Kampfgeschwader 66

I. Gruppe:

  • Gruppenkommandeure:
  • Maj Hermann Schmidt, May 1943 - May 1945

1./KG66 was formed in late Apr 1943 at Chartres from with Do 217 and Ju 88A bombers. Stab I., 2. and 3./KG66 began forming at Chartres in May 1943. 1./KG66 was ready in Jul 1943, and the rest of the unit in Nov 1943.

4./KG66 was formed at Avord on 21 Oct 1943, from 2.(Ausb. u. Erp.)/KG60 and and (Ju 188 bombers).

On 25 Apr 1944 the unit was reorganised: 3./KG66 became and 4./KG66 became Ergänzungsstaffel/KG66. New 3. - 5./KG66** was formed in Flensburg(?) from 4. - and the unit now had 5 staffeln. 5./KG66 was disbanded Nov 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Apr 1943 - Jun 1943 Chartres IX. Fliegerkorps Do 217, Ju 88A
Jun 1943 -12 Mar 1944 Montdidier* IX. Fliegerkorps Do 217, Ju88A, Ju 188
12 Mar 1944 - 12 Jun 1944 Avord** IX. Fliegerkorps Ju 88S, Ju 188E
12 Jun 1944 - 14 Aug 1944 Montdidier** IX. Fliegerkorps Ju 88S, Ju 188E
14 Aug 1944 - 5 Sep 1944 Eindhoven IX. Fliegerkorps Ju 88S, Ju 188E
21 Sep 1944 - 15 Oct 1944 Dedelsdorf***   Ju 88S, Ju 188E
15 Oct 1944 - Dec 1944 Vechta   Ju 88, Ju 188
Dec 1944 - 12 Feb 1945 Varelbusch   Ju 88, Ju 188
12 Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Dedelsdorf 3. Flieger-Division Ju 88, Ju 188
Mar 1945 - Apr 1945 Tutow-Süd 3. Flieger-Division Ju 88, Ju 188
Apr 1945 - 5 May 1945 Neumünster 3. Flieger-Division Ju 88, Ju 188
5 May 1945 - 7 May 1945 Aalborg 5. Flieger-Division Ju 88, Ju 188
7 May 1945 - 8 May 1945 Stavanger-Sola 5. Flieger-Division Ju 88, Ju 188

* 3./KG66 was based at Cormeilles, Feb 1944 - Jun 1944;

** 3., 4. and 5./KG66 in Flensburg, 5 May 1944 - 26 Jun 1944, except 4./KG66 at St. André, 4 Jun 1944 - 10 Jun 1944; 4./KG66 at Montdidier 30 Jun 1944 - Aug 1944; 5./KG66 at Montdidier, 30 Jun 1944 - Aug 1944.

*** one source lists 1./KG66 at Achmer, 27 Sep 1944 - Oct 1944, with Me 262.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeur:

  • Hptm Kurt Capesius, Oct 1944 - Nov 1944

Formed 10 Oct 1944 at Burg from with Mistel drones (3. Flieger-Division).

Stab III./KG66 from Stab IV./KG101
7./KG66 from 10./KG101
8./KG66 from 11./KG101
9./KG66 from 2. and 12./KG101

In early Nov 1944 redesignated with :

Stab III./KG66 became Stab II./KG200
7./KG66 became 5./KG200
8./KG66 became 6./KG200
9./KG66 became 7 and 8./KG200

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Oct 1944 - Nov 1944 Burg   Mistel

Ergänzungsstaffel:

Staffelkapitäne:

  • Olt Hermann Ehrentreich, 25 Apr 1944 - 27 Sep 1944

Formed 25 Apr 1944 at Avord from 4./KG66, and moved to Strausberg on the same day.

Disbanded 27 Sep 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
25 Apr 1944 - 25 Apr 1944 Avord   Ju 88A, Ju 188
Jun 1943 -12 Mar 1944 Strausberg   Ju 88A, Ju 188
Aug 1944 - 27 Sep 1944 Greifswald   Ju 88A, Ju 188

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