German Weather Forces



Training in Germany

Ausbildungsstation "Goldh÷he" + others

German Weatherships
WBS - Wetterbeobachtungs-Schiffe

Passage of Denmark Strait
Commerce War - Hilfskreuzer etc.

Luftwaffe Weather Reconnaissance Detachments
Wekusta - Wettererkundungsstaffel

Luftwaffe Reconnaissance & Supply Flights
Greenland flights + Luftwaffe Mail Drops

Spitzbergen
German activities

  

Wetterbeobachtungs-Schiffe:

WBS#

Name

Service

1

Sachsen

1940-43

1

Wuppertal

1943-45

2

Coburg

1940-44

3

Fritz Homann

1940-41

3

Lauenburg

1941

3

Carl J. Busch

1941-45

4

Hinrich Freese

1940

4

Fritz Homann

1941 ?

5

Adolf Vinnen

1940

5

Ostmark

1940-41

5

Hoheweg

(1944)

6

München

1941

6

Kehdingen

1942-44

7

Sachsenwald

1941

7

Berlebek

1944

8

August Wreidt

1940-41

8

Hessen

19(43)-45

9

Merceditta

1943-44

10

Mob. FD 34

1942?

10

Star XV

1942?

10

Skudd 1

1944-45

11

Hessen

1940-(43)

11

Externsteine

1944

12

Teutoburger Wald

1944

14

Berlebek

1945

-

Leipzig 1940

Norwegian ships:

#

Name

Service

M-20-VD

Vesle Kari

1940

M-8-VD

Furenak

1940

-

Ringsel

1940

M-17-VD

Busk°

1941

Commerce War:

Denmark Strait

Name

Type

?.3. 1940

Schiff 16 Atlantis

Auxiliary Cruiser
?.4. 1940

Schiff 36 Orion *

Auxiliary Cruiser
15-21.5. 1940

Schiff 21 Widder

Auxiliary Cruiser
?.6. 1940

Schiff 10 Thor *

Auxiliary Cruiser
30.6. 1940

Schiff 33 Pinguin

Auxiliary Cruiser
13.12. 1940

Schiff 41 Kormoran *

Auxiliary Cruiser
31.10. - 1.11. 1940
27.3. 1941

Admiral Scheer

Heavy Cruiser
3-5.2. 1941

Scharnhorst *

Battleship
3-5.2. 1941

Gniesenau *

Battleship
23-25.5. 1941

Bismarck

Battleship
23-25.5. 1941

Prinz Eugen

Heavy Cruiser
1939-1945

Blockade breakers*

Merchant vessels

*) Pages under construction

Wettererkundungsstaffel:

Wekusta

Location

Service

1 / Ob.d.L

Germany/Norway

Arctic

3

Norway

Arctic

5

Norway

Arctic

6

Norway

Arctic

Spitzbergen:

Activity

Date

Note

Operation Zitronella Sept. 1943 German naval attack

 

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