Fieseler Fi 156 Storch in Norway 1945 - 1946

Information compiled by Bj¿rn Hafsten ([email protected])

The main sources for this listing:  Records from Leitende Ingenieur/Komm.Gen.d.dt.Lw.in Norwegen May Ð September 1945.

                                               Records from RNoAF aircraft maintenance depot at Kjeller.

                                               Operational record book for Enemy Aircraft Salvage and Servicing Unit (EASSU) at Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.

Aircraft listed as O.Qu.Reserve indicate that the aircraft for some reason was out of service.  This could be for repair, maintenance or storage.

Type

W.Nr.

Kenn-

zeichen

Location 10.05.45

Ex. Luftwaffe unit

Remarks

Fi 156C-1

672

 

Elvenes

O.Qu.Reserve

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45 ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  No further trace. 

Fi 156C-3

1006

 

Bod¿

1./N.A.Gr.32

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported at V¾rnes 05.11.45.  To RNoAF Depot at Kjeller late 1946. 

Fi 156C-3

1007

 

Elvenes

O.Qu.Reserve

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946. 

Fi 156C-3

1008

 

¯rlandet

O.Qu.Reserve

Served with Kurierkette AOK Lappland 24.08.42 when this aircraft had an accident during take off from Taivalkoski in Finland suffering 50% damaged.  No casualties. 

On 27.09.43 the aircraft served with III./J.G.5 when receiving 20% damaged when Petsamo airfield was strafed by Soviet aircraft. 

To V¾rnes 22.06.45.  To Rygge 14.11.45.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

1015

 

Elvenes

O.Qu.Reserve

Served with Fl.Kp./Ln.Rgt. 5 on 11.05.43 when suffering 30% damaged during landing at Svartnes airfield near Vard¿ in Norway. 

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  No further trace. 

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

1040

 

Elvenes

O.Qu.Reserve

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  To Gardermoen 20.10.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45. ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  Arrived in Hamburg 12.12.45. 

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

1150

 

Bardufoss

Verb.St. Norwegen

Used by the Luftwaffe Flugbereitschaft at Bardufoss.  Crashed with 40% damage at Mo i Rana 26.05.45.  Written off.

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

1151

 

Elvenes

O.Qu.Reserve

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  To Gardermoen 20.10.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45. ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  Arrived Hamburg 12.12.45. 

Fi 156C-3

1203

9Q+HY

Fornebu

Fl.Verb.Geschw.2

Served with 6./Fl.Gr.z.b.V.7 on 05.10.43 when suffering 10% damages due to engine problems near Bergen.  No casualties. 

Reported at Fornebu 27.08.45 without engine and with 75% damage.  Written off and broken up at Fornebu. 

Fi 156C-2

1211

 

Sola-Forus

IV./J.G.5

Used by the Luftwaffe Flugbereitschaft at Sola up to mid July 1945 when it was taken over by RAF.  To Gardermoen 12.07.45.  Last reported at Kjevik 22.10.45 without propellar.  No further trace.

Fi 156C-3

1213

 

Bod¿

Fl.H.Kdtr. Bodš

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Last reported at Rygge 05.11.45.  Arrived EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel 12.12.45.  

Fi 156F-1

1417

WI+TW

Fornebu

Fl.Verb.Geschw.2

Taken over by RAF at Fornebu 01.07.45.  To Gardermoen for use by No. 128 Wing H.Q.-Flight 04.07.45.  Crashed at lake Selbusj¿en 16.12.45 due to fuel shortage.  The wheels went through the ice causing the aircraft to turn over.  The pilot, 2.Lt. Haabet, was unhurt.  The plane was reported with code letters ÒW KÓ.  

Fi 156C-3

1516

DP+TR

Gardermoen

O.Qu.Reserve

To No. 332 Sq. at Gardermoen 07.06.45.  To RNoAF No. 5 Group at V¾rnes 21.11.45.  To RNoAF No. 6 Group at Bardufoss 12.10.46.  No further trace. 

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

1518

DP+TT

Gardermoen

O.Qu.Reserve

Taken over by RAF at Gardermoen 07.06.45.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

1521

DP+TW

Gardermoen

O.Qu.Reserve

Taken over by RAF at Gardermoen 07.06.45.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.  

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

1539

 

Gardermoen

O.Qu.Reserve

Taken over by RAF at Gardermoen 07.06.45.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

4248

 

Bardufoss

O.Qu.Reserve

On 29.05.45 this aircraft replaced W.Nr. 1150 as communication aircraft for the Luftwaffe Flugbereitschaft at Bardufoss.  Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Intended for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel, but reported damaged at Rygge 05.11.45.  Reported at Kjeller 25.02.46.  Damaged in landing accident at Gardermoen 28.02.46.  One ski got caught in a snowdrift and the aircraft turned over.  The pilot, 2.Lt. T. C. Sneun (Danish) was unhurt.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.  

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

4307

 

Elvenes

O.Qu.Reserve

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported at V¾rnes 05.11.45.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.  Airframe use as basis for the Norwegian Storch c/n KF-4 coded N-AE.

Fi 156C-2

4341

 

Sola-Forus

Kdo.Flugh.Ber.Stavanger

Transferred to Lister 04.07.45 after being taken over by RNoAF.  On 29.08.45 it was reported recovered from Herdla with 60% damages.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.   

Fi 156C-2

4410

 

¯ysand

Kdo.Flugh.Ber. Drontheim

Used by the Luftwaffe Flugbereitschaft at ¯ysand from May to July 1945.  Last reported at Lade 23.09.45 still under Luftwaffe control.  No further trace. 

Fi 156C-2

4445

 

Lade

Verb.St. Norwegen

Taken over by RAF at Lade.  Transferred to V¾rnes 22.06.45.  Taken over by RNoAF at V¾rnes. Reported in use at Bardufoss in February 1946.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946. 

Fi 156V-17

4458

 

Lade

O.Qu.Reserve

Taken over by RAF at Lade and flown to V¾rnes 22.06.45.  Reported at V¾rnes 05.11.45.  To RNoAF No. 6 Group at Bardufoss in spring of 1946.  To Kjeller depot late 1946. 

Fi 156C-2

4487

 

Bardufoss

O.Qu.Reserve

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported at V¾rnes 05.11.45.  No further trace. 

Fi 156F-1

5016

9Q+AK

Fornebu

Fl.Verb.Geschw. 2

Taken over by RAF 01.07.45.  Transferred to Gardermoen 04.07.45.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.  Airframe used as basis for the Norwegian Storch c/n KF-6 coded N-AG. 

Fi 156C-3

5026

 

Bod¿

1./N.A.Gr.32

To V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported at V¾rnes 05.11.45.  No further trace.  

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

5141

KH+YA

Elvenes

O.Qu.Reserve

To V¾rnes 10.06.45. Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported in use by No. 129 Wing H.Q.-Flight at Gardermoen 05.11.45.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

5159

 

Elvenes

O.Qu.Reserve

Transferred to Bardufoss in May 1945 for use by the Luftwaffe Flugbereitschaft there.  Later operated from Bod¿.  Taken over by RAF in Bod¿ 13.09.45.  Then to RNoAF.  Crashed at Bod¿ 07.04.46.  During transfer from hangar 4 to hangar 3 at Bod¿ airfield, the plane was caught by strong wind and thrown about 10 meters off the taxiway. 

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

5232

 

Bardufoss

1./N.A.Gr.32

Served with San.Flugber.8 12.09.43 when suffering 50% damages during take off from Petsamo.  No casualties. Used by the Luftwaffe Flugbereitschaft at Bardufoss prior to 11.07.45 when the aircraft was taken over by RNoAF.  Crashed 29.01.46.  Lt. H. W. Rohde of No. 332 Sq. was on an ambulance mission to the island of Fr¿ya.  He made a landing attempt on nearby Kvalv¾r island but aborted and hit a wire fence when pulling up and the aircraft went down a hill a through a stone fence.  No injuries to the pilot or his two passengers.

Fi 156C-3

5388

 

Bod¿

O.Qu.Reserve

Served with San.Flugber.8 31.05.42 when suffering 25% damages.  No casualties.

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported at V¾rnes 21.10.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45. ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  Arrived later at Hamburg and was given RAF Ser.No. VN267.  Used by No. 2 Group Comm.Squadron RAF. 

Fi 156C-3

5400

 

Fornebu

O.Qu.Reserve

To Gardermoen 22.06.45.  Reported at Gardermoen 05.11.45 in use by No. 129 Wing H.Q.-Flight.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.   

Fi 156F-1

5443

9Q+QD

Fornebu

Fl.Verb.Geschw.2

Taken over by RAF 18.07.45.  Transgerred to Gardermoen 19.07.45 for use by No. 129 Wing H.Q.-Flight.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45.  Arrived at EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel 12.12.45. 

Fi 156C-3

5460

 

Gossen

III./J.G.5

Transferred to V¾rnes 22.06.45.  Reported at V¾rnes 05.11.45.  On 21.10.45 the aircraft was reported crashed at lake Selbusaj¿en.

Fi 156C-3

5497

KR+QR

Fornebu

Kdo.Flugh.Ber.Oslo

Taken over by RNoAF at Forneby 12.07.45.  Transferred to Sola 27. Ð 28.02.46 and taken over by 333 skv. with code letter ÒBÓ.  Transferred from Sola to Kjeller 20.06.46.

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

5540

DJ+UU

Bardufoss

Kdo.Flugh.Ber. 25/III (Narvik)

Used by the Luftwaffe Flugbereitschaft at Bardufoss prior to 11.07.45 when the aircraft was taken over by RNoAF.  In spring of 1946 the aircraft was given code N-31.  Damaged during take off at lhus in J¿lster 05.08.46, when in transit from Bardufoss to Kjeller.  The pilot, sgt. N. J. Scholz, managed to fly to Sola.  Repaired at Sola. Later transferred to Lista.  Crashed here 19.08.46 when making a break test.  The plane took to the air and dived from 150 meters and crashed during the landing attempt.  The ÒpilotÓ private Reidar Grindheim, was unhurt.  Later received at Kjeller depot.   

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

5541

DJ+UV

Elvenes

Hšh.Kdo. 71

Transferred to Bardufoss 26.06.45 for use by the Flugbereitschaft here.  Taken over by RNoAF 10.07.45.  Shipped to Svalbard in November 1945.  Returned to RNoAF depot at Kjeller in October 1946. 

Fi 156C-3

5570

 

Sola-Forus

Stab JafŸ. Norwegen (J.G.5)

Reported at Sola-Forus 10.07.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45 ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.

Fi 156C-3/Trop

5573

 

Bardufoss

O.Qu.Reserve

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  To RNoAF No. 5 Group at V¾rnes in June 1945.  To No. 6 Group at Bardufoss 12.01.46.  No further trace. 

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

5687

GB+XG

N9+HA

Fornebu

O.Qu.Reserve

Originally in service with Verbindungsstaffel 4.  Posted from this unit to Flugber. LGKdo. Norwegen 14.04.43.  Later to Verb.St. Norwegen. 

To Gardermoen 12.07.45.  Taken over by RNoAF from No. 163 Staging Post RAF.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946. 

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

5727

 

Kjeller

Stab FliegerfŸhrer 4

Transferred to Gardermoen 22.06.45 and taken over by the H.Q.-Flight of No. 128 Wing RAF.  Reported at Fornebu 05.11.45.  No further trace.  

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

5728

 

Elvenes

O.Qu.Reserve

To V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45 ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  No further trace. 

Fi 156C-3

5731

N9+EA

Kjeller

Verb.St.Norwegen

Used by the Luftwaffe Flugbereitschaft at Kjeller  prior to 01.07.45 when the aircraft was taken over by RAF at Fornebu.  Transferred to Gardermoen 04.07.45 and taken over by RNoAF.  Served with No. 128 Wing H.Q.-Flight at Gardermoen.  Crashed during take off at Herdla 23.03.46.  Pilot Finn Conrad Christiansen and private Eystein Johansen was unhurt.  The wreck was later shipped to Kjeller depot.  

Fi 156F-2

5742

9Q+NL

Fornebu

Fl.Verb.Geschw.2

Taken over by RAF 01.07.45.  To Gardermoen 04.07.45.  Used by No. 129 Wing H.Q.-Flight.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.  Used as basis for RNoAF Storch c/n KF-5 coded N-AF.

Fi 156C-3

5757

 

Forus

JafŸ Norwegen (J.G.5)

Reported at Sola-Forus 10.07.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45 ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  No further trace. 

Fi 156C-3

5759

 

Bod¿

1.(F)/Aufkl.Gr.124

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported at V¾rnes 05.11.45.  Flown from Rygge to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel and arrived here 12.12.45.

Fi 156C-3

5763

 

Herdla

II./J.G.5

Transfer from Herdla delayed due to lack of tyres.  Transferred to Sola 24.09.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45 ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  No further trace.

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

5780

 

Gardermoen

O.Qu.Reserve

Taken over by RAF at Gardermoen 07.06.45.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946.

Fi 156C-3

5987

 

Bod¿

1./N.A.Gr.32

To V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45.  To EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel and given RAF Ser.No. VN266.  Used by the BAFO Communication Squadron.  Later handed over for use by Prince Bernhard and was given Dutch provisional civil reg. PH-PBD.  Reg. changed to PH-NDF (for Royal Dutch Aeronautical Association KNVvL) but then changed to PH-NEL  01.10.1949 with owner Anker Emaillefabriek.  Reg. closed 05.03.1956.  Sold to Germany as D-EGON.

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

5988

 

Fornebu

Verb.St.Norwegen

Used by the Luftwaffe Flugbereitschaft at Eggemoen prior to 12.06.45 when the aircraft was taken over by RAF.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45 ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel. 

Fi 156C-3

110184

 

B¿moen

O.Qu.Reserve

Reported at B¿moen 10.07.45.  Transferred to Sola 24.09.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45 ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  Arrived Hamburg 12.12.45.

Fi 156C-3

110380

TK+WI

Fornebu

O.Qu.Reserve

Served with Fl.Kp./Ln.Rgt. Kšhten when suffering 20% damages during landing in Norway.  Location not given. 

Remained at Fornebu until transferred to Rygge 08.02.46.  No further trace. 

Fi 156C-3

110402

 

Fornebu

O.Qu.Reserve

Taken over by RNoAF 20.06.45.  Reported at Herdla 04.07.45.  Reported at Fornebu 10.07.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45 ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  No further trace.  

Fi 156C-3

110413

 

Lade

Stab JafŸ. Norwegen (J.G.5)

Transferred to V¾rnes 22.06.45.  Reported at V¾rnes 10.07.45.  No further trace. 

Fi 156C-3

110418

 

Bod¿

O.Qu.Reserve

Transferred to V¾rnes 10.06.45.  Taken over by RAF 12.06.45.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45 ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  No further trace.

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

110419

 

Lade

Verb.St. Norwegen

Transferred to V¾rnes 08.06.45.  Taken over by Grup Capt. Bowling (Local Zone Commander) for his personal use.  Reported at V¾rnes 05.11.45.  Later to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  

Fi 156C-3/Trop.

110420

 

Gardermoen

O.Qu.Reserve

Taken over by RAF at Gardermoen 07.06.45.  To RNoAF depot at Kjeller late 1946. 

Fi 156D-2

275808

 

Bardufoss

Verb.St. Norwegen

Reported at Bardufoss with 40% damages.  Written off.

Fi 156D-2

275810

 

Rygge

San.Flugber.8

Used by the Luftwaffe SanitŠtsflugbereitschaft at Eggemoen at least to the end of August 1945.  Reported at Rygge 05.11.45 ready for transfer to EASSU Hamburg-FuhlsbŸttel.  No further trace.