Kampfgeschwader zur besonderen Verwendung 172

Geschwaderkommodore:

  • Obstlt Carl-August Freiherr von Gablenz, 26 Aug 1939 - 10 Nov 1939

Stab:

Formed 26 Aug 1939 in Berlin-Tempelhof. Disbanded 10 Nov 1939.

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?
  • Hptm Krause, Mar 1940 - ?
  • Maj Hammer, 1941 - Aug 1942
  • Maj Erich Zhr, Aug 1942 - May 1943

Formed 26 Aug 1939 in Berlin-Tempelhof with:

Stab I./KGzbV172 new
1./KGzbV172 new
2./KGzbV172 new
3./KGzbV172 new
4./KGzbV172 new

In Mar 1940 redesignated III./ with :

Stab I./KGzbV172 became Stab III./KGzbV1
1./KGzbV172 became 9./KGzbV1
2./KGzbV172 became 10./KGzbV1
3./KGzbV172 became 11./KGzbV1
4./KGzbV172 became 12./KGzbV1

Reformed Mar 1940 from III./KGzbV 172 with:

Stab I./KGzbV172 from III./KGzbV172
1./KGzbV172 from 9./KGzbV172
2./KGzbV172 from 10./KGzbV172
3./KGzbV172 from 11./KGzbV172
4./KGzbV172 from 12./KGzbV172

After Jun 1941 known as KGrzbV172.

In May 1943 redesignated IV./ with :

Stab I./KGzbV172 became Stab IV./TG3
1./KGzbV172 became 13./TG3
2./KGzbV172 became 14./TG3
3./KGzbV172 became 15./TG3
4./KGzbV172 became 16./TG3

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Krause, 26 Aug 1939 - Nov 1939
  • ?

Formed 26 Aug 1939 in Berlin-Tempelhof with:

Stab II./KGzbV172 new
5./KGzbV172 new
6./KGzbV172 new
7./KGzbV172 new
8./KGzbV172 new

Disbanded Nov 1939.

Reformed Feb 1941 in Berlin with:

Stab II./KGzbV172 new
5./KGzbV172 new
6./KGzbV172 new
7./KGzbV172 new
8./KGzbV172 new

Disbanded Jun 1941.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Babekuhl, 26 Aug 1939 - Mar 1940

Formed 26 Aug 1939 in Berlin-Tempelhof with:

Stab III./KGzbV172 new
9./KGzbV172 new
10./KGzbV172 new
11./KGzbV172 new
12./KGzbV172 new

In Mar 1940 redesignated I./KGzbV 172:

Stab III./KGzbV172 became I./KGzbV172
9./KGzbV172 became 1./KGzbV172
10./KGzbV172 became 2./KGzbV172
11./KGzbV172 became 3./KGzbV172
12./KGzbV172 became 4./KGzbV172

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This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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