Jagdgeschwader 103

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Maj Herbert Ihlefeld, 7 Dec 1942 - 20 Jul 1943
  • Maj Hans von Hahn, 21 Jul 1943 - 15 Mar 1945

Stab:

Formed 7 Dec 1942 in Bad Aibling from (JFS 3). Disbanded 15 Mar 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Base
Dec 1942 - 28 Feb 1943 Bad Aibling
1 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1944 Chateauroux-Deols
1 Apr 1944 - Apr 1944 Greifswald
Apr 1944 - 23 Jan 1945 Stolp-Reitz
24 Jan 1945 - 15 Mar 1945 Parow

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Werner Seyfert, 7 Dec 1942 - 26 Jan 1943
  • Hptm Werner Ursinus, 27 Jan 1943 - 5 Jan 1944
  • ?
  • Hptm Theodor Lindemann, Aug 1944 - 15 Mar 1945

Formed 7 Dec 1942 in Bad Aibling from (JFS 3) with:
Stab I./JG103 from Stab I./JFS3
1./JG103 from 1./JFS3
2./JG103 from 2./JFS3
3./JG103 from 3./JFS3

4./JG103 was formed Oct 1944. Disbanded 15 Mar 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Base
7 Dec 1942 - 28 Feb 1943 Bad Aibling
1 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1944 Chateauroux-Deols*
1 Apr 1944 - Feb 1945 Stolp-Reitz*
Feb 1945 - 15 Mar 1945 Parow*
JG103 Staffel Airfields
Unit Date Base
1./JG103
1./JG103 31 Mar 1944 - 30 Sep 1944 Parow
1./JG103 1 Oct 1944 - Dec 1944 Pütnitz
1./JG103 Dec 1944 - Feb 1945 Mackfitz
1./JG103 Feb 1945 - 15 Mar 1945 Ribnitz-Damgarten
2./JG103
2./JG103 1 Mar 1943 - Jan 1944 Chateauroux-La Martin
2./JG103 Jan 1944 - 30 Mar 1944 Orleans-Saran
2./JG103 31 Mar 1944 - Feb 1945 Parow
2./JG103 Feb 1945 - 15 Mar 1945 Neumünster
3./JG103
3./JG103 31 Mar 1944 - 26 Jun 1944 Stolp-Reitz
3./JG103 27 Jun 1944 - 31 Jan 1945 Mackfitz
3./JG103 1 Feb 1945 - 28 Feb 1945 Güstrow
3./JG103 1 Mar 1945 - 15 Mar 1945 Neumünster

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Walter Kienzle, 15 Oct 1944 - Mar 1945

Formed 15 Oct 1944 in Stolp-Reitz from with:
Stab II./JG103 from Stab I./JG109
5./JG103 from 1./JG109
6./JG103 from 2./JG109
7./JG103 from 3./JG109
8./JG103 new

On 15 Nov 1944 5./JG103 and 7./JG103 exchanged designations.

On 4 Feb 1945 II./JG103 was transferred to and instead was attached to Stab/JG103

Disbanded Mar 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Base
15 Oct 1944 - 23 Jan 1945 Stolp-Reitz*
24 Jan 1945 - 4 Feb 1945 Parow*
5 Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Pütnitz*
Mar 1945 - Mar 1945 Flensburg*
JG103 Staffel Airfields
Unit Date Base
5./JG103
5./JG103 15 Nov 1944 - Feb 1945 Stolp-West
6./JG103
6./JG103 15 Oct 1944 - Jan 1945 Kamp
6./JG103 Jan 1945 - Mar 1945 Pütnitz
6./JG103 Mar 1945 - Mar 1945 Barth
7./JG103
7./JG103 15 Oct 1944 - 14 Nov 1944 Stolp-West
7./JG103 15 Nov 1944 - Feb 1945 Stolp-Reitz
7./JG103 Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Pütnitz
7./JG103 FMar 1945 - Mar 1945 Wesendorf
8./JG103
8./JG103 24 Jan 1945 - Mar 1945 Parow

Aircraft used 1943 - 45: Ar 66, Ar 68, Ar 96, Bf 108, Bf 109, Bloch 152, Bloch 155, Bü 131, Bü 133, Cant Z.1007, D.520, Fi 156, Fw 44, Fw 56, Fw 190, NA-57, NA-64, Potez 63 and W.34

Web References:

  • http://www.ww2.dk/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luftwaffe_units_before_the_1939_invasion_of_Poland
  • http://www.feldgrau.com/luft.html
  • http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/

Book References:

  • Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv, Freiburg.
  • Feldpostübersicht, RH 3/18 - 129. Has also been published by N. Kannapin in 3 volumes.
  • Schematische Kriegsgliederung, RH 2. Has also been published in Kurt Mehner's Geheime Tagesberichte der OKW, 12 vols. Exists in full, for the period 8 Jun 1940 - 31 Dec 1943, and partly for 15 Apr 1944 - 7 May 1945
  • Flugzeugunfälle und Verluste bei den fliegenden Verbänden, RL 2 III/184, 752 - 767, 1170 - 1198. The year 1944 is missing, but can be extracted from RL 2 III/852 (summarischen Verlustmeldungen).
  • Flugzeugunfälle und Verluste bei Schulen und Sonstige Verbänden, RL 2 III/769 - 784
  • Flugzeugbestand und bewegungsmeldungen, RL 2 III/874 - 882. Only covers the months Mar 1942 to Dec 1944. The rest is missing.
  • Stärkemeldungen der fliegenden Verbände, RL 2 III/1732 - 1765
  • Übersicht über Soll, Istbestand, Einsatzbereitschaft, Verluste und Reserven der fliegenden Verbände, RL 2 III/700 - 734
  • Flakübersicht Nov 1943 - Dec 1944, RL 2 III/1119 - 1122
  • Kriegstagebücher
  • USAF Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • K1028F - Eastern front 1942, incl. KTB Fliegerführer Süd (Feb 1942 - Aug 1942), extracts from Richthofen and Fiebig's diaries, monthly strength returns for entire eastern front, 60 page summary of 1. Luftwaffen-Flotilla (Siebel ferries) operations on Ladoga Sea
  • K1028G - Eastern front 1943, mainly VIII. Fliegerkorps operations
  • K1028Y & K1028X - KTB I. Jagdkorps (Sep 1943 - May 1944) and KTB 5. Jagddivision (Jun 1944).
  • A1128 - German Order of Battle - Statistics as of Quarter Years, 1938-45 (parts of the USAF Strategic Bombing Survey)

Luftwaffe Emblem References:

  • Junkers Ju 87: From 1936 to 1945 by Herbert Leonard Paperback
  • Messerschmitt Me 110: Messerchmitt's twin-engined Bf 110, Me 210 and 410 by Dominique Breffort Perfect Paperback
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 190: From 1939 to 1945 (Planes and Pilots) by Dominique Breffort Paperback
  • Messerschmitt Me 109, Vol. 1: From 1936 to 1942 (Aircraft and Pilots) by Anis ElBied Paperback

 

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