3/11 I hope that these are of assistance to any fellow researchers.

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DEFE 3/11 covers the decryption period between 9th December 1943 and 12th December 1943– however, some information related to dates outside this period.

In the attached file are some notes/summaries gleaned from the pages of DEFE 3/11 I hope that these are of assistance to any fellow researchers.

The link to DEFE 3/11 at the national archives is here.

Note the date of the event refers to a date in the message not necessarily the date of the message.

Flifue = FliegerFührer


Note –


  1. Number of pages refer to “GAF sightings” - these are for the most part not included in the summaries below as they do not refer to specific aircraft types or units.
  2. Flivos of Divisions are also not included below
  3. Code “Yoke” appears to refer to “Y” service.
Page Report Date of event Notes
313 VL1501 08/12/43 (Strong indications advanced detachment KG 54) gave instructions on 08/12/43 that aircraft must touch down on landing tare as runway was only 1000 m long at Gablingen. Comment VL1465 refers.
308 VL1506 08/12/43 10 Me 109 allotted to I./JG53 to be taken over by arrangement with aircraft forwarding station Osoppo. Information 08/12/43
307 VL1507 08/12/43 Mention made on 08/12/43 of 1./NAGr 11. Comment – VL1128 for comparison.
300 VL1514 08/12/43 Without intermediate landing at Milos, 3 Arado of 2../125 arrived Suda by 16.00 hrs Z 08/12/43. Comment VL1479 secondly refers.
293 VL1518 09/12/43 Luftflotte 4 ordered on 09/12/43 to get into touch with Army Group Süd about air transport of 2nd Parachute Div. From Shitomir to Kirowograd area. Refer VL1099.
286 VL1523 08/15/43 Strength IV./KG 76 Toulouse-Francazal evening 08/12/43.Total aircraft 56; on airfield 43; serviceable 28.
282-5 VL1524 08/12/43 On 08/12/43 total operations Flifue Luftflotte 2: -

56 Ground attack sorties in 3 operations against unloading activity, gun positions, concentrations and road traffic in area C2903, C2901, C2701 K 2799. 1 Operation of 19 before 11.00 hrs Z, 1 operation of 19 at 11.30 hrs Z. 42 fighters escort for ground attack aircraft.

6 aircraft carried out photo reconnaissance opposite left wing 76 Pz Korps and opposite centre 14 Pz Korps. At 13.30 hrs Z photo reconnaissance in C3813, H2495, H3093, C4109.

Secondly, Fliegerkorps 2 reconnaissance included one ju 09.00 – 14.20 hrs z approximate route 4132, 1135 E; 3937, 1425 E; 3917, 1035E; 4142, 1045E; Maddalena – Bonifacio – 4(F)./122, 0745E; 4312,0835E – Leghorn.

1 Ju time unspecified Tyrrhenian Sea Perugia – 4132, 1145E; 3852, 1115 E – Cagliari – Maddalena – Perugia.

At time unspecified in area 4237, 1435E; 4207, 1525E; 4207, 1615E; 4137, 1615E; 4107, 1715E; 4052, 1815E; 4107, 1845E; 4252, 1545E.

At time unspecified, in area 4237, 0945E; 4107, 0945E; 4137, 1145E; Gulf of Gaeta – south of Ischia – at 21.00 hrs Z-- Bay of Naples- Gulf of Salerno- Cape Palinoro – 3852, 1445E; 4012, 1225E; 4137, 1445E. Last aircraft of 1(F)./33 landed 23.30 hrs Z.

Thirdly, effort Fliegerdivision 2 included 10 Arados close escort 06.15 – 16.30 hrs Z. 2 Arados security reconnaissance coast to San Remo 14.00 – 16.30 hrs Z.

1 Ju 16.45 – 23.15 hrs Z 4307, 0445E; approximate area 4252, 0615E; 4307, 0915E; West Coast Corsica; 4107, 0845E; 4137, 0615E.

260 VL1534 05/12/43 Freya under construction within 2 miles of 4520, 103820E according information 05/12/43.
257 VL1537 09/12/43 According Luftwaffenkommando Süd-Ost 10.00 hrs Z 09/12/43: Allied attack (strong indications) Heraklion town and airfield 19.00 hrs Z 08/12/43, airfield still serviceable, 1 Ju 88 seriously, 1 Ju 88 slightly damaged.

Slight damage to buildings in town. 3 cars, 1 motorcycle and 12 barrels burnt out. 8 military injured. Presume that mines also laid in harbour area.

256 VL1538 28/11/43 Now known that on 28/11/43 III./JG 3 (comment at Wörishofen on 16/09/43) reported that 28 of its own aircraft plus 19 of I./JG 4 had scrabled that day.

Secondly, on 29/11/43 Flifue Luftflotte 2 and Fliegerkorps II learned that Fl. H. Kdt. Wörishofen was new address of I./JG 4. Comment – not known whether Gruppe in transit to Italian area. Compare reports on 02/12/43 and 04/12/43 of ground personnelat Foligno and Viterbo in VL1056 and VL1328. Also Gruppe addressed Viterbo on 03/12/43, VL1147

254 VL1540 28/11/43 On 28/11/43 for signals puirposes II./ZG 76 in 7 Jagd Div.
249 VL1545 08/12/43 Evening 08/12/43, III./JG 53 had 48 Me 109 on airfield out of 51, 34 of them serviceable. 1 aircraft on Met flight 11.45 hrs Z 08/12/43 crashed owing engine trouble.
238 VL1556 09/12/43 Fliegerkorps II and KG 30 informed at 20.00 hrs Z 09/12/43 Ravenna serviceable for emergency night landings on 10/12/43. Soft ground. Comment – VL1487 refer.
235 VL1559 09/12/43 Fliegerkorps X photo reconnaissance Aleppo area by 1 Ju morning 09/12/43 established no aircraft on airfields.
234 VL1560 09/12/43 According to GAF station Perugia on 09/12/43 raid by 48 aircraft on Spoleto at 10.30 hrs Z 08/12/43. About 40 bombs on the town. Aqueduct damaged rendering town waterless. 3 wounded. 2 UXB on road to Termi.
223 VL1570 05/12/43 At 18.00 hrs Z on 05/12/43, 4 Ju 88 of LG 1 carried out a practice attack on Typakion airfield. Comment – no details.
219 VL1573 09/12/43 By Gruppe 126 evening 09/12/43, orders to unspecified elements at Milos for 10/12/43: 2 aircraft to escort 1 Ju 52 from Milos to Phaleron.
216-7 VL1575 09/12/43 Now known that information in VL1511 was submitted to CinC Luftwaffe on 09/12/43 in reply to unspecified enquiry.

Heading One:

360 CBM Oboe, 155 Diesel.

Heading Two:

First 10 days 718 CMB Oboe, 295 Diesel.

Second 10 days 675 CMB Oboe, 280 Diesel

Third 10 days 915 CMB Oboe 440 Diesel

Heading Three

Monthly 3300 CMB being 500 CMB more than the monthly allocation by Army Group. The amount stated insufficient as soon as it becomes necessary, in carrying out large scale transfers, to go by road on account of the destruction of the railways or because of an emergency caused by a changed tactical situation.

Heading Four

Stocks used up, allocation for first 10 days of December, 660 CMB Oboe, 260 CMB Diesel.

Above details cover “the northern area only”.

Comment – Firstly, suggest heading two gives consumption for November, heading three Total Consumption for November in round figures.

Secondly, VL1541 for comparison.

215 VL1576 08/12/43 Advanced detachment of I./KG 54 arrived complete on 08/12/43 (Comment – Not known where. VL1465 to see.)
213 VL1578 09/12/43 Refer VL1559. Luftwaffenkommando Süd-Ost appreciated late 09/12/43 about 6 airfields Aleppo area photographed. As this was first occasion area covered, identification of targets as well as interpretation rendered difficult.
210 VL1581 09/12/43 Orders evening 09/12/43 for 10/12/43 to Flifue Albania. Attack on Allied fighter and heavy fighter patrols.
208 VL1583 09/12/43 Evening 09/12/43 Luftwaffenkommando Süd-Ost attached importance to photo reconnaissance of Bari as data for an intended attack.

Under no circumstances was the intention to attack to be indicated by the frequent repetition and manner of carrying out the P/R.

207 VL1584 09/12/43 Orders from Luftwaffenkommando Süd-Ost on 09/12/43.

At 12.00 hrs Z to Flifue Albania for night 09-10/12/43 and 10/12/43.

Weather permitting photo reconnaissance of harbours and airfields in Apulian area.

17.00 hrs Z to Advanced Battle HQ Mostar. Recce main erffort areas focus and Gadabout. Photo reconnaissance watch on partisan airfields in areasJajce and Glamoc.

Photo reconnaissance Termoli harbour weather permitting.

198 VL1593 01/12/43 On 01/12/43 strength and serviceability III./JG 3: Aircraft 41 and 31, crews 42 and 31.
178-81 VL1605 09/12/43 Total effort Luftwaffenkommando Süd-Ost on 09/12/43 was 50 sorties.

Details, Firstly, reconnaissance by 8 aircraft.

1 Ju 88 photo reconnaissance airfields Aleppo area, see VL1578,

1 Ju 88 Alexandria – Castellorizo, reconnaissance of Turkish harbours not flown.

1 Ju 88 offshore Otranto – Cap Spartivento, offshore area of Cape Colonne not seen owing fighter defence.

Recce of Italian coast and sea reconnaissance of Adriatic not carried out owing weather,

3 Hs 126, 1 Do 17 and 1 Bü 131 operated in Croatian area.

Secondly, 11 Bombers comprising 10 Do 17 and 1 Ju 87 up from 12.45 – 13.20 hrs Z in Drina Bend area.

Thirdly, Fighters,

4 Me 109 scrambled from Podgorica at 09.30 hrs Z against 8 aircraft reported near Durazzo Bar without interception.

Fourthly, Escort,

10 Arados, 8 with air transports and 2 anti-submarine patrol in Milos sea area from 12.00 hrs Z untiol darkness.

Fifthly, Transport, 11 aircraft

7 Ju 52, 3 Arados, 1 Do 24 Greece, Aegean, Serbia, Vienna.

Sixthly, Miscellaneous 6 aircraft 2 Ju 52 dropping supplies at Levitea, 2 Ju 52 Mausi in Danube Delta, 2 Me 109 unsuccessful search for Spitfire dinghy.

Night 09-10/12/43 no night operations.

Effort on 08/12/43 included

Recce – 1 Ju 88 weather and sea SW of Greece from 10.15 – 14.00 hrs Z, 1 Ju 88 weather and sea east of Rhodes from 11.10 – 14.00 hrs Z route 3302, 3225 E; 3322, 2845E; 3552, 2715E.

1 Ju 88 off shore Otranto- Cape Spartivento from 11.45 – 13.20 hrs Z.

4 Me 109 photo reconnaissance of Korkula and Hvar Islands.

4 Hs 126, 2 He 46 and 1 Bü 131 in Croatia.

Bombers – (fair indications) 8 Ju 87 attack on gunboat at Starigrad Harbour on island of Hvar, gunboat sunk.

Fighters – 14 Me 109 coastal and island patrol.

3 Me 109 fighter patrol over Mostar without interception. 1 Me 109 lost pilot killed.

174 VL1609 01/12/43 II./ZG 1 and I./NJG 6 in 7 Jagd Div. Area for signals purposes 01/12/43
169-70 VL1611 09/12/43 Included in Eastern Mediterranean report on 09/12/43.

Firstly, Fliegerdivision 2 of 1(F)./33, 1 up 06.30 hrs Z, 1 Ju 88 from 07.00-12.00 hrs Z route 4307, 0445E; 4252, 0545E; 4307, 06.45E; 4252, 0745E; 4052, 0645E; 4022, 0745E; 4007, 0515E; 4052, 0345E; 4(F)./122, 0445E; 4222, 0345E; 4307, 0515E.

Secondly, by II Fliegerkorps, 1 Ju 88 from 12.45 – 14.00 hrs Z route – 4337, 1015E; 4312, 0955E; 4322, 0925E; 4207, 0835E; Perugia.

1 aircraft afternoon reconnaissance down 16.40 hrs Z route 4252, 1545E; 4(F)./122, 1745E; 4202, 1835E, 4307, 1615E.

163 VL1617 10/12/43 At 18.30 hrs Z 10/12/43 Flifue Luftflotte 2 intentions for 11/12/43 were unchanged and as for 10/12/43
160 VL1620 09/12/43 Late 09/12/43 intentions Flifue Albania for 10/12/43 were as on 08/12/43. (Comment see VL1437 photo reconnaissance Apulian airfields, reconnaissance to support army, fighters at readiness, shadowing aircraft at 5 minute readiness 09.00 – 13.00 hrs Z).

Serviceability same time.

1./NAGr 12, 7 total 6 serviceable.

13./SG 151, 4 and nil.

8./JG 27, 5 and 3.

11./JG 27, 4 and 4.

I./LG 1, 1 and 1.

Adriatic Staffel, 1 and 1.

Airfields – Devoli serviceable for all classes.

154 VL1623 09/12/43 No operations by III./JG 53 on 09/12/43 owing bad weather. Serviceability afternoon 09/12/43:

Me 109 total 51, on airfield 48, serviceable 38. Mortar aircraft 2, 2, 0.

Training aircraft 5,4,1.

151 VL1626 10/12/43 II Fliegerkorps reconnaissance intentions20.30 hrs Z 10/12/43 for 11/12/43:

By night no reconnaissance owign weather.

By day, as early as possible, offshore screening both coasts, sea reconnaissance Tyrrhenian. Further reconnaissance operations according to weather.

148 VL1629 10/12/43 17 Bulgarian Me 109 and 19 Dewoitine, latter aircraft from Sofia and Plovdiv, operated against Liberators attack on Sofia on 10/12/43.

Comment - Details later.

JP2454 gave intended move unspecified number Dewoitine aircraft from Toulouse to Sofia at end of August.

145 VL1632 08/12/43 Orders 18.15 hrs Z 08/12/43 for battle operations X Fliegerkorps on 09/12/43: Bomber units readiness for ops against Allied naval forces or convoy.

Fighter units, air defence Athens area.

143 VL1634 10/12/43 According Luftwaffenkommando Süd-Ost evening 10/12/43 Sofia attacked by 36 Liberators and 20 Lightnings between 11.15 and 11.30 hrs Z 10/12/43, from 5-6000 m.

Approach at 09.45 hrs Z from area Brindisi (according wireless intercept) – Tirana – Veles. Departure north of Skoplje – Alessio at 12.45 hrs Z.

Damage – 10-15 bombs on main railway stattion, 1 direct hit on track one. Railway workshop partially destroyed. Locomotive and tender workshops also hit. Goods station, 2 truck derailed, 1 fuel truck set on fire.

Several bombs on GAF station Vrastepna, damage not reported. Comment – see also VL1629.

126 VL1650 07/12/43 II./SG 151 addressed at Lucko on 07/12/43.

Comment – no further information here.

122 VL1653 10/12/43 Some sorties west Mediterranean area 10/12/43.

1 Ju from 05.00-08.00 hrs Z sea reconnaissance offshore Marseilles – off Albenga (Italy) and return. 2 Ar from 06.00 – 08.45 hrs Z antisubmarine patrol.

1 of 1(F)./33 up 05.00 hrs Z down 08.30 hrs Z on unspecified task.

1 Ju 14.45 – 19.00 hrs Z security reconnaissance sea area between 6 and 9 degrees east, southern limit 41 degrees north.

Recce by unspecified aircraft 09.00 – 11.15 hrs Z offshore Barletta to 4257, 1355 E. 2 aircraft carried out reconnaissance Gulf of Gaeta. No further ops by Flifue owing weather.

118 VL1657 07/12/43 Fl.H.Kdtr Susak ordered 07/12/43 by Koflug Agram to take with it when transferred all available equipment. This because “new situation”.

Further orders 08//12/43 from same Koflug. All fuel to be loaded fro Agram. Decision about ceasing work on landing area to be made later by Koflug.

103 VL1667 10/12/43 Luftflotte 3 informed Luftflotte 2 on 10/12/43 with reference to a communication of Luftflotte 2 (comment – not known here) that the airfields Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon – Bron, Dijon, Avord and Bourges were available for the Gruppen mentiones in that communication. Comment – nothing further known here.
101 VL1669 10/12/43 On 10/12/43 III./KG 76 had 22 Ju 88 serviceable out of 23 on airfield.

Comment – see VL1416.

95 VL1674 11/12/43 3 operations with 33 ground attack sorties by Flifue Luftflotte on 11/12/43, including 13 at 08.20 hrs Z on parked M/T and huts north and south of road Venafro – Cepagna.

53 fighter sorties on escort over Cassino, 1 Me 109 lost. 4 Scrambles against artillery spotter.

4 photo reconnaissance sorties before centre of XIV Korps.

93 VL1676 10/12/43 III./JG 53 on 10/12/43 had 51 Me 109, 2 Mortar and 5 training aircraft.

On airfield 48, 2 mortar and 4 training aircraft.

Serviceable unknown number of Me 109, 1 mortar, 1 training aircraft.

Same time, 63 crews of which 41 ready.

92 VL1677 11/12/43 Bulgarian Do 17s operated in area of Pz.Armee 2 to be marked with white square (the size of the German Cross) with a black cross, according Admiral Adriatic on 11/12/43.
87-90 VL1679 10/12/43 On 10/12/43 total report Luftwaffenkommando Süd-Ost was 93 sorties comprising 13 reconnaissance, 26 bombers, 16 fighters, 22 escort, 14 transport and 2 miscellaneous.

Details, firstly reconnaissance:-

1 Ju 88 photo reconnaissance of Port Said, rough interpretation revealed no essential changes compared 13/09/43, variations in number of special landing craft was to be reported separately.

1 Ju 88 met reconnaissance Ras Aamer – SW Greece.

1 Ju 88 offshore Otranto – Spartivento.

1 Ju 88 guerilla area around Sparta.

2 Me 109 photo reconnaissance of Bari not carried out owing weather.

6 Me 109 Dalmatian Coast, Islands of Korkula and Mljet. (Comment – ops by only 12 aircraft specified.)

Secondly, Bombers:

11 Ju 87, 6 He 46 and 5 Hs 126 from Butmir supporting army east of Sarajevo.

4 Ju 87 from Mostar against Lombarda Harbour east of Korkula.

Thirdly, Fighters:

9 Me 109 scrambles and defensive patrol from Podgorica from 10.00 – 13.00 hrs Z.

3 Me 109 defensive patrol from Nish without interception owing failure of R/T.

4 Me 109 fighter protection of Stuka attack on Lombarda.

Fourthly, escort:

6 Arados with 1 convoy, 13 with air transports and 3 anti-submarine patrol southern Aegean.

Fifthly, Transports:

14 Ju 52 in area Greece, Aegean, Crete, Serbia.

Sixthly, miscellaneous:

2 Ju 88 supply dropping on Levitha.

Seventhly – 1 Me 109 of JG 27 missing and 2 seriously damaged from defensive patrol over Devoli against Allied formation returning from Sofia.

Eigthly – no ops night 10-11/12/43 effort on 09/12/43 additional to VL1605

1 Hs 126 east ofg Sarajevo, 2 Me 109 east of Livno, 4 Me 109 Split and islands of Mljet and Lagosta.

Bombers – 20 Ju 87, 6 He 46 and 2 Hs 126 from Butmir operated east of Sarajevo.

4 Ju 87 on gun positions on island of Hvar.

3 Me 109 escort for Stukas on Hvar.

4 Arados anti-submarine patrol around Lemnos and off Dardanelles.

85 VL1681 11/12/43 Flifue Luftflotte intentions 19.30 hrs Z 11/12/43 for 12/12/43: unchanged, as for 11/12/43.
76 VL1688 11/12/43 According Luftwaffenkommando Süd-Ost 16.00 hrs Z 11/12/43, in Sofia raid 10/12/43, at Vrasderna several small bombs southern edge of airfield, several D/A and leaflets.

10 civilians killed 18 injured.

German aircraft reporting service gave 36 Liberators and 20 Lightnings, Bulgarian service gave 50 Liberators and 60-70 Lightnings on Sofia raid.

68-69 VL1692 11/12/43 Orders of 11/12/43 for period night 11-12/12/43 and day 12/12/43.

Firstly, at 12.30 hrs Z to Flifue Albania:

Photo reconnaissance according weather Apulian Harbours and airfields especially Bari Harbour.

Recce of large convoy established by X Fliegerkorps, if it enters Adriatic (comment – no details known).

Secondly at 18.00 hrs Z to Flifue Albania:

Engaging of Allied fighters and heavy fighter sweeps.

Thirdly at 21.00 hrs Z for X Fliegerkorps:

Night attack on large convoy recced.

Preparation for further attack for night 12-13/12/43.

Fighters on defence Athens area.

For Flifue Croatia support of Army for Focus and Gadabout at point of main effort.

Attack on shipping Korcula and Vis Harbours according forces available.

Fourthly at 16.00 hrs Z 11/12/43 Flifue Croatia ordered to carry out reconnaissance for tasks in last sentence of thirdly.

67 VL1693 11/12/43 X Fliegerkorps taskls 21.00 hrs Z 11/12/43 for 12/12/43 include fighter defence Athens area.
63 VL1697 11/12/43 Albania Flifue intentions late 11/12/43 for 12/12/43 included reconnaissance convoy (comment see VL1692) if it enteres Adriatic. Recce for army.

1 fighter schwarm readiness against raids.

Shadower aircraft at five minutes readiness 09.00 – 13.00 hrs Z.

60 VL1700 11/12/43 Evening 11/12/43 serviceability Albanian units

1./NAGr 12, 7 of 7.

13./SG 151 2 of 4.

8./JG 27 3 of 5.

11./JG 27 1 of 4.

I./LG 1 1 of 1.

Adriatic staffel unknown.

55 VL1704 09/12/43 Allied raids on 08/12/43 according Luftwaffenkommando Süd-Ost on 09/12/43.

Tatoi airfield 10.40 hrs Z by 36 Liberators and over 30 Lightnings in two waves. Approach from Brindisi – Lecce area departure on reciprocal. 1 aircraft total loss, 6 slight and medium damage. No damage to buildings. Airfield serviceable.

Eleusis airfield 11.30 hrs Z by 65 Fortresses in three waves. Approach from Tunis via Agrinion departure on reciprocal. 1 aircraft total loss 5 damaged. Hits on landing area, runway and taxi track. Airfield temporarily unserviceable.

50 VL1709 11/12/43 9./JG 27 addressed Kalamaki on 11/12/43.
26 VL1728 11/12/43 27 aircraft of (strong indications) I./KG 76 up by 13.00 hrs 11/12/43 for Ingolstadt.

23 landed there, 1 aircraft of 3./KG 76 landed Aviano, 3 missing by 20.00 hrs Z.Search south of Alps laid on by (strong indications ) Geschwaderstab north of Alps to be searched by (strong indications) I./KG 76.

Comment – I./KG 76 located Villaorba, with detachments at Basiliano and Codroipo, all south of Aviano. See JP9030 and VL1494.

25 VL1729 11/12/43 Some west Mediterranean sorties 11/12/43:

1 Ju of 1(F)./33 from 02.30 – 06.45 hrs Z sea reconnaissance of area approximately withing 05 E 41 N and Sardinia and Corsica coasts.

2 Ar from 06.00 – 08.30 hrs Z on antisubmarine patrol.

1 Ju from 14.30 – 18.30 hrs Z sea reconnaissance area approximately within 05E 40 N and Sardinia and Corsica coasts.

1 aircraft sea reconnaissance Tyrrhenian Sea from 05.00 – 09.00 hrs Z.

24 VL1730 11/12/43 Evening 11/12/43 strength IV./KG 76 56 total, 43 on airfield, 31 serviceable.
22 VL1732 11/12/43 Information on 11/12/43 later than VL1728 gave 24 Ju 88 landed at Ingolstadt.

1 aircraft of 1./KG 76 and 1 of 3./KG 76 made intermediate landings, 1 of 3./KG 76 missing.

Ground elements to arrive Hörsching on morning 12/12/43.

19-20 VL1734 08/12/43 Strength some units under Flifue Croatia evening 08/12/43.

IV./JG 27 Mostar. Stab aircraft 2 serviceable 1. Crews 2 ready nil.

10./JG 27 aircraft 3 and 1, crews 2 and 1.

11./JG 27 aircraft 2 and 1, crews 4 and 3.

12./JG 27 aircraft 3 and 2, crews 3 and unknown.

(Strong indications ) Stab./NAGr 12 Mostar – aircraft unknown, total crews unknown ready 3.

(Strong indications) 2./NAGr 12 Mostar – 10 Me 109 and 4, crews 16 and 13.

(Strong indications) Close Recce Kette Butmir, aircraft unknown, crews 7 and 5.

(Strong indications) Close reconnaissance kette Mostar, 1 Hs 126 and 1, crews 1 and 1.

NSGr Butmir, 5 He 46 and 3, crews 5 and 5.

I./SG 3 Mostar, Butmir, 21 Ju 87 and 12 (all serviceable aircraft at Butmir) total crews unknown, ready 3 Mostar, 15 Butmir.

13./SG 151 Mostar 7 Ju 87 and 4, crews 7 and unknown.

14 VL1739 10/12/43 Orders late 10/12/43: 2 aircraft to carry out anti-submarine patrol at first light 12/12/43 for the Drache convoy (see VL1705)
13 VL1740 12/12/43 Now known reconnaissance intentions Flifue Albania for 12/12/43 (see VL1697 and VL1692) were:

Photo reconnaissance Bari,Taranto,Grottaglie, Brindisi, Gioia Dei Colle, Vito Dei Normanni, Manduria, San Pancrazio, Lecce and Leverano.

7 VL1745 11/12/43 III./JG 53 on 11/12/43 had on airfields, 48, 2 mortar, 4 trainingaircraft. Serviceable (fair indications) 37 Me 109, 2 mortar, 1 training aircraft. Comment – VL1676 compare.
5 VL1747 07/12/43 I./JG 27 addressed Cascina Vaga on 07/12/43
2 VL1750 10/12/43 All servicing facilities on Podgorica massed in immediate neighbourhood of living quarters on the northern edge of the airfield. Information 10/12/43.
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