Wekusta 1

From LuftwaffeDataWiki

Jump to: navigation, search

Unit Code B7 - Staffel Letter A.(Also known as Wekusta/Lfl. 1)

Aircraft types operated: Do 17, He 11, Ju 52, Ju 88 and W. 34.

Jul 1939 - Raised with personnel from Blindflügschule Brandis. Using He111, Do17Z and later Ju88.

Weather reconnaissance for Luftflotte 1 over Poland. Nov 1939 - Transferred to Neuhausen bei Konigsberg (Prussia).

1940

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
24 Jul 1940 Wekusta 1 He 111H-3 Shot down by Hurricanes of 504 Sqdn 10 miles east of Wick.Three crew KIA two POW.
25 Jul 1940 Wekusta 1 He 111H-3 Shot down by Hurricanes of 3 Sqdn near Wick. Reg. Rat. A. Kr. Franken + two others MIA, two further members of the crew KIA.
17 Sep 1940 Wekusta 1 He 111 5175 Non-combat flight.Engine failure near Lichtenfelde – forced landing. Crew unhurt.


1941- Jul 1944 - Took part in assault on Russia with reconnaissance over the Northern Sector and Baltic Sea.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes 18 Dec 1941 Wekusta 1 Ju 88 Crashed into the sea east of the Shetland whilst on a “Zenit” flight. Distress signal sent at 11am. 4 Nov 1942 Wekusta 1 Ju 88 Missing off East coast of Scotland 10 Nov 1942 Wekusta 1 Ju 88 13 Jan 1943 Wekusta 1 Ju 88D-5 D7+CH 1710 Brought down by flak SW of BorkumOblt. Reuter, Siegfried, Reg.Rat.a.K. Mayer, Heinrich Uffz. Mann, WalterUffz.Berowski, Siegmund - all killed. 23 Aug 1943 Wekusta 1 Ju 88 Shot down by 604 Sqdn Baufighters in North Sea

31 Jul 1944 - Disbanded, all personnel and equipment were used by FAG5.

References

Mitchell, Andy - notes

Holm, Michael - The Luftwaffe, 1933-45 (web site)

Personal tools