Jagdgeschwader 2 'Richthofen'

Geschwaderkommodoren:

Stab:

Formed 1 May 1939 in Döberitz from

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 25 Aug 1939 Döberitz   Bf 109E
25 Aug 1939 - 2 Sep 1939 Furstenwalde   Bf 109E
2 Sep 1939 - 2 Nov 1939 Döberitz   Bf 109E
2 Nov 1939 - 10 May 1940 Frankfurt-Rebstock   Bf 109E
10 May 1940 - 14 May 1940 Wengerohr   Bf 109E
14 May 1940 - 17 May 1940 Bastogne   Bf 109E
18 May 1940 - 2 Jun 1940 Signy-le-Petit   Bf 109E
2 Jun 1940 - 12 Jun 1940 Couvron   Bf 109E
12 Jun 1940 - 16 Jun 1940 Oulchy-le-Chateau   Bf 109E
16 Jun 1940 - 22 Jun 1940 Marigny (Sézanne)   Bf 109E
22 Jun 1940 - 27 Jun 1940 Evreux   Bf 109E
27 Jun 1940 - 28 Aug 1940 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109E
28 Aug 1940 - 25 Sep 1940 Mardyck   Bf 109E
25 Sep 1940 - 29 Jun 1941 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109E/F
29 Jun 1941 - 21 Dec 1941 St. Pol-Brias   Bf 109F
21 Dec 1941 - 8 Feb 1942 Brest-Guipavas   Bf 109F
8 Feb 1942 - 11 Feb 1942 Caen   Bf 109F
11 Feb 1942 - 14 Feb 1942 Calais-Marck   Bf 109F
14 Feb 1942 - 11 Apr 1942 Brest-Guipavas   Bf 109F
11 Apr 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109F/Fw190A
9 Nov 1942 - 22 Nov 1942 Marseille-Marignane   Fw 190A
22 Nov 1942 - Beaumont-le-Roger   Fw 190A
       
27 Nov 1943 - 15 May 1944 Cormeilles-en-Vexin   Fw 190A
15 May 1944 - Aug 1944 Creil   Fw 190A
Aug 1944 - 4 Sep 1944 St. Trond   Fw 190A
4 Sep 1944 - 14 Sep 1944 Merzhausen   Fw 190A
14 Sep 1944 - 25 Sep 1944 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim   Fw 190A
25 Sep 1944 - Mar 1945 Nidda   Fw 190A
       

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Carl Vieck, 1 May 1939 - 26 Sep 1939
  • Hptm Jurgen Roth, 1 Oct 1939 - 22 Jun 1940
  • Hptm Karl-Heinz Krahl, 20 Oct 1940 - 20 Nov 1941
  • Hptm Ignaz Prestele, 20 Nov 1941 - 4 May 1942
  • Hptm Erich Leie, 24 Jun 1942 - Dec 1942
  • Hptm Helmut-Felix Bolz, Dec 1942 - 18 Aug 1943
  • Hptm Erich Hohagen, 19 Aug 1943 - 24 Sep 1944
  • Maj Walter Matoni, 24 Sep 1944 - Dec 1944
  • Hptm Franz Hrdlicka, 18 Dec 1944 - 25 Mar 1945
  • Olt Christian Eickhoff, 26 Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 1 May 1939 in Döberitz from with:

Stab I./JG2 from Stab I./JG131
1./JG2 from 1./JG131



2./JG2 from 2./JG131



3./JG2 from 3./JG131

In Jul 1942 1./JG2 became 11./JG2, and was reformed.

On 21 Sep 1943 increased to 4 staffeln:

1./JG2 unchanged
2./JG2 unchanged
3./JG2 unchanged
4./JG2 from 11./JG2

I./JG2 was disbanded Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 25 Aug 1939 Döberitz   Bf 109D/E
25 Aug 1939 - 2 Sep 1939 Furstenwalde   Bf 109E
2 Sep 1939 - 2 Nov 1939 Döberitz*   Bf 109E
2 Nov 1939 - 20 Apr 1940 Frankfurt-Rebstock**   Bf 109E
20 Apr 1940 - 14 May 1940 Bassenheim***   Bf 109E
14 May 1940 - 18 May 1940 Bastogne***   Bf 109E
18 May 1940 - 2 Jun 1940 Beaulieu-en-Aronne***   Bf 109E
2 Jun 1940 - 13 Jun 1940 Couvron   Bf 109E
13 Jun 1940 - 16 Jun 1940 Oulchy-le-Chateau   Bf 109E
16 Jun 1940 - 22 Jun 1940 Marigny (Sézanne)   Bf 109E
22 Jun 1940 - 24 Jun 1940 St. André   Bf 109E
24 Jun 1940 - 27 Jun 1940 Rocqancourt   Bf 109E
27 Jun 1940 - 28 Aug 1940 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109E
28 Aug 1940 - 10 Sep 1940 Mardyck   Bf 109E
10 Sep 1940 - 20 Oct 1940 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109E
20 Oct 1940 - 26 Oct 1940 Mont-de-Marsan   Bf 109E
26 Oct 1940 - Mar 1941 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109E
Mar 1941 - 8 Jun 1941 Théville   Bf 109E
8 Jun 1941 - 23 Dec 1941 Brest-Nord   Bf 109E/F
23 Dec 1941 - 8 Feb 1942 Morlaix****   Bf 109E/F
8 Feb 1942 - 11 Feb 1942 Caen   Bf 109E/F
11 Feb 1942 - 12 Feb 1942 Calais-Marck   Bf 109E/F
12 Feb 1942 - 23 Mar 1942 Katwijk   Bf 109E/F
23 Mar 1942 - 10 May 1942 Octeville   Bf 109E/F
10 May 1942 - 8 Nov 1942 Tricqueville*****   Bf 109F/G, Fw 190A
8 Nov 1942 - 25 Jan 1943 Marseilles-Marignane   Bf 109G, Fw 190A
Jan 1943 - Mar 1943 St. Brieuc    
Mar 1943 - Jun 1943 Tricqueville    
Jun 1943 - Evreux & Beaumont-le-Roger    
Nov 1943 - Jan 1944 Conches******   Fw 190A
Jan 1944 - 20 Feb 1944 Aix*******   Fw 190A
20 Feb 1944 - 24 Feb 1944 Viterbo   Fw 190A
24 Feb 1944 - 8 Mar 1944 Viglianello   Fw 190A
8 Mar 1944 - 26 Mar 1944 Castiglione   Fw 190A
26 Mar 1944 - 8 Apr 1944 Diavolo   Fw 190A
8 Apr 1944 - 12 May 1944 Aix   Fw 190A
12 May 1944 - 7 Jun 1944 Cormeilles-en-Vexin   Fw 190A
7 Jun 1944 - 13 Jul 1944 Creil   Fw 190A
13 Jul 1944 - Aug 1944 Husum   Fw 190A
Aug 1944 - 4 Sep 1944 St. Trond   Fw 190A
4 Sep 1944 - Mar 1945 Mezhausen   Fw 190A
       

* 1./JG2 at Lyck, 10 Sep 1939 - 13 Sep 1939
** Detachments at Bassenheim, Wengerohr and Trier-Euren
*** detachments at Kirchberg (10.5. - 14 May 1940), Dockendorf (13.5. - 14 May 1940), Signy-le-Petit (20.5. - 2 Jun 1940) and Cambrai (26.5. - 2 Jun 1940)
*** 1./JG2 at Brest-Nord (1 Jan 1942 - 8 Feb 1942)
**** 3./JG2 at Bernay (Aug 1942 - Oct 1942)
***** 2./JG2 was based at St. André
****** part of I./JG2 remained at Aix, Feb 1944 - May 1944

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Wolfgang Schellmann, 15 Dec 1939 - 2 Sep 1940
  • Hptm Helmut-Felix Bolz, 17 May 1942 - Dec 1942
  • Hptm Erich Rudorffer (acting), Dec 1942 - Jan 1943
  • Hptm Adolf Dickfeld, Jan 1943 - 31 Mar 1943
  • ?
  • Hptm Kurt Buhligen, 15 Jun 1943 - 1 May 1944
  • Hptm Georg Schroder, 4 May 1944 - 1 Jan 1945
  • Maj Walter Matoni, Jan 1945 - 28 Feb 1945
  • Hptm Fritz Karch, 28 Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 15 Dec 1939 in Wien-Schwechat with:

Stab II./JG2 new
4./JG2 new
5./JG2 new
6./JG2 new

On 21 Sep 1943 increased to 4 staffeln:

5./JG2 unchanged
6./JG2 unchanged
7./JG2 from the old 4./JG2
8./JG2 from 12./JG2

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
15 Dec 1939 - 11 Mar 1940 Zerbst   Bf 109E
11 Mar 1940 - 7 Apr 1940 Nordholz   Bf 109E
7 Apr 1940 - 12 Apr 1940 Neumünster   Bf 109E
12 Apr 1940 - 11 May 1940 Nordholz   Bf 109E
11 May 1940 - 14 May 1940 Hamminkeln   Bf 109E
14 May 1940 - 17 May 1940 Peer   Bf 109E
17 May 1940 - 25 May 1940 Attenrode (Tirlemont)   Bf 109E
25 May 1940 - 3 Jun 1940 Grandglise   Bf 109E
3 Jun 1940 - 4 Jun 1940 Manessecourt   Bf 109E
4 Jun 1940 - 16.6.50 Oulchy-le-Chateau   Bf 109E
16 Jun 1940 - 22 Jun 1940 Marigny (Sézanne)   Bf 109E
22 Jun 1940 - 27 Jun 1940 Evreux   Bf 109E
27 Jun 1940 - 28 Aug 1940 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109E
28 Aug 1940 - 23 Sep 1940 Mardyck   Bf 109E
23 Sep 1940 - 20 Oct 1940 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109E
20 Oct 1940 - 26 Oct 1940 Mont de Marsan   Bf 109E
26 Oct 1940 - 29 Mar 1941 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109E
29 Mar 1941 - 7 Apr 1941 Brest   Bf 109E
7 Apr 1941 - 18 Jun 1941 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109E/F
18 Jun 1941 - 24 Dec 1941 Abbeville-Drucat   Bf 109E/F
24 Dec 1941 - 1 Feb 1942 Brest-Guipavas   Bf 109F
1 Feb 1942 - 4 Feb 1942 St. Brieuc   Bf 109F
4 Feb 1942 - 8 Feb 1942 Caen-Carpiquet   Bf 109F
8 Feb 1942 - 18 Feb 1942 Calais-Marck   Bf 109F
18 Feb 1942 - 20 Oct 1942 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109F/Fw 190A
20 Oct 1942 - 26 Oct 1942 Mont-de-Marsan   Fw 190A
Oct 1942 - 17 Nov 1942 Merville   Fw 190A
17 Nov 1942 - 20 Nov 1942 San Pietro   Fw 190A
20 Nov 1942 - 11 Jan 1943 Bizerta   Fw 190A
11 Jan 1943 - 15 Mar 1943 Kairouan   Fw 190A
15 Mar 1943 - Aug 1943 Poix   Fw 190A, Bf 109G
Aug 1943 - Vitry-en-Artois   Fw 190A
? - Aug 1944 Creil*   Fw 190A**
Aug 1944 - 4 Sep 1944 St. Trond   Fw 190A
4 Sep 1944 - 25 Sep 1944 Frankfurt-Eschborn   Fw 190A
25 Sep 1944 - Mar 1945 Nidda   Fw 190A
       

* part of the Gruppe was based at Alencon, 16 Apr 1944 - Aug 1944; another part moved to Gütersloh 6 Jun 1944, to Baron (France) 16 Jun 1944, before joining the rest of the Gruppe on 18 Jun 1944.
* 8./JG2 was based at Conches, Nov 1943.
** re-equipped with Bf 109G in May 1943, but reverted to the Fw 190A in Dec 1943.

1.I.JG3 unit crest
III.JG2

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

7.JG2 unit crest8.JG2 unit crest9.JG2 unit crest9.JG2 unit crest
7./JG 2 8./JG 2 and two versions of 9./JG 2

Formed 16 Mar 1940 in Burg-Magdeburg with:

Stab III./JG2 new
7./JG2 new
8./JG2 new
9./JG2 new

On 21 Sep 1943 increased to 4 staffeln:

9./JG2 unchanged
10./JG2 new
11./JG2 from the old 7./JG2
12./JG2 from the old 8./JG2

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
16 Mar 1940 - 10 Apr 1940 Magdeburg-Ost   Bf 109E
10 Apr 1940 - 12 May 1940 Frankfurt-Rebstock   Bf 109E
12 May 1940 - 14 May 1940 Ferschweiler   Bf 109E
14 May 1940 - 20 May 1940 Bastogne   Bf 109E
20 May 1940 - 31 May 1940 Signy-le-Petit   Bf 109E
31 May 1940 - 1 Jun 1940 Guise   Bf 109E
1 Jun 1940 - 13 Jun 1940 Couvron   Bf 109E
13 Jun 1940 - 15 Jun 1940 Oulchy-le-Chateau   Bf 109E
15 Jun 1940 - 21 Jun 1940 Marigny (Sézanne)   Bf 109E
21 Jun 1940 - 27 Jun 1940 Evreux   Bf 109E
27 Jun 1940 - 29 Jun 1940 Evreux-West   Bf 109E
29 Jun 1940 - 28 Jul 1940 Frankfurt-Rebstock   Bf 109E
28 Jul 1940 - 4 Aug 1940 Evreux-West   Bf 109E
4 Aug 1940 - 28 Aug 1940 Le Havre-Octeville   Bf 109E
28 Aug 1940 - 14 Sep 1940 Oye-Plage   Bf 109E
14 Sep 1940 - 20 Oct 1940 Le Havre-Octeville   Bf 109E
20 Oct 1940 - 26 Oct 1940 Mont-de-Marsan   Bf 109E
26 Oct 1940 - 23 Apr 1941 Bernay   Bf 109E
23 Apr 1941 - 22 Jun 1941 Rocquancourt   Bf 109E/F
22 Jun 1941 - 3 Jul 1941 Liegescourt   Bf 109E/F
3 Jul 1941 - 17 Nov 1941 St. Pol-Brias   Bf 109F
17 Nov 1941 - 8 Feb 1942 Théville   Bf 109F
8 Feb 1942 - 15 Feb 1942 Coxyde   Bf 109F
15 Feb 1942 - 6 Sep 1942 Théville*   Bf 109F/Fw 190A
6 Sep 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 Poix   Fw 190A
9 Nov 1942 - 22 Nov 1942 Bourges-Marsan**   Fw 190A
22 Nov 1942 - Oct 1943 Vannes-Meucon*   Fw 190A
Oct 1943 - Beaumont-le-Roger   Fw 190A
27 Nov 1943 - 15 May 1944 Cormeilles-en-Vexin***   Fw 190A
15 May 1944 - 7 Jun 1944 Fontenay-le-Comte   Fw 190A
7 Jun 1944 - Aug 1944 Creil   Fw 190A
Aug 1944 - Oct 1944 Konigsberg   Fw 190A
Oct 1944 - Dec 1944 Altenstadt   Fw 190A
Dec 1944 - Mar 1945 Ettinghausen   Fw 190A
       

* 8./JG2 at Brest (Apr 1942 - 9 Nov 1942) and Brest-Guipavas (22 Nov 1942 - Feb 1943?)
** detachment at Istres (9.11 - 22 Nov 1942)
*** 12./JG2 was based at Gael, Nov 1943 - 3 Mar 1944

IV.(N)/JG2:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Olt Muller, 1 Sep 1939 - 3 Feb 1940
  • Hptm Blumensaat, 3 Feb 1940 - 22 Jun 1940

10.(N)/JG2 was formed 1 May 1939 in Döberitz from 10.(N)/JG131

Increased to Gruppe strength 3 Feb 1940 in Jever with:

Stab IV./JG2 new
10./JG2 from 10./JG2
11./JG2 from 12./JG2 from

On 22 Jun 1940 redesignated :

Stab IV./JG2 became Stab II./NJG1
10./JG2 became 4./NJG1
11./JG2 became 5./NJG1
12./JG2 became 6./NJG1

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 2 Nov 1939 Döberitz   Ar 68F, Bf 109D
2 Nov 1939 - Jan 1940 Brandenburg-Briest   Ar 68F, Bf 109D
Jan 1940 - 3 Feb 1940 Wangerooge   Ar 68F, Bf 109D
3 Feb 1940 - 5 May 1940 Hage*   Ar 68F, Bf 109D
5 May 1940 - Jun 1940 Hopsten*   Bf 109D
Jun 1940 - 25 Jun 1940 Eindhoven*   Bf 109D

* 10./JG2 at Wangerooge (3 Feb 1940 - 5 May 1940) and then moved to Hopsten; 11./JG2 at Aalborg (2Mar 194. - 5 May 1940), Köln-Butzweilerhof (5.5. - 21 May 1940), Jever (22 May 1940 - May 1940) and Trondheim-Vaernes (May 1940 - Jun 1940); 12./JG2 at Jever (3 Feb 1940 - 23 Apr 1940), Aalborg (2Mar 194. - 5 May 1940), Trondheim-Vaernes (5 May 1940 - 31 May 1940), Kristiansand (31.5. - 1 Jun 1940), Gardermoen (1.6. - 2 Jun 1940), and Köln-Ostheim (2.6 - 25 Jun 1940)

Ergänzungsgruppe: 2./Erg.Gr.JG2

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Olt Horst Steinhardt, 1 Oct 1940 - May 1941
  • Maj Jurgen Roth, 12 May 1941 - 5 Feb 1942

Formed 1 Oct 1940 in Le Havre-Octeville as Ergänzungsstaffel/JG2. In May 1941 increased to Erg.Gruppe with:

1. Einsatzstaffel
2. Ausbildungsstaffel from Erg.Sta./JG2

Disbanded Jan 1942, the Stab became the Ausbildungsstaffel became 1./EJGr. West, and the Einsatzstaffel became

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Oct 1940 - May 1941 Le Havre-Octeville   Bf 109E
May 1941 - Oct 1941 Théville*   Bf 109E/F
Oct 1941 - Feb 1942 Cazaux**   Bf 109E/F

* 2./Erg.Gr.JG2 at Cazaux from 23 Apr 1941

** 1./Erg.Gr.JG2 at Morlaix (20 Nov 1941 - 25 Nov 1941), at Döberitz (25 Nov 1941 - 8 Jan 1942) and at Bergen op Zee (8 Jan 1942 - 5 Feb 1942).

 

10.(Jabo)/JG2:

Formed 10 Nov 1941 in Beaumont-le-Roger as 13./JG2. From Apr 1942 10.(Jabo)/JG2.

On 10 Apr 1943 redesignated

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
10 Nov 1941 - 23 Jul 1942 Beaumont-le-Roger   Bf 109E/F, Fw 190A
Jul 1942 - Sep 1942 Caen-Carpiquet   Bf 109E/F, Fw 190A
Sep 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 St. André   Fw 190A
9 Nov 1942 - 22 Dec 1942 Istres   Fw 190A
22 Dec 1942 - Apr 1943 Caen-Carpiquet   Fw 190A

11.(Höh.)/JG2:

Formed Jul 1942 in St. Pol from 1./JG2. Disbanded 1 Feb 1943 and was absorbed by

Reformed 10 Dec 1942 in Beaumont-le-Roger and was attached to I./JG2.

On 21 Sep 1943 redesignated 4./JG2.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Jul 1942 - Jul 1942 St. Pol*   Bf 109G
Jul 1942 - 6 Sep 1942 Tricqueville   Bf 109G
6 Sep 1942 - 4 Nov 1942 Poix-Nord   Bf 109G
4 Nov 1942 - 6 Nov 1942 Mannheim-Sandhofen   Bf 109G
6 Nov 1942 - 8 Nov 1942 München-Riem   Bf 109G
8 Nov 1942 - 8 Nov 1942 Treviso   Bf 109G
8 Nov 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 Trapani   Bf 109G
9 Nov 1942 - 15 Nov 1942 Comiso   Bf 109G
15 Nov 1942 - 3 Dec 1942 Bizerta   Bf 109G
3 Dec 1942 - 13 Dec 1942 Mateur   Bf 109G
13 Dec 1942 - 5 Jan 1943 Bizerta   Bf 109G
5 Jan 1943 - 1 Feb 1943 El Aouina   Bf 109G

* 1./JG2 arrived in St.Pol Jun 1942.

12./JG2:

Formed 1 Jan 1943 in Evreux. On 21 Sep 1943 redesignated 8./JG2.

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