Kampfgeschwader 157 'Boelcke'

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Maj Richard Putzier, 1 Apr 1937 - 31 Jan 1939
  • Oberst Hans Behrendt, 1 Feb 1939 - 1 May 1939

Stab:

Formed 1 Apr 1937 in Langenhagen from Stab/ On 1 May 1939 redesignated Stab/

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1937 - 1 May 1939 Hannover-Langenhagen   He 111

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Karl Angerstein, 1 Apr 1937 - 30 Jun 1937
  • Obstlt Graumnitz, 1 Jul 1937 - 1 May 1939

Formed 1 Apr 1937 in Langenhagen from I./ with:

Stab I./KG157 from Stab I./KG154
1./KG157 from 1./KG154
2./KG157 from 2./KG154
3./KG157 from 3./KG154

On 1 May 1939 redesignated I./ with :

Stab I./KG157 became Stab I./KG27
1./KG157 became 1./KG27
2./KG157 became 2./KG27
3./KG157 became 3./KG27

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1937 - 1 May 1939 Hannover-Langenhagen   He 111

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Heribert Futterer, 1 Apr 1937 - 1 Apr 1938
  • Maj de Salengre Drabbe, 1 Apr 1938 - 1 May 1939

Formed 1 Apr 1937 in Wunstorf from II./ with:

Stab II./KG157 from Stab II./KG154
4./KG157 from 4./KG154
5./KG157 from 5./KG154
6./KG157 from 6./KG154

On 1 May 1939 redesignated II./ with :

Stab II./KG157 became Stab II./KG27
4./KG157 became 4./KG27
5./KG157 became 5./KG27
6./KG157 became 6./KG27

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1937 - 1 May 1939 Wunstorf   Ju 52, He 111

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Oberst Dr. Sommer, 1 Apr 1937 - 1 May 1939

Formed 1 Apr 1937 in Delmenhorst from I./ with:

Stab III./KG157 from Stab I./KG254
7./KG157 from 1./KG254
8./KG157 from 2./KG254
9./KG157 from 3./KG254

On 1 May 1939 redesignated III./ with :

Stab III./KG157 became Stab III./KG27
7./KG157 became 7./KG27
8./KG157 became 8./KG27
9./KG157 became 9./KG27

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1937 - 1 May 1939 Delmenhorst   Ju 52, He 111

This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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