Kampfgeschwader 6

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Obstlt Joachim Hahn, May 1942 - 4 Jun 1942
  • Obstlt Wolfgang Buhring, 4 Jun 1942 - 1 Sep 1942
  • Obstlt Walter Storp, 1 Sep 1942 - 11 Sep 1943
  • Obstlt Hermann Hogeback, 11 Sep 1943 - 8 May 1945

Stab:

Formed May 1942 in Dinard. On 23 Nov 1944 redesignated Stab/KG(J)6.

Known as Gefechtsverband Hogeback, Apr 1945 - May 1945, controlling parts of KG(J)6, I. and and

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
May 1942 - Feb 1943 Dinard   Ju 88A
Feb 1943 - Mar 1943 Grove   Ju 88A
Mar 1943 - 15 Jun 1943 Creil   Ju 88A
15 Jun 1943 - Aug 1943 Foggia   Ju 88A
Aug 1943 - Dec 1943 Creil   Ju 88A
Dec 1943 - 15 Mar 1944 Melsbroek   Ju 88A
15 Mar 1944 - 16 Mar 1944 Prag-Rusin   Ju 88A/Ju 188E
16 Mar 1944 - 21 Mar 1944 Wien-Aspern   Ju 88A/Ju 188E
21 Mar 1944 - 12 Jun 1944 Melsbroek   Ju 88A/Ju 188E
12 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1944 Melun-Villaroche   Ju 88A/Ju 188E
10 Jul 1944 - 1 Sep 1944 Bretigny   Ju 88A/Ju 188E
1.9 - 4 Sep 1944 Deelen   Ju 88A/Ju 188E
4 Sep 1944 - 21 Sep 1944 Hennef   Ju 88A/Ju 188E
21 Sep 1944 - Oct 1944 Jena   Ju 88A/Ju 188E
Oct 1944 - Jan 1945 Prag-Gbell   Bf 109G
Jan 1945 - Apr 1945 Prag-Rusin   Bf 109G, Me 262A
Apr 1945 - May 1945 Graz   Me 262A

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Ernst-Gunther von Scheliha, 1 Sep 1942 - 9 Jan 1943
  • Maj Bernhard von Dobschütz, 9 Jan 1943 - 6 Apr 1943
  • Maj Helmut Fuhrhop, 6 Apr 1943 - 1 Mar 1944
  • Hptm Hans Thurner, 1 Mar 1944 - 11 Jun 1944
  • Maj Karl-August v.d. Fecht, 18 Jul 1944 - 14 Sep 1944
  • Hptm Ernst Haller, 14 Sep 1944 - 8 May 1945

Formed 1 Sep 1942 in Creil from with:

Stab I./KG6 from Stab I./KG77



1./KG6 from 1./KG77
2./KG6 from 2./KG77
3./KG6 from 3./KG77

On 23 Nov 1944 redesignated I./KG(J)6.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Sep 1942 - Nov 1942 Creil   Ju 88A
Nov 1942 - Dec 1942 Gerbini   Ju 88A
Dec 1942 - Feb 1943 Beauvais   Ju 88A
Feb 1943 - Mar 1943 Grove   Ju 88A
Mar 1943 - 15 Jun 1943 Beauvais   Ju 88A, Ju 188E
15 Jun 1943 - Jun 1943 Istres   Ju 88A, Ju 188E
Jun 1943 - Aug 1943 Foggia   Ju 88A, Ju 188E
Aug 1943 - Sep 1943 Breslau-Gandau   Ju 88A, Ju 188E
Sep 1943 - 20 Mar 1944 Chievres   Ju 88A, Ju 188E
20 Mar 1944 - 14 Jun 1944 Bretigny   Ju 188E/A
14 Jun 1944 - 1 Sep 1944 Melun-Villaroche   Ju 188A
1 Sep 1944 - 5 Sep 1944 Volkel   Ju 188A, Ju 88
21 Sep 1944 - 27 Sep 1944 Jena   Ju 188A, Ju 88
27 Sep 1944 - 21 Oct 1944 Gerstungen   Ju 188A, Ju 88
21 Oct 1944 - 9 Apr 1945 Prag-Gbell*   Bf 109G
9 Apr 1945 - May 1945 Graz   Bf 109G

* also parts at Kletschany

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Karl Schreiner, 1 Sep 1942 - 12 Jun 1943
  • Maj Hans Mader, 12 Jun 1943 - 3 Jul 1944
  • Hptm Hans-Joachim Faulhaber, 4 Jul 1944 - 25 Mar 1945
  • Hptm Wilhelm Kunze, 25 Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 1 Sep 1942 in Dinard from with:

Stab II./KG6 from Stab I./KGr106
4./KG6 from 1./KGr106
5./KG6 from 2./KGr106
6./KG6 from 3./KGr106

On 23 Nov 1944 redesignated II./KG(J)6.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Sep 1942 - Nov 1942 Dinard   Ju 88A
Nov 1942 - Dec 1942 Gerbini   Ju 88A
Dec 1942 - Sep 1943 Cormeilles   Ju 88A
Sep 1943 - Sep 1943 Breslau-Gandau   Ju 88A
Sep 1943 - Nov 1943 Larissa   Ju 88A
Nov 1943 - 15 Mar 1944 Le Culot   Ju 88A
15 Mar 1944 - 16 Mar 1944 Prag-Rusin   Ju 88A
16 Mar 1944 - 21 Mar 1944 Wien-Aspern   Ju 88A
21 Mar 1944 - 4 Jun 1944 Le Culot   Ju 88A
4 Jun 1944 - 14 Jul 1944 Melun-Villaroche*   Ju 88A
14 Jul 1944 - 1 Sep 1944 Bretigny   Ju 88A
1 Sep 1944 - 4 Sep 1944 Deelen   Ju 88A
21 Sep 1944 - 21 Oct 1944 Rockau   Ju 88A/C
21 Oct 1944 - 9 Apr 1945 Prag-Rusin/Prag-Gbell**   Bf 109K
9 Apr 1945 - May 1945 Graz   Bf 109K

* 4./KG6 at St. André, 4 Jun 1944 - 10 Jun 1944 and at Le Culot, 2 Jul 1944 - 10 Jul 1944; 5./KG6 at Chartres, 4 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1944; 6./KG6 at Paris-Orly, 28 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1944.

** also parts at Kletschany

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Hermann Hogeback, 1 Sep 1942 - 12 Aug 1943
  • Hptm Kurt Heintz (acting), 3 Nov 1942 - 31 Dec 1942
  • Maj Rudolf Puchinger, 12 Aug 1943 - 14 Jul 1944
  • Hptm Hans Baasner, 12 Aug 1944 - 26 Mar 1945
  • Hptm Hans Oberdieck, 26 Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 1 Sep 1942 in Heiligenbeil from with:

Stab I./KG6 from Stab III./LG1
7./KG6 from 7./LG1
8./KG6 from 8./LG1
9./KG6 from 9./LG1

On 23 Nov 1944 redesignated III./KG(J)6.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Sep 1942 - 10 Sep 1942 Heiligenbeil   Ju 88A
10 Sep 1942 - 24 Sep 1942 Rjelbitzi   Ju 88A
24 Sep 1942 - 7 Oct 1942 Kerstowo   Ju 88A
7 Oct 1942 - 8 Oct 1942 Charkow   Ju 88A
8 Oct 1942 - 31 Oct 1942 Tazinskaja   Ju 88A
31 Oct 1942 - 1 Nov 1942 Stalino   Ju 88A
1 Nov 1942 - Nov 1942 Krakau   Ju 88A
Nov 1942 - Feb 1943 Rosieres   Ju 88A
Feb 1943 - Mar 1943 Grove   Ju 88A
Mar 1943 - 15 Jun 1943 Creil   Ju 88A
15 Jun 1943 - Aug 1943 Foggia   Ju 88A
Aug 1943 - 10 Jun 1944 Melsbroek   Ju 88A, Ju 188A
10 Jun 1944 - 1 Jul 1944 Melun-Villaroche   Ju 188A
1 Jul 1944 - 4 Sep 1944 Ahlhorn   Ju 188A
4 Sep 1944 - 15 Sep 1944 Varrelbusch   Ju 188A
15 Sep 1944 - Oct 1944 Punschran   Ju 188A
Oct 1944 - 9 Apr 1945 Prag-Rusin   Fw 190A, Me 262A
9 Apr 1945 - May 1945 Graz   Me 262A

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Heinrich Hettchen, 20 Jul 1942 - 23 Dec 1942
  • Maj Friedrich Schallmayer, 23 Dec 1942 - 23 Nov 1944

Formed 14 Oct 1941 at Ansbach as Ergänzungsstaffel/KG6, from and On 1 Sep 1942 increased to Gruppe strength with:

Stab IV./KG6 new
10./KG6 from Erg.Sta/KG6
11./KG6 new
12./KG6 new

Disbanded 23 Nov 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
14 Oct 1941 - ?.42 Ansbach   Ju 88A
?.42 - Aug 1942 Bad Zwischenahn   Ju 88A
Aug 1942 - Mar 1944 Bretigny   Ju 88A
Mar 1944 - Nov 1944 Lüneburg   Ju 88A, Ju 188E

14. Staffel:

Formed 1 Sep 1942 in Beauvais. In Dec 1943 renamed

Tested Ju 86P/R strategic reconnaissance aircraft.

15. Staffel:

Formed 1 Sep 1942 in Chartres from with Do217/He 111 pathfinders. Some aircraft and crews took parts in the Supply of Stalingrad (from Millerowo?).

In late Apr 1943 redesignated

16. Staffel:

Formed 1 Sep 1942 in Soesterberg from Erprobungskommando Me 210. Tested Me 210A. Renamed in Oct 1942.

Erprobungsstaffel:

Formed Aug 1943 in Chievres with Ju 188E. Disbanded Nov 1943.

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This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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