Kampfgeschwader 76

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Oberst Paul Schultheiss, 1 May 1939 - 15 Nov 1939
  • Oberst Stefan Fröhlich, 17 Nov 1939 - 19 Feb 1941
  • Oberst Ernst Bormann, 26 Feb 1941 - 7 Jan 1943
  • Maj Wilhelm von Friedeburg, Jan 1943 - 1943
  • Obstlt Rudolf Hallensleben, 1943 - 31 May 1944
  • Oberst Walter Storp, 14 Jun 1944 - 1 Nov 1944
  • Obstlt Robert Kowalewski, Nov 1944 - May 1945

Stab:

Formed 1 May 1939 in Wiener-Neustadt from A Stabs-Staffel existed Apr 1940 - May 1945.

Known as Gefechtsverband Bormann, Nov 1941 - Apr 1942, controlling parts of KG76 and

Known as Gefechtsverband Kowalewski, Feb 1945 - Apr 1945, controlling II. and III./KG76, and parts of and

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - Aug 1939 Wiener-Neustadt   Do 17Z
Aug 1939 - 21 Sep 1939 Breslau-Schongarten   Do 17Z
21 Sep 1939 - Feb 1940(?) Schwabisch-Hall   Do 17Z
Feb 1940 - May 1940 Nidda   Do 17Z
May 1940 - Jun 1940 Bonn-Hangelar, St. Leger   Do 17Z
Jun 1940 - 16 Mar 1941 Cormeilles-en-Vexin   Do 17Z, Ju 88A
16 Mar 1941 - 7 Jun 1941 Creil   Ju 88A
7 Jun 1941 - Jul 1941 Gerdauen   Ju 88A
Jul 1941 - 3 Oct 1941 Schaulen, Welonen, Korowje Selo   Ju 88A
3 Oct 1941 - 11 Apr 1942 Orscha-Süd   Ju 88A
11 Apr 1942 - 31 May 1942 Kitzingen   Ju 88A
31 May 1942 - 28 Jun 1942 Sarabus   Ju 88A
28 Jun 1942 - 16 Jul 1942 Kursk-Ost   Ju 88A
16 Jul 1942 - 9 Aug 1942 Bejyj-Kolodes   Ju 88A
9 Aug 1942 - 24 Oct 1942 Tanzinskaya   Ju 88A
24 Oct 1942 - 15 Nov 1942 Armawir   Ju 88A
15 Nov 1942 - 26 Dec 1942 Tympakion   Ju 88A
26 Dec 1942 - May 1943 Catania   Ju 88A
May 1943 - Sep 1943 Foggia   Ju 88A
Sep 1943 - 25 Feb 1944 Aviano   Ju 88A
25 Feb 1944 - 10 Jun 1944 Ronchi   Ju 88A
10 Jun 1944 - 13 Feb 1945 Alt-Lönnewitz   Ju 88A, Ar 234
13 Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Achmer   Ar 234
Mar 1945 - May 1945 Karstädt   Ar 234

 

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Oberst Stefan Fröhlich, 1 May 1939 - 14 Nov 1939
  • Maj Ludwig Schulz, Nov 1939 - 2 Jun 1940
  • Hptm Lindeiner, Jun 1940 -
  • Hptm Robert von Sichart, 1941 - 23 Jun 1941
  • Hptm Hanns Heise, 1942

Formed 1 May 1939 in Wiener-Neustadt from :

Stab I./KG76 from Stab I./KG158
1./KG76 from 1./KG158



2./KG76 from 2./KG158

 

3./KG76 from 3./KG158

Disbanded Jun 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - Aug 1939 Wiener-Neustadt   Do 17Z
Aug 1939 - 21 Sep 1939 Breslau-Schongarten   Do 17Z
21 Sep 1939 - Oct 1939 Leipheim   Do 17Z
Oct 1939 - Mar 1940(?) Crailsheim   Do 17Z
Mar 1940 - May 1940 Merzhausen   Do 17Z
May 1940 - Jun 1940 Köln-Ostheim, Vogelsang   Do 17Z
Jun 1940 - Jun 1940 Cambrai   Do 17Z
Jun 1940 - 24 Oct 1940 Beauvais   Do 17Z
24 Oct 1940 - Mar 1941 Giebelstadt   Do 17Z, Ju 88A
Mar 1941 - Apr 1941 Chateaudun   Ju 88A
Apr 1941 - Jun 1941 Beaumont   Ju 88A
Jun 1941 - Jul 1941 Gerdauen   Ju 88A
Jul 1941 - 3 Oct 1941 Schaulen, Welonen, Korowje-Selo   Ju 88A
3 Oct 1941 - 8 Nov 1941 Orscha-Süd   Ju 88A
8 Nov 1941 - Jan 1942 Dno(?)   Ju 88A
Jan 1942 - 7 May 1942 Wiener-Neustadt   Ju 88A
7 May 1942 - 14 May 1942 Nikolayev, Sarabus   Ju 88A
14 May 1942 - 31 May 1942 Charkow-Woitschenko   Ju 88A
31 May 1942 - 3 Jul 1942 Sarabus   Ju 88A
3 Jul 1942 - 16 Jul 1942 Kursk-Ost   Ju 88A
16 Jul 1942 - 9 Aug 1942 Belyj-Kolodes   Ju 88A
10 Aug 1942 - 24 Oct 1942 Tazinskaya   Ju 88A
24 Oct 1942 - 15 Nov 1942 Armawir   Ju 88A
15 Nov 1942 - 6 Dec 1942 Iraklion   Ju 88A
6 Dec 1942 - 17 Mar 1943 Catania   Ju 88A
17 Mar 1943 - 16 May 1943 Ansbach   Ju 88A
16 May 1943 - Sep 1943 Foggia   Ju 88A
Sep 1943 - 15 Oct 1943 La Jasse   Ju 88A
15 Oct 1943 - 10 Mar 1944 Villaorba   Ju 88A
10 Mar 1944 - 8 Jun 1944 Horsching   Ju 88A

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Hill, 1940
  • Maj Müricke, 1940
  • Maj Walter Storp, 31 Aug 1940 - 31 Mar 1941
  • Hptm Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach, Apr 1941 - 31 Jan 1943
  • ?
  • Maj Siegfried Geisler, 1944 - 45

Formed 1 Jan 1940 in Wels with:

Stab II./KG76 new
4./KG76 new
5./KG76 new
6./KG76 new

On 9 Jul 1940 redesignated with :

Stab II./KG76 became Stab III./St.G.77
4./KG76 became 7./St.G.77
5./KG76 became 8./St.G.77
6./KG76 became 9./St.G.77

Reformed 9 Jul 1940 in Creil from with:

Stab II./KG76 from Stab III./KG28

 

4./KG76 from 7./KG28
5./KG76 from 8./KG28



6./KG76 from 9./KG28

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Jan 1940 - Feb 1940 Wels   Do 17Z
Feb 1940 - May 1940 Kassel-Rothwesten   Do 17Z
May 1940 - Jun 1940 Köln-Wahn, Vogelsang   Do 17Z
Jun 1940 - 13 Jun 1940 Escarmain, St. Leger   Do 17Z
13 Jun 1940 - Jun 1940 Langensalza   Do 17Z, Ju 88A
Jun 1940 - Oct 1940 Creil   Ju 88A
Oct 1940 - 6 Feb 1941 Ansbach   Ju 88A
6 Feb 1941 - Apr 1941 Chateaudun   Ju 88A
Apr 1941 - 7 Jun 1941 Creil   Ju 88A
7 Jun 1941 - Jul 1941 Jurgenfelde   Ju 88A
Jul 1941 - Sep 1941 Schaulen, Korowje Selo   Ju 88A
Sep 1941 - 17 Dec 1941 Orscha-Süd   Ju 88A
17 Dec 1941 - Jan 1942 Jesau   Ju 88A
Jan 1942 - 28 Jun 1942 Orscha-Süd   Ju 88A
28 Jun 1942 - 17 Jul 1942 Kursk-Ost   Ju 88A
17 Jul 1942 - 9 Aug 1942 Belyj-Kolodes   Ju 88A
9 Aug 1942 - 24 Oct 1942 Tazinskaya   Ju 88A
24 Oct 1942 - 15 Nov 1942 Armawir   Ju 88A
15 Nov 1942 - 20 Nov 1942 Athens-Tatoi   Ju 88A
20 Nov 1942 - 26 Dec 1942 Tympakion/Crete   Ju 88A
26 Dec 1942 - 26 Apr 1943 Gerbini   Ju 88A
26 Apr 1943 - 16 Jul 1943 Kitzingen*   Ju 88A
16 Jul 1943 - Jul 1943 Grosseto   Ju 88A
Jul 1943 - Sep 1943 Foggia   Ju 88A
Sep 1943 - 15 Oct 1943 St. Martin   Ju 88A
15 Oct 1943 - 4 Dec 1943 Aviano   Ju 88A
4 Dec 1943 - 1 Feb 1944 Varelbusch   Ju 88A
1 Feb 1944 - 10 Jun 1944 Aviano**   Ju 88A
10 Jun 1944 - 20 Jun 1944 Montdidier   Ju 88A
20 Jun 1944 - 28 Jun 1944 Gilze-Rijen   Ju 88A
28 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1944 Melsbroek   Ju 88A
10 Jul 1944 - 14 Jul 1944 Chievres   Ju 88A
14 Jul 1944 - Aug 1944 Alt-Lönnewitz   Ju 88A
Aug 1944 - Mar 1945 Burg***   Ju 88A, Ar 234
Mar 1945 - Scheppern   Ar 234

* also at Ansbach

** 4./KG76 was based at Lezignan (29 Feb 1944 - 20 Mar 1944) and at Istres (20 Mar 1944 - 12 Jul 1944); 6./KG76 was based at Istres (20 Mar 1944 - 12 Jul 1944)

*** Flew operations from Achmer & Hesepe from Dec 1944 (especially 6./KG76). 6./KG76 moved to Hopsten on 15 Feb 1945.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Zach, 1 May 1939 - Aug 1939
  • Maj Hans Hofmann, 26 Aug 1939 - 25 Feb 1940
  • Maj Franz Reuss, 26 Feb 1940 - 15 Oct 1940
  • Maj von Benda, 1941
  • ?
  • Hptm Heinrich Schweikhardt, ? - 9 Jan 1943
  • Hptm Anton Stadler, Jan 1943 - 29 Apr 1943
  • ?
  • Maj Hans-Georg Bätcher, 6 Dec 1944 - May 1945

Formed 1 May 1939 in Wels from with:

Stab III./KG76 from Stab III./KG158
7./KG76 from 7./KG158

   

8./KG76 from 8./KG158

 

9./KG76 from 9./KG158

9./KG76 used some Ju 88C in 1942/1943.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - Aug 1939 Wels   Do 17Z
Aug 1939 - 21 Sep 1939 Rosenborn   Do 17Z
21 Sep 1939 - Oct 1939 Baltringen   Do 17Z
Oct 1939 - Feb 1940(?) Schwabisch-Hall   Do 17Z
Feb 1940 - May 1940 Nidda   Do 17Z
May 1940 - Jun 1940 Bonn-Hangelar   Do 17Z
Jun 1940 - Dec 1940 Cormeilles-en-Vexin   Do 17Z
Dec 1940 - Apr 1941 Illesheim   Do 17Z, Ju 88A
Apr 1941 - 7 Jun 1941 Cormeilles-en-Vexin   Ju 88A
7 Jun 1941 - Jul 1941 Schippenbeil   Ju 88A
Jul 1941 - Aug 1941 Schaulen   Ju 88A
Aug 1941 - Sep 1941 Giebelstadt   Ju 88A
Sep 1941 - 11 Apr 1942 Orscha-Süd   Ju 88A
11 Apr 1942 - 31 May 1942 Giebelstadt   Ju 88A
31 May 1942 - 28 Jun 1942 Sarabus   Ju 88A
28 Jun 1942 - 16 Jul 1942 Kursk-Ost   Ju 88A
16 Jul 1942 - 9 Aug 1942 Belyj-Kolodes   Ju 88A
9 Aug 1942 - 24 Oct 1942 Tazinskaya   Ju 88A
24 Oct 1942 - 15 Nov 1942 Armawir   Ju 88A
15 Nov 1942 - 20 Nov 1942 Athens-Tatoi   Ju 88A
20 Nov 1942 - 18 Jan 1943 Tympakion/Crete   Ju 88A
18 Jan 1943 - 19 Feb 1943 Athens-Tatoi   Ju 88A
19 Feb 1943 - 19 Mar 1943 Wiener-Neustadt   Ju 88A
19 Mar 1943 - 16 May 1943 Catania   Ju 88A
16 May 1943 - 16 Jul 1943 Foggia   Ju 88A
16 Jul 1943 - 25 Nov 1943 Laon-Athies   Ju 88A
25 Nov 1943 - 9 Mar 1944 Horsching   Ju 88A
9 Mar 1944 - 10 Jun 1944 Villaorba   Ju 88A
10 Jun 1944 - Dec 1944 Alt-Lönnewitz   Ju 88A, Ar 234
Dec 1944 - 23 Jan 1945 Burg*   Ar 234
23 Jan 1945 - Mar 1945 Achmer   Ar 234
Mar 1945 - Apr 1945 Marx   Ar 234
Apr 1945 - May 1945 Kaltenkirchen   Ar 234

* 9./KG76 moved to Munstter-Handorf on 17 Dec 1944, and remained there to Mar 1945. 7./KG76 remained at Burg, at least until Mar 1945, and possibly never became operational.

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Gerhard Kröchel, 18 Jul 1940 - Mar 1942
  • Hptm Hans Heise, Mar 1942 - 8 May 1943
  • Maj Günter Beyer, 9 May 1943 - May 1944
  • Maj Karl-Hermann Millahn, 24 Jun 1944 - 31 Dec 1944

Formed 18 Jul 1940 in Beaumont-le-Roger as Ergänzungsstaffel/KG76.

In Mar 1941 increased to Gruppe, now as IV./KG76 with:

Stab IV./KG76 new
10./KG76 from Erg.Sta./KG76
11./KG76 new



12./KG76 new

On 25 Dec 1944 redesignated with :

Stab IV./KG76 became Stab III./EKG1
10./KG76 became 9./EKG1
11./KG76 became 10./EKG1
12./KG76 became 11./EKG1

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
18 Jul 1940 - Mar 1941 Beaumont-le-Roger   Do 17Z, Ju 88A
Mar 1941 - 30 Sep 1941 Giebelstadt*   Ju 88A
30 Sep 1941 - 11 Nov 1942 Athies-Laon*   Ju 88A
12 Nov 1942 - 5 Feb 1944 Toulouse-Francazals*   Ju 88A
6 Feb 1944 - 8 Aug 1944 Finow   Ju 88A
9 Aug 1944 - 31 Dec 1944 Alt-Lönnewitz   Ar 234

* 10., 11. and 12./KG76 at Giebelstadt (Mar 1941 - Oct 1942) and Orleans-Bricy (Oct 1942 - Nov 1942); 11./KG76 at Cognac (Jan 1943 - 5 Feb 1944);

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