Kampfgeschwader 101

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • GenMaj Dipl.Ing. Robert Krauss, 1 Feb 1943 - 31 Oct 1944

Stab:

Formed 1 Feb 1943 in Gardelegen from

Disbanded 31 Oct 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Feb 1943 - Oct 1944 Gardelegen   Ju 88A

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Josef Knotzer, 1 Feb 1943 - 1943
  • Maj Heinrich Herzberg, 1943 - Feb 1944
  • Maj Georg Graf von Platen, Feb 1944 - 19 Sep 1944

Formed 1 Feb 1943 in Salon de Provence from with:

Stab I./KG101 from Stab I./KSG1
1./KG101 from 1./KSG1
2./KG101 from 2./KSG1
3./KG101 from 2./

On 20 Sep 1944 redesignated Bomben- und Zielfinderschule Greifswald:

Stab I./KG101 became Stab/Bomben- und Zielfinderschule Greifswald
1./KG101 became 1./Bomben- und Zielfinderschule Greifswald
2./KG101 became 3./KG101 became 2./Bomben- und Zielfinderschule Greifswald

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Feb 1943 - 11 May 1943 Salon de Provence   Ju 88A
12 May 1943 - 19 Sep 1944 Greifswald   Ju 88A

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Oberst Albert Buhm, 1 Feb 1943 - 19 Sep 1944

Formed 1 Feb 1943 in Salon de Provence from with:

Stab II./KG101 from Stab II./KSG1
4./KG101 from 3./KSG1
5./KG101 from 4./KSG1

6./KG101 was formed Jun 1943 in Pleskau-Süd.

Disbanded Sep 1944, but:

    4./KG101 became 3./Bomben- und Zielfinderschule Greifswald
    5./KG101 became 8./KG66
    6./KG101 became 8./EKG (J) on 20 Nov 1944

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Feb 1943 - May 1943 Greifswald   Ju 88A
May 1943 - Aug 1943 Pleskau-Süd   Ju 88A
Aug 1943 - May 1944 Lechfeld*   Ju 88A
May 1944 - 19 Sep 1944 Neuburg   Ju 88A

* 5./KG101 at Karlshagen, 13 Oct 1943 - May 1944

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Horst Beeger, 1 Feb 1943 - 14 Aug 1943

Formed 1 Feb 1943 in Cognac from with:

Stab III./KG101 from Stab I./KSG3
7./KG101 from 1./KSG103
8./KG101 from 3./KSG103
9./KG101 from Erprobungsstaffel 410 (6 Jun 1943)

Disbanded Aug 1943, but:

8./KG101 became Erg.Sta.(Nacht)/SKG10 (1 Jul 1943)
9./KG101 became (19 Jun 1943)

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Feb 1943 - Jun 1943 Cognac   Ju 88A
Jun 1943 - Aug 1943 Greifswald   Ju 88A

* 7./KG101 at Cognac (1 Feb 1943 - 14 Jul 1943) and Lechfeld (15 Jul 1943 - 13 Sep 1943); 9./KG101 at Lechfeld (6 Jun 1943 - 19 Jun 1943); 8./KG101 remained at Cognac until 1 Jul 1943.

Einsatzstaffel/KG101:

Staffelkapitäne:

  • Olt Horst Rudat, Jan 1944 - 14 Jun 1944
  • Olt Alfred Pils, 15 Jun 1944 - 24 Sep 1944

Formed Jan 1944 in Varrelbusch from parts of II./KG101. On 10 Oct 1944 became

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Jan 1944 - 11 Mar 1944 Varrelbusch   Ju 88A
12 Mar 1944 - 9 Jun 1944 Laon-Couvron   Ju 88A, Misteln
10 Jun 1944 - Jul 1944 St. Dizier   Ju 88A, Misteln
Jul 1944 - 18 Aug 1944 Metz-Frescaty   Ju 88A, Misteln
19 Aug 1944 - 24 Sep 1944 Rhein-Main   Ju 88A, Misteln

Verbandsführerschule/KG101:

Kommandeure:

  • Hptm Mathias Schwegler, 1 Feb 1943 - 28 Aug 1944

Formed 1 Feb 1943 in Tours from with:

Stab/VFS KG101
1./VFS KG101
2./VFS KG101

On 28 Aug 1944 redesignated with :

Stab/VFS KG101 became Stab/VFS G.d.K.
1./VFS KG101 became 1./VFS G.d.K.
2./VFS KG101 became 2./VFS G.d.K.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Feb 1943 - May 1944 Tours   Ju 88A
May 1944 - 28 Aug 1944 Ansbach   Ju 88A

This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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