Jagdgeschwader 104

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Maj Hans Trubenbach, 20 Mar 1943 - 25 Sep 1943
  • Obstlt Alfred Muller, 26 Sep 1943 - 26 Apr 1944
  • Obstlt Hans Trubenbach, 27 Apr 1944 - 7 Aug 1944
  • Maj Reinhard Seiler, 8 Aug 1944 - 28 Apr 1945

Stab:

Formed 20 Mar 1943 in Furth-Herzogenaurach from (JFS 4). Disbanded 28 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location
20 Mar 1943 - 5 Apr 1945 Furth-Herzogenaurach
6 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945 Roth

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Friedrich-Karl Rinow, 20 Mar 1943 - 27 Jun 1943
  • Hptm Hermann Hollweg (acting?), 1 May 1943 - 27 Jun 1943
  • Maj Karl-Heinz Meyer, 28 Jun 1943 - 14 Apr 1944
  • ?
  • Hptm GŁnther Rubell, 15 Aug 1944 - 28 Apr 1945

Formed 20 Mar 1943 in Furth from (JFS 4) with:

Stab I./JG104 from Stab I./JFS4
1./JG104 from 1./JFS4
2./JG104 from 2./JFS4
3./JG104 from 3./JFS4

4./JG104 was formed 15 Oct 1944 in Deiningen from 1./JG111.

On 15 Dec 1944 2./JG104 became 4./JG104, and was reformed from 7./JG104, while the old 4./JG104 became 5./JG104.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location
20 Mar 1943 - 28 Apr 1945 Furth-Herzogenaurach*

* 1./JG104 was detached to Roth (May 1944? - Jul 1944); 2./JG104 was probably based at Roth (15 Dec 1944 - 28 Apr 1945); 3./JG104 was based at Buchschwabach (4 May 1944 - 28 Apr 1945) and 4./JG104 at Deiningen (15 Oct 1944 - 15 Dec 1944).

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Rolf Hermichen, 15 Oct 1944 - 10 Jan 1945
  • Maj Friedrich-Karl Rinow, 11 Jan 1945 - 28 Apr 1945

Formed 15 Oct 1944 in Roth from with:

Stab II./JG104 from Stab I./JG111
5./JG104 from 2./JG111
6./JG104 from 3./JG111
7./JG104 from 4./JG111
8./JG104 new

On 15 Dec 1944 5./JG104 became 7./JG104, and was reformed from 4./JG104, while the old 7./JG104 became 2./JG104.

Disbanded 28 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location
Jan 1943 - Apr 1945 Roth*

* 5./JG104 at Deiningen (15 Dec 1944 - 28 Apr 1945); 7./JG104 at Buchschwabach (Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945)

Aircraft used 1943 - 45: Ar 96, Bf 108, Bf 109, Bu 131, Bu 133, CR.42, Fi 156, Fw 56, Fw 189, Fw 190, Go 145, He 51, IAR-80 and Kl 32

This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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