(Luftwaffe Branch Medical Park or Depot)
by Henry L. deZeng IV

Responsible for maintaining and issuing medical supplies and equipment to medical units both inside and outside of the Reich. The personnel allowance for these is not known but appears to have been approximately 2 officers 18 NCOs and men. They used Luftgau numbering as well as Arabic numbering but it has not been possible to determine the difference between the two, nor has it be possible to determine the total number of these that were formed. A complete list of medical units dated 5 October 1944 shows only 8 of them still in existence.

KStN: 4391 (L).

Sources used

BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 4 II/283.

Units


Luftgau Numbers and by Name

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 1/VIII
See Luftgau-Sanitätspark Holland.

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 2/VIII
See Lw.-San.Zweigpark 8.

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 1/XVII
See Lw.-San.Zweigpark 21.

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 2/XVII
See Lw.-San.Zweigpark 17.

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark Seerappen
See Lw.-San.Zweigpark (mot) 1.

Arabic Numbers

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark (mot) 1
Formed fall 1942 or winter 1942-43 by renaming Lw.-San.Zweigpark Seerappen which had been mobilized in August 1939.
21 Mar 43: in Pleskau (Pskov) on the northern sector of the front in Russia in a strength of 2 officers and 18 NCOs and men.
Jan 45: disbanded (FpN deleted 16.1.45).
FpN: L 35579.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-311 roll 75/106); Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 3
Existed but no information has been found. No Feldpost number issued.
[Sources: Dierich, Wolfgang - Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935-1945: Gliederungen und Kurzchroniken – Eine Dokumentation (Stuttgart, 1976), pp.315.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 4
Received an independent Feldpost number on 29 August 1944 and existed to the end of the war.
FpN: L 60626.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 6
Formed in mid-1942.
5 Apr 43: in Vinnitsa/W Ukraine. Existed to the end of the war.
FpN: L 50305.
[Sources: BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 20/274-77; Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 8
Formed the first half of 1943 by renaming Lw.-San.Zweigpark 2/VIII which had been set up in spring 1940.
Jan 45: casualties at Gumbinnen/East Prussia. Existed to the end of the war.
FpN: L 06162.
[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-Zweigpark 11
Formed spring 1941.
7 May 45: at Treia/25 km W of Schleswig. Its Führer or Chef was an Oberstabsapotheker (Pharmacist Oblt.) Krugmann.
FpN: L 03600.
[Sources: Allied Control Commission document ADCC Report No. 7; Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 12
Formed spring 1940.
Spring 1941: renamed Luftgau-Sanitätspark Westfrankreich.
FpN: L 31674.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 13
Feldpost number issued late 1940/early 1941 but immediately deleted. It appears that formation was planned but not carried out.
FpN: L 42282.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 17
Formed fall 1942 or early 1943 by renaming Lw.-San.Zweigpark 2/XVII which had been formed in spring 1941.
5 Apr 43: at Vinnitsa/W Ukraine. Existed to the end of the war.
FpN: L 45156.
[Sources: BA-MA Freiburg: Signatur RL 20/274-77; Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 18
Formed in 1942 and existed to the end of the war.
FpN: L 55305.
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 19
Not issued a Feldpost number.
Nov 44: located in Worms south of Darmstadt.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-971 roll 34).]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 20
Formed second half of 1941.
Sep 41: located in Rennes/NW France.
Nov 44: disbanded following the German retreat from France (Feldpost number deleted 21.11.44).
FpN: L 27362.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-321 roll 252); Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 21
Formed second half of 1942 by renaming Lw.-San.Zweigpark 1/XVII which had been formed between September 1940 and February 1941.
14 Feb 42: in North Africa.
Mar 43: in Tunis under Luftgaukdo. Tunis.
12 May 43: listed as destroyed in Tunisia.
FpN: L 22963.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-971); Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 22
Formed second half of 1941.
14 Nov 42: reported casualties from ground fire at Demidov (there are 6 places in Russia, Belorussia and Ukraine with this name and it is not possible to determine which one it is).
Dec 43: upgraded and renamed Fallschirm-Armee-Sanitätspark 22 (FpN changed 16.12.43).
FpN: L 43691.
[Sources: BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs);
Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Lw.-Sanitäts-Zweigpark 23
Formed first half of 1942.
Feb 43: at Catania/Sicily under Italuft.
May 44: upgraded and renamed Luftgau-Sanitätspark XXVIII in northern Italy and remained there to the end of the war.
FpN: L 00154.
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-971 roll 33/347); Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

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