Aufklärungsgruppe 14

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Ernst Krüger, 1 Oct 1937 - 1 Nov 1938
  • ?

Stab:

Formed 1 Oct 1937 in Munstter from On 1 Nov 1938 became

Reformed 1 Nov 1938 in Köttingbrunn from On 26 Aug 1939 redesignated

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Oct 1937 - 1 Nov 1938 Munstter   He 45/He 46
Jan 1939 - 26 Aug 1939 Köttingbrunn   Hs 126

1.(H)/14:

Formed 1 Oct 1937 in Munstter from On 1 Nov 1938 became

Reformed 1 Nov 1938 in Köttingbrunn from

Disbanded Mar 1942.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Oct 1937 - 1 Nov 1938 Munstter    
1 Nov 1938 - Aug 1939 Köttingbrunn   Hs 126
Aug 1939 - Sep 1939 Sillein    
Sep 1939 Jablonka    
Sep 1939 Jaroslaw    
2 Oct 1939 - 31 Oct 1939 Bad Voslau    
31 Oct 1939 - 14 Nov 1939 Regensburg-Obertraubling    
14 Nov 1939 - 21 Nov 1939 Darmstadt    
21 Nov 1939 - May 1940 Limburg    
May 1940 Vervins    
May 1940 Rancourt    
Jun 1940 Richebourg    
Jul 1940 - Sep 1940 Auxerre    
Sep 1940 - Oct 1940 Le Puilts-Berault    
Oct 1940 - Feb 1941 Etrepagny    
Feb 1941 - 11 Mar 1941 Craiova    
11 Mar 1941 - 25 Mar 1941 Novo Selczi    
Apr 1941 - May 1941 Larissa    
May 1941 - Jul 1941 Kitzingen    
10 Jul 1941 - 12 Aug 1941 Kosina    
22 Aug 1941 - 11 Sep 1941 Royan   [Operation Felix]
Sep 1941 Grodno    
Sep 1941 Ponjatowka    
Oct 1941 Schubowka    
Nov 1941 - Dec 1941 Cholm    
Dec 1941 Stopschitsche    
25 Dec 1941 - Jan 1942 Witebsk    
Jan 1942 - May 1942 Seranvillers/Cambrai    

2.(H)/14:

Formed 1 Oct 1937 in Munstter from On 1 Nov 1938 became

Reformed 1 Nov 1938 in Köttingbrunn from

On 1 Nov 1943 redesignated

Served under (Mar 1942 - Aug 1943) and (Sep 1943 - Oct 1943).

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Oct 1937 - 1 Nov 1938 Munstter    
1 Nov 1938 - Aug 1939 Köttingbrunn   Hs 126
Aug 1939 - Sep 1939 Sillein    
Oct 1940 Hastenrath    
Apr 1941 - Nov 1941 Ain-el-Gazala   Bf 110/Bf 109
Nov 1941 Bir el Gabr    
Dec 1941 Martuba    
Dec 1941 Benina    
Dec 1941 - Jan 1942 Arco Philaenorum    
Feb 1942 Agedabia(?)    
Mar 1942 - Apr 1942 Martuba    
Apr 1942 - Nov 1942 Germany   Bf 109
Nov 1942 Trapani    
Nov 1942 - Apr 1943 Tunis*    
May 1943 - Sep 1943 Reggio    
Sep 1943 - Nov 1943 Marsigliana    

* forward or alternate bases: El Aouina, Gabes and Kairouan

3.(H)/14:

Formed 1 Oct 1937 in Munstter from On 1 Nov 1938 became

Reformed 1 Nov 1938 in Köttingbrunn from

In Feb 1944 redesignated 13./14 (see below).

Served under (May 1942 - Jul 1943), (Aug 1943), (Sep 1943 - Feb 1944).

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Oct 1937 - 1 Nov 1938 Munstter    
1 Nov 1938 - Aug 1939 Köttingbrunn   Hs 126
Aug 1939 - Sep 1939 Engelswalde    
Oct 1940 Brüssels    
Apr 1941 Bad Voslau   Fw 189A
7,41 Metschanitza(?)    
Sep 1941 Smolensk    
Oct 1941 Schubowka    
Apr 1942 Auve(?)    
Jul 1942 Marjewka    
Aug 1942 Konstantinowka    
Sep 1942 Naftjanaja    
Feb 1943 Dretun    
May 1943 Welish(?)    
Jan 1944 Orscha    

 

4.(F)/14:

Formed 1 Nov 1938 in Köttingbrunn from

Disbanded Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Nov 1938 - Sep 1939 Köttingbrunn    
Aug 1939 - Sep 1939 Mankendorf   Do 17
Mar 1940 - May 1940 Düsseldorf    
Jul 1940 - Nov 1940 Cherbourg   Do 17/Bf 110
Nov 1940 - May 1941 Villacoublay    
May 1941 - Jul 1941 Dubowo   Ju 88
Sep 1941 - Jun 1942 Smolensk-Nord    
Jun 1942 - Mar 1943 Dugino    
Mar 1943 - Sep 1943 Smolensk-Nord    
Oct 1943 - Dec 1943 Baranowitschi    
Dec 1943 - Mar 1944 Gutenfeld   Ju 188
Mar 1944 - 5 Jul 1944 Baranowitschi    
5 Jul 1933 - 9 Jul 1944 Biala-Podlaska    
9 Jul 1944 - 15 Jul 1944 Südauen    
15 Jul 1944 - Aug 1944 Groß-Schiemanen    
Aug 1944 - Dec 1944 Wormditt    
Dec 1944 - Mar 1945 Rahmel    

5.(H)/14:

Formed Aug 1940 in Köttingbrunn from parts of 3.(H)/14.

Disbanded Jan 1942.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Aug 1940 - Apr 1941 Köttingbrunn   Hs 126
Jul 1941 Brusilow    
Jul 1941 Biala-Zerkiow(?)    
Aug 1941 Bogusslav(?)    
Sep 1941 Smolensk    
Dec 1941 Pokrowskoje(?)    

13./14:

Formed Feb 1944 in Orscha from 3.(H)/14. From Oct 1944 used for night-recon. duites.

Served under (Feb 1944 - May 1944) and (Jun 1944 - Oct 1944).

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Feb 1944 - 6 Jun 1944 Orscha*    
6 Jun 1944 - 27 Jun 1944 Tolotschin    
27 Jun 1944 - 1 Jul 1944 Shodino    
1 Jul 1944 - 4 Jul 1944 Wilna    
4 Jul 1944 - 7 Jul 1944 Lida    
7 Jul 1944 - 11 Jul 1944 Olita    
11 Jul 1944 - 14 Jul 1944 Kwatery    
14 Jul 1944 - 15 Jul 1944 Kurjany    
15 Jul 1944 - 24 Jul 1944 Raczki    
24 Jul 1944 - Oct 1944 Lyck    
Oct 1944 - Dec 1944 Rastken    
Dec 1944 - 13 Feb 1945 Niederbreisig**    
13 Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Limburg**    

* detachment at Bojary, 14 Mar 1944 - 11 Apr 1944

** detachment at Ödheim, Feb 1945

  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,

  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,

  •  
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,

Heer-decal
The Stalin Lline by Zwiahel

by Novgorod Volynskiy.

While the right wing of the 5th Army (15 th and 31 th Army Corps) carried out a systematic withdrawal under cover of the rear-guards, on its left-flank the 9th and 19th Mechanized Corps were engaged in heavy delaying actions against the superior forces of the enemy force (III AK Mot with its 13 Pz, 14 Pz and 25 ID Mot) which sought a quick breakthrough towards Kiev.

Till July 04 1941, the 9th Mechanized Corps, was covering the retreat of the 5th Army 's main forces in the south within the area Tsuman, Klevan, Alexandria, halting the strong enemy attacks of the 25 ID (Mot), LAH and 299 ID. On the night of July 5 the 9th Mechanized Corps broke away from the enemy, then carried out a retreat across the river.

Meanwhile the 19th Mechanized Corps with the 1st Armored Brigade and remnants of the 228 Rifle Division, covered the Novohrad-Volynskyi axis. During the period from June 29 to July 3 1941, it conducted heavy fighting with the III AK along the river Horyn, occupying with its 40th Armored Division the area Tuchin, Voskodavy (incl.) Goscha and with its 43 Armored Division Goscha, Velbovno.

On June 29 the commander of the 19th Mechanized Corps launched a counterattack, during which it crossed over to the west bank of the river by Goscha, therefore it reject the German III AK some 5 to 8 kilometers.

By July 01 of 1941, under the pressure of superior forces of the German III AK, the 19th Mechanized Corps moved to the right bank of the river Horyn, holding the enemy attacks there until July 03. On the night of July 04, the enemy managed to seize a bridgehead in the sector of the 43rd Armored Division in the area Agapovka, Zavizov; from there at 07:00 hours and after a strong artillery barrage plus air strikes, the 13 Pz went on the offensive in the direction of Bugryn, Kryluv . On the afternoon of July 4 of 1941, the 14 Pz also went on the offensive and it crossed the river in the area Goryngrad Horyn, Voskodavy, bypassing Goschu from the north.

On the left flank of the 19th Mechanized Corps, infantry and enemy tanks had launched an attack in the direction Lisichi, Annopol, threatening the rear of the 43rd Armored Division. A counter-attack launched with 40 tanks allowed the division to break away from the enemy and begin a withdrawal.

After suffering heavy losses, the 19th Mechanized Corps commander ordered a withdrawal to the river Korchik. On the morning of July 05 1941 the remnants of the 19th Mechanized Corps, chased by the 14 Pz reached the outskirts of Zwiahel and took positions there, reinforced by infantry battalions of the 206 Rifle Division. On July 06 all the enemy attempts in order to take Zwiahel failed.

On July 07 1941, the 14 Pz and the 25 ID (Mot) were reinforced by the 299 ID and on July 08 1941, heavily supported by artillery and airplanes could destroy the forts and nests around Novograd Volyn; meanwhile due south the 13 Pz got across the river by Hulsk.

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