Flughafenbetriebskompanien

Overview:

The Flughafenbetriebskompanie´s (FBK) primary duty was repair and service for all the aircraft of a specific unit. The FBK belonged to the various Gruppen of the heavier units, incl. Kampfgeschwader, Sturzkampfgeschwader, Zerstorergeschwader, and various reconnaissance and transport units.

Normally fully motorised, consisted of 150 men, and was divided into 4 platoons (züge) - 3 Betriebszüge and 1 Werkstattzug, and would normally follow the Gruppe around to the various bases.

Initially most Gruppen had 2 FBK 's, but this was changed to one each, after Jan 1943.

1. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed 1 May 1939 in Lübeck-Blankensee, and served with I./KG26. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 125. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Grosseto from 2.FBK-KG26. In Apr 1944 redesignated 149. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with I./KG26 (May 1939 - Apr 1944)

2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed 1 May 1939 in Lübeck-Blankensee, and served with I./KG26. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 1. FBK-KG26.

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Grosseto from ?.

Served with I./KG26 (May 1939 - Jan 1943), and II./KG26 (Jan 1943 - May 1945)

3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed 8 Jun 1942 in Rennes from 1.FBK-KüFlGr.506.

Served with III./KG26 (Jun 1942 - May 1945)

4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed May 1939 in Lüneburg, and served with II./KG26. Disbanded Dec 1944.

Served with II./KG26 (May 1939 - Jan 1943) and IV./KG26 (Jan 1943 - Dec 1944)

5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed May 1939 in Lüneburg, and served with II./KG26. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 126. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with II./KG26 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

7. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed 12 Sep 1939 in Jesau, and served with III./KG26. In Feb 1940 redesignated 1.FBK-KGr.126

Reformed Feb 1940 in Schwerin from 1.FBK-KG28. On 15 Dec 1941 redesignated 2.FBK-KG100.

Reformed Dec 1941 from 4.FBK-KG76(?). Disbanded Jan 1943(?)

Served with III./KG26 (Sep 1939 - Jan 1943)

10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed Mar 1941 in Lübeck-Blankensee. Disbanded Jan 1943.

Served with IV./KG26 (Mar 1941 - Jan 1943)

This webpage was updated 11th October 2020