Kampfgeschwader 4 'General Wever'

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Oberst Martin Fiebig, 1 Sep 1939 - 10 May 1940
  • Oberst Hans-Joachim Rath, 30 May 1940 - Jun 1942
  • Oberst Dr. Gottlieb Wolff, 16 Jun 1942 - 11 Jan 1943
  • Obstlt Heinz-Joachim Schmidt, 12 Jan 1943 - 9 May 1943
  • Obstlt Werner Klosinski, 10 May 1943 - Dec 1944
  • Maj Reinhard Graubner, 4 Dec 1944 - 8 May 1945

Stab:

Formed 1 May 1939 in Erfurt from A Stabs-Staffel existed May 1939 - May 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 25 Aug 1939 Erfurt-Bindersleben   He 111P
25 Aug 1939 - 22 Sep 1939 Oels   He 111P
22 Sep 1939 - 30 Sep 1939 Erfurt-Bindersleben   He 111P
30 Sep 1939 - Oct 1939 Fassberg   He 111P
Oct 1939 - Nov 1939 Fritzlar   He 111P
Nov 1939 - Feb 1940 Quakenbruck   He 111P
Feb 1940 - Jun 1940 Fassberg   He 111P
Jun 1940 - 19 Jul 1941 Soesterberg   He 111P/H
19 Jul 1941 - 6 Aug 1941 Prowehren   He 111H
6 Aug 1941 - Dec 1941 Korowje Selo   He 111H
Dec 1941 - Feb 1942 Seschtschinskaja   He 111H
Feb 1942 - Mar 1942 Pleskau-Süd, Dno   He 111H
Mar 1942 - May 1942 Riga-Spilve   He 111H
May 1942 - 15 Jun 1942 Prowehren, Jesau   He 111H
15 Jun 1942 - Jul 1943 Seschtschinskaja   He 111H
Jul 1943 - Oct 1943 Schatalowka-West   He 111H
Oct 1943 - Dec 1943 Puchowitschi   He 111H
Dec 1943 - Jul 1944 Bialystok   He 111H
Jul 1944 - Oct 1944 Nasielsk   He 111H
Oct 1944 - Dec 1944 Papa   He 111H
Dec 1944 - Feb 1945 Novy Dvor   He 111H
Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Dresden   He 111H
Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945 Königgrätz   He 111H

The movements of the Stab, especially in 1942-43, is uncertain, and this is the best estimate.

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Nikolaus-Wolfgang Maier, 1 May 1939 - 24 Nov 1939
  • Obstlt Hans-Joachim Rath, 24 Nov 1939 - 30 May 1940
  • Maj Hans von Ploetz, 5 Jun 1940 - 1 Jul 1940
  • Maj Meissner, 9 Jul 1940 - 14 Dec 1940
  • Maj Schult, 14 Dec 1940 - 28 Jan 1941
  • Hptm Klaus Nöske, 28 Jan 1941 - 18 May 1941
  • Maj von Groddeck, 18 May 1941 - 8 Jul 1941
  • Maj Klaus Nöske, 8 Jul 1941 - 31 Dec 1941
  • Maj Alewyn, 4 Jan 1942 - 21 Mar 1942
  • Hptm Helmuth Boltze, 26 Mar 1942 - 20 Sep 1942
  • Maj Wolf Wetterer, 21 Sep 1942 - 1 Jun 1943
  • Hptm Hans-Gotthelf von Kalckreuth, 1 Jun 1943 - 21 Oct 1943
  • Maj Hansgeorg Bätcher, 21 Oct 1943 - 24 Mar 1944
  • Maj Ernst Göpel, 24 Mar 1944 - Feb 1945
  • Hptm Rolf Rannersmann, Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 1 May 1939 in Gotha from with:

Stab I./KG4 from Stab I./KG253
1./KG4 from 1./KG253
2./KG4 from 2./KG253



3./KG4 from 3./KG253

On 21 Oct 1943 I./KG4 became with :

Stab I./KG4 became Stab I./KG100
1./KG4 became 1./KG100
2./KG4 became 2./KG100
3./KG4 became 3./KG100

and a new I./KG4 was formed from the old with :

Stab I./KG4 from Stab I./KG100
1./KG4 from 1./KG100
2./KG4 from 2./KG100
3./KG4 from 3./KG100

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 25 Aug 1939 Gotha   He 111P
25 Aug 1939 - 21 Sep 1939 Langenau   He 111P
21 Sep 1939 - 29 Sep 1939 Gotha   He 111P
29 Sep 1939 - 9 Oct 1939 Lüneburg   He 111P
9 Oct 1939 - Oct 1939 Fritzlar   He 111P
Oct 1939 - 6 Nov 1939 Giessen   He 111P
6 Nov 1939 - Feb 1940 Quakenbruck   He 111P
Feb 1940 - 27 Mar 1940 Gütersloh   He 111P
27 Mar 1940 - 20 Apr 1940 Perleberg   He 111P
20 Apr 1940 - 22 Apr 1940 Aalborg-West   He 111P
22 Apr 1940 - 30 Apr 1940 Kastrup (Copenhagen)   He 111P
30 Apr 1940 - 2 May 1940 Oslo-Fornebu   He 111P
2 May 1940 - 4 May 1940 Perleberg   He 111P
4 May 1940 - 12 Jun 1940 Gütersloh   He 111P/H
12 Jun 1940 - 30 Jul 1940 Wittmundhafen   He 111H
30 Jul 1940 - 26 Jun 1941 Soesterberg*   He 111H
26 Jun 1941 - 19 Jul 1941 Chantilly-Creil   He 111H
19 Jul 1941 - 6 Aug 1941 Prowehren   He 111H
6 Aug 1941 - 1 Oct 1941 Korowje Selo   He 111H
1 Oct 1941 - 16 Oct 1941 Dno-Griwotschki   He 111H
16 Oct 1941 - Mar 1942 Pleskau-Süd   He 111H
Mar 1942 - May 1942 Riga-Spilve   He 111H
May 1942 - Jun 1942 Prowehren   He 111H
Jun 1942 - 30 Dec 1942 Seschtschinskaja   He 111H
30 Dec 1942 - 9 Feb 1943 Gutenfeld   He 111H
9 Feb 1943 - 21 Oct 1943 Lechfeld   He 111H, He 177A
21 Oct 1943 - 24 Oct 1943 Nikolayev-Ost   He 111H
24 Oct 1943 - 26 Oct 1943 Kirovograd   He 111H
26 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943 Shitomir   He 111H
27 Oct 1943 - 3 Nov 1943 Golta   He 111H
3 Nov 1943 - 12 Nov 1943 Nikolayev   He 111H
12 Nov 1943 - 28 Nov 1943 Sarabus   He 111H
28 Nov 1943 - 2 Dec 1943 Nikolayev   He 111H
2 Dec 1943 - 6 Feb 1944 Sarabus   He 111H
6 Feb 1944 - 25 Feb 1944 Nikolayev   He 111H
25 Feb 1944 - 11 Mar 1944 Sarabus   He 111H
11 Mar 1944 - 17 Mar 1944 Odessa   He 111H
17 Mar 1944 - 30 Mar 1944 Sarabus   He 111H
30 Mar 1944 - 4 Apr 1944 Krosno   He 111H
4 Apr 1944 - 5 Apr 1944 Milec   He 111H
5 Apr 1944 - 4 Jul 1944 Focsani   He 111H
4 Jul 1944 - 7 Jul 1944 Zilistea   He 111H
7 Jul 1944 - 25 Aug 1944 Focsani   He 111H
25 Aug 1944 - 27 Aug 1944 Buzau   He 111H
27 Aug 1944 - 28 Aug 1944 Grosswarden   He 111H
28 Aug 1944 - 26 Sep 1944 Debrecen   He 111H
26 Sep 1944 - 9 Oct 1944 Budapest**   He 111H
9 Oct 1944 - 20 Dec 1944 Papa   He 111H
20 Dec 1944 - 17 Feb 1945 Novy Dvor   He 111H
17 Feb 1945 - 24 Apr 1945 Dresden   He 111H
24 Apr 1945 - 25 Apr 1945 Pardubitz   He 111H
25 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945 Königsgrätz   He 111H

* 2./KG4 was detached to Comiso, late Dec 1940 to 10 Jun 1941.

** 2./KG4 was detached to Eleusis, 28 Sep 1944 - 4 Oct 1944, for the evacuation of Greece.

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Wolfgang Erdmann, 1 May 1939 - 30 Sep 1939
  • Maj Dietrich Freiherr von Massenbach, 1 Oct 1939 - Jun 1940
  • Obstlt Dr. Gottlieb Wolff, 3 Jul 1940 - 15 Jun 1942
  • Maj Rolf Samson Himmelstjerna, Jul 1942 - 23 Sep 1942
  • Maj Karl von Knauer, 23 Sep 1942 - 15 Oct 1942
  • Obstlt Heinz-Joachim Schmidt, 18 Oct 1942 - 11 Jan 1943
  • Maj Reinhard Graubner, 30 Jan 1943 - 1 Jul 1944
  • Maj Carl-Otto Hesse, 1 Jul 1944 - 8 May 1945

Formed 1 May 1939 in Erfurt from with:

Stab II./KG4 from Stab II./KG253



4./KG4 from 4./KG253
5./KG4 from 5./KG253
6./KG4 from 6./KG253

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 25 Aug 1939 Erfurt-Bindersleben   He 111P
25 Aug 1939 - 22 Sep 1939 Oels   He 111P
22 Sep 1939 - 30 Sep 1939 Erfurt-Bindersleben   He 111P
30 Sep 1939 - Dec 1939 Lichtenau   He 111P
Dec 1939 - Feb 1940 Diepholz   He 111P
Feb 1940 - Feb 1940 Delmenhorst   He 111P
Feb 1940 - Apr 1940 Fassberg   He 111P
Apr 1940 - 2 May 1940 Oslo-Fornebu   He 111P
2 May 1940 - Jun 1940 Fassberg   He 111P
Jun 1940 - Jun 1940 Kirchhellen   He 111P
Jun 1940 - 23 Jun 1940 Merville   He 111P
23 Jun 1940 - 30 Jul 1940 Eindhoven   He 111P
30 Jul 1940 - 12 Mar 1941 Eindhoven   He 111P/H
12 Mar 1941 - 30 Mar 1941 Soesterberg   He 111H
30 Mar 1941 - 21 Apr 1941 Wien-Aspern   He 111H
21 Apr 1941 - 5 Jul 1941 Zilistea*   He 111H
5 Jul 1941 - 19 Jul 1941 Rosieres   He 111H
19 Jul 1941 - 6 Aug 1941 Prowehren   He 111H
6 Aug 1941 - 21 Dec 1941 Korowje Selo   He 111H
21 Dec 1941 - Feb 1942 Seschtschinskaja   He 111H
Feb 1942 - Feb 1942 Pleskau-Süd   He 111H
Feb 1942 - Mar 1942 Dno   He 111H
Mar 1942 - May 1942 Riga-Spilve   He 111H
May 1942 - May 1942 Prowehren   He 111H
May 1942 - 15 Jun 1942 Jesau   He 111H
15 Jun 1942 - 7 May 1943 Seschtschinskaja   He 111H
7 May 1943 - 16 Jun 1943 Karatschev   He 111H
16 Jun 1943 - 21 Jul 1943 Seschtschinskaja   He 111H
21 Jul 1943 - 26 Aug 1943 Schatalowka-West   He 111H
26 Aug 1943 - 3 Sep 1943 Konatop   He 111H
3 Sep 1943 - 1 Dec 1943 Orscha-Süd   He 111H
1 Dec 1943 - 11 Jun 1944 Bialystok   He 111H
11 Jun 1944 - 27 Jun 1944 Baranowitsche   He 111H
27 Jun 1944 - 17 Jul 1944 Bielsk   He 111H
17 Jul 1944 - 23 Jul 1944 Modlin   He 111H
23 Jul 1944 - 26 Sep 1944 Zichenau   He 111H
26 Sep 1944 - 9 Oct 1944 Budapest-Ferihegy   He 111H
9 Oct 1944 - Dec 1944 Papa   He 111H
Dec 1944 - Mar 1945 Wiener-Neustadt   He 111H
Mar 1945 - Apr 1945 Pretzsch/Elbe   He 111H
Apr 1945 - Apr 1945 Greifswald   He 111H
Apr 1945 - Apr 1945 Anklam   He 111H
Apr 1945 - May 1945 Grossenbrode   He 111H
May 1945 - 8 May 1945 Eggebek   He 111H

* 5./KG4 was detached to Catania, 21 Apr 1941 - Jun 1941; 4./KG4 was detached to Mossul (Iraq), 14 May 1941 - 29 May 1941.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Evers, 1 May 1939 - Dec 1939
  • Maj Neudürffer, Dec 1939 - Apr 1940
  • Maj Erich Bloedorn, 19 Jun 1940 - 15 Oct 1940
  • Maj Wolfgang Buhring, 3 Feb 1941 - 25 Nov 1941
  • Hptm Hermann Kühl, 25 Nov 1941 - 22 Jul 1942
  • Maj Wolfgang Queisner, 31 Jul 1942 - 5 Sep 1942
  • Maj Werner Klosinski, 6 Sep 1942 - 1 May 1943
  • Maj Kurt Neumann, 20 May 1942 - Feb 1944
  • Maj Ernst Dieter von Tellemann, Mar 1944 - Jun 1944
  • Maj Reinhard Graubner, 2 Jul 1944 - 4 Dec 1944
  • Maj Herbert von Kruska, 5 Dec 1944 - 8 May 1945

Formed 1 May 1939 in Nordhausen from with:

Stab III./KG4 from Stab III./KG253

 

7./KG4 from 7./KG253
8./KG4 from 8./KG253
9./KG4 from 9./KG253

On 15 Oct 1940 redesignated with :

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

Reformed 15 Jan 1941 in Leeuwarden with:

Stab III./KG4
7./KG4
8./KG4

9./KG4 was not formed until 17 May 1941.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 25 Aug 1939 Nordhausen   He 111P
25 Aug 1939 - 22 Sep 1939 Langenau   He 111P
22 Sep 1939 - 30 Sep 1939 Nordhausen   He 111P
30 Sep 1939 - Jan 1940 Vechta   He 111P
Jan 1940 - 2 May 1940 Lüneburg   He 111P, Ju 88A
2 May 1940 - Jun 1940 Delmenhorst   He 111P, Ju 88A
Jun 1940 - Jun 1940 Kirchhellen   Ju 88A
Jun 1940 - 23 Jun 1940 Antwerpen-Deurne   Ju 88A
23 Jun 1940 - 15 Oct 1940 Amsterdam-Schiphol   Ju 88A
15 Jan 1941 - 1 May 1941 Leeuwarden   He 111H
1 May 1941 - 15 May 1941 Soesterberg   He 111H
15 May 1941 - 30 Jun 1941 Leeuwarden   He 111H
30 Jun 1941 - 19 Jul 1941 Beauvais   He 111H
19 Jul 1941 - 6 Aug 1941 Prowehren   He 111H
6 Aug 1941 - Oct 1941 Korowje Selo   He 111H
Oct 1941 - 15 Nov 1941 Orscha-Süd   He 111H
15 Nov 1941 - Dec 1941 Pleskau-Süd   He 111H
Dec 1941 - Apr 1942 Fassberg   He 111H
Apr 1942 - Jun 1942 Prowehren   He 111H
Jun 1942 - 6 Jul 1942 Fassberg   He 111H
6 Jul 1942 - 8 Jul 1942 Diepholz   He 111H
8 Jul 1942 - 14 Jul 1942 Nikolayev-Ost   He 111H
14 Jul 1942 - 28 Jul 1942 Charkow-Woitschenko   He 111H
28 Jul 1942 - 5 Oct 1942 Makejewka   He 111H
5 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1942 Wittstock/Dosse   He 111H
16 Oct 1942 - 30 Oct 1942 Posen*   He 111H
30 Oct 1942 - Nov 1942 Lecce*   He 111H
Nov 1942 - 3 Dec 1942 San Pancrazio*   He 111H
3 Dec 1942 - 10 Jan 1943 Smolensk-Nord   He 111H
10 Jan 1943 - 22 Jan 1943 Woroschilowgrad   He 111H
22 Jan 1943 - 25 Jan 1943 Konstantinovka   He 111H
25 Jan 1943 - 30 Jan 1943 Makejewka   He 111H
30 Jan 1943 - 15 Mar 1943 Bagerovo   He 111H
15 Mar 1943 - 16 Jun 1943 Saki**   He 111H
16 Jun 1943 - 21 Jul 1943 Karatschew   He 111H
21 Jul 1943 - 9 Aug 1943 Schatalowka-West   He 111H
9 Aug 1943 - 31 Aug 1943 Mirgorod   He 111H
31 Aug 1943 - 8 Sep 1943 Schatalowka-West   He 111H
8 Sep 1943 - 26 Sep 1943 Orscha-Süd   He 111H
26 Sep 1943 - Oct 1943 Ulla   He 111H
Oct 1943 - 8 Dec 1943 Puchowitschi   He 111H
8 Dec 1943 - Jul 1944 Bialystok   He 111H
Jul 1944 - Jul 1944 Nasielsk   He 111H
Jul 1944 - Aug 1944 Thorn   He 111H
Aug 1944 - Oct 1944 Papa   He 111H
Oct 1944 - Jan 1945 Tonndorf   He 111H
Jan 1945 - Feb 1945 Wiener-Neustadt   He 111H
Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Wels   He 111H
Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945 Königgrätz   He 111H

* 9./KG4 moved to Lechfeld on 16 Oct 1942, and on 26 Oct 1942 to Kalamaki (Athens). Remained there until about 3 Dec 1942.

** part of III./KG4 was based at Brjansk, 1 Jun 1943 to 16 Jun 1943.

IV. (Erg.) Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Karl-Gerd Roth, 18 Jun 1940 - 17 Jun 1943
  • Maj Karl Alber, 19 Jun 1943 - 15 Aug 1944

Formed 18 Jun 1940 in Fassberg as Erg.Staffel/KG4, from

On 1 Apr 1941 increased to Gruppe with:

Stab IV./KG4 new
10./KG4 from Erg.Sta./KG4
11./KG4 new
12./KG4 new

13./KG4 was formed 30 May 1941 at Fassberg, and a 14./KG4 existed at (?) between Oct 1942 and Jan 1943.

IV./KG4 was disbanded 15 Aug 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
18 Jun 1940 - Jul 1941 Fassberg   He 111P/H
Jul 1941 - Jan 1942 Athies sous Laon*   He 111H
Jan 1942 - 10 Jan 1944 Avord   He 111H
11 Jan 1944 - 15 Aug 1944 Pilsen   He 111H

* 12./KG4 at Fassberg, 1 Apr 1941 - Jan 1942

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