Kampfgeschwader 28

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • GenMaj Karl Angerstein, Sep 1939 - 16 Jul 1940
  • Oberst Ernst-August Roth, 22 Dec 1940 - 1 Dec 1941

Stab:

Formed Sep 1939 in Jesau. On 9 Jul 1940 redesignated A Stabs-Staffel existed Apr 1940 - Jul 1940.

Reformed 22 Dec 1940 in Nantes from

Disbanded Dec 1941*.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Sep 1939 - Nov 1939 Jesau   He 111
Nov 1939 - Jun 1940 Kassel-Rothwesten   He 111
Jun 1940 - Jul 1940 Dinard   He 111
Dec 1940 - 19 Jul 1941 Nantes   He 111
19 Jul 1941 - Aug 1941 Baranowicze   He 111
Aug 1941 - Sep 1941 Bobruisk   He 111
Sep 1941 - Oct 1941 Brjansk   He 111
Oct 1941 - Dec 1941 Seschtschinskaja   He 111

* some sources claims that Stab/KG28 was redesignated in Dec 1941.

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?
  • Obstlt Heckmann, Dec 1940 - Dec 1941

Formed Sep 1939 in Jesau with:

Stab I./KG28 new
1./KG28 new
2./KG28 new
3./KG28 new

In Feb 1940 redesignated :

Stab I./KG28 became Stab III./KG26
1./KG28 became 7./KG26
2./KG28 became 8./KG26
3./KG28 became 9./KG26

Reformed Dec 1940 in Nantes from with:

Stab I./KG28 from Stab/KGr.126
1./KG28 from 1./KGr.126
2./KG28 from 2./KGr.126
3./KG28 from 3./KGr.126

On 15 Dec 1941 redesignated :

Stab I./KG28 became Stab III./KG26
1./KG28 became 7./KG26
2./KG28 became 8./KG26
3./KG28 became 9./KG26

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Sep 1939 - Dec 1939 Jesau   He 111
Dec 1939 - Feb 1940 Schwerin   He 111
Dec 1940 - 19 Jul 1941 Nantes   He 111
19 Jul 1941 - Aug 1941 Baranowicze   He 111
Aug 1941 - Sep 1941 Bobruisk   He 111
Sep 1941 - Oct 1941 Brjansk   He 111
Oct 1941 - Dec 1941 Seschtschinskaja   He 111

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Koester, 1 May 1939 - Dec 1939
  • Maj Kaufmann, Dec 1939 - Jun 1940

Formed May 1939 in Gütersloh from with:

Stab II./KG28 from Stab II./KG254
4./KG28 from 4./KG254
5./KG28 from 5./KG254
6./KG28 from 6./KG254

In Dec 1939 redesignated :

Stab II./KG28 became Stab II./KG54
4./KG28 became 4./KG54
5./KG28 became 5./KG54
6./KG28 became 6./KG54

Reformed 15 Dec 1939 in Jesau from parts of with:

Stab II./KG28 new
4./KG28 new
5./KG28 new
6./KG28 new

Disbanded Jun 1940.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
May 1939 - 6 Nov 1939 Gütersloh*   He 111P
6 Nov 1939 - Dec 1939 Hoya   He 111P
15 Dec 1939 - Feb 1940 Jesau   He 111P
Feb 1940 - Jun 1940 Kassel-Rothwesten   He 111P, Ju 88A

* 5./KG28 at Seerappen, 8 Sep 1939 - 21 Sep 1939.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj von Hoffmann, Feb 1940 - Jul 1940

Formed 1 Feb 1940 in Jesau from parts of with:

Stab III./KG28 new
7./KG28 new
8./KG28 from 2./KG53
9./KG28 new

On 9 Jul 1940 redesignated with :

Stab III./KG28 became Stab II./KG76
7./KG28 became 4./KG76
8./KG28 became 5./KG76
9./KG28 became 6./KG76

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Feb 1940 - Mar 1940 Jesau   He 111P
Mar 1940 - Jun 1940 Bracht* I. Fliegerkorps He 111P
Jun 1940 - Jul 1940 Creil   He 111P

* Bracht, and possibly later Escarmain and St. Leger.

Erg.Staffel:

Staffelkapitäne:

  • Hptm Hans-Jurgen Willers, Dec 1940 - 7 Sep 1941
  • Hptm Heinrich-Otto Beck, 8 Sep 1941 - 1 Jan 1942

Formed Dec 1940 in Lüneburg from

In Dec 1941 redesignated

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Dec 1940 - 12 May 1941 Lüneburg   He 111H/P
13 May 1941 - 12 Jun 1941 Celle   He 111H/P
13 Jun 1941 - Dec 1941 Bourges   He 111H/P
Dec 1941 - Dec 1941 Lüneburg   He 111H/P

 

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