(Luftwaffe Small Dental Clinic)
by Henry L. deZeng IV

Each of these had a total of 4 dental officers and an unknown number of other personnel (dental assistants, dental hygienists, clerks, etc.). The total number of the small dental clinics ranged from approximately 39 to 59 during the war. None of them is known to have received its own Feldpost number so they were probably attached to Luftwaffe hospitals, field hospitals and base dispensaries. Those identified are:

1/I, 2/I, 3/I;
1/III, 2/III, 3/III, 4/III, 5/III, 6/III (Apr 45 Hamburg/N Germany), 7/III (1944-45 Stavanger/Norway), 8/III (1945 Oslo/Norway), 9/III (Sep 44 Kraków/Poland), 10/III, 11/III (1942-43 Oslo/Norway), 12/III (Apr 45 Bremen/N Germany), 13/III, 14/III, 15/III;
1/VI, 2/VI;
1/VII (1944 München-Neubiberg), 2/VII (1944 Böblingen), 3/VII (Nov 43 Abano/NE Italy), 4/VII (1943-44 Italy);
1/VIII, 2/VIII, 3/VIII, 4/VIII, 5/VIII, 6/VIII;
1/XI (Apr 45 Hamburg-Blankensee), 2/XI (Apr 45 Goslar), 3/XI (Apr 45 Aalborg/N Denmark), 4/XI, 5/XI, 6/XI, 7/XI (Apr 45 Wolfenbüttel);
1/XII (Oct 44 Frankfurt/M.), 2/XII (Jul 44 Nürnberg), 3/XII, 4/XII, 5/XII, 6/XII, 7/XII, 8/XII (Nov 43 Morlaix/NW France);
1/XVII, 2/XVII, 3/XVII, 4/XVII (Jul 44 Athens/Greece), 5/XVII, 6/XVII, 7/XVII, 8/XVII.

KStN: 5411 (L).

Sources used

Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), p.314; BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 4 II/283; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77), (T-79 roll 14), (T-312 roll 1074), (T-405 roll 44/207), (T-501 roll 222), (T-971 roll 34); NARA WashDC document marked Allied Control Commission reports ADCC No. 6 and No. 7, June 1945.

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