Kampfgeschwader 200

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Oberst Heinz Heigl, Feb 1944 - Nov 1944
  • Obstlt Werner Baumbach, 15 Nov 1944 - 6 Mar 1945
  • Maj Adolf von Hernier, 6 Mar 1945 - 25 Apr 1945

Stab:

Formed 20 Feb 1944 in Berlin-Gatow from parts of Versuchsverband ObdL. Disbanded 25 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Feb 1944 - Apr 1945 Berlin-Gatow Luftflotte Reich Fw 200, Ju 188

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Adolf Koch, Mar 1944 -

Formed Feb 1944 in Finow from with:

1. Ferneinsatz-Staffel from 2./Versuchsverband ObdL
2. Naheinsatz-Staffel from Gruppe Gartenfeldt
3. See-Einsatz-Staffel from Gruppe Gartenfeldt

In May 1944 1./KG200 was redesignated 4./KG200 (Ergänzung/Ausbildung-Staffel), and a new 1./KG200 was formed during the same month.

In Jan 1945 4./KG200 was redsignated 13./KG200 and was reformed.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Mar 1944 - May 1945 Finow* Luftflotte Reich *

* used many bases all over Germany, with main base at Finow:

1. Staffel mainly at Finow. Used Fw 200C, Ju 290A, Ju 252A, Ju 352A, Ju 52, Ar 232

2. Staffel HQ at Finow, but was divided into four outstations, Olga (Frankfurt/Main, Jan 1945 Stuttgart) covering the west; Carmen (Bergamo) covering the south; Klara (at ?) and Toska (at?) covering the east. Used many different aircraft, incl. Ju 52, Ju 88, Ju 188, Do 217, B-24, B-17, etc.

3. Staffel on Rugen (Mar 1945 Flensburg) with Ar 196, Do 24, He 59, He 115, Do 18, BV 138, BV 222

4. Staffel at Finow with Ar 96, Bf 108, Bu181 and other training aircraft.

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?
  • Hptm Horst Rudat, Nov 1944 - May 1945

Formed May 1944 in Dedelsdorf from Transport-Kolonne der Luftwaffe XI Ost with:

Stab II./KG200 from Transport-Kolonne der Luftwaffe XI Ost
5./KG200 new
6./KG200 new
7./KG200 new

In Nov 1944 redesignated IV./KG200:

Stab II./KG200 became Stab IV./KG200
5./KG200 became 15./KG200
6./KG200 became 14./KG200
7./KG200 became 16./KG200

Reformed Nov 1944 in Burg from with:

Stab II./KG200 from Stab III./KG66
5. (Beleuchter)/KG200 from 7./KG66 with Ju 88S
6. (Mistel)/KG200 from 8./KG66 with Mistel 1/3
7. (Erg./Ausb.)/KG200 from 9./KG66 with Mistel S1/S2

8./KG200 was formed Jan 1945 from parts of 7./KG200.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Mar 1944 - Nov 1944 Dedelsdorf Luftflotte Reich *
Nov 1944 - 10 Jan 1945 Burg*** Luftflotte Reich **
10 Jan 1945 - May 1945 Tirstrup****   **

* Fw190F and Fi 103R (5. Staffel), Go 242, DFS 230, He 111, Ju 52 and He 111Z (6. Staffel), and many other types.

** Ju 88/188 and Mistel (see above).

*** 5./KG200 moved to Grove Nov 1944; 7./KG200 was based at Kolberg during its existence.

**** 6./KG200 moved to Burg in Feb 1945.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Helmut Viedebantt, Jan 1945 - 1 May 1945

Formed 10 Jan 1945 in Berlin-Staaken from with:

Stab III./KG200 from Stab I./SG5
9./KG200 from 1./SG5
10./KG200 from 2./SG5
11./KG200 from 3./SG5
12./KG200 from 4./SG5

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
10 Jan 1945 - 22 Feb 1945 Berlin-Staaken*   Fw 190F-8
22 Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Stavanger-Sola*   Fw 190F-8
Mar 1945 - May 1945 Germany*   Fw 190F-8

* 11./KG200 at Twente

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?

Formed Nov 1944 in Prenzlau from II./KG200 with:

Stab IV./KG200 from Stab II./KG200
13./KG200 from
14./KG200 from 6./KG200
15./KG200 from 5./KG200
16./KG200 from 7./KG200

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Nov 1944 - Mar 1945 Prenzlau    
Mar 1945 - May 1945 Vandel*    

* 14./KG200 at Vaerlöse, Copenhagen.

Versuchskommando:

Formed Dec 1944 in Garz/Usedom from Disbanded Apr 1945.

Industriestaffel:

Formed Jan 1945 in ? from Disbanded Apr 1945.

Ergänzungs- und Ausbildungsstaffel:

Formed Feb 1944 in Finow.

 

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