Jagdgeschwader 53 Emblem

Jagdgeschwader 53 'Pik As'

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Obstlt Werner Junck, 1 May 1939 - 30 Sep 1939
  • Maj Hans Klein, 1 Oct 1939 - 31 Dec 1939
  • Obstlt Hans-Jurgen von Cramon-Taubadel, 1 Jan 1940 - 30 Sep 1940
  • Obstlt Freiherr von Maltzahn, 9 Oct 1940 - 4 Oct 1943
  • Maj Friedrich Karl Muller (acting), Oct 1943 - Oct 1943
  • Maj Kurt Ubben (acting), Oct 1943 - Nov 1943
  • Obstlt Helmut Bennemann, 9 Nov 1943 - 27 Apr 1945

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Various versions of JG 53 emblems

Stab:

Formed 1 May 1939 in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim from

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 24 May 1940 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim   Bf 109E
24 May 1940 - 31 May 1940 Charleville   Bf 109E
31 May 1940 - 26 Jun 1940 Epernay   Bf 109E
26 Jun 1940 - Jul 1940 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim   Bf 109E
Jul 1940 - 23 Aug 1940 Rennes Jafu 3 Bf 109E
23 Aug 1940 - 21 Dec 1940 Etaples Jafu 2 Bf 109E
21 Dec 1940 - 15 Mar 1941 Köln-Butweilerhof Jafu 2 Bf 109E/F
15 Mar 1941 - 8 Jun 1941 St. Omer-Wizernes Jafu 2 Bf 109F
8 Jun 1941 - 14 Jun 1941 Mannheim-Sandhofen   Bf 109F
14 Jun 1941 - 24 Jun 1941 Krzewicza   Bf 109F
24 Jun 1941 - 29 Jun 1941 Pruszana   Bf 109F
29 Jun 1941 - 30 Jun 1941 Baranowicze   Bf 109F
30 Jun 1941 - 5 Jul 1941 Hostynne   Bf 109F
5 Jul 1941 - 8 Jul 1941 Dubno-Süd   Bf 109F
8 Jul 1941 - 9 Jul 1941 Chrolin   Bf 109F
9 Jul 1941 - 17 Jul 1941 Tyranowka   Bf 109F
17 Jul 1941 - 21 Jul 1941 Shitomir   Bf 109F
21 Jul 1941 - 6 Aug 1941 Belaja-Zerkow   Bf 109F
7 Aug 1941 - Oct 1941 Mannheim-Sandhofen   Bf 109F
Oct 1941 - 15 Dec 1941 Katwijk   Bf 109F
15 Dec 1941 - 9 Nov 1942 Comiso   Bf 109F/G
9 Nov 1942 - Apr 1943 El Aouina   Bf 109G
Apr 1943 - 30 Apr 1943 La Sebala   Bf 109G
30 Apr 1943 - 10 Jul 1943 Comiso   Bf 109G
10 Jul 1943 - 13 Jul 1943 Catania   Bf 109G
13 Jul 1943 - Aug 1943 Vibo Valentia   Bf 109G
Aug 1943 - Sep 1943 Camaldoli   Bf 109G
Sep 1943 - 22 Jan 1944 Rome-Ciampino   Bf 109G
22 Jan 1944 - 13 Feb 1944 Viterbo   Bf 109G
13 Feb 1944 - Apr 1944 Tricesimo   Bf 109G
Apr 1944 - 27 Jun 1944 Bologna   Bf 109G
27 Jun 1944 - Jul 1944 Karmalewa   Bf 109G
Jul 1944 - 22 Jul 1944 Suwalki   Bf 109G
22 Jul 1944 - 18 Aug 1944 Wunstorf   Bf 109G
18 Aug 1944 - 29 Aug 1944 La Fere   Bf 109G
29 Aug 1944 - 3 Sep 1944 Eindhoven   Bf 109G
3 Sep 1944 - 15 Oct 1944 Darmstadt-Griesheim   Bf 109G
15 Oct 1944 - 15 Dec 1944 Bad Dorrheim   Bf 109G
15 Dec 1944 - 2 Apr 1945 Stuttgart-Echterdingen   Bf 109G/K
2 Apr 1945 - Apr 1945 Erbenschwang   Bf 109G/K

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Lothar von Janson, 1 May 1939 - 30 Jun 1940
  • Hptm Albert Blumensaat, 1 Jul 1940 - 25 Aug 1940
  • Hptm Hans-Karl Mayer, 1 Sep 1940 - 17 Oct 1940
  • Hptm Hans-Heinrich Brustellin, Oct 1940 - 31 May 1941
  • Olt Wilfried Balfanz, 1 Jun 1941 - 24 Jun 1941
  • Hptm Franz von Werra, Jul 1941 - 25 Oct 1941
  • Hptm Ignaz Prestele (acting), Aug 1941 - Sep 1941
  • Maj Herbert Kaminski, 1 Nov 1941 - 24 Jul 1942
  • Hptm Walter Spies, Aug 1942 - Oct 1942
  • Hptm Friedrich-Karl Muller, Nov 1942 - 14 Feb 1944
  • Maj Jurgen Harder, 15 Feb 1944 - Jan 1945
  • Hptm Wolfgang Ernst (acting), Jan 1945 - Feb 1945
  • Hptm Erich Hartmann (acting), Feb 1945 - 14 Feb 1945
  • Hptm Helmut Lipfert, 15 Feb 1945 - 17 Apr 1945

Formed 1 May 1939 in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim from with:

Stab I./JG53 from Stab I./JG133
1./JG53 from 1./JG133
2./JG53 from 2./JG133
3./JG53 from 3./JG133

3./JG53 was disbanded Jun 1944, but was reformed 18 Sep 1944. 4./JG53 was ordered formed on 10 Sep 1944, but no new 4./JG53 was ever formed. Disbanded 17 Apr 1945

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 26 Sep 1939 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim   Bf 109E
26 Sep 1939 - Dec 1939 Kirchberg   Bf 109E
Dec 1939 - 10 May 1940 Darmstadt-Griesheim   Bf 109E
10 May 1940 - 17 May 1940 Kirchberg/Hunsrück   Bf 109E
17 May 1940 - 20 May 1940 Ferschweiler   Bf 109E
20 May 1940 - 24 May 1940 Douzy   Bf 109E
24 May 1940 - 26 May 1940 Charleville   Bf 109E
26 May 1940 - 1 Jun 1940 Laon-Couvron   Bf 109E
1 Jun 1940 - 5 Jun 1940 Douzy   Bf 109E
5 Jun 1940 - 17 Jun 1940 Charleville   Bf 109E
17 Jun 1940 - 22 Jun 1940 Vraux   Bf 109E
22 Jun 1940 - 28 Aug 1940 Rennes   Bf 109E
28 Aug 1940 - 15 Sep 1940 Neuville   Bf 109E
15 Sep 1940 - 1 Oct 1940 Etaples   Bf 109E
1 Oct 1940 - 21 Dec 1940 Le Touquet   Bf 109E
19 Dec 1940 - 2 Apr 1941 Krefeld   Bf 109E/F
2 Apr 1941 - 6 Jun 1941 Crécy-Dompierre   Bf 109F
6 Jun 1941 - 14 Jun 1941 Mannheim-Sandhofen   Bf 109F
14 Jun 1941 - 25 Jun 1941 Krzewicza   Bf 109F
25 Jun 1941 - 29 Jun 1941 Pruszana   Bf 109F
29 Jun 1941 - 30 Jun 1941 Baranowicze   Bf 109F
30 Jun 1941 - 5 Jul 1941 Hostynne   Bf 109F
5 Jul 1941 - 8 Jul 1941 Dubno-Süd   Bf 109F
8 Jul 1941 - 9 Jul 1941 Chrolin   Bf 109F
9 Jul 1941 - 18 Jul 1941 Miropol   Bf 109F
18 Jul 1941 - 21 Jul 1941 Shitomir   Bf 109F
21 Jul 1941 - 7 Aug 1941 Belaja-Zerkow   Bf 109F
7 Aug 1941 - 20 Sep 1941 Mannheim-Sandhofen   Bf 109F
20 Sep 1941 - 15 Dec 1941 Katwijk*   Bf 109F
15 Dec 1941 - 30 Apr 1942 Gela*   Bf 109F
1 May 1942 - 28 May 1942 Schwabisch-Hall   Bf 109F
28 May 1942 - 29 May 1942 Prague-Ruzyne   Bf 109F
29 May 1942 - 24 Jun 1942 Kursk   Bf 109F
24 Jun 1942 - 11 Jul 1942 Kolpna   Bf 109F
11 Jul 1942 - 15 Jul 1942 Uman   Bf 109F/G
15 Jul 1942 - 24 Jul 1942 Charkow   Bf 109G
24 Jul 1942 - 26 Jul 1942 Taganrog   Bf 109G
26 Jul 1942 - 31 Jul 1942 Novy-Cholan   Bf 109G
31 Jul 1942 - 4 Aug 1942 Frolow   Bf 109G
4 Aug 1942 - 12 Aug 1942 Bereska   Bf 109G
12 Aug 1942 - 10 Sep 1942 Tusow   Bf 109G
10 Sep 1942 - 27 Sep 1942 Pitomnik   Bf 109G
1 Oct 1942 - 25 Nov 1942 San Pietro   Bf 109F/G
25 Nov 1942 - 25 Nov 1942 Djedeida**   Bf 109F/G
25 Nov 1942 - 3 Dec 1942 Bizerta**   Bf 109G
3 Dec 1942 - 12 Dec 1942 Mateur**   Bf 109G
12 Dec 1942 - 2 Apr 1943 Bizerta**   Bf 109G
2 Apr 1943 - 30 Apr 1943 Protville   Bf 109G
30 Apr 1943 - 10 May 1943 Comiso   Bf 109G
10 May 1943 - 17 Jun 1943 Catania   Bf 109G
17 Jun 1943 - 16 Jul 1943 Vibo Valentia   Bf 109G
16 Jul 1943 - 17 Sep 1943 San Severo***   Bf 109G
17 Sep 1943 - 21 Sep 1943 San Lorenzo***   Bf 109G
21 Sep 1943 - 22 Oct 1943 Marcigliana   Bf 109G
22 Oct 1943 - 28 Nov 1943 Fiano   Bf 109G
28 Nov 1943 - 21 Jan 1944 Centocelle   Bf 109G
21 Jan 1944 - 23 Apr 1944 Maniago   Bf 109G
23 Mar 1944 - 9 May 1944 Bologna   Bf 109G
9 May 1944 - 17 Jul 1944 Targsorul-Nou   Bf 109G
17 Jul 1944 - 20 Aug 1944 Meri   Bf 109G
20 Aug 1944 - 23 Aug 1944 Jassy & Husi****   Bf 109G
23 Aug 1944 - 25 Aug 1944 Focsani   Bf 109G
25 Aug 1944 - 26 Aug 1944 Targsorul-Nou   Bf 109G
26 Aug 1944 - 16 Sep 1944 Budak   Bf 109G
16 Sep 1944 - 7 Oct 1944 Mezöpetri   Bf 109G
7 Oct 1944 - 15 Oct 1944 Maklar   Bf 109G
15 Oct 1944 - 1 Nov 1944 Mende   Bf 109G
1 Nov 1944 - 20 Feb 1945 Veszprem   Bf 109G
20 Feb 1945 - 27 Feb 1945 Piestany   Bf 109G
27 Feb 1945 - 28 Feb 1945 Papa   Bf 109G
28 Feb 1945 - 21 Mar 1945 Veszprem   Bf 109G
21 Mar 1945 - 24 Mar 1945 Papa   Bf 109G
24 Mar 1945 - 25 Mar 1945 Vat   Bf 109G
25 Mar 1945 - 31 Mar 1945 Piestany   Bf 109G
31 Mar 1945 - 2 Apr 1945 Nowy-Dwor   Bf 109G
2 Apr 1945 - 4 Apr 1945 Deutsch-Wagram   Bf 109G
4 Apr 1945 - 17 Apr 1945 Brünn   Bf 109G
17 Apr 1945 - 17 Apr 1945 Horsching   Bf 109G

* 2./JG53 at Haamstede, 20 Sep 1941 - 20 Oct 1941, and at Vlissingen, 20 Oct 1941 - 15 Dec 1941; Stab I. and 1./JG53 at San Pietro, Jan 1942 - 22 Feb 1942

** 3./JG53 at Comiso/San Pietro, 25 Nov 1942 - 15 Dec 1942

*** detachments also used Montesano, Monterotondo and Padua

**** 1./JG53 at Jassy and 2./JG53 at Husi

II.JG 53II.JG 53

II. Gruppe: II./JG 53

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Hubert Merhart von Bernegg, 1 May 1939 - 18 Aug 1939
  • Maj Freiherr von Maltzahn, 19 Aug 1939 - 8 Oct 1940
  • Hptm Heinz Bretnütz, 9 Oct 1940 - 27 Jun 1941
  • Hptm Walter Spies, Jun 1941 - Jul 1942
  • Hptm Gerhard Michalski, Jul 1942 - 23 Apr 1944
  • Hptm Hans-Jurgen Westphal (acting), 19 Jun 1943 - Jul 1943
  • Maj Karl-Heinz Schnell (acting), Jul 1943 - 28 Sep 1943
  • Maj Julius Meimberg, 24 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1945

Formed 1 May 1939 in Mannheim-Sandhofen from with:

Stab II./JG53 from Stab II./JG133
4./JG53 from 4./JG133
5./JG53 from 5./JG133
6./JG53 from 6./JG133

On 10 Aug 1944 increased to 4 Staffeln:

5./JG53 unchanged
6./JG53 unchanged
7./JG53 from the old 4./JG53
8./JG53 new

On 1 Mar 1945 8./JG53 was disbanded. II./JG53 was disbanded 30 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 10 May 1940 Mannheim-Sandhofen   Bf 109E
10 May 1940 - 15 May 1940 Ippesheim   Bf 109E
15 May 1940 - 21 May 1940 Dockendorf (parts)   Bf 109E
15 May 1940 - 21 May 1940 Sandweiler (parts)   Bf 109E
21 May 1940 - 29 May 1940 Charleville   Bf 109E
29 May 1940 - 1 Jun 1940 Laon-Couvron   Bf 109E
1 Jun 1940 - 15 Jun 1940 Charleville   Bf 109E
15 Jun 1940 - 22 Jun 1940 Vraux   Bf 109E
22 Jun 1940 - 28 Aug 1940 Dinan   Bf 109E
28 Aug 1940 - 17 Sep 1940 Sempy   Bf 109E
17 Sep 1940 - 20 Dec 1940 Berck-sur-Mer   Bf 109E
20 Dec 1940 - 12 Mar 1941 Köln-Butzweilerhof   Bf 109E
12 Mar 1941 - 8 Jun 1941 St. Omer-Arques*   Bf 109F
8 Jun 1941 - 13 Jun 1941 Mannheim-Sandhofen*   Bf 109F
13 Jun 1941 - 25 Jun 1941 Neusiedl*   Bf 109F
25 Jun 1941 - 30 Jun 1941 Lemonsky*   Bf 109F
30 Jun 1941 - 5 Jul 1941 Kreuzburg*   Bf 109F
5 Jul 1941 - 9 Jul 1941 Alt-Schwaneburg*   Bf 109F
9 Jul 1941 - 19 Jul 1941 Korowje-Selo*   Bf 109F
19 Jul 1941 - 26 Jul 1941 Krussicha (Estonia)*   Bf 109F
27 Jul 1941 - 18 Aug 1941 Insterburg*   Bf 109F
18 Aug 1941 - 24 Aug 1941 Szoltzy*   Bf 109F
24 Aug 1941 - 6 Sep 1941 Spasskaja-Polist*   Bf 109F
6 Sep 1941 - 6 Oct 1941 Ljuban*   Bf 109F
7 Oct 1941 - 10 Oct 1941 Insterburg*   Bf 109F
12 Oct 1941 - 9 Nov 1941 Leeuwarden*   Bf 109F
9 Nov 1941 - 15 Dec 1941 Bergen-am-Zee   Bf 109F
15 Dec 1941 - 7 Nov 1942 Comiso**   Bf 109F/G
7 Nov 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 Elmas   Bf 109G
9 Nov 1942 - 13 Nov 1942 El Aouina   Bf 109G
13 Nov 1942 - 3 Dec 1942 Bizerta   Bf 109G
3 Dec 1942 - 17 Dec 1942 Mateur   Bf 109G
17 Dec 1942 - 5 Jan 1943 Bizerta***   Bf 109G
5 Jan 1943 - 5 Feb 1943 El Aouina***   Bf 109G
5 Feb 1943 - 7 May 1943 La Marsa   Bf 109G
7 May 1943 - 9 May 1943 Soliman   Bf 109G
9 May 1943 - 1 Jul 1943 Comiso   Bf 109G
1 Jul 1943 - 13 Jul 1943 Rammaca   Bf 109G
13 Jul 1943 - 16 Jul 1943 Lecce   Bf 109G
16 Jul 1943 - 20 Jul 1943 Leverano   Bf 109G
20 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943 Scalea   Bf 109G
31 Jul 1943 - 5 Sep 1943 Cancello   Bf 109G
5 Sep 1943 - 10 Sep 1943 Frosinone   Bf 109G
10 Sep 1943 - 14 Sep 1943 Lucera   Bf 109G
14 Sep 1943 - 21 Sep 1943 Littoria   Bf 109G
21 Sep 1943 - 2 Oct 1943 Lucca   Bf 109G
2 Oct 1943 - 16 Oct 1943 Piazola   Bf 109G
16 Oct 1943 - 3 Mar 1944 Wien-Seyring   Bf 109G
3 Mar 1944 - 13 May 1944 Frankfurt-Eschborn   Bf 109G
13 May 1944 - 20 May 1944 Biblis   Bf 109G
20 May 1944 - 6 Jun 1944 Oettingen   Bf 109G
6 Jun 1944 - 7 Jun 1944 Le Mans   Bf 109G
7 Jun 1944 - 15 Jun 1944 Vannes   Bf 109G
15 Jun 1944 - 25 Jun 1944 Soucelles****   Bf 109G
25 Jun 1944 - 12 Jul 1944 Champfleury   Bf 109G
12 Jul 1944 - 18 Aug 1944 Hustedt   Bf 109G
18 Aug 1944 - 29 Aug 1944 La Fere   Bf 109G
29 Aug 1944 - 3 Sep 1944 Eindhoven   Bf 109G
3 Sep 1944 - 9 Sep 1944 Darmstadt   Bf 109G
9 Sep 1944 - 17 Oct 1944 Lorsch   Bf 109G
17 Oct 1944 - 1 Apr 1945 Malmsheim*****   Bf 109G/K
1 Apr 1945 - 21 Apr 1945 Ulm-Ristissen   Bf 109G/K
21 Apr 1945 - 30 Apr 1945 Schongau   Bf 109G/K

* 6./JG53 at Jever (3 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941), at Döberitz (20 Jun 1941 - 5 Jul 1941), at Westerland (5 Jul 1941 - 21 Aug 1941), at Katwijk (21 Aug 1941 - 4 Sep 1941), and at Bergen-am-Zee (4 Sep 1941 - 9 Nov 1941).

** detachment at Bir-el-Abd, 17 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1942 and 28 Aug 1942 - 3 Sep 1942

*** 5./JG53 at Gabes 10 Dec 1942 - 17 Dec 1942 and 29 Dec 1942 - Jan 1943

**** 4./JG53 at Briollay, 5./JG53 at Tierce and 6./JG53 at Soucelles

***** 6./JG53 at Huchenfeld, 4 Nov 1944 - 28 Mar 1945

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Werner Mölders, 1 Nov 1939 - 5 Jun 1940
  • Hptm Rolf Pingel (acting), Jun 1940 - 20 Jun 1940
  • Hptm Harro Harder, 13 Jul 1940 - 12 Aug 1940
  • Hptm Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke, 13 Aug 1940 - 18 May 1942
  • Maj Erich Gerlitz, May 1942 - Oct 1942
  • Hptm Franz Gotz, Oct 1942 - 17 Jan 1945
  • Hptm Siegfried Luckenbach, 18 Jan 1945 - 2 May 1945
  • Hptm Wolfgang Ernst (acting), Apr 1945 - 2 May 1945

Formed 1 Nov 1939 in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim with:

Stab III./JG53 new
7./JG53 new
8./JG53 new
9./JG53 new

On 20 Aug 1944 increased to 4 Staffeln:

9./JG53 unchanged
10./JG53 from the old 7./JG53
11./JG53 from the old 8./JG53
12./JG53 from crews of

On 1 Mar 1945 12./JG53 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
26 Sep 1939 - 10 May 1940 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim*   Bf 109E
10 May 1940 - 18 May 1940 Trier-Euren   Bf 109E
18 May 1940 - 26 May 1940 Douzy   Bf 109E
26 May 1940 - 16 Jun 1940 Lor/La Selve   Bf 109E
16 Jun 1940 - 22 Jun 1940 Tours-sur-Marne   Bf 109E
22 Jun 1940 - 10 Jul 1940 Rennes   Bf 109E
10 Jul 1940 - 24 Aug 1940 Brest-Poulmic   Bf 109E
24 Aug 1940 - 19 Dec 1940 Le Touquet-Etaples   Bf 109E
19 Dec 1940 - 18 Mar 1941 München-Gladbach   Bf 109E/F
18 Mar 1941 - 30 Mar 1941 Berck-sur-Mer   Bf 109F
30 Mar 1941 - 7 Apr 1941 St. Brieuc   Bf 109F
7 Apr 1941 - 17 Apr 1941 Berck-sur-Mer   Bf 109F
17 Apr 1941 - 7 Jun 1941 Maldeghem   Bf 109F
7 Jun 1941 - 9 Jun 1941 Mannheim-Sandhofen   Bf 109F
9 Jun 1941 - 12 Jun 1941 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim   Bf 109F
12 Jun 1941 - 25 Jun 1941 Suwalki   Bf 109F
25 Jun 1941 - 29 Jun 1941 Wilna   Bf 109F
29 Jun 1941 - 4 Jul 1941 Molodeczno   Bf 109F
4 Jul 1941 - 6 Jul 1941 Sloboda   Bf 109F
6 Jul 1941 - 13 Jul 1941 Lepel-Ost   Bf 109F
13 Jul 1941 - 24 Jul 1941 Kamary (Vitebsk)   Bf 109F
24 Jul 1941 - 28 Jul 1941 Andrejewo (Demidow)   Bf 109F
28 Jul 1941 - 6 Aug 1941 Moschna   Bf 109F
6 Aug 1941 - 11 Aug 1941 Surasch   Bf 109F
11 Aug 1941 - 6 Sep 1941 Maklok   Bf 109F
6 Sep 1941 - 16 Sep 1941 Ossijaki (Gomel)   Bf 109F
16 Sep 1941 - 4 Oct 1941 Konotop   Bf 109F
8 Oct 1941 - 8 Nov 1941 Mannheim-Sandhofen   Bf 109F
8 Nov 1941 - 14 Nov 1941 Husum   Bf 109F
14 Nov 1941 - 25 Nov 1941 Mannheim-Sandhofen   Bf 109F
30 Nov 1941 - 8 Dec 1941 Catania   Bf 109F
8 Dec 1941 - 11 Dec 1941 Tmimi   Bf 109F
11 Dec 1941 - 17 Dec 1941 Derna-West**   Bf 109F
17 Dec 1941 - 28 Dec 1941 Catania**   Bf 109F
28 Dec 1941 - 24 May 1942 Comiso   Bf 109F
24 May 1942 - 2 Jun 1942 Martuba   Bf 109F
2 Jun 1942 - 3 Jun 1942 Derna-Ost   Bf 109F
3 Jun 1942 - 17 Jun 1942 Martuba   Bf 109F
17 Jun 1942 - 22 Jun 1942 Ain-el-Gazala   Bf 109F
22 Jun 1942 - 26 Jun 1942 Gambut   Bf 109F
25 Jun 1942 - 1 Jul 1942 Sidi Barrani   Bf 109F
1 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1942 Quotaifiya   Bf 109F
20 Jul 1942 - 29 Aug 1942 Haggag-el-Quasaba   Bf 109F
29 Aug 1942 - 27 Oct 1942 Quotaifiya   Bf 109F
27 Oct 1942 - 1 Nov 1942 Bari   Bf 109G
1 Nov 1942 - 7 Nov 1942 San Pietro   Bf 109G
7 Nov 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 Elmas   Bf 109G
9 Nov 1942 - 21 Nov 1942 Tunis   Bf 109G
21 Nov 1942 - 25 Nov 1942 Djedeida   Bf 109G
25 Nov 1942 - 30 Nov 1942 Tunis   Bf 109G
30 Nov 1942 - 5 May 1943 San Pietro***   Bf 109G
5 May 1943 - 7 May 1943 La Marsa   Bf 109G
7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943 Ariana   Bf 109G
10 May 1943 - 20 Jun 1943 Sciacca   Bf 109G
20 Jun 1943 - 13 Jul 1943 Torazzo   Bf 109G
13 Jul 1943 - 27 Jul 1943 Lecce   Bf 109G
27 Jul 1943 - 9 Sep 1943 Grazzaniese   Bf 109G
9 Sep 1943 - 15 Sep 1943 Foggia   Bf 109G
15 Sep 1943 - 21 Sep 1943 Rome-Ciampino   Bf 109G
21 Sep 1943 - 19 Dec 1943 Reggio-Emilia   Bf 109G
19 Dec 1943 - 24 Jan 1944 Villa Orba   Bf 109G
24 Jan 1944 - 22 Feb 1944 Orvieto   Bf 109G
22 Feb 1944 - 2 Jun 1944 Arlena   Bf 109G
2 Jun 1944 - 27 Jun 1944 Maniago   Bf 109G
27 Jun 1944 - 6 Aug 1944 Bad Lippspringe   Bf 109G
6 Aug 1944 - 20 Aug 1944 Sachau   Bf 109G
20 Aug 1944 - 17 Sep 1944 Mortitz   Bf 109G
17 Sep 1944 - 6 Oct 1944 Paderborn   Bf 109G
6 Oct 1944 - 17 Oct 1944 Götzenhain   Bf 109G
17 Oct 1944 - 26 Nov 1944 Neuhausen ob Eck   Bf 109G
26 Nov 1944 - 17 Dec 1944 Germersheim   Bf 109G
17 Dec 1944 - 23 Mar 1945 Kirrlach   Bf 109G/K
23 Mar 1945 - 26 Mar 1945 Nellingen   Bf 109G/K
26 Mar 1945 - 7 Apr 1945 Neuhausen ob Eck   Bf 109G/K
7 Apr 1945 - 13 Apr 1945 Furstenfeldbruck   Bf 109G/K
13 Apr 1945 - 1 May 1945 Kreuzstrasse/Klein-Karolinenfeld   Bf 109G/K
1 May 1945 - 8 May 1945 Prien am Chiemsee   Bf 109G/K

* 8./JG53 at Hoppstädten, 9 Apr 1940 - 18 May 1940

** 8./JG53 to Benghasi on 11 Dec 1941, a few days later to Benina, to Arco Philaenorum on 22 Dec 1941 and to Catania the next day.

*** 7./JG53 at Trapani, 15 Jan 1943 - 28 Apr 1943, and at Sciacca, 28 Apr 1943 - 5 May 1943; 9./JG53 at Monserrato/Sardinia, 29 Mar 1943 - 5 May 1943; 8./JG53 was mainly based at San Pietro, but also served with detachments all over Sicily; 2 Feb 1943 moved to Tunis for a few days; 1 Apr 1943 - 20 Apr 1943 based at Tindja.

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Hans Morr, 25 Oct 1944 - 29 Oct 1944
  • Hptm Friedrich Müer, Oct 1944 - 2 Jan 1945
  • Hptm Alfred Hammer, 9 Jan 1945 - 30 Apr 1945

Formed 20 Oct 1944 in Hüfingen, near Donaueschingen, from :

Stab IV./JG53 from Stab III./JG76
13./JG53 from 9./JG76
14./JG53 from 10./JG76
15./JG53 from 11./JG76
16./JG53 from 12./JG76

16./JG53 was disbanded 1 Mar 1945, and IV./JG53 was disbanded 30 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
20 Oct 1944 - 3 Dec 1944 Hüfingen   Bf 109G
3 Dec 1944 - 2 Apr 1945 Stuttgart-Echterdingen*   Bf 109G/K
2 Apr 1945 - 22 Apr 1945 Reichenbach   Bf 109G/K
22 Apr 1945 - 27 Apr 1945 Ketterschwang   Bf 109G/K
27 Apr 1945 - 30 Apr 1945 Holzkirchen   Bf 109G/K

* 13./JG53 at Nellingen

10.(Nacht)/JG 53:

Formed Nov.1939 with a handful fo Ar 68 E's and F's and where used for night interception experiments in 10.(Nacht).JG 53 'Pik As' based in Heilbronn.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Nov 1939 Heilbronn   Ar 68 E's and F's

Ergänzungsgruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Hubert Kroeck, Nov 1940 - Jan 1942

Formed 20 Sep 1940 in St. Jean d'Angely as Erg.Staffel/JG53, but on 20 Nov 1940 became Erg.Gruppe with:

Stab of Ergänzungsgruppe/JG53 new
1. Einsatzstaffel/JG53 new
2. Ausbildungsstaffel/JG53 from Erg.Sta./JG53

Disbanded Jan 1942:

Stab of Ergänzungsgruppe/JG53 became
1. Einsatzstaffel/JG53 became
2. Ausbildungsstaffel/JG53 became

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Oct 1940 - May 1941 St. Jean d'Angely*   Bf 109E/F
May 1941 - 23 Oct 1941 La Rochelle-La Leu*   Bf 109E/F
24 Oct 1941 - 1 Feb 1942 Düsseldorf-Lohausen*   Bf 109E/F
1 Feb 1942 - 5 Feb 1942 Brest-Süd*   Bf 109E/F

* 2. Einsatzstaffel at Dieppe (Dec 1940 - Apr 1941), St. Aubin (Apr 1941 - 22 May 1941), Katwijk (23 May 1941 - 7 Jun 1941), Vannes-Meucon (8 Jun 1941 - 13 Aug 1941), Brest? (14 Aug 1941 - 16 Aug 1941), Vannes-Meucon (17 Aug 1941 - Sep 1941) and Düsseldorf-Lohausen (Sep 1941 - 1 Feb 1942).

10.(Jabo)/JG5

10.(Jabo)/JG53:

Formed 1 Feb 1942 in San Pietro with Bf 109F-4/B. On 31 Aug 1942 renamed 1./Jabogruppe Afrika.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Feb 1942 - Apr 1942 San Pietro   Bf 109F
Apr 1942 - 12 Jun 1942 Gela   Bf 109F
12 Jun 1942 - 22 Jun 1942 Martuba   Bf 109F
22 Jun 1942 - 25 Jun 1942 Gambut   Bf 109F
25 Jun 1942 - 1 Jul 1942 Sidi Barrani   Bf 109F
1 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1942 Quotaifiya   Bf 109F
20 Jul 1942 - 31 Aug 1942 Haggag-el-Quasaba   Bf 109F
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