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 Stab/ On 1 Nov 1938 became Stab/

Reformed Jan 1939 in Eschwege. Disbanded 26 Aug 1939.

Airfields and Air Base Locations

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 2./

Known bases:

Eschwege, 1 Nov 1938 - Aug 1939 (Hs 126)
Pferdsfeld, Aug 1939 - Sep 1939
Aachen(?), Mar 1940 - May 1940
Maria-Ellend(?), Nov 1940
Caracal, Feb 1941
Lamia, Apr 1941
Talnoje(?), Jul 1941
Petrowskij, Aug 1941
Belezerkowka(?), Sep 1941
Nowikowka, Nov 1941
Karakubstroy, Jan 1942 - Mar 1942
Boganowka, May 1942
St. Brieuc, Jun 1942 - Oct 1942 (Fw 189A)

2.(H)/23:

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

Reformed 1 Nov 1938 in Eschwege.

On 1 Feb 1944 redesignated 3./

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

Known bases:

Grossenhain, Oct 1937 - Nov 1938
Eschwege, Nov 1938 - Aug 1939 (Hs 126)
Gross-Lassewitz, Aug 1939 - Sep 1939
Aachen area(?), May 1940
Lautenburg(?), May 1941
Lobellen, Jun 1941
Baltinava, Jul 1941
Owischtschi, Jul 1941
Malowitschtschi, Jul 1941
Petrowka(?), Oct 1941
Kalinin, Oct 1941 - Nov 1941
Klin, Nov 1941 - Dec 1941
Brjansk(?), Feb 1942 - Mar 1942
Witebsk, Aug 1942 - Nov 1942
Konotop, Mar 1943
Windischlaibach, Dec 1943 - Feb 1944

3.(H)/23:

Formed 1 Oct 1937 in Grossenhain from 3./ On 1 Nov 1938 became 3./

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

Disbanded Jan 1942.

Known bases:

Grossenhain, Oct 1937 - Nov 1938
Eschwege, Dec 1940 - Apr 1941 (Hs 126)
Allenstein(?), May 1941
Erzvilkas, Jun 1941
Reskiskis, Jul 1941
Owsischtschi, Jul 1941 - Aug 1941

4.(H)/23:

Formed Jan 1939 in Eschwege.

On 1 Sep 1943 redesignated 2./

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

Known bases:

Eschwege, Jan 1939 - Aug 1939 (He 45/He 46)
Juliusburg-Süd, Aug 1939 - Sep 1939
Offenburg area, Mar 1940 - May 1940 (Hs 126)
Amsterdam-Schiphol, Oct 1940
Hilversum(?), Dec 1940
Graudenz(?), May 1941
Michailowski, Jul 1941 - Aug 1941
Kaleniza, Aug 1941
Mestonja, Aug 1941
Schippenbeil(?), Oct 1941
Nitschajewa, Nov 1941 - Jan 1942
Demjansk, Feb 1942 - May 1942
Smolensk-Nord, Oct 1942 - Mar 1943

5.(H)/23:

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

Disbanded Jan 1942.

Known bases:

Eschwege, Dec 1940 - Apr 1941 (Hs 126)
Slonim, Jun 1941
Orscha, Jul 1941
Potschew, Aug 1941
Orel, Nov 1941

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