Kampfgeschwader 30 'Adler'

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Obstlt Walter Loebel, 15 Nov 1939 - 16 Aug 1940
  • Oberst Herbert Rieckhoff, 17 Aug 1940 - 20 Oct 1940
  • Obstlt Erich Bloedorn, Oct 1940 - May 1943
  • Obstlt Wilhelm Kern, 18 May 1943 - 10 Sep 1943
  • Obstlt Sigmund-Ulrich Frhr. von Gravenreuth, Sep 1943 - 16 Oct 1944
  • Oberst Bernhard Jope, Oct 1944 - Feb 1945
  • Oberst Hanns Heise, Feb 1945 - May 1945

Stab:

Formed 15 Nov 1939 in Greifswald. A Stabs-Staffel existed Apr 1940 - Nov 1944. On 23 Nov 1944 redesignated Stab/KG(J)30. Disbanded 18 Apr 1945.

KG(J)30 was to have converted to Me 262A in early 1945, but none were delivered, due to production shortages.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
15 Nov 1939 - Apr 1940 Greifswald   Ju 88A
Apr 1940 - 1 May 1940 Westerland   Ju 88A
1 May 1940 - 2 Jul 1940 Oldenburg*   Ju 88A
2 Jul 1940 - 1 Sep 1940 Aalborg-West   Ju 88A
1 Sep 1940 - 1 Jul 1941 Eindhoven   Ju 88A
1 Jul 1941 - 24 Jan 1942 Evreux   Ju 88A
24 Jan 1942 - 12 Nov 1942 Banak   Ju 88A
12 Nov 1942 - Jun 1943 Comiso   Ju 88A
Jun 1943 - Sep 1943 Viterbo   Ju 88A
Sep 1943 - Dec 1943 Ghedi   Ju 88A
Dec 1943 - Jan 1944 Eindhoven   Ju 88A
Jan 1944 - 1 Feb 1944 Istres   Ju 88A
1 Feb 1944 - 18 Feb 1944 Leck   Ju 88A
18 Feb 1944 - 10 Jul 1944 Bad Zwischenahn   Ju 88A
10 Jul 1944 - 29 Jul 1944 Le Culot   Ju 88A
29 Jul 1944 - Aug 1944 Paris-Orly   Ju 88A
Aug 1944 - Oct 1944 Achmer   Ju 88A
Oct 1944 - Nov 1944 Gifhorn   Ju 88A
Nov 1944 - Dec 1944 Chrudim   Bf 109G
Dec 1944 - 18 Feb 1945 Budweis   Bf 109G
18 Feb 1945 - Apr 1945 Prag-Gbell   Bf 109G

* possibly at Amsterdam-Schiphol, Jun 1940.

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm H. Pohle, 22 Sep 1939 - 16 Oct 1939
  • Hptm Fritz Doench, 16 Oct 1939 - ab Jun 1940
  • Hptm Heinrich Lau, 1941
  • ?
  • Hptm Jacob Schmidt, ? - 26 Apr 1942
  • Hptm Konrad Kahl, 26 Apr 1942 - ?
  • Oberst Alerich Hofmann, ? - 28 Dec 1942
  • Maj Freiherr von Blomberg, ? - 28 Oct 1943
  • Hptm Schulz, 1943 - 1944
  • ?

Formed 22 Sep 1939 in Jever from with:

Stab I./KG30 from 1./KG25
1./KG30 new
2./KG30 from 2./KG25
3./KG30 new

In Jun 1940 1./KG30 became and was reformed from 9./KG30.

On 23 Nov 1944 redesignated I./KG(J)30. Disbanded 18 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
22 Sep 1939 - 25 Sep 1940 Jever   Ju 88A
25 Sep 1939 - Apr 1940 Greifswald   Ju 88A
Apr 1940 - 1 May 1940 Westerland*   Ju 88A
1 May 1940 - May 1940 Oldenburg   Ju 88A
May 1940 - 5 Jul 1940 Amsterdam-Schiphol   Ju 88A
5 Jul 1940 - 1 Sep 1940 Aalborg-West**   Ju 88A
1 Sep 1940 - 16 Mar 1941 Gilze Rijen   Ju 88A
16 Mar 1941 - 1 Jul 1941 Eindhoven   Ju 88A
1 Jul 1941 - Aug 1941 St. André   Ju 88A
Aug 1941 - 2 Sep 1941 Stavanger***   Ju 88A
2 Sep 1941 - 12 Sep 1941 Banak   Ju 88A
12 Sep 1941 - 16 Sep 1941 Trondheim   Ju 88A
16.9 - Oct 1942 Banak****   Ju 88A
Oct 1942 - Aug 1943 Kemi   Ju 88A
Aug 1943 - Sep 1943 Viterbo   Ju 88A
Sep 1943 - 14 Dec 1943 Ghedi   Ju 88A
14 Dec 1943 - 23 Jan 1944 Eindhoven   Ju 88A
23 Jan 1944 - 1 Feb 1944 Istres   Ju 88A
1 Feb 1944 - 14 Feb 1944 Bergamo   Ju 88A
14 Feb 1944 - 10 Jul 1944 Leck*****   Ju 88A
10 Jul 1944 - 29 Jul 1944 Le Culot   Ju 88A
29 Jul 1944 - Aug 1944 Paris-Orly   Ju 88A
Aug 1944 - 15 Sep 1944 Bad Zwischenahn   Ju 88A
15 Sep 1944 - 25 Sep 1944 Wesendorf   Ju 88A
25 Sep 1944 - Oct 1944 Vorden   Ju 88A
Oct 1944 - Nov 1944 Gifhorn******   Ju 88A
Nov 1944 - Dec 1944 Chrudim   Bf 109G
Dec 1944 - 18 Feb 1945 Furth   Bf 109G
18 Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945 Prague-Gbell   Bf 109G

* Stavanger-Sola was used as a forward base, Apr 1940 - 1 May 1940.

** 2./KG30 was only at Aalborg-West, 28 Jul 1940 - 11 Aug 1940

*** via Aalborg

*** detachments at Kemi; 1. and 3./KG30 was stationed at Eindhoven, 1 Dec 1941 - 11 Apr 1942; after Apr 1942 many missions, were flown from Petsamo and Kemi

***** parts in Varel, 28 Jun 1944 - 8 Jul 1944

****** parts in Pardubitz, Oct 1944 - Nov 1944

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Claus Hinkelbein, Dec 1939 - Jun 1940
  • Hptm von Symonski, Jun 1940 - 8 Oct 1940
  • Hptm Erich Hass, 9 Oct 1940 - 16 Oct 1940
  • Hptm Sigmund-Ullrich Freiherr von Gravenreuth, Oct 1940(?) - 11 Apr 1942
  • Hptm Erich Stoffregen, 11 Apr 1942 - 14 Jan 1943
  • Maj Pflüger, 1943 - 1944
  • Hptm Greve, 1944

Formed 1 Dec 1939 in Barth with:

Stab II./KG30 new
4./KG30 new
5./KG30 new
6./KG30 new

On 23 Nov 1944 redesignated II./KG(J)30. Disbanded 18 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Dec 1939 - Apr 1940 Barth   Ju 88A
Apr 1940 - 1 May 1940 Westerland   Ju 88A
1 May 1940 - 16 May 1940 Oldenburg   Ju 88A
16 May 1940 - 15 Jun 1940 Perleberg   Ju 88A
15 Jun 1940 - 18 Jun 1940 Le Culot   Ju 88A
18 Jun 1940 - Jul 1940 Perleberg   Ju 88A
Jul 1940 - 2 Sep 1940 Grove*   Ju 88A
2 Sep 1940 - 20 Sep 1940 Chievres   Ju 88A
20 Sep 1940 - 22 May 1941 Gilze Rijen   Ju 88A
22 May 1941 - 23 May 1941 Aalborg-West   Ju 88A
23 May 1941 - 12 Jun 1941 Stavanger-Sola**   Ju 88A
12 Jun 1941 - 16 Aug 1941 Banak**   Ju 88A
16 Aug 1941 - 30 Sep 1941 Stavanger-Sola**   Ju 88A
30 Sep 1941 - 8 Dec 1941 Gilze Rijen   Ju 88A
8 Dec 1941 - 13 Dec 1941 Ludwigslust   Ju 88A
13 Dec 1941 - 22 Dec 1941 Heiligenbeil   Ju 88A
22 Dec 1941 - 7 Mar 1942 Orscha***   Ju 88A
7 Mar 1942 - 15 Apr 1942 Gilze Rijen   Ju 88A
15 Apr 1942 - 19 Aug 1942 Banak   Ju 88A
19 Aug 1942 - 14 Sep 1942 Kemi   Ju 88A
14 Sep 1942 - 17 Sep 1942 Banak   Ju 88A
17 Sep 1942 - 19 Sep 1942 Petsamo   Ju 88A
19 Sep 1942 - 7 Nov 1942 Kemi   Ju 88A
7 Nov 1942 - 13 Nov 1942 Bardufoss****   Ju 88A
13 Nov 1942 - 17 Nov 1942 München   Ju 88A
17 Nov 1942 - 11 May 1943 Comiso   Ju 88A
11 May 1943 - 17 Jun 1943 Aalborg-West   Ju 88A
17 Jun 1943 - 25 Aug 1943 Leck   Ju 88A
25 Aug 1943 - 22 Sep 1943 Foggia   Ju 88A
22 Sep 1943 - 25 Sep 1943 Viterbo   Ju 88A
25 Sep 1943 - 14 Dec 1943 Villafranca   Ju 88A
14 Dec 1943 - 23 Jan 1944 Varel   Ju 88A
23 Jan 1944 - 1 Feb 1944 Istres   Ju 88A
1 Feb 1944 - 6 Mar 1944 Bergamo   Ju 88A
6 Mar 1944 - 18 Mar 1944 Varel   Ju 88A
18 Mar 1944 - 18 Jul 1944 Bad Zwischenahn   Ju 88A
18 Jul 1944 - 21 Jul 1944 Couvron   Ju 88A
21 Jul 1944 - 29 Jul 1944 Chievres   Ju 88A
29 Jul 1944 - Aug 1944 Paris-Orly   Ju 88A
Aug 1944 - Oct 1944 Achmer   Ju 88A
Oct 1944 - Nov 1944 Gifhorn*****   Ju 88A
Nov 1944 - Jan 1945 Königgrätz   Bf 109G
Jan 1945 - Apr 1945 Budweis   Bf 109G

* 4./KG30 at Aalborg-West, 7 Aug 1940 - 11 Aug 1940.

** 4./KG30 at Stavanger ( 23 May 1941 - 16 Aug 1941), and at Banak (16 Aug 1941 - 30 Sep 1941); 6./KG30 to Banak 12 Jun 1941, to Kirkenes 22 Jun 1941, and returned to Stavanger 16 Aug 1941.

*** 4./KG30 to Stavanger 21 Dec 1941, to Kemi Feb 1942

**** 6./KG30 remained at Kemi until 13 Nov 1942.

***** parts at Pardubitz, Oct 1944 - Nov 1944.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Mahrenholtz, 1 Jan 1940 - 1940
  • Hptm Cruger, 1940
  • Hptm Kollewe, 1940
  • Maj Hackbarth, ? - 9 Sep 1940
  • Maj Schumann, 1941 - Aug 1941
  • Hptm Hajo Hermann, Aug 1941 - 19 Jul 1942
  • Maj Werner Baumbach, Jul 1942 - Dec 1942
  • Maj Helmut Störchel, Dec 1942 - 1944

Formed 1 Jan 1940 in Barth with:

Stab III./KG30 new
7./KG30 new
8./KG30 new
9./KG30 new

In Jun 1940 9./KG30 became 1./KG30, and was reformed.

On 15 Oct 1940 III./KG30 was redesignated with :

Stab III./KG30 became Stab/Ergänzungs-Kampfgruppe 6
7./KG30 became 1./Ergänzungs-Kampfgruppe 6
8./KG30 became 2./Ergänzungs-Kampfgruppe 6
9./KG30 became 3./Ergänzungs-Kampfgruppe 6

and was reformed 15 Oct 1940 in Amsterdam-Schiphol from with:

Stab III./KG30 from Stab III./KG4
7./KG30 from 7./KG4
8./KG30 from 8./KG4
9./KG30 from 9./KG4

III./KG30 was disbanded 8 Jun 1944.

Reformed 23 Nov 1944 in Pardubitz as III./KG(J)30 with:

Stab III./KG(J)30 new
7./KG(J)30 new
8./KG(J)30 new
9./KG(J)30 new

Disbanded 18 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Jan 1940 - Apr 1940 Barth   Ju 88A
Apr 1940 - 28 Jun 1940 Marx   Ju 88A
28 Jun 1940 - 1 Sep 1940 Aalborg-West   Ju 88A
1 Sep 1940 - 22 Feb 1941 Amsterdam-Schiphol   Ju 88A
22 Feb 1941 - 2 Jun 1941 Gerbini   Ju 88A
2 Jun 1941 - 4 Aug 1941 Melun-Villaroche   Ju 88A
4 Aug 1941 - 24 Jan 1942 Gilze-Rijen   Ju 88A
24 Jan 1942 - 24 Sep 1942 Bardufoss*   Ju 88A
24 Sep 1942 - 20 Oct 1942 Nautsi   Ju 88A
20 Oct 1942 - 6 Nov 1942 Bardufoss   Ju 88A
Nov 1942 - May 1943 Comiso   Ju 88A
May 1943 - 12 Jun 1943 Gerbini   Ju 88A
12 Jun 1943 - Sep 1943 Viterbo   Ju 88A
Sep 1943 - 1 Mar 1944 Leck   Ju 88A
1 Mar 1944 - 15 Mar 1944 Bad Zwischenahn   Ju 88A
15 Mar 1944 - 21 Mar 1944 Tulln   Ju 88A
24 Mar 1944 - 8 Jun 1944 Varel   Ju 88A
23 Nov 1944 - Jan 1945 Pardubitz   Bf 109G
Jan 1945 - Apr 1945 Pilsen   Bf 109G

* 7./KG30 to Trondheim-Vaernes. 8./KG30 frequently used Kemi; Stab III, 7. and 8./KG30 frequently used Banak

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Heinrich Paepke, 27 Oct 1940 - 9 Feb 1941
  • Hptm Martin Schumann, 10 Feb 1941 - 8 Jun 1942
  • Maj Heinrich Lau, 9 Jun 1942 - 11 Sep 1942
  • Hptm Gerhard Molkentin, 1 Oct 1942 - 16 Jan 1943
  • Maj Konrad Kahl, 13 Nov 1942 - 26 Jul 1943
  • Maj Wilhelm Kuschke, 27 Jul 1943 - 23 Nov 1944

Formed 27 Oct 1940 in Ludwigslust as Erg.Sta./KG30. In Apr 1941 increased to Gruppe with:

Stab IV./KG30 new
10./KG30 from Erg.Sta./KG30
11./KG30 new
12./KG30 new

13./KG30 was formed Jul 1943 in Aalborg. On 1 Sep 1944 12./KG30 was disbanded, and was reformed from 13./KG30.

On 23 Nov 1944 redesignated IV./KG(J)30. Disbanded 18 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
27 Oct 1940 - 7 Jun 1941 Ludwigslust*   Ju 88A
8 Jun 1941 - ?.42 Bretigny*   Ju 88A
?.42 - ?.42 Uetersen*   Ju 88A
?.42 - Jul 1942 Parchim*   Ju 88A
Jul 1942 - 23 Nov 1944 Aalborg-West*   Ju 88A

* 10. and 11./KG30 at Ludwigslust (Apr 1941 - 7 Jun 1941), Bretigny (8 Jun 1941 - Jul 1942) and Aalborg-West (14 Jul 1942 - 23 Nov 1944).

* 12./KG30 at Ludwigslust (Apr 1941 - 7 Jun 1941), Bretigny (8 Jun 1941 - Jul 1942), Aalborg-West (14 Jul 1942 - Feb 1943), Gardelegen (Feb 1943 - ?.44) and Aalborg-West (?.44 - 23 Nov 1944)

* 13./KG30 at Aalborg (Jul 1943 - May 1944) and Grove (Jun 1944 - 1 Sep 1944)

Erprobungsstaffel:

Staffelkapitän:

  • Hptm Gotthardt, 1941

Formed in 1940. Disbanded Apr 1943.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Oct 1940 - 24 Jan 1942 Amsterdam-Schiphol   Ju 88A
21 Jan 1942 - Nov 1942 Banak   Ju 88A

Zerstorerstaffel:

Staffelkapitän:

  • Olt Herbert Bunsch, Mar 1940 - 1 Jul 1940

Formed 21 Feb 1940 in Perleberg. On 1 Jul 1940 redesignated

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Feb 1940 - Mar 1940 Perleberg   Ju 88C
Mar 1940 - 11 Apr 1940 Westerland   Ju 88C
11 Apr 1940 - 1 May 1940 Stavanger-Sola   Ju 88C
1 May 1940 - 16 Jun 1940 Trondheim-Vaernes   Ju 88C
16 Jun 1940 - 1 Jul 1940 Düsseldorf   Ju 88C

 

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