Koflug 26/III

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Formed spring 1941 at Kirkenes/N Norway by renaming Kdo. Flughafenbereich Kirkenes

Subordinated to Luftgaukdo. Norwegen and subsequently to Luftgaustab z.b.V. 1.

Exercised command and control over airfields in the region around Kirkenes.

1 Jul 1943 - Kirkenes - subordinated: Fl.H.Kdtr. A 208/III (Kirkenes), Fl.H.Kdtr. E 5/N (Nautsi), Fl.H.Kdtr. E 19/XI (Salmijärvi), Fl.H.Kdtr. E 23/III (Petsamo), Fl.Pl.Kdo. A 132/XI (Kirkenes-See).

Oct 1944 - withdrew from Kirkenes during the first half of October pausing briefly in the Banak area before returning to Germany.

1945 - Last reported in the Dresden-Leipzig-Delitzsch area under Befehlsstelle Dresden/Luftgaukdo. III.


FpN

L 04191

Its FpN was never deleted, so it presumably continued in service to the end of the war.

Kommandant

Oberst Maximilian Müller (Dec 40 - Dec 41)

Oberst Ludwig Hasslauer (Jan 42 - Jun 43)

Gen.Maj. Maximilian Müller (Jun 43 - 8 May 45)

References

    Posting by Larry deZeng IV on Axis History Forum 6 Aug 2004.

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