(Luftwaffe Base Hospital)
by Henry L. deZeng IV

Although translated into English as “base hospital”, these were actually small, transferrable hospitals that were used outside the Reich in the occupied areas and near the fronts. Each had a 100 bed capacity.

KStN: 5394 (L) Gruppe Chefarzt d.Lw.
KStN: 5395 (L) Kriegslazarett d.Lw.
Also as: Reserve Kriegslazarett (L)

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 1/III
Formed spring-summer 1942 as Chefarzt d.Lw. 1/III then changed to the above in fall 1943 (FpN change entered 22.11.43).
1942-44:   Russia.
28 Aug 44:   Budapest  -  strength 19 officers, 70 NCOs and men, 55 civilians.
Dec 44:   disbanded (FpN deleted 30.12.44).
FpN:   L 50284.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources:   Fischer, Hubert - Der deutsche Sanitätsdienst 1921-1945, 5 Bde (Osnabrück, 1982-1988); NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77 roll 1421, and 900-series rolls containing the LPA assignments); NASM T-2/USSBS Captured German/Japanese Air Technical Documents, roll 7001/8277; Deutschen Roten Kreuz – Suchdienst München - Vermisstenbildlisten des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, 173 Bde (München, 1960’s).]

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 2/III
Formed spring-summer 1942 as Chefarzt d.Lw. 2/III then changed to the above in fall 1943 (FpN change entered 22.11.43).
1942-44:   no information on locations.
Mar 43:   referred to in Luftwaffenpersonalamt assignment orders as Res.Kriegslazarett (L) 2/III.
Jan 45:   disbanded (FpN deleted 8.2.45).
FpN:   L 51247.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources:   NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77 900-series rolls containing the LPA assignments); NASM T-2/USSBS Captured German/Japanese Air Technical Documents, roll 7001/8277.]

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 3/III
Formed spring-summer 1942 as Chefarzt d.Lw. 3/III then changed to the above in fall 1943 (FpN change entered 22.11.43).
Mar 43:   referred to in Luftwaffenpersonalamt assignment orders as Res.Kriegslazarett (L) 2/III.
May 43:   in Kiev/Ukraine.
Dec 43:   casualties reported in Ukraine.
1944-45:   no information found, but continued to the end of the war.
FpN:   L 51820.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources:   NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77 900-series rolls containing the LPA assignments); NASM T-2/USSBS Captured German/Japanese Air Technical Documents, roll 7001/8277; BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 20/300-02; Deutschen Roten Kreuz – Suchdienst München - Vermisstenbildlisten des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, 173 Bde (München, 1960’s).]

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 4/III
Formed spring-summer 1942 as Chefarzt d.Lw. 4/III then changed to the above in fall 1943 (FpN change entered 22.11.43).
1942-45:   no information found.   Existed to the end of the war.
FpN:   L 49723.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources:   Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 5/III
Formed spring-summer 1942 as Chefarzt d.Lw. 5/III then changed to the above in fall 1943 (FpN change entered 22.11.43).
1942-45:   no information found.   Existed to the end of the war.
FpN:   L 54136.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources:   Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 6/III
Formed spring-summer 1942 as Chefarzt d.Lw. 6/III then changed to the above in fall 1943 (FpN change entered 22.11.43).
1942-44:   no information found.
15 Jul 44:   probably on Crete (cannot be confirmed).
Mar 45:   located in the Luftgau XVII area (Austria, Croatia, western Hungary, Czechoslovakia).
FpN:   L 52220.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources:   Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 7/III
No information.

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 8/III
No information.

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 9/III
No information.

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 10/III
No information.

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 11/III

No information.

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 1/VIII
Formed c.mid-1944.
25 Aug 44:   at Kecskemét/C Hungary with 12 officers and 60 NCOs and men.
Mar 45:   renamed Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 2/V (FpN changed 3.4.45).   Probably had moved from Hungary to south-west Germany.
FpN:   L 61846.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources:   NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77 roll 1421); Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 2/VIII
Formed spring-summer 1942 as Chefarzt d.Lw. 2/VIII then changed to the above in fall 1943 (FpN change entered 21.11.43).
20 Feb 44:   transferred to Libau (Liepaja)/SW Latvia.
Mar 45:   renamed Lw.-Lazarett 14/III (FpN change entered 3.4.45).
FpN:   L 55234.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources:   NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77 roll 1421); Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945; BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 20/11.]

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 3/VIII
No information.

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 4/VIII
No information.

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 5/VIII
No information.

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 1/XI
Formed fall 1943 (FpN entered 6.11.43) as Chefarzt d.Lw. 1/XI then changed to the above in fall 1943 (FpN change entered 22.11.43).
1943-44:   no information.
Mar 44:   disbanded (FpN deleted 21.3.44).
FpN:   L 54346.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources:   Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 2/XI
No information.

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. 3/XI

No information.

Kriegslazarett d.Lw. Pleskau
This is undoubtedly one of the numbered Kriegslazaretten listed above for which no information has been found.
21 Mar 43:   in Pleskau (Pskov) on the northern sector of the Eastern Front in a strength of 13 officers, 116 NCOs and men plus 16 nurses.
1 Feb 44:   Kriegs-Laz. d.Lw. Pleskau reported a total ration strength (including patients) of 400.
1944-45:   no further information.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources:   NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-311 roll 75/106, roll 116/014).]

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