Kampfgeschwader 253 'General Wever'

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Oberst Helmuth Furster, 1 Apr 1936 - 1 Oct 1937
  • Oberst Egon Doerstling, 1 Oct 1937 - 1 Jul 1938
  • Oberst Martin Fiebig, 1 Jul 1938 - 1 May 1939

Stab:

Formed 1 Apr 1936 in Gotha. On 1 May 1939 redesignated Stab/

Airfields and Air Base Locations

1 Apr 1936 - 1 May 1939 Gotha    

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?
  • Obstlt Paul Deichmann, 1 Oct 1937 - 15 Jan 1939
  • Obstlt Nikolaus-Wolfgang Maier, 16 Jan 1939 - 1 May 1939

Formed 1 Oct 1935 in Gotha as Fliegergruppe Gotha, from 1 Apr 1936 I./KG253 with:

Stab I./KG253
1./KG253
2./KG253
3./KG253

On 1 May 1939 redesignated I./ with :

Stab I./KG253 became Stab I./KG4
1./KG253 became 1./KG4
2./KG253 became 2./KG4
3./KG253 became 3./KG4

Airfields and Air Base Locations

1 Oct 1935 - 1 May 1939 Gotha    

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?
  • Maj Paul Deichmann, 1 Oct 1937 - 15 Jan 1939
  • Obstlt Wolfgang Erdmann, 1 Mar 1939 - 1 May 1939

Formed 1 Apr 1936 in Erfurt with:

Stab II./KG253 new
4./KG253 new
5./KG253 new
6./KG253 new

On 1 May 1939 redesignated II./ with :

Stab II./KG253 became Stab II./KG4
4./KG253 became 4./KG4
5./KG253 became 5./KG4
6./KG253 became 6./KG4

Airfields and Air Base Locations

1 Apr 1936 - 1 May 1939 Erfurt    

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Bruno Maass, 1 Apr 1936 - 1 Apr 1938
  • Maj Evers, ? - 1 May 1939

Formed 1 Apr 1936 in Nordhausen with:

Stab III./KG253 new
7./KG253 new
8./KG253 new
9./KG253 new

On 1 May 1939 redesignated III./ with :

Stab III./KG253 became Stab III./KG4
7./KG253 became 7./KG4
8./KG253 became 8./KG4
9./KG253 became 9./KG4

Airfields and Air Base Locations

1 Apr 1936 - 1 May 1939 Nordhausen    

 

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