Kustenfliegergruppe 406
Aircraft Code K6+

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Geisse, 1938
  • Maj Heinrich Minner, ? - Oct 1939
  • Obstlt Heinz von Holleben, Oct 1939 - Oct 1939
  • Obstlt Karl Stockmann, 1 Nov 1939 - Feb 1940
  • Maj Walter Schwarz, Feb 1940 - Jun 1940
  • Hptm Franz Schrieck, Jun 1940 - Jun 1940
  • Hptm Hans-Bruno von Laue, Jun 1940 - Jun 1940
  • Hptm Ghert von Roth, Jun 1940 - Jul 1940
  • Hptm Hans-Bruno von Laue, Jul 1940 - Jul 1940
  • Obstlt Karl Stockmann, Jul 1940 - Jul 1941
  • Maj Rupprecht Heyn, Jul 1941 - Jun 1942

Stab:

Formed 1 Jul 1937 in List. On 22 Oct 1939 redesignated

Reformed 22 Oct 1939 in Hörnum from Disbanded Dec 1942.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Jul 1937- 22 Oct 1939 List   He 60
22 Oct 1939 - 3 Sep 1940 Hörnum   Do 18
3 Sep 1940 - Oct 1940 Norderney   Do 18
Oct 1940 - Oct 1942 Brest-Süd   Do 18/Do 26/BV 138

1./406:

Formed 1 Apr 1937 in Holtenau. On 1 Jul 1937 divided into and

Reformed 1 Jul 1937 in List from On 22 Oct 1939 redesignated

Reformed 22 Oct 1939 in Rantum from Disbanded Oct 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1937 - 1 Jul 1937 Holtenau   He 60
1 Jul 1937 - 22 Oct 1939 List   He 60, He 115
22 Oct 1939 - 27 Jul 1940 Rantum*   Do 18
27 Jul 1940 - Jan 1941 Stavanger   Do 18
Jan 1941 - Apr 1941 List   Do 18, He 115
Apr 1941 - 12 May 1944 Tromsö/Søreisa**   He 115
12 May 1944 - Jul 1944 Kirkenes   He 115
Jul 1944 - Oct 1944 Hommelvik   He 115

* Stavanger was used as a forward base in Apr 1940.

** detachments was stationed at Kirkenes, 1942 - 44.

2./406:

Formed 1 Jul 1937 in List from On 13 Jul 1943 redesignated

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Jul 1937 - 22 Oct 1939 List   Do 18
22 Oct 1939 - May 1940 Hörnum   Do 18
31 May 1940 - Oct 1940 Stavanger   Do 18
Oct 1940 - Feb 1941 Trondheim   Do 18
Feb 1941 - May 1941 Hörnum   Do 18, BV 138
May 1941 - Jul 1943 Trondheim   BV 138

3./406:

Formed 1 Jul 1937 in List from On 22 Oct 1939 redesignated

Reformed 22 Oct 1939 in Rantum from On 13 Jul 1943 redesignated

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Jul 1937 - 22 Oct 1939 List   He 59
22 Oct 1939 - 31 May 1940 Hörnum   Do 18
31 May 1940 - 22 Jul 1940 Stavanger   Do 18
22 Jul 1940 - 12 Aug 1940 Hörnum   Do 18
12 Aug 1940 - 18 Aug 1940 Norderney   Do 18
18 Aug 1940 - 2 Sep 1940 Vlissingen   Do 18
2 Sep 1940 - 17 Feb 1941 Schellingwoude   Do 18
17 Feb 1941 - Nov 1941 Trondheim   Do 18
Nov 1941 - Dec 1941 List   Do 18, BV 138
Dec 1941 - Jul 1943 Tromsö/Søreisa   BV 138

 

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