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 KG27

Formed May 1939 in Hannover-Langenhagen, served with I./KG27.

Served with I./KG27 (May 1939 - May 1945)

2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG27

Formed May 1939 in Hannover-Langenhagen, served with I./KG27. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 107. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Urasoff from 4.FBK-KG27.

Served with I./KG27 (May 1939 - Jan 1943) and II./KG27 (Jan 1943 - May 1945)

3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG27

Formed 10 Jan 1943 in Russia from 7. FBK-KG27.

Served with III./KG27 (Jan 1943 - May 1945)

4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG27

Formed May 1939 in Wunstorf, served with II./KG27. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 2.FBK-KG27.

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Bourges from 10.FBK-KG27. Disbanded Nov 1944.

Served with II./KG27 (May 1939 - Jan 1943) and IV./KG27 (Jan 1943 - Nov 1944)

5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG27

Formed May 1939 in Wunstorf. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 127. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with II./KG27 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

7. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG27

Formed May 1939 in Delmenhorst. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 3.FBK-KG27.

Served with III./KG27 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

8. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG27

Formed May 1939 in Delmenhorst. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 108. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with III./KG27 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG27

Formed Mar 1941 in Avord. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 4.FBK-KG27.

Served with IV./KG27 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

This webpage was updated 30th May 2022