Aufklärungsgruppe 23

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Helmuth Mentzel, 1 Oct 1937 - 1 Nov 1938
  • Oberst Robert Pistorius, Jan 1939 - Aug 1939

Stab:

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

Reformed Jan 1939 in Eschwege. Disbanded 26 Aug 1939.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Division Aircraft Used
1 Oct 1937 - 1 Nov 1938 Grossenhain   He 45/He 46
1 Nov 1938 - 26 Aug 1939 Eschwege   Hs 126

1.(H)/23:

Formed 1 Nov 1938 in Eschwege.

On 1 Oct 1942 redesignated

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Division Aircraft Used
1 Nov 1938 - Aug 1939 Eschwege   Hs 126
Aug 1939 - Sep 1939 Pferdsfeld   He 45/He 46
Mar 1940 - May 1940 Aachen area(?)   Hs 126
Nov 1940 Maria-Ellend(?)   Hs 126
Feb 1941 Caracal   Hs 126
Apr 1941 Lamia   Hs 126
Jul 1941 Talnoje(?)   Hs 126
Aug 1941 Petrowskij   Hs 126
Sep 1941 Belezerkowka(?)   Hs 126
Nov 1941 Nowikowka   Hs 126
Jan 1942 - Mar 1942 Karakubstroy   Hs 126
May 1942 Boganowka   Hs 126
Jun 1942 - Oct 1942 St. Brieuc   Fw 189A

2.(H)/23:

Formed 1 Oct 1937 in Grossenhain from 2./ On 1 Nov 1938 became

Reformed 1 Nov 1938 in Eschwege.

On 1 Feb 1944 redesignated

Served under (May 1942 - Jun 1942; Sep 1942 - Nov 1942), (Jul 1942 - Aug 1942), (Dec 1942 - Mar 1943; Aug 1943 - Jan 1944) and (Apr 1943 - Jul 1943).

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Division Aircraft Used
Oct 1937 - Nov 1938 Grossenhain   He 45/He 46
Nov 1938 - Aug 1939 Eschwege   He 45/He 46
Aug 1939 - Sep 1939 Gross-Lassewitz   He 45/He 46
May 1940 Aachen area(?)   Hs 126
May 1941 Lautenburg(?)   Hs 126
Jun 1941 Lobellen   Hs 126
Jul 1941 Baltinava   Hs 126
Jul 1941 Owischtschi   Hs 126
Jul 1941 Malowitschtschi   Hs 126
Oct 1941 Petrowka(?)   Hs 126
Oct 1941 - Nov 1941 Kalinin   Hs 126
Nov 1941 - Dec 1941 Klin   Hs 126
Feb 1942 - Mar 1942 Brjansk(?)   Hs 126
Aug 1942 - Nov 1942 Witebsk   Hs 126
Mar 1943 Konotop   Hs 126
Dec 1943 - Feb 1944 Windischlaibach   Hs 126

3.(H)/23:

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

Formed Dec 1940 in Eschwege from parts of 1.(H)/23.

Disbanded Jan 1942.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Division Aircraft Used
Oct 1937 - Nov 1938 Grossenhain   Hs 126
Dec 1940 - Apr 1941 Eschwege   Hs 126
May 1941 Allenstein(?)   Hs 126
Jun 1941 Erzvilkas   Hs 126
Jul 1941 Reskiskis   Hs 126
Jul 1941 - Aug 1941 Owsischtschi   Hs 126

4.(H)/23:

Formed Jan 1939 in Eschwege.

On 1 Sep 1943 redesignated

Served under (May 1942 - Aug 1942), (Sep 1942 - Nov 1942), (Dec 1942 - Mar 1943) and (Apr 1943 - Jul 1943).

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Division Aircraft Used
Jan 1939 - Aug 1939 Eschwege   He 45/He 46
Aug 1939 - Sep 1939 Juliusburg-Süd   He 45/He 46
Mar 1940 - May 1940 Offenburg area   Hs 126
Oct 1940 Amsterdam-Schiphol   Hs 126
Dec 1940 Hilversum(?)   Hs 126
May 1941 Graudenz(?)   Hs 126
Jul 1941 - Aug 1941 Michailowski   Hs 126
Aug 1941 Kaleniza   Hs 126
Oct 1941 Schippenbeil(?)   Hs 126
Nov 1941 - Jan 1942 Nitschajewa   Hs 126
Feb 1942 - May 1942 Demjansk   Hs 126
Oct 1942 - Mar 1943 Smolensk-Nord   Hs 126

5.(H)/23:

Formed Dec 1940 in Eschwege from parts of 4.(H)/23.

Disbanded Jan 1942.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Division Aircraft Used
Dec 1940 - Apr 1941 Eschwege   Hs 126
Jun 1941 Slonim   Hs 126
Jul 1941 Orscha   Hs 126
Aug 1941 Potschew   Hs 126
Nov 1941 Orel   Hs 126
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