FliegerFührer Atlantik

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Fliegerführer Atlantik


Mar 1941 – formed from part of Gen.Kdo/IV Fliegerkorps.[1] Subordinated to Luftflotte 3 and located at Brandérion near Lorient. Obslt Martin Harlinghausen was appointed to command the unit.[2]


Fliegerführer Atlantik controlled the following units[3]:-


Unit Aircraft Type Strength/Serviceable Crew

Establishment/Available

Führungskette

Fliegerführer Atlantik

He 111 1/1 1/1
I./KG 40 (excluding 4./KG 40) Fw 200 21/6 28/13
I./KG 1 He 111H-2 / H-5 26/12 24/24
K.F.Gr. 606 Ju 88 Re-equipping re-equipping
Stab K.Fl.Gr 406 controlling:-

1./906

2./506

1./106

5./196

He 115

He 115

He 115

Ar 196

9/7

9/4

9/5

20/17

9/6

9/8

8/5

19/13

3(F)./123 Ju 88

Me 110

6/3

6/3

6/6

2/0

Fliegerführer Atlantik's task was to provide armed reconnaissance on behalf of the Befehlshaber der U-Boote as well as carrying out anti-shipping attacks around British waters.[4]


  1. Rosch, Barry – Luftwaffe Codes, Markings and Units 1939-45
  2. Goss, Chris – Sea Eagles vol 1 page 65
  3. Neitzel, Sönke – Der Einsatz der deutschen Luftwaffe über dem AtlantiK und der Nordsee 1939-1945
  4. Goss, Chris – Sea Eagles vol 1 page 65
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