(Luftwaffe Medical Platoon (motorized))
by Henry L. deZeng IV

The function and composition of these platoons has not been found in the surviving documents but they may have been used to reinforce the casualty handling and  medical treatment capabilities of the Lw.-Sanitätsbereitschaften where needed. Nearly all of them received independent Feldpost numbers and the total number formed was approximately 22. A list dated 5 October 1944 shows 19 of them still in existence and another list from April 1945 has 18 of them.

KStN: 5493 (L) and 5402 (L).

Sources used

Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), p.302; BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 4 II/283.

Units


Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 1/I
Believed to have existed but no information has been found.

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 2/I
Existed but no information has been found.
[Sources: Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), p.313.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 1/III
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau III (FpN assigned in spring-summer 1942).
25 Nov 42: casualties reported in the vicinity of Areo (Italy?).
25 Feb 43: Naples awaiting shipment to North Africa, but probably not sent.
FpN: L 49989.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-971 roll 33/347); Deutschen Roten Kreuz – Suchdienst München - Vermisstenbildlisten des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, 173 Bde (München, 1960’s); Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 2/III
Existed but no information has been found.
[Sources: Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), p.313.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 3/III
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau III.
Feb 43: listed as destroyed at Stalingrad as a component of Lw.-San.Bereitschaft 2/I (they used the same Feldpost number). Subsequently rebuilt.
29 Jan 45: located in Rheinbach/15 km SW of Bonn.
FpN: L 31136.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-321 roll 112, roll 115/001ff); Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), p.313.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 1/IV
Formed 1941 in Luftgau IV (independent FpN not assigned until 3.4.44).
May 42 – Jan 43: in Spas-Demensk/133 km ESE of Smolensk attached to 12. Flak-Division.
Feb 43: transferred to Orel.
Mar 43: Bryansk.
Jun 43: back in Orel.
Jul 43: in Sel’tso as a component of Lw.-Sanitäts-Abt./12. Flak-Div.
May 44: in Czernawczyce/East Poland (near BrestLitovsk) under 12. Flak-Div.
Jun 44: casualties at Bobruisk/Belorussia.
Fall 44: possibly transferred to the Balkans.
1945: continued to the end of the war.
FpN: L 61864.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-312 roll 175/380, roll 205/361, roll 1298/525), (T-313 roll 175); Deutschen Roten Kreuz – Suchdienst München - Vermisstenbildlisten des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, 173 Bde (München, 1960’s).]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 1/V
Formed late 1944 in Luftgau V (FpN assigned 5.1.45).
1945: no information has been found.
FpN: L 60352.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 2/V
Formed late 1944 in Luftgau V (FpN assigned 5.1.45).
1945: no information has been found.
FpN: L 61354.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 1/VI
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau VI (independent FpN not assigned until 18.5.44).
Feb 45: casualties in Oberschlesien (Upper Silesia).
FpN: L 63812.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945; Deutschen Roten Kreuz – Suchdienst München - Vermisstenbildlisten des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, 173 Bde (München, 1960’s).]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 2/VI
Believed to have existed but no information has been found.

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 3/VI
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau VI. No independent FpN issued.
26 Dec 42: at Dugino airfield/55 km N of Vyazma attached to 18. Flak-Division.
26 Aug 43: in Smolensk attached to 18. Flak-Division.
1944-45: no information found.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-312 roll 205/622, roll 218/674).]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 4/VI
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau VI (FpN assigned 4.4.45).
1945: no information has been found.
FpN: L 50065.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 1/VII
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau VII (FpN assigned 4.7.44).
1944-45: in Vittorio-Veneto/NE Italy under Komm.Gen.d.dt.Lw. in Italien.
FpN: L 62408.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-321 roll 53/003ff); Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 1/VIII
Existed but no information has been found.
[Sources: Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), p.313.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 1/XI
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau XI. No independent FpN issued.
23 Jan 43: Velikiye Luki area on the central sector of the Eastern Front.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-313 roll 272/602).

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 2/XI
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau XI (independent FpN assigned 13.3.44).
Jun 42: attached to 16. Flak-Division in the northeastern France/Belgium area.
7 Feb 43: arrived this date in Kotly/98 km WSW of Leningrad for assignment to 10. Lw.-Feld-Division.
1944-45: no information.
Apr 45: disbanded (FpN deleted 15.4.45).
FpN: L 36194.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-312 roll 862/729; Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 3/XI
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau XI (independent FpN assigned 21.9.44).
1942-44: no information.
Mar 45: casualties reported at Swinemünde/NE Germany.
FpN: L 63421.
[Sources: Deutschen Roten Kreuz – Suchdienst München - Vermisstenbildlisten des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, 173 Bde (München, 1960’s).]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 4/XI
Existed but no information has been found.
[Sources: Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), p.313.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 5/XI
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau XI (independent FpN assigned 16.3.45).
1942-45: no information.
FpN: L 60684.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 1/XII
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau XII (independent FpN assigned 2.10.44).
1941-45: no information.
FpN: L 60773.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 2/XII
Existed but no information has been found.
[Sources: Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), p.313.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 3/XII
Believed to have existed but no information has been found.

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 4/XII
Existed but no information has been found.
[Sources: Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), p.313.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 1/XVII
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau XVII (independent FpN assigned 4.4.45).
1941-44: no information.
Mar 45: casualties in the Eifel area in western Germany.
FpN: L 49059.
[Sources: Deutschen Roten Kreuz – Suchdienst München - Vermisstenbildlisten des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, 173 Bde (München, 1960’s); Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 2/XVII
Formed (1941?) in Luftgau XVII (independent FpN assigned 13.3.44).
Mar 44: assigned to Feld-Division 5 (L).
1945: existed to the end of the war.
FpN: L 15202.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zug (mot) 22 (L)
1944: became independent after the disbanded of the 22. Lw.-Feld-Division and sent to Italy.
1945: in Riva/N Italy (on Lake Garda) under Komm.Gen.d.dt.Lw. in Italien.
FpN: none assigned.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-321 roll 53/003ff).

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