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 Post subject: Luftwaffe Emblem ?
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:38 am 
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Hi, I can not identify the title of a squadrel that I think is contemporary German of the Second World War. Have you an idea or can find that problem; It measures 15 cm in about 15 cm
Thanks for your help and sorry for my English, I'm french.
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Cigalon Cordially
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:29 pm 
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Cigalon,

The unit is 3./Seenotgruppe.

It is entry number 991 in Barry Ketley's "Luftwaffe Emblems 1939-45"

It is descrubed as follows - "A seagull carrying a lifebelt over waves, all on a shield. Formed November 1940 from Seenotflug-Kdo.3. Became Seenotstaffel 3 in April 1943. Operational with Do 24 and He 59."

Here is the information on the unit from Michael Holm's site

Seenotstaffel 3

Formed 6.40 in Boulogne (6.40 - 11.40 as Seenotflug-Kommando 3).

Withdrawn to Germany 8.44, and was disbanded shortly thereafter.

Subordinated to Seenotzentrale (L) Boulogne (6.40 - 6.41), Seenotzentrale (L) Kanalk├╝ste (6.41 - 6.42), Seenotbereichskommando IV (6.42 - 12.42) and Seenotbereichskommando XIII (12.42 - 8.44).

11.40 - 4.42 part of I. Seenotgruppe.

Used the following aircraft: Breguet 521, Do 18, Do 24, Fw 58, He 59, He 60 and W34

Bases:

Boulogne*, 6.40 - 6.42
Schellingwoude, 6.42 - 12.42
Hourtin, 12.42 - 13.1.43
Berre, 13.1.43 - 8.44

* detachment at Ostende, 9.40 - 9.42; detachment at Schellingwoude, 12.41 - 6.42

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:02 pm 
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Good evening
a big thank you for all this information. congratulations for all your knowledge;
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Anytime Cigalon glad to be of help

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