Jagdgeschwader 11

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Maj Anton Mader, 1 Apr 1943 - Nov 1943
  • Obstlt Hermann Graf, 11 Nov 1943 - 29 Mar 1944
  • Maj Anton Hackl (acting), Apr 1944 - 15 Apr 1944
  • Maj Herbert Ihlefeld, 1 May 1944 - May 1944
  • Maj Günther Specht, 15 May 1944 - 1 Jan 1945
  • Maj Jurgen Harder, Jan 1945 - 17 Feb 1945
  • Maj Anton Hackl, 20 Feb 1945 - 5 May 1945

Stab:

Formed 1 Apr 1943 in Jever.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1943 - Oct 1943 Jever Bf 109G
Oct 1943 - Mar 1944 Husum 2. JD Bf 109G
Mar 1944 - Aug 1944 Oldenburg 2. JD Bf 109G
Aug 1944 - 17 Sep 1944 Finsterwalde 2. JD Bf 109G
17 Sep 1944 - 7 Oct 1944 Gütersloh 2. JD Bf 109G
7 Oct 1944 - 17 Dec 1944 Wunstorf 2. JD Bf 109G, Fw 190A
17 Dec 1944 - 23 Jan 1945 Biblis Bf 109G, Fw 190A
23 Jan 1945 - 18 Apr 1945 Strausberg
(from Feb 1945)
Bf 109G, Fw 190A/D
18 Apr 1945 - 22 Apr 1945 Gatow Fw 190D
22 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945 Lärz 1. JD Fw 190D
28 Apr 1945 - 2 May 1945 Neustadt-Glewe 1. JD Fw 190D
2 May 1945 - 8 May 1945 Leck 2. JD Fw 190D

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Walter Spies, 1 Apr 1943 - Jun 1943
  • Hptm Erwin Clausen, 20 Jun 1943 - 4 Oct 1943
  • Hptm Erich Woitke (acting), 4 Oct 1943 - 15 Oct 1943
  • Hptm Rolf Hermichen, 16 Oct 1943 - May 1944
  • Olt Hans-Heinrich Koenig, May 1944 - 24 May 1944
  • Olt Fritz Engau (acting), 24 May 1944 - 1 Jun 1944
  • Hptm Siegfried Simsch, 1 Jun 1944 - 8 Jun 1944
  • Olt Fritz Engau (acting), 8 Jun 1944 - 24 Jun 1944
  • Hptm Werner Langemann, 24 Jun 1944 - 14 Jul 1944
  • Olt Hans Schrangl(?) (acting), 15 Jul 1944 - 14 Aug 1944
  • Hptm Walter Matoni, 15 Aug 1944 - 30 Sep 1944
  • Hptm Bruno Stolle, Oct 1944 - 25 Nov 1944
  • Hptm Rüdiger Kirchmayr, 25 Nov 1944 - Apr 1945
  • Hptm Karl Leonhard, Apr 1945 - 5 May 1945

Formed 1 Apr 1943 in Husum from with:

Stab I./JG11 from Stab III./JG1
1./JG11 from 7./JG1
2./JG11 from 8./JG1
3./JG11 from 9./JG1

On 1 Aug 1943 1./JG11 and 10./JG11 exchanged designations.

On 17 Aug 1944 increased to 4 staffeln:

1./JG11 unchanged
2./JG11 unchanged



3./JG11 unchanged
4./JG11 from 10. and 11./JG11

4./JG11 was disbanded in Mar 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1943 - 29 Feb 1944 Husum* Fw 190A
29 Feb 1944 - 6 Jun 1944 Rotenburg** 2. JD Fw 190A
6 Jun 1944 - 7 Jun 1944 Bonn-Hangelar Fw 190A
7 Jun 1944 - 20 Jun 1944 Rennes 5. JD Fw 190A
20 Jun 1944 - 25 Jun 1944 Beille 5. JD Fw 190A
25 Jun 1944 - 1 Jul 1944 Köln-Ostheim*** 5. JD Fw 190A
1 Jul 1944 - 26 Jul 1944 Beille 5. JD Fw 190A
26 Jul 1944 - Aug 1944 Mönchengladbach 5. JD Fw 190A
Aug 1944 - 17 Aug 1944 Bönninghardt 5. JD Fw 190A
17 Aug 1944 - 25 Aug 1944 Dammartin-en-Goele 5. JD Fw 190A
25 Aug 1944 - 28 Aug 1944 Reims 5. JD Fw 190A
28 Aug 1944 - 4 Sep 1944 Wiesbaden 5. JD Fw 190A
4 Sep 1944 - 18 Sep 1944 Gelnhausen 5. JD Fw 190A
18 Sep 1944 - 7 Oct 1944 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim 5. JD Fw 190A
7 Oct 1944 - 20 Nov 1944 Völkenrode 2. JD Fw 190A
20 Nov 1944 - 17 Dec 1944 Dedelstorf 2. JD Fw 190A
17 Dec 1944 - 23 Jan 1945 Biblis Fw 190A
23 Jan 1945 - 30 Jan 1945 Mohrin Fw 190A
30 Jan 1945 - 3 Feb 1945 Finow 3. Fl-Div Fw 190A
3 Feb 1945 - 18 Apr 1945 Strausberg Fw 190A
18 Apr 1945 - 22 Apr 1945 Gatow**** 1. JD Fw 190A
22 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945 Lärz**** 1. JD Fw 190A
28 Apr 1945 - 2 May 1945 Neustadt-Glewe 1. JD Fw 190A
2 May 1945 - 8 May 1945 Leck 2. JD Fw 190A

* 1./JG11 was divided between Aalborg-West (Denmark) and Lister (Norway), until 1 Aug 1943 when it was redesignated 10./JG11. The old 10./JG11 in Husum became the new 1./JG11, so that the Gruppe now had all its staffeln in Husum.

** due to a heavy raid on Rotenburg airfield, 1./JG11 was relocated to Salzwedel and 2./JG11 to Lüneburg on 30 Apr 1944. Both remained there until 6 Jun 1944.

*** most of I./JG11 went to Köln-Ostheim to collect new aircraft, but 1./JG11 moved to Lonrai, and became subordinated to 1./JG11 returned to Beille and I./JG11 on 1 Jul 1944.

**** part of the Gruppe (a sonderstaffel) operated in the Central Berlin area, apparently operating from a street in the inner city

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Günther Beise, 1 Apr 1943 - 15 Apr 1943
  • Maj Adolf Dickfeld, 17 Apr 1943 - May 1943
  • Hptm Günther Specht, May 1943 - 15 Apr 1944
  • Maj Günther Rall, 19 Apr 1944 - 12 May 1944
  • Hptm Walter Krupinski, May 1944 - 12 Aug 1944
  • Hptm Karl Leonhard, 13 Aug 1944 - 5 Apr 1945



Formed 1 Apr 1943 in Jever from with:

Stab II./JG11 from Stab I./JG1
4./JG11 from 1./JG1
5./JG11 from 2./JG1
6./JG11 from 3./JG1

On 11 Aug 1944 increased to 4 staffeln:

5./JG11 unchanged
6./JG11 unchanged
7./JG11 new
8./JG11 from the old 4./JG11

7./JG11 was disbanded Mar 1945, and 8./JG11 was redesignated 7./JG11. II./JG11 now had 3 staffeln:



5./JG11
6./JG11
7./JG11

The Gruppe was disbanded 3 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1943 - 2 Oct 1943 Jever* Bf 109G
2 Oct 1943 - 12 Nov 1943 Marx 2. JD Bf 109G
12 Nov 1943 - 17 Nov 1943 Vorden 2. JD Bf 109G
17 Nov 1943 - 18 Dec 1943 Plantlünne 2. JD Bf 109G
18 Dec 1943 - 30 Apr 1944 Wunstorf 2. JD Bf 109G
30 Apr 1944 - 6 Jun 1944 Hustedt 2. JD Bf 109G
6 Jun 1944 Mönchengladbach Bf 109G
6 Jun 1944 - 20 Jun 1944 Beauvais-Nivelliers 4. JD Bf 109G
20 Jun 1944 - 25 Jun 1944 Mons-en-Chausse 4. JD Bf 109G
25 Jun 1944 - 28 Jun 1944 Genthier 4. JD Bf 109G
28 Jun 1944 - 4 Jul 1944 Manancourt 4. JD Bf 109G
4 Jul 1944 - 6 Jul 1944 Mondesir 4. JD Bf 109G
6 Jul 1944 - 12 Aug 1944 Wunstorf Bf 109G
12 Aug 1944 - 13 Aug 1944 Wiesbaden 5. JD Bf 109G
13 Aug 1944 - 15 Aug 1944 Ballancourt-sur-Essone 5. JD Bf 109G
15 Aug 1944 - 16 Aug 1944 Marolles (near Etampes) 5. JD Bf 109G
16 Aug 1944 - 17 Aug 1944 Juvincourt 5. JD Bf 109G
17 Aug 1944 - 28 Aug 1944 Beaurieux (near Laon) 5. JD Bf 109G
28 Aug 1944 - 2 Sep 1944 Cerfontaines 5. JD Bf 109G
2 Sep 1944 - 4 Sep 1944 Köln 5. JD Bf 109G
4 Sep 1944 - 15 Sep 1944 Gymnich 5. JD Bf 109G
15 Sep 1944 - 6 Oct 1944 Breitscheid 5. JD Bf 109G
6 Oct 1944 - 13 Oct 1944 Gahro 5. JD Bf 109G
13 Oct 1944 - 17 Dec 1944 Wunstorf 2. JD Bf 109G/K
17 Dec 1944 - 23 Jan 1945 Zellhausen Bf 109G/K
23 Jan 1945 - 3 Apr 1945 Strausberg
(from Feb 1945)**
Bf 109G/K

* initially divided between Borkum (4./JG11), Jever (Stab II. and 5./JG11) and Wangerooge (6./JG11), but all were united at Jever during April 1943.

** II./JG11 might have been subordinated to in April 1945.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Ernst-Gunther Heinze, Apr 1943 - Sep 1943
  • Maj Anton Hackl, 1 Oct 1943 - May 1944
  • Hptm Horst-Gunther von Fassong, May 1944 - 1 Jan 1945
  • Olt Paul-Heinrich Dähne, 2 Jan 1945 - Feb 1945
  • Hprm Herbert Kutscha, 23 Feb 1945 - 5 May 1945

Formed mid May 1943 in Neumünster from parts of I. and II./JG11 with:



Stab III./JG11 new
7./JG11 new
8./JG11 new
9./JG11 new

Formation was completed in late Jun 1943 and the unit moved to Oldenburg. In Aug 1944 increased to 4 staffeln:

9./JG11 unchanged
10./JG11 from the old 7./JG11
11./JG11 from the old 8./JG11



12./JG11 from

In Mar 1945 12./JG11 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
May 1943 - Jun 1943 Neumünster Bf 109G
Jun 1943 - 13 May 1944 Oldenburg 2. JD Bf 109G,
Fw 190A (from Jan 1944)
13 May 1944 - 24 Jun 1944 Reinsehlen 2. JD Fw 190A
24 Jun 1944 - 3 Jul 1944 Dukodowo (near Minsk) Fw 190A
3 Jul 1944 - 13 Jul 1944 Karmelawa Jagdabschnittführer 6 Fw 190A
13 Jul 1944 - Jul 1944 Zamocz-Mokre Jagdabschnittführer 6 Fw 190A
Jul 1944 Deblin-Irena Jagdabschnittführer 6 Fw 190A
Jul 1944 - 1 Aug 1944 Radom Jagdabschnittführer 6 Fw 190A
1 Aug 1944 - 15 Aug 1944 Jurgenfelde Fw 190A
15 Aug 1944 - 2 Sep 1944 Kursenai Jafu Ostpreussen Fw 190A
2 Sep 1944 - 18 Sep 1944 Riesa-Canitz Jafu Ostpreussen Fw 190A
18 Sep 1944 - 6 Oct 1944 Achmer Fw 190A
6 Oct 1944 - 15 Oct 1944 Riesa-Leutewitz Jafu Ostpreussen Fw 190A
15 Oct 1944 - 17 Dec 1944 Hustedt 2. JD Fw 190A
17 Dec 1944 - 23 Jan 1945 Gross-Ostheim Fw 190A
23 Jan 1945 - 1 Feb 1945 Neuhardenberg Fw 190A
1 Feb 1945 - 18 Apr 1945 Strausberg Fw 190A/D
18 Apr 1945 - 22 Apr 1945 Döberitz Fw 190A/D
22 Apr 1945 - 23 Apr 1945 Lärz 1. JD Fw 190A/D
23 Apr 1945 - 25 Apr 1945 Neuruppin 1. JD Fw 190A/D
25 Apr 1945 - 30 Apr 1945 Lärz 1. JD Fw 190A/D
30 Apr 1945 - 2 May 1945 Parchim 1. JD Fw 190A/D
2 May 1945 - 8 May 1945 Leck 2. JD Fw 190A/D

10. staffel:

Staffelkapitäne:

  • Olt Heinz Sahnwaldt, Jul 1943 - 1 Aug 1943
  • Olt Günther Witt, 1 Aug 1943 - Nov 1943
  • Hptm Siegfried Simsch, Nov 1943 - 1 Jan 1944
  • Olt Heinz Grosser, 1 Jan 1944 - 2 May 1944
  • Hptm Erich Viebahn, May 1944 - 15 Aug 1944

Ordered formed 7 Jul 1943 at Husum. On 1 Aug 1943 10./JG11 and 1./JG11 exchanged designations. 17 Aug 1944 united with 11./JG11 and renamed 4./JG11.

10./JG11 and 11./JG11 was known as Kommando Skagerrak between 7 Dec 1943 and Jun 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
7 Jul 1943 - 1 Aug 1943 Husum Fw 190A
1 Aug 1943 - 7 Dec 1943 Aalborg-West & Lister 2. JD Fw 190A
7 Dec 1943 - 9 Jun 1944 Aalborg-West 2. JD Fw 190A
9 Jun 1944 - 27 Jun 1944 Rennes Fw 190A
27 Jun 1944 - Jul 1944 Lonrai 5. JD Fw 190A
Jul 1944 - 17 Aug 1944 Bönninghardt(?) 5. JD Fw 190A

11. staffel:

Staffelkapitän:

  • Olt Herbert Christmann, Dec 1943 - 15 Aug 1944

Formed 7 Dec 1943 in Lister from 17 Aug 1944 united with 10./JG11 and renamed 4./JG11.

11./JG11 and 10./JG11 was known as Kommando Skagerrak between 7 Dec 1943 and Jun 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
7 Dec 1943 - Jul 1944 Lister* Bf 109T
Jul 1944 - 17 Aug 1944 Bönninghardt(?) none

* detachment was stationed at Kjevik.

Alarmstaffel Aalborg:

Staffelkapitän:

  • Olt Rolf Jacobs, May 1944 - 30 Jun 1944

Formed 13 May 1944 in Aalborg-West from parts of 10. and 11./JG11, for nightfighting duties, using Fw 190A. Disbanded in late Jun 1944.

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