Ergänzungsgruppe (S) 2

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Oberst Karl Drewes, 12 Dec 1940 - 23 Mar 1942
  • Obstlt Albert Snowadzki, Mar 1942 - 10 Nov 1942
  • Hptm Hans-Gunther Nevries, Jan 1943 - 12 Nov 1943
  • Obstlt Albert Snowadzki, 13 Nov 1943 - 9 Sep 1944

Formed Dec 1940 in Gutenfeld as Fliegerschule der Luftwaffe (S). In Jun 1941 moved to Stuttgart-Süd, and began training with the Me 321, with 2 Ausbildungskommando in Leipheim and Obertraubling. In early 1942 four LS-Staffeln (Ausbildung) were formed in Posen (now known as Fliegerschule (Schlepp) Posen), with DFS.230 and Go 242.

In Apr 1942 renamed Ergänzungsgruppe (S) 2 with:

Stab/Ergänzungsgruppe (S) 2
1./Ergänzungsgruppe (S) 2
2./Ergänzungsgruppe (S) 2
3./Ergänzungsgruppe (S) 2
4./Ergänzungsgruppe (S) 2

In Jun 1942 part of the Gruppe was used to form II./ In Jun 1942 1./Erg.Gr.(S) 2 became 5./ In Aug 1942 1. (Go)/Lw.Kdo.Don was formed from parts of the Gruppe with Go 242.

On 9 Nov 1942 most of the unit was ordered to convert to an Infanterie-Bataillon (4 coys.) with 756 men. The Infanterie-Bataillon left Posen 10 Nov 1942 for Reggio in southern Italy, and on 20 Nov 1942 arrived in Bizerta and became I./

The remains in Posen was soon rebuilt, and became fully operational.

On 9 Sep 1944 moved to Würzburg and was disbanded.

Used the following aircraft: Avia B.534, Bf 110, Bloch 175, Bu 131, Bu 181, DFS.230, Do 17, Do 23, Fi 156, Fw 58, Go 242, Grunau Baby, He 46, He 72, He 111, Hs 126, Ju 52, Kl 35, Kranich, Letov S.328, Me 321, MS.230 and W.34

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Dec 1940 - 10 Jun 1941 Gutenfeld
11 Jun 1941 - Oct 1941 Stuttgart-Süd
Oct 1941 - Sep 1944 Posen*

* in early 1944, one staffel was based at Schroda, and one staffel at Bednary.

This webpage was updated 30th May 2022