The Ottoman/German order of battle

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The Ottoman/German order of battle

Post by Moggy » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:21 am

Palestine

Pascha Abteilung

FA-300 'Pascha'--operational in April 1916

Yildirim Abteilungen

Formed in Germany in July 1917 for service with the Ottomans,as part of the Asienkorps. Operational November 1917.

FA-301
FA-302
FA-303
FA-304b(Bavarian)

Reinforcements in 1918

FA-305 Operational early 1918.

Jasta 55
Arrived in Palestine in March 1918.Renamed Jasta 1 of Heeresgruppe (Army Group) F,
Jasta 1(F).

Airfields:
FA 300: Er Ramleh, Samach, Rajak, Homs
FA 301: Er Ramleh, Jenin/Afule
FA 302: El Safid, Jenin/Afule
FA 303: El Tine, Jenin/Afule
FA 304b: Arak el Manchiye, Afule
FA 305: Deraa, Rajak, Homs, Hama, Adana

On Oct. 5. 1918 all FA's (except 305 at Hama) moved to Muslimije. On the next day the remnamts of FA 300 and 304b where combined to "FA Fleischfresser" and the remnants of FA 301 and 302 to "FA Begoulin".

Aircraft Delivered To German Units in Palestine 1916-18
12 Pfalz D.III's were delivered to Jasta 1, August 1918.


RUMPLER C.I
1916 - 14 in total delivered, replacement Serial 1837/15

2 delivered 1 April 1916 to Vortrop Pasha
4 delivered 30 April 1916 to FA300 Pasha
2 delivered 18 May 1916 to reartrop Pasha with 1 lost during delivery
6 delivered September 1916 to supplement Pasha

1917 - 8 in total delivered, with synchronised front machine gun, replacement Serial 1156/16.

8 delivered 12 April 1917 to supplement FA300 Pasha

PFALZ E.I
1916 - 1 in total delivered.

1 delivered 1 April 1916 to Vortrop Pasha, named Kathe.

FOKKER E. III
1916 - 2 in total delivered, replacement Serial 366/16

2 delivered September 1916 to supplement FA300 Pasha

ALBATROS D.III

1917 - 18 in total delivered, replacement Serial 636/17.

2 delivered June 1917 Replacement for Fokkers with FA300.
16 delivered between September and October 1917 resulting in 4 each for FA301, FA302, FA303, and FA304(b).

AEG C.IV

1917 to 1918 52 in total delivered, replacement Serial 4802/17.

40 delivered between September and October 1917 resulting in 6 and 4 reserves for FA301, FA302, FA303, and FA304(b).
12 delivered February 1918 which arrived with FA305.

ALBATROS D.V

1918 - 8 in total delivered, replacement Serial 7554/17.

8 delivered March 1918 to supply JASTA 2, 6 later modified to D.Va’s.

RUMPLER C.IV

1918 - 4 in total delivered, replacement Serial 7956/17.

4 delivered April 1918 of which 3 went to FA304(b), and 1 to FA303.

LVG C.V

1918 - 8 in total delivered, replacement Serial 7609/17

8 delivered April 1918 of which 2 went to each FA301, FA302, FA303, and FA304(b).

PFALZ D.III

1918 - 12 in total delivered, replacement Serial 1358/18

12 delivered August 1918 as replacements for Albatros with JASTA 1

DFW C.V

1918 - 28 in total delivered, replacement Serial 4480/18

28 delivered August 1918 as replacements for AEG with Palestine units although most never were issued from Rayak.

TOTAL - 155 aircraft delivered to German units in Palestine.


Mesopotamia


In December 1915, the 2nd Aircraft Squadron, consisting of 9 aircrafts and 11 personnel under the command of the German Captain Franz von Aulock, was deployed to Baghdad, where it would be under the command of the Turkish XVIII Corps, and new airfields were installed, first at Aziziye and then at Kut.

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