Lehrgeschwader 1

Lehrgeschwader 1 (LG 1) (Demonstration Wing 1) formerly Lehrgeschwader Greifswald was a Luftwaffe multi-purpose unit during World War II, operating fighter, bomber and dive-bomber Gruppen. The unit was formed in July 1936. The unit operated most of the prominent German aircraft during the conflict, such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109, Messerschmitt Bf 110, Dornier Do 17, Heinkel He 111, Junkers Ju 88 and Junkers Ju 87.

  • Engagements Polish Campaign
  • Battle of Denmark
  • Norwegian Campaign
  • Battle of the Netherlands
  • Battle of Belgium
  • Battle of France
  • Battle of Britain
  • German invasion of Yugoslavia
  • Battle of Greece
  • Battle of Crete
  • Battle of the Mediterranean
  • North African Campaign
  • Eastern Front
  • Western Front
  • Battle of Normandy
  • Western Allied invasion of Germany

History

The unit was created to control the Lehrgruppe in the Luftwaffe. Stab/LG 1 was formed in July 1936, and on 1 April 1937 the Stab Gruppe was officially created along with I.(leichte Jagd), II.(schwere Jagd), III.(Kampf) and IV.(Stuka) Gruppen.

War Time Service

Poland

Polish Campaign
Polish Campaign

On 25/26 August 1939 the unit mobilised. Assigned to Luftflotte 2, the Geschwader suffered light losses. I.(Zerstorer)/LG 1 lost only three Bf 110s in September. II./LG also took part. Operating He 111s the Gruppe began operations with 39 He 111s (34 operational), and struck at targets in and around Warsaw. The unit also undertook naval strike missions against Royal Navy vessels off the Norwegian coast on 6 October. III./LG 1 also took part, committing 39 He 111s to the battle. Exact losses are unknown, but light. IV.(Stuka) unit, also began its military operations over Poland. Equipped with the Ju 87 Stuka, the Gruppe supported the XI.Armee until withdrawn from operations on 29 September. During the campaign, the unit was transferred to Luftflotte 1.

Scandinavia: The Invasions of Denmark and Norway

Operation Weserübung

I.(K)/LG 1 undertook some armed reconnaissance missions along the Norwegian coast in late April 1940, without suffering casualties. The unit reported three losses. Whether these losses were inflicted as a result of enemy action is unknown. II./LG 1 undertook missions against Allied shipping. On 1 May 1940, the Norwegian hospital ship Dronning Maud was sunk by this unit.

France and the Low Countries

The Geschwader lost 55 aircraft in the battle, 50 of them in combat. LG 1 records reveal the unit claimed seven Allied ships sunk and 23 damaged, along with 19 Allied aircraft shot down in aerial combat. I.(K)/LG 1 began the campaign with 30 He 111s, of which 22 were combat ready. The Gruppe took part in the Battle of Dunkirk, and spent the majority of its time heavily engaged with Allied Naval forces. II./LG 1, operating under Luftflotte 2, was tasked with direct ground support, Air interdiction, and logistical strikes against the enemy. Operating with 18 of its 26 He 111s at the start of the campaign, it hit the French airfields at Lille on 10 May. On 12 May a raid against Vlissingen harbour cost II. Gruppe two Heinkels. The Gruppe also took part in the Battle of Hannut, attacking Allied positions in Belgium, losing one He 111. The unit were withdrawn from the front-line for five days to convert to the Ju 88. During further operations against Allied rail targets, a further loss, a single Ju 88, was sustained on 20 May in the Amiens area. II. Gruppe was tasked the missions against Naval forces until the end of the Dunkirk evacuation. Several missions against Ostend and Dunkirk's harbours were flown from 25-31 May. This particular unit also took part in Unternehmen Paula, a 1,000 aircraft assault on French airfields in and around Paris on 2 June 1940, without loss. Missions over the Loire Valley continued until the 22 June 1940. III. Gruppe also participated . Committing 12 He 111s and 37 Ju 88s it supported II. Gruppe and its operations. IV.(Stuka)/LG 1 undertook ground attack operations with 37 Ju 87 Bs, without being involved in any notable actions. V.(Zerstorer)/LG 1's responsibility was escort duties. Equipped with 33 Bf 110 Ds, the unit lost 8 Bf 110s from 10 May to 16 June 1940, when it was withdrawn for rest and refitting.

Air Offensive over Britain

An attack on 15 August by 12 Ju-88s of I//LG 1 against RAF Middle Wallop destroyed several Spitfires, but the unit lost five aircraft to defending fighters. The Geschwader suffered a cripplingly high loss rate during the battle. From 8 July 1940 to December 1940, LG 1 lost 94 aircraft, and a further 13 were destroyed after returning with damage. LG 1 lost 119 crews and pilots killed, 102 missing and 36 captured. V. (Zerstörer)/LG 1 sustained particularly high losses, losing 25 Bf 110s between the 4 July and 16 September. It was reduced to just 10 Bf 110s, but on 7 September 1940 it lost a further seven 110s, as a result the unit was withdrawn from operations. It was designated I.NJG 3 on 29 September.

Battles of Yugoslavia and Greece

I.(K)/LG 1 took part in the campaign. It sank the Allied transport vessels Ellenis on 20 April, in Piraeus harbour, and Pennland (16,000 grt) on 24 April. It continued anti-shipping missions throughout the remainder of the conflict. On 21 May 1941 the gruppe damaged the Royal Navy Leander-class HMS Ajax. During 22-27 May 1941, HMS Barham and HMS Warspite were damaged by LG 1s attacks.

North African and Mediterranean Theatres

Notable actions of the Geschwader during the two year stint in North Africa included I.(K)/LG 1s sinking of three large transport vessels Clan Campbell, Clan Chattan and Rowallan Castle from the convoy MW 9, during attacks on 13-14 February 1941. III./LG 1 also damaged the Australian destroyer Waterhen on 9 July 1941, and sinking it on the 11 July. The Geschwader supported the Afrikakorps until 1942. Bombing raids were made the Suez Canal, Cairo during this time. On 11/12 May I.(K)/LG 1 led by Hauptmann Joachim Helbig were responsible for sinking HMS Kipling, HMS Jackal and HMS Lively in the Gulf of Sollum.

The Geschwader also took part in the Siege of Malta during October 1942. IV.(Erg)/LG 1 and III./LG 1 (disbanded and reformed in May 1943) were based in Greece and Italy for the remainder of the war, striking at Allied Shipping. The units were bombed continually. Hangars and workshops that held vital spare parts were destroyed. The fuel crisis in July 1944 forced most of the two units to withdraw to Austria.

Russian Campaign
Russia

Only III. Gruppe and IV.(Stuka)/LG 1 were the only Gruppen of the LG 1 to operate in the Soviet Union. III./LG 1 moved to Nikolayez in the Ukraine from 23-24 March 1942. The units took part in the Battle of Sevastopol and the Battle of Stalingrad. It also conducted anti-shipping missions against the Soviet Navy and Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea. IV. Gruppe operated the Ju 87 from northern Norway and Finland at the start of Operation Barbarossa. It flew a variety of ground attack missions, and anti-shipping missions around Murmansk. According to its records, the Gruppe lost 26 Stukas, 21 crews killed, seven missing, 6 wounded and three captured between 3 September 1940 and 27 January 1942. Later, just prior to the Battle of Berlin, the Geschwader took part in Operation Eisenhammer, striking at the Oder bridges to prevent their use by the Red Army.

Western Front: 1944-45

The Geschwader attempted to support the German Army in France. However, due to Allied air superiority it was restricted to flying at night. From 1 July 1944 to 31 August 1944 I.(K)/LG 1 lost 19 aircraft in the failed Normandy Campaign. The Gruppe also supported German forces during the Battle of the Bulge offensive. Operating at night to avoid Allied fighters, the unit attacked troop concentrations and marshalling yards in Belgium and France. On the night of 16/27 December 1944, the unit lost five Ju 88S-3s out of nine in a raid against Namur, Belgium. The Gruppe was ordered to disband on 22 April 1945, but was overrun by Canadian Forces at Varel 26-28 April. II./LG 1 also lost 19 aircraft in these operations.

Lehrgeschwader 1

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Oberst Dr. Robert Knauss, 1 Nov 1938 - 9 Apr 1940
  • Oberst Alfred Bulowius, 10 Apr 1940 - 21 Oct 1940
  • Oberst Friedrich Karl Knust, Oct 1940 - Jun 1942
  • Oberst Franz von Benda, Jun 1942 - 2 Dec 1942
  • Obstlt Hans-Werner Frhr von Buchholtz, Dec 1942 - 2 Aug 1943
  • Oberst Joachim Helbig, 14 Aug 1943 - Mar 1945
  • Obstlt Rudolf Hallensleben (acting), Sep 1944 - Jan 1945
  • Maj Richard Czekay, Mar 1945 - May 1945

Stab:

Formed 1 Nov 1938 in Greifswald from A Stabsstaffel existed Nov 1938 - Oct 1944.

Known as Gefechtsverband Helbig, Aug 1943 - Sep 1943, controlling parts of LG1 and

Known as Gefechtsverband Helbig, 7 Sep 1944 - 18 Sep 1944, controlling parts of and

Known as Gefechtsverband Helbig, 5 Mar 1945 - May 1945, controlling II./LG1, and

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Nov 1938 - 12 Aug 1939 Greifswald   He 111H
12 Aug 1939 - 4 Sep 1939 Neuhausen   He 111H
4 Sep 1939 - 12 Sep 1939 Jesau   He 111H
12 Sep 1939 - 6 Nov 1939 Greifswald   He 111H
7 Nov 1939 - Apr 1940 Langenhagen   He 111H, Ju 88A
Apr 1940 - 1 May 1940 Schleswig   He 111H, Ju 88A
1 May 1940 - Jun 1940 Düsseldorf   He 111H, Ju 88A
Jun 1940 - Jul 1940 Lille   Ju 88A
2 Jul 1940 - 15 Dec 1940 Orleans-Bricy   Ju 88A
15 Dec 1940 - 6 Jan 1941 Lechfeld   Ju 88A
Dec 1940 - 1 May 1941 Catania   Ju 88A
1 May 1941 - 17 Feb 1942 Eleusis   Ju 88A
17 Feb 1942 - Sep 1942 Iraklion   Ju 88A
Sep 1942 - 7 May 1943 Eleusis   Ju 88A, He 111H
7 May 1943 - 31 Aug 1943 Foggia   Ju 88A
31 Aug 1943 - 15 Nov 1943 Wiener-Neustadt   Ju 88A
15 Nov 1943 - 22 Jan 1944 Eleusis/Daphni   Ju 88A
22 Jan 1944 - 10 Mar 1944 Aviano   Ju 88A
10 Mar 1944 - 16 Mar 1944 Ghedi   Ju 88A
16 Mar 1944 -1 Apr 1944 Wiener-Neustadt   Ju 88A
1 Apr 1944 - 10 Jun 1944 Ghedi   Ju 88A
10 Jun 1944 - 16 Jun 1944 Le Culot   Ju 88A
16 Jun 1944 - 30 Aug 1944 Zaventem   Ju 88A/S
30 Aug 1944 - 10 Sep 1944 Rheine   Ju 88S
10 Sep 1944 - 15 Sep 1944 Köln-Ostheim   Ju 88S
15 Sep 1944 - 18 Sep 1944 Hennef   Ju 88S
18 Sep 1944 - 25 Sep 1944 Hesepe   Ju 88S
25 Sep 1944 - 7 Dec 1944 Wesendorf   Ju 88A/S
7 Dec 1944 - 5 Mar 1945 Ahlhorn   Ju 88A/S
5 Mar 1945 - 22 Apr 1945 Treuenbrietzen   Ju 88A/S
22 Apr 1945 - 30 Apr 1945 Schwerin   Ju 88A/S
30 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945 Schleswig   Ju 88A/S

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Axel von Blomberg, 1 Nov 1938 - 1 Apr 1939
  • Maj Walter Grabmann, 1 Apr 1939 - 8 Oct 1939
  • Maj Eduard Teske, 1 Nov 1939 - 1 Jul 1940
  • Hptm Wilhelm Kern, 1 Jul 1940 - 7 Oct 1940
  • Hptm Kuno Hoffmann, 7 Oct 1940 - 1 Oct 1941
  • Hptm Dipl.Ing. Karl Vehmeyer, 1 Oct 1941 - 4 Nov 1941
  • Maj Joachim Helbig, 5 Nov 1941 - 24 Jan 1943
  • Hptm Helmuth-Gerhard Hoffmann, Jan 1943 - Mar 1943
  • Maj Karl-Heinz Schomann, 24 Mar 1943 - 4 Oct 1943
  • Maj Heinz Ott, Oct 1943 - Mar 1944
  • Hptm Schnegelsberg (acting), Mar 1944 - May 1944
  • Maj Richard Czekay, 16 May 1944 - 1 Jul 1944
  • Maj Heinz Ott, 7 Jul 1944 - Nov 1944
  • Hptm Rüdiger Pannenborg, Nov 1944 - 26 Dec 1944
  • Hptm Paul Hecking, 27 Dec 1944 - 23 Jan 1945
  • Hptm Siegfried Freiherr von Cramm, 12 Feb 1945 - Apr 1945

Formed 1 Nov 1938 in Barth from with:

Stab I./LG1 from Stab II./LG
1./LG1 from 4./LG
2./LG1 from 5./LG
3./LG1 from 6./LG

as I.(schwere Jagd)/LG1. On 8 Oct 1939 redesignated V.(Z)/LG1:

Stab I./LG1 became Stab V./LG1
1./LG1 became 13./LG1
2./LG1 became 14./LG1
3./LG1 became 15./LG1

Reformed 1 Nov 1939 in Jesau with He 111 bombers:

Stab I./LG1 new
1./LG1 new
2./LG1 new
3./LG1 new

Disbanded Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Nov 1938 - 12 Aug 1939 Barth   Bf 109D, Bf 110
12 Aug 1939 - 8 Oct 1939 Jesau   Bf 110
1 Nov 1939 - Nov 1939 Jesau   He 111H
Nov 1939 - 30 Apr 1940 Schleswig   He 111H
1 May 1940 - 2 May 1940 Rye   He 111H
2 May 1940 - 16 May 1940 Delmenhorst   He 111H
16 May 1940 - Jun 1940 Düsseldorf   He 111H
Jun 1940 - Jul 1940 Lille   He 111H, Ju 88A
Jul 1940 - 30 Jan 1941 Orleans-Bricy   He 111H, Ju 88A
30 Jan 1941 - 31 Jan 1941 Hannover-Langenhagen   Ju 88A
31 Jan 1941 - 28 Feb 1941 Wiener-Neustadt   Ju 88A
28 Feb 1941 - 9 Mar 1941 Zilistea   Ju 88A
9 Mar 1941 - 15 May 1941 Krumovo   Ju 88A
15 May 1941 - 17 Feb 1942 Eleusis   Ju 88A
17 Feb 1942 - 11 Aug 1942 Iraklion*   Ju 88A
11 Aug 1942 - 15 Aug 1942 Gerbini   Ju 88A
15 Aug 1942 - 30 Jan 1943 Iraklion*   Ju 88A
30 Jan 1943 - 7 May 1943 Eleusis**   Ju 88A
7 May 1943 - 10 Jun 1943 Foggia   Ju 88A
10 Jun 1943 - 25 Jun 1943 Gerbini   Ju 88A
25 Jun 1943 - 31 Aug 1943 Foggia-Nord   Ju 88A
31 Aug 1943 - 10 Nov 1943 Wiener-Neustadt   Ju 88A
10 Nov 1943 - 23 Jan 1944 Eleusis   Ju 88A
23 Jan 1944 - 10 Mar 1944 Aviano   Ju 88A
10 Mar 1944 - 16 Mar 1944 Ghedi   Ju 88A
16 Mar 1944 - 1 Apr 1944 Wiener-Neustadt   Ju 88A
1 Apr 1944 - 10 Jun 1944 Ghedi   Ju 88A
10 Jun 1944 - 1 Jul 1944 Le Culot   Ju 88A
1 Jul 1944 - 23 Jul 1944 Hesepe   Ju 88A/S
23 Jul 1944 - 30 Aug 1944 Melsbroek   Ju 88S
30 Aug 1944 - 20 Sep 1944 Hesepe   Ju 88S
20 Sep 1944 - 15 Nov 1944 Wunstorf   Ju 88S
15 Nov 1944 - 5 Dec 1944 Fassberg   Ju 88S
5 Dec 1944 - 18 Mar 1945 Varel   Ju 88S/A
18 Mar 1945 - 7 Apr 1945 Juterbog   Ju 88S/A

* was based at Catania for a few days, several times during this period (22.2 - 24 Feb 1942; Aug 193 - 11 Mar 1942; 1Jul 193. - 19 Mar 1942; 8 Nov 1942 - 13 Nov 1942; 26 Nov 1942 - 29 Nov 1942)

** at Grottaglie (29 Mar 1943 - 2 Apr 1943) and Gerbini (30 Apr 1943 - 2 May 1943)

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Hans-Detlef Herhudt von Rohden, 1 Nov 1938 - 1 Jul 1939
  • Maj Kurt Dobratz, 1 Jul 1939 - 15 May 1940
  • Hptm Heinz Cramer, 16 May 1940 - 17 Sep 1940
  • Hptm Bernhard von Dobschütz (acting), Sep 1940 - 1 Oct 1940
  • Hptm Arved Cruger, 1 Oct 1940 - Dec 1940
  • Maj Gerhard Kollewe, Dec 1940 - 17 Oct 1942
  • Hptm Gerhard Richter, 18 Oct 1942 - 20 Jan 1943
  • Hptm Karl-Heinz Schomann, 21 Jan 1943 - 24 Mar 1943
  • Maj Gerhard Richter, 24 Mar 1943 - 10 Sep 1943
  • Hptm Leopold Köck, 10 Sep 1943 - 3 May 1944
  • Hptm Dieter Clemm von Hohenberg, 16 May 1944 - 30 Jun 1944
  • Hptm Karl Peters, 1 Jul 1944 - 8 May 1945

Formed 1 Nov 1938 in Schwerin from with:

Stab II./LG1 from Stab III./KG152
4./LG1 from 7./KG152
5./LG1 from 8./KG152
6./LG1 from 9./KG152

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Nov 1938 - Mar 1939 Schwerin   He 111H
Mar 1939 - Mar 1939 Cottbus   He 111H
Mar 1939 - 12 Aug 1939 Schwerin   He 111H
12 Aug 1939 - 12 Sep 1939 Powunden   He 111H
12 Sep 1939 - 9 Oct 1939 Ludwigslust   He 111H
9 Oct 1939 - 10 Oct 1939 Neumünster   He 111H
10 Oct 1939 - 16 Oct 1939 Ludwigslust   He 111H
16 Oct 1939 - 23 Apr 1940 Hannover-Langenhagen   He 111H, Ju 88A
23 Apr 1940 - 1 May 1940 Schleswig   Ju 88A
1 May 1940 - 19 May 1940 Hannover-Langenhagen/Dedelsdorf   Ju 88A
19 May 1940 - 14 Jun 1940 Düsseldorf   Ju 88A
14 Jun 1940 - 29 Jun 1940 Lille   Ju 88A
29 Jun 1940 - 14 Jan 1941 Orleans-Bricy   Ju 88A
14 Jan 1941 - 15 Jan 1941 Lechfeld   Ju 88A
15 Jan 1941 - 5 Apr 1941 Catania   Ju 88A
5 Apr 1941 - 6 Apr 1941 Grottaglie   Ju 88A
6 Apr 1941 - 16 May 1941 Catania   Ju 88A
16 May 1941 - 16 Mar 1942 Eleusis*   Ju 88A
16 Mar 1942 - 2 May 1942 Catania   Ju 88A
2 May 1942 - 15 Jun 1942 Iraklion   Ju 88A
15 Jun 1942 - 19 Jun 1942 Catania   Ju 88A
19 Jun 1942 - 7 Aug 1942 Iraklion   Ju 88A
7 Aug 1942 - 10 Aug 1942 Eleusis   Ju 88A
10 Aug 1942 - 15 Aug 1942 Gerbini   Ju 88A
15 Aug 1942 - 10 Oct 1942 Iraklion   Ju 88A
10 Oct 1942 - 22 Oct 1942 Catania   Ju 88A
22 Oct 1942 - 8 Nov 1942 Iraklion   Ju 88A
8 Nov 1942 - 14 Nov 1942 Catania   Ju 88A
14 Nov 1942 - 2 Apr 1943 Iraklion   Ju 88A
2 Apr 1943 - 11 Jun 1943 Eleusis   Ju 88A
11 Jun 1943 - 14 Jul 1943 Saloniki-Sedes   Ju 88A
14 Jul 1943 - 31 Aug 1943 Foggia-Nord   Ju 88A
31 Aug 1943 - 1 Apr 1944 Wiener-Neustadt   Ju 88A
1 Apr 1944 - 10 Jun 1944 Villafranca   Ju 88A
10 Jun 1944 - 15 Jun 1944 Chievres   Ju 88A
15 Jun 1944 - 17 Jun 1944 Gilze Rijen   Ju 88A
17 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1944 Melsbroek   Ju 88A
10 Jul 1944 - 15 Aug 1944 Rheine   Ju 88A/S
15 Aug 1944 - 30 Aug 1944 Chievres   Ju 88S
30 Aug 1944 - 17 Sep 1944 Rheine   Ju 88S
17 Sep 1944 - 22 Dec 1944 Wesendorf   Ju 88S
22 Dec 1944 - 6 Mar 1945 Ahlhorn   Ju 88A/S
6 Mar 1945 - 21 Mar 1945 Brandis   Ju 88A/S
21 Mar 1945 - 12 Apr 1945 Pretzsch   Ju 88A/S
12 Apr 1945 - 30 Apr 1945 Barth   Ju 88A/S
30 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945 Schleswig   Ju 88A/S

* in Benina, 21 Nov 1941 - 26 Nov 1941

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Hans Seidemann, 1 Nov 1938 - 30 Nov 1938
  • Maj Dr. Ernst Bormann, 1 Jan 1939 - 18 Jul 1940
  • Hptm Karl-Friedrich Knust, 19 Jul 1940 - Oct 1940
  • Hptm Freiherr von Grothe, Oct 1940 - Dec 1940
  • Hptm Bernhard Nietsch, Dec 1940 - Dec 1941
  • Hptm Hermann Hogeback, Jan 1942 - Sep 1942
  • Hptm Hans-Gunther Nedden, 1 May 1943 - 25 Apr 1944
  • Hptm Dieter Clemm von Hohenberg, 25 Apr 1944 - 15 May 1944
  • ?

Formed 1 Nov 1938 in Greifswald from with:

Stab III./LG1 from Stab III./LG
7./LG1 from 7./LG
8./LG1 from 8./LG
9./LG1 from 9./LG

On 1 Sep 1942 redesignated with :

Stab III./LG1 became Stab III./KG6
7./LG1 became 7./KG6
8./LG1 became 8./KG6
9./LG1 became 9./KG6

Reformed 1 May 1943 in Barth from with:

Stab III./LG1 from Stab I./KG55
7./LG1 from 1./KG55
8./LG1 from 2./KG55
9./LG1 from 3./KG55

Disbanded Jun 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1. Nov 1938 - Mar 1939 Greifswald   He 111H
Mar 1939 - Mar 1939 Kamenz   He 111H
Mar 1939 - 14 Aug 1939 Greifswald   He 111H
14 Aug 1939 - 12 Sep 1939 Prowehren   He 111H
12 Sep 1939 - 8 Oct 1939 Greifswald   He 111H
8 Oct 1939 - 10 Oct 1939 Neumünster   He 111H
10 Oct 1939 - 16 Oct 1939 Greifswald   He 111H
16 Oct 1939 - 6 Nov 1939 Jever   He 111H
6 Nov 1939 - 14 Apr 1940 Wunstorf/Ludwigslust   He 111H, Ju 88A
14 Apr 1940 - 23 Apr 1940 Westerland   He 111H, Ju 88A
23 Apr 1940 - 1 May 1940 Schleswig   He 111H, Ju 88A
1 May 1940 - 16 May 1940 Plantlünne/Marx/Wesendorf   Ju 88A
16 May 1940 - 14 Jun 1940 Düsseldorf   Ju 88A
14 Jun 1940 - 25 Jun 1940 Vitry-en-Artois   Ju 88A
25 Jun 1940 - 10 Jan 1941 Chateaudun   Ju 88A
10 Jan 1941 - 12 Jan 1941 Lechfeld   Ju 88A
12 Jan 1941 - 5 Apr 1941 Catania   Ju 88A
5 Apr 1941 - 6 Apr 1941 Grottaglie   Ju 88A
6 Apr 1941 - 3 May 1941 Catania   Ju 88A
3 May 1941 - 11 May 1942 Benina   Ju 88A
11 May 1942 - 21 Oct 1941 Derna   Ju 88A
21 Oct 1941 - 12 Nov 1941 Benina   Ju 88A
12 Nov 1941 - 14 Nov 1941 Derna   Ju 88A
14 Nov 1941 - 11 Dec 1941 Benina   Ju 88A
11 Dec 1941 - 30 Dec 1941 Eleusis   Ju 88A
30 Dec 1941 - 23 Mar 1942 Fritzlar   Ju 88A
23 Mar 1942 - 24 Mar 1942 Jasianka   Ju 88A
24 Mar 1942 - 23 Apr 1942 Nikolajew   Ju 88A
23 Apr 1942 - 12 Jul 1942 Eupatoria   Ju 88A
12 Jul 1942 - 18 Jul 1942 Poltawa   Ju 88A
18 Jul 1942 - 21 Jul 1942 Eupatoria   Ju 88A
21 Jul 1942 - 4 Aug 1942 Stalino   Ju 88A
4 Aug 1942 - 1 Sep 1942 Heiligenbeil   Ju 88A
1 May 1943 - Jun 1943 Barth   Ju 88A
Jun 1943 - 30 Oct 1943 Munstter-Handorf   Ju 88A
30 Oct 1943 - 22 Jan 1944 Kastelli/Iraklion   Ju 88A
23 Jan 1944 - 10 Mar 1944 Aviano   Ju 88A
10 Mar 1944 - 16 Mar 1944 Ghedi   Ju 88A
16 Mar 1944 - 8 Jun 1944 Wiener-Neustadt   Ju 88A

Lehrgeschwader 1

IV.(Stuka)/LG1:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Peter Kögl, 1 Nov 1938 - 14 Jun 1940
  • Hptm Bernd von Brauchitsch, 15 Jun 1940 - 31 Jul 1940
  • Hptm Erwin Röder, 1 Aug 1940 - 21 Dec 1940
  • Hptm Walter Klemme, 21 Dec 1940 - 31 May 1941
  • Hptm Arnulf Blasig, 1 Jun 1941 - 27 Jan 1942

Formed 1 Nov 1938 in Barth from with:

Stab IV./LG1 from Stab IV./LG
10./LG1 from 10./LG
11./LG1 from 11./LG
12./LG1 from 12./LG

On 27 Jan 1942 redesignated :

Stab IV./LG1 became Stab I./St.G.5
10./LG1 became 1./St.G.5
11./LG1 became 2./St.G.5
12./LG1 became 3./St.G.5

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 25 Aug 1939 Barth   Ju 87B
25 Aug 1939 - 4 Sep 1939 Stolp-Reitz   Ju 87B
4 Sep 1939 - 11 Sep 1939 Grieslienen   Ju 87B
11 Sep 1939 - 20 Sep 1939 Lyck   Ju 87B
20 Sep 1939 - 24 Sep 1939 Grieslienen   Ju 87B
24 Sep 1939 - 29 Sep 1939 Radom   Ju 87B
29 Sep 1939 - Feb 1940 Barth   Ju 87B
Feb 1940 - 16 May 1940 Duisburg-Kirchhellen   Ju 87B
16 May 1940 - 19 May 1940 Aachen-Merzbruck/Gymnich   Ju 87B
19 May 1940 - 22 May 1940 Hargimont   Ju 87B
22 May 1940 - 26 May 1940 Les Septanes   Ju 87B
26 May 1940 - 4 Jun 1940 Cambrai   Ju 87B
4 Jun 1940 - 9 Jun 1940 Signy-le-Petit   Ju 87B
9 Jun 1940 - 14 Jun 1940 Barly   Ju 87B
14 Jun 1940 - 25 Jul 1940 Mannheim-Sandhofen/St. Inglebert   Ju 87B
25 Jul 1940 - 3 Sep 1940 Hesdin   Ju 87B
3 Sep 1940 - 8 Nov 1940 Schiphol/Hilversum   Ju 87B
8 Nov 1940 - 1 Dec 1940 Tramescourt/Caen/Hesdin   Ju 87B
1 Dec 1940 - 21 Dec 1940 Tienen   Ju 87B
21 Dec 1940 - 25 Jan 1941 Kjevik   Ju 87B
25 Jan 1941 - 12 Mar 1941 Stavanger-Sola   Ju 87B
12 Mar 1941 - 9 Jun 1941 Tronsheim-Vaernes/Bardufoss   Ju 87B
9 Jun 1941 - 1 Jul 1941 Kirkenes*   Ju 87B
1 Jul 1941 - 8 Jul 1941 Rovaniemi**   Ju 87B
8 Jul 1941 - 30 Sep 1941 Kirkenes*   Ju 87B
30 Sep 1941 - 27 Jan 1942 Rovaniemi**   Ju 87B

* detachment at Rovaniemi

** detachment at Kirkenes and Kestenga (Kiestinki)

V.(Z)/LG1:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Walter Grabmann, 8 Oct 1939 - 16 Apr 1940
  • Hptm Horst Liensberger, 16 Apr 1940 - 27 Sep 1940
  • Olt Helmut Peters, 29 Sep 1940 - 1 Oct 1940

Formed 8 Oct 1939 in Jesau from I./LG1 with:

Stab V./LG1 from Stab I./LG1
13./LG1 from 1./LG1
14./LG1 from 2./LG1
15./LG1 from 3./LG1

On 1 Oct 1940 redesignated with :

Stab V./LG1 became Stab I./NJG3
13./LG1 became 1./NJG3
14./LG1 became 2./NJG3
15./LG1 became 3./NJG3

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Oct 1939 - Nov 1939 Jesau   Bf 110C/D
Nov 1939 - 13 May 1940 Mannheim-Sandhofen   Bf 110C/D
13 May 1940 - 17 May 1940 Wiesbaden   Bf 110C/D
18 May 1940 - 18 May 1940 Wengrohr   Bf 110C/D
18 May 1940 - 19 May 1940 Neufchateau   Bf 110C/D
19 May 1940 - 20 May 1940 Trier-Euren   Bf 110C/D
20 May 1940 - 28 Jun 1940 St. Marie/Libramont   Bf 110C/D
28 Jun 1940 - 29 Jun 1940 Le Mans   Bf 110C/D
29 Jun 1940 - Jul 1940 Alencon   Bf 110C/D
Jul 1940 - 4 Oct 1940 Ligescourt/Rocquancourt/Theville/Lessay   Bf 110C/D

Ergänzungsstaffel (Stuka)/LG1:

Formed Jun 1941 in Trondheim-Lade.

On 26 Jan 1942 redesignated

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Jun 1941 - Jan 1942 Tronsheim-Lade   Ju 87B

Ergänzungsgruppe/LG1:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Dipl.Ing. Karl Vehmeyer, 17 Apr 1941 - 25 Feb 1942
  • Hptm Gerhard Richter, 26 Feb 1942 - 17 Oct 1942  
  • Maj Erwin Schulz, Oct 1942 - 21 Nov 1942
  • Maj Hans-Werner von Buchholz, Nov 1942 - 31 Jan 1943
  • Maj Heinz Ott, 1 Feb 1943 - Sep 1943
  • Maj Karl-Heinz Schomann, 5 Oct 1943 - 1 Jul 1944
  • Maj Richard Czekay, 2 Jul 1944 - 25 Dec 1944

Formed Oct 1940 in Langendiebach as Ergänzungsstaffel/LG1.

On 17 Apr 1941 expanded to Erg.Gruppe/LG1 with:

Stab/Erg.Gruppe LG1 new
1./Erg.Gruppe LG1 from Erg.Sta./LG1
2./Erg.Gruppe LG1 new
3./Erg.Gruppe LG1 new

In Jan 1942 became IV./LG1:

Stab/Erg.Gruppe LG1 became Stab IV./LG1
1./Erg.Gruppe LG1 became 10./LG1
2./Erg.Gruppe LG1 became 11./LG1
3./Erg.Gruppe LG1 became 12./LG1

13./LG1 was formed Jun 1943 in Prague-Rusin, and was disbanded Jul 1944.

On 25 Dec 1944 redesignated :

Stab IV./LG1 became Stab I./EKG1
10./LG1 became 1./EKG1
11./LG1 became 2./EKG1
12./LG1 became 3./EKG1

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Nov 1940 - ?.42 Wiener Neustadt*   He 111H, Ju 88A
?.42 - Mar 1943 Saloniki-Sedes*   Ju 88A
Mar 1943 - ?.44 Wiener-Neustadt*   Ju 88A
?.44 - 11 Jan 1945 Gardelegen   Ju 88A

* 2. Staffel (11./LG1) at Rhein/Main (17 Apr 1941 - 3 May 1941) and Catania (4 May 1941 - ?.42).

* 3. Staffel (12./LG1) at Athen-Eleusis (?.41 - 19 Apr 1942), Derna (21 Apr 1942 - 7 Aug 1942) and Berca (8 Aug 1942 - 23 Sep 1942).

* 13./LG1 at Prague-Rusin (Jun 1943 - Oct 1943) and Wiener-Neustadt (Oct 1943 - Jul 1944)

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LG1 'Kills'

Asisbiz database list of 135 aerial victories for LG1

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Friday, September 01, 1939 Alfred Sturm I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:10± 1500m Warschau
Friday, September 01, 1939 Fritz Schleiff I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:10±   Warschau
Friday, September 01, 1939 Fritz Schleiff I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:10±   Warschau
Friday, September 01, 1939 Fritz Schleiff I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:10±   Warschau
Friday, September 01, 1939 Helmuth Muller I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 09:00± 4500m Zegrze
Friday, September 01, 1939 Herbert Schob I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 09:00± 4500m Zegrze
Friday, September 01, 1939 Peter Laufs I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:10± 2000m Warschau
Friday, September 01, 1939 Walter Fenske I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:10±   Warschau
Sunday, September 03, 1939 Gerhard Jecke I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 - 2700m Warschau
Sunday, September 03, 1939 Josef Groten I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 08:03 2000m E. Warschau
Sunday, September 03, 1939 Rudolf Kobert I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 07:42 4800m S. Wolomin
Sunday, September 03, 1939 unknown I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 -   -
Sunday, September 03, 1939 unknown I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 -   -
Sunday, September 03, 1939 Walter Fenske I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 -   Warschau
Sunday, September 03, 1939 Werner Methfessel I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 16:00?   Warschau
Monday, September 04, 1939 Alfred Warelmann I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:25± 3500m NW Rozan
Monday, September 04, 1939 Alfred Warelmann I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:25± 3500m NW Rozan
Monday, September 04, 1939 Hans Busching 3.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:07    
Monday, September 04, 1939 Hans Busching 3.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:07    
Monday, September 04, 1939 Joachim Glienke 1.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:17    
Monday, September 04, 1939 Joachim Glienke 1.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:17    
Monday, September 04, 1939 Werner Methfessel I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 -   Warschau
Tuesday, September 05, 1939 Herbert Schob 1.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 17:45    
Tuesday, September 05, 1939 Werner Methfessel I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 -   Warschau
Wednesday, September 06, 1939 Besatzung (crew) Eberhard IV.(St.)/LG1 PZL -   Raum Warschau
Wednesday, September 06, 1939 Besatzung (crew) Helbig Stab II./LG1 R III 09:20 150m Raum Bialystok
Wednesday, September 06, 1939 Ernst Zobel /LG1 PZL P-24 08:25 8500m Warschau
Thursday, September 07, 1939 Werner Methfessel I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-43 -   Rozan
Friday, September 08, 1939 unknown I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-43 -   Wegrow
Friday, September 08, 1939 unknown I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 -   Sokolow-Ceranow
Saturday, September 09, 1939 Alfred Warelmann I.(Z)/LG1 PZL 11:05 1200m E. Siedlce
Saturday, September 09, 1939 Walter Clausen I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-43 11:10   E. Siedlce
Sunday, September 10, 1939 Alfred Warelmann I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-23 14:10 100m Dêbe Wielke
Sunday, September 10, 1939 unknown I.(Z)/LG1 PZL P-24 -   Siennica
Thursday, November 23, 1939 unknown V.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire -   Raum Verdun
Thursday, November 23, 1939 Werner Methfessel Stab V.(Z)/LG1 Morane     Raum Verdun
Friday, March 29, 1940 Werner Methfessel 14.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane     E Metz
Friday, March 29, 1940 Werner Methfessel 14.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane     E Metz
Tuesday, April 02, 1940 Werner Methfessel 14.(Z)/LG1 Morane     Raum Luneville
Wednesday, April 03, 1940 Aussen 15.(Z)/LG1 Morane 12:22 6000m 15km E Nancy
Wednesday, April 03, 1940 Werner 15.(Z)/LG1 Morane 12:22 6000m 15km E Nancy
Saturday, May 11, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 07:40 6500m St. Michiel
Sunday, May 12, 1940 Fritz Petrich 15.(Z)/LG1 Morane 19:25   10km NW Sedan
Sunday, May 12, 1940 Hans-Erwin Jäger 1.(J)/LG1 Hurricane     NW Luttich
Sunday, May 12, 1940 Helmut Mertens 1.(J)/LG1 Hurricane     Western Front
Sunday, May 12, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 08:05 6000m Vouziers
Sunday, May 12, 1940 Hermann Guhl 1.(J)/LG1 Hurricane      
Sunday, May 12, 1940 Pabius 15.(Z)/LG1 Morane 19:25 7500m 10km NW Sedan
Thursday, May 16, 1940 Alfred Warelmann 15.(Z)/LG1 Hawk-75A 06:55 2500m NW Pontfaverger
Thursday, May 16, 1940 Alfred Warelmann 15.(Z)/LG1 Hawk-75A 06:55 2500m NW Pontfaverger
Thursday, May 16, 1940 Emil-Rudolf Schnoor 15.(Z)/LG1 Hawk-75A 06:55 2500m NW Pont Taverger
Thursday, May 16, 1940 Heinz Wagner 15.(Z)/LG1 Hawk-75A 06:55   NW Pontfaverger
Thursday, May 16, 1940 Kawnik 15.(Z)/LG1 Hawk-75A 06:55 2500m NW Pont Taverger
Thursday, May 16, 1940 Mayner 15.(Z)/LG1 Hawk-75A 06:55 3000m 15km E Reims
Thursday, May 16, 1940 Moewerbaum 15.(Z)/LG1 Hawk-75A 06:55 2500m NW Pont Taverger
Thursday, May 16, 1940 Moewerbaum 15.(Z)/LG1 Hawk-75A 06:55 2500m NW Pont Taverger
Thursday, May 16, 1940 Otto Reinhold Bf: Gravenreuth 15.(Z)/LG1 Hawk-75A 06:55 3500m 15km E Reims
Thursday, May 16, 1940 Rudolf Kobert 15.(Z)/LG1 Hawk-75A 06:55 3000m NW Pontfaverger
Friday, May 17, 1940 Gerhard Jentzsch 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 11:25 5500m SW Reims
Sunday, May 19, 1940 unknown V.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 11:30±    
Sunday, May 19, 1940 unknown V.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 11:30±   SE Paris
Friday, May 24, 1940 Ernst Zobel Stab V.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 14:37 5000m SW Amiens
Friday, May 24, 1940 Gerhard Jentzsch 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 14:25 5300m South of Amiens
Friday, May 24, 1940 Rudolf Kobert 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 14:30 5000m South of Amiens
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Busch 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 406 09:00 2500m 20km N Amiens
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Gunter Beck 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 406 08:45 4500m 20km S Amiens
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Gunter Beck 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 406 08:45 200m 20km S. Amiens
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Hans Datz 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 406 08:40 5000m S Amiens
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Hans Datz 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 406 08:40 5000m S Amiens
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 406 08:40 4500m 20km S Amiens
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 406 08:40 4500m 20km S. Amiens
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 406 08:40 4500m 20km S Amiens
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Paul Busch 13.(Z)/LG1 Morane 406 09:00 2500m 20km N. Amiens
Monday, May 27, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 15:38 4000m SW Dunkirk
Monday, May 27, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 15:30 4000m SW Dunkirk
Tuesday, July 09, 1940 Hans Datz 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 20:30 800m SW Portland
Tuesday, July 09, 1940 Joachim Glienke 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 20:30 800m SW Portland
Monday, August 05, 1940 Rudolf Kobert 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 18:48   -
Monday, August 05, 1940 Walter Gerigk Bf. Gorisch 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 18:51   -
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Ernst Gorisch 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:30   20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Ernst Gorisch 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:30 500-1000m 20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Georg Klever 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:30   20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Hans Datz 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:40 800m 20km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Hans Datz 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:48 600m 35km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 13:50 500-1000m 20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:35 500-1000m 20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:25 500-1000m 20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Joachim Glienke 13.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 13:28 500-1000m 20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Joachim Glienke 13.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 13:28 500-1000m 20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Joachim Glienke 13.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 13:45 500-1000m 20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Joachim Glienke 13.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 13:45 500-1000m 20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Karl Götze 13.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 17:27 500-1000m 20-30km vor Needles
Thursday, August 08, 1940 Rudolf Kobert 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:32 500-1000m 20-30km vor Needles
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Emil-Rudolf Schnoor 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 13:15 6500m Salisbury
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Helmuth Muller 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:10 6000m Blandford Forum
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Horst Hamann 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 13:30 3800m Salisbury
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Horst Liensberger Stab.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:17 5000m W. Bournemouth
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Joachim Glienke 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:20 5000m Blandford Forum
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Rudolf Altendorf 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 13:15 4500m Salisbury
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Walter Gerigk Bf. Gorisch 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 07:45 5500m S. Guildford
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Emil-Rudolf Schnoor 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 18:38    
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Ernst Hessel 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 18:34   SW Portland
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Horst Bruggow 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 18:25 4500m SW Portland
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Horst Hamann 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 18:30 4000m West of Portland
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Horst Liensberger Stab V.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 13:17 5000m West of Bournemouth
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Otto Reinhold Bf: Gravenreuth 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 18:37    
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Otto Weckeiser 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 18:25 5000m SW Portland
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Robert Pellnat Stab.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 18:43 5000m West of Portland
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Rudolf Altendorf 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 18:25 5000m Portland
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Rudolf Kobert 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 18:48    
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Walter Gerigk Bf. Gorisch 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 18:51   -
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Wilhelm Banser 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 18:35 4000m SW Portland
Monday, August 26, 1940 Ernst Zobel Stab.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 18:36   Warmwell
Monday, August 26, 1940 Horst Liensberger Stab V.(Z.)/LG1 Spitfire 18:40 4000m Warmwell
Friday, August 30, 1940 Alois Pfaffelhuber 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 12:20    
Friday, August 30, 1940 Alois Pfaffelhuber 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 12:23    
Friday, August 30, 1940 Gerhard Jentzsch 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 17:20 5000m N Canterbury
Friday, August 30, 1940 Otto Weckeiser 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 17:19 5000m SW Canterbury
Friday, August 30, 1940 Rudolf Seufert 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 17:20 5000m N. Canterbury
Friday, August 30, 1940 Ulrich von Gravenreuth 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 12:16    
Sunday, September 01, 1940 Ernst Schmidt 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 15:38    
Sunday, September 01, 1940 Otto Kramp 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 15:20    
Monday, September 02, 1940 Karl Götze 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 17:40   Raum London
Saturday, September 07, 1940 Otto Weckeiser 15.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 16:57 6500m SE London
Wednesday, September 11, 1940 Otto Weckeiser 15.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane 16:57 6500m SE London (Southampton)
Wednesday, September 11, 1940 unknown V.(Z)/LG1 Hurricane -   Southampton
Sunday, September 15, 1940 Hans Swietlik 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 15:10    
Sunday, September 15, 1940 Heinz Welz 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 15:25    
Sunday, September 15, 1940 Karl Götze 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 15:26   Raum London
Friday, September 27, 1940 Brenkel 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 10:35 6000m SW London
Friday, September 27, 1940 Gerhard Jentzsch 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 10:28 6000m 15km S Bromley
Friday, September 27, 1940 Karl Götze 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 10:20 5000m S. Bromley
Friday, September 27, 1940 Max Weniger 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 10:30 6000m 5km S Bromley
Friday, September 27, 1940 Otto Weckeiser 15.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 10:19 5000m SW London
Friday, September 27, 1940 Rudolf Seufert 13.(Z)/LG1 Spitfire 10:28 6000m S. Bromley
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,

Book References:

  1. de Zeng et al. 2007, p. 352.
  2. de Zeng et al. 2007, p. 359.
  3. de Zeng et al. 2007, p. 365.
  4. de Zeng et al. 2007, p. 369.
  5. de Zeng et al. 2007, p. 353.
  6. 5606285 (subscription required). Miramar Ship Index. R.B. Haworth. Retrieved 7 March 2009.
  7. de Zeng et al. 2007, p. 359
  8. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, p. 349.
  9. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, p. 359.
  10. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, p. 369.
  11. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, p. 372.
  12. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, p. 349.
  13. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, p. 373.
  14. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, p. 354-55.
  15. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, pp. 355.
  16. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, pp. 349 - 374.
  17. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, pp. 367 - 370.
  18. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, pp. 358.
  19. de Zeng et al. Vol 2 2007, pp. 364.

Web References:

  • http://www.ww2.dk/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luftwaffe_units_before_the_1939_invasion_of_Poland
  • http://www.feldgrau.com/luft.html
  • http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/

Book References:

  • Bundesarchiv-Militïärarchiv, Freiburg.
  • Feldpostübersicht, RH 3/18 - 129. Has also been published by N. Kannapin in 3 volumes.
  • Schematische Kriegsgliederung, RH 2. Has also been published in Kurt Mehner's Geheime Tagesberichte der OKW, 12 vols. Exists in full, for the period 8 Jun 1940 - 31 Dec 1943, and partly for 15 Apr 1944 - 7 May 1945
  • Flugzeugunfälle und Verluste bei den fliegenden Verbanden, RL 2 III/184, 752 - 767, 1170 - 1198. The year 1944 is missing, but can be extracted from RL 2 III/852 (summarischen Verlustmeldungen).
  • Flugzeugunfälle und Verluste bei Schulen und Sonstige Verbanden, RL 2 III/769 - 784
  • Flugzeugbestand und bewegungsmeldungen, RL 2 III/874 - 882. Only covers the months Mar 1942 to Dec 1944. The rest is missing.
  • Storkemeldungen der fliegenden Verbande, RL 2 III/1732 - 1765
  • Übersicht über Soll, Istbestand, Einsatzbereitschaft, Verluste und Reserven der fliegenden Verbande, RL 2 III/700 - 734
  • Flakübersicht Nov 1943 - Dec 1944, RL 2 III/1119 - 1122
  • Kriegstagebücher
  • USAF Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • K1028F - Eastern front 1942, incl. KTB Fliegerführer Süd (Feb 1942 - Aug 1942), extracts from Richthofen and Fiebig's diaries, monthly strength returns for entire eastern front, 60 page summary of 1. Luftwaffen-Flotilla (Siebel ferries) operations on Ladoga Sea
  • K1028G - Eastern front 1943, mainly VIII. Fliegerkorps operations
  • K1028Y & K1028X - KTB I. Jagdkorps (Sep 1943 - May 1944) and KTB 5. Jagddivision (Jun 1944).
  • A1128 - German Order of Battle - Statistics as of Quarter Years, 1938-45 (parts of the USAF Strategic Bombing Survey)

Luftwaffe Emblem References:

  • Junkers Ju 87: From 1936 to 1945 by Herbert Leonard Paperback
  • Messerschmitt Me 110: Messerchmitt's twin-engined Bf 110, Me 210 and 410 by Dominique Breffort Perfect Paperback
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 190: From 1939 to 1945 (Planes and Pilots) by Dominique Breffort Paperback
  • Messerschmitt Me 109, Vol. 1: From 1936 to 1942 (Aircraft and Pilots) by Anis ElBied Paperback

 

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