Nachtjagdgeschwader 2

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Obstlt Karl Hülshoff, 1 Nov 1941 - 31 Dec 1943
  • Maj Heinrich Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, 1 Jan 1944 - 21 Jan 1944
  • Oberst Günther Radusch, 4 Feb 1944 - 11 Nov 1944
  • Maj Paul Semrau, 12 Nov 1944 - 8 Feb 1945
  • Obstlt Wolfgang Thimmig, 8 Feb 1945 - 5 May 1945

Stab:

Formed 1 Nov 1941 in Gilze Rijen.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Nov 1941 - Nov 1942 Gilze Rijen 1. NJ-Div
1. JD (from May 1942)
Ju 88C
Nov 1942 - May 1943 Comiso II. Fliegerkorps Ju 88C
May 1943 - Aug 1943 Aquino II. Fliegerkorps Ju 88C
Aug 1943 - Dec 1943 Parchim/Tilburg 1. JD
3. JD (from Sep 1943)
Ju 88C
Dec 1943 - Jun 1944 Deelen-Arnhem 3. JD Ju 88C
Jun 1944 - Jul 1944 Coloumiers 5. JD Ju 88C
Jul 1944 - Dec 1944 Köln-Butzweilerhof 3. JD Ju 88C, Ju 88G
Dec 1944 - Mar 1945 Twente 3. JD Ju 88G
Mar 1945 - May 1945 Schleswig 3. JD Ju 88G

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Karl-Heinrich Heyse, 1 Sep 1940 - 23 Nov 1940
  • Maj Karl Hülshoff, 24 Nov 1940 - 31 Oct 1941
  • Maj Erich Jung, 1 Nov 1941 - Dec 1943
  • Hptm Franz Buschmann, Dec 1943 - Jan 1944
  • Hptm Albert Schulz, Jan 1944 - 31 Jan 1944
  • Hptm Wolfgang von Niebelschütz, 31 Jan 1944 - 20 Feb 1944
  • Hptm Ernst Zechlin, 20 Feb 1944 - 12 May 1944
  • Hptm Gerhard Rath, 12 May 1944 - 8 May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstörer used by NJG2

Formed 1 Sep 1940 at Gilze-Rijen from with:

Stab I./NJG2 from Stab II./NJG1
1./NJG2 from 4./NJG1 with Ju 88C-1
2./NJG2 from 5./NJG1 with Do 17Z-7/10
3./NJG2 from 6./NJG1 with Ju 88C-2

On 1 Oct 1942 1./NJG2 was redesignated 5./NJG2, and a new 1./NJG2 was reformed from the rest of I./NJG2.

In Nov 1942 1./NJG2 was redesignated and a new 1./NJG2 was reformed from the rest of I./NJG2.

In 28 Aug 1943 2./NJG2 was redesignated 6./NJG2, and a new 2./NJG2 was reformed from the rest of I./NJG2.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Sep 1940 - 2 Sep 1940 Düsseldorf   Ju 88C, Do 17Z
2 Sep 1940 - 15 Nov 1941 Gilze Rijen   Ju 88C, Do 17Z
15 Nov 1941 - 4 Jan 1942 Catania*   Ju 88C
4 Jan 1942 - 16 Jan 1942 Kalamaki   Ju 88C
16 Jan 1942 - Sep 1942 Catania**   Ju 88C
Sep 1942 - 8 Nov 1942 Melsbroek***   Ju 88C
8 Nov 1942 - 15 Nov 1942 Cazaux   Ju 88C
15 Nov 1942 - 14 Dec 1942 Lezignan   Ju 88C
14 Dec 1942 - 10 Feb 1943 Melsbroek   Ju 88C
10 Feb 1943 - 23 May 1943 Castelvetrano   Ju 88C
23 May 1943 - 16 Jul 1943 Aquino   Ju 88C
16 Jul 1943 - 10 Oct 1943 Parchim   Bf 110C/D/E
10 Oct 1943 - 21 Oct 1943 Greifswald   Bf 110C/D/E
21 Oct 1943 - Mar 1944 Kassel-Rothwesten   Ju 88C/R
Mar 1944 - 12 May 1944 Langensalza   Ju 88C/R
12 May 1944 - 7 Jun 1944 Eindhoven   Ju 88C/R
7 Jun 1944 - 9 Aug 1944 Chateaudun   Ju 88C/G
9 Aug 1944 - Aug 1944 Dijon   Ju 88C/G
Aug 1944 - 15 Nov 1944 Kassel-Rothwesten   Ju 88G
15 Nov 1944 - 28 Mar 1945 Twente   Ju 88G
28 Mar 1945 - 4 Apr 1945 Eelde/Groningen   Ju 88G
4 Apr 1945 - 6 Apr 1945 Rotenburg/Wümme   Ju 88G
6 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945 Schleswig   Ju 88G

* 2./NJG2 moved to Benghazi on 17 Nov 1941 (Fl. Fü. Afrika), but returned to Catania 28 Nov 1941

** 2. and 3./NJG2 was based at Benghazi, Jan 1942 - 20 Mar 1942; From Apr 1942 I./NJG2 was scattered all over the Mediterranean, with detachments at Benina, Berca, Derna, Benghasi, El Quasaba and Kastelli/Crete. Main base was still Catania.

*** 2./NJG2 was based at Gilze Rijen

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Helmut Lent, 1 Nov 1941 - 1 Oct 1942
  • Hptm Herbert Bunsch, 2 Oct 1942 - Dec 1942
  • Hptm Dr. Horst Patuschka, 3 Dec 1942 - 6 Mar 1943
  • Hptm Herbert Sewing, 7 Mar 1943 - Dec 1943
  • Maj Heinrich Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Dec 1943 - 1 Jan 1944
  • Maj Paul Semrau, 1 Jan 1944 - 1 Nov 1944
  • Hptm Heinz-Horst Hissbach, 1 Nov 1944 - 14 Apr 1945
  • Hptm Franz Brinkhaus, 15 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

4./NJG2 was formed Nov 1940 in Gilze Rijen from In Nov 1941 the staffel moved to Catania, and would remain there until 25 Feb 1942 (attached to I./NJG2 Nov 1940 - Feb 1942), when it transferred back to Leeuwarden and joined II./NJG2.

Stab II./NJG2 was formed 1 Nov 1941 in Leeuwarden with:

Stab II./NJG2 new
4./NJG2 (attached to I./NJG2 until 25 Feb 1942)
5./NJG2 from
6./NJG2 new

On 1 Oct 1942 redesignated with :

Stab II./NJG2 became Stab IV./NJG1
4./NJG2 became
5./NJG2 became 11./NJG2
6./NJG2 became 12./NJG1

Reformed 1 Oct 1942 at Gilze Rijen from III./NJG2 with:

Stab II./NJG2 from Stab III./NJG2
4./NJG2 from 7./NJG2
5./NJG2 from 1./NJG2

6./NJG2 was formed 28 Aug 1943 from 2./NJG2.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Nov 1941 - 1 Oct 1942 Leeuwarden 1. NJ-Div
1. JD (from May 1942)
Ju 88C*
1 Oct 1942 - Nov 1942 Gilze Rijen 1. JD Ju 88C
Nov 1942 - May 1943 Comiso II. Fliegerkorps Ju 88C
May 1943 - Jul 1943 Aquino II. Fliegerkorps Ju 88C
Jul 1943 - 12 Mar 1944 Parchim   Ju 88C
12 Mar 1944 - 26 Apr 1944 Quackenbruck    
26 Apr 1944 - Jun 1944 Köln-Butzweilerhof 3. JD Ju 88C
Jun 1944 - Aug 1944 Coloummiers 5. JD Ju 88C
Aug 1944 - Dec 1944 Köln-Butzweilerhof 3. JD Ju 88C, Ju 88G
Dec 1944 - Mar 1945 Vechta, Eelde 2. JD Ju 88G
Mar 1945 - May 1945 Pocking 2. JD Ju 88G

* 4./NJG2 operated Do 17Z until early 1942.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Herbert Bunsch, 3 Apr 1942 - 1 Aug 1942
  • Maj Paul Semrau, Aug 1943 - 1 Jan 1944
  • Maj Berthold Ney, 1 Jan 1944 - Nov 1944
  • Hptm Heinz Ferger, Nov 1944 - 10 Apr 1945
  • Hptm Hans-Hermann Merker, 11 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed Mar 1942 in Gilze Rijen with new crews:

Stab III and 7./NJG2 in Mar 1942
8./NJG2 in May 1942
9./NJG2 in Jun 1942

In Jul 1942 7./NJG2 moved to Grove (Karup).

On 1 Oct 1942 redesignated II./NJG2:

Stab III./NJG2 became Stab II./NJG2
7./NJG2 became 4./NJG2
8./NJG2 became
9./NJG2 became

Reformed 15 Aug 1943 in Stuttgart/Nellingen from with:

Stab III./NJG2 from Stab V./NJG6
7./NJG2 from 13./NJG6
8./NJG2 from 14./NJG6
9./NJG2 from 15./NJG6

In Sep 1944 9./NJG2 absorbed On 30 Oct 1944 III./NJG2 was redesignated with :

Stab III./NJG2 became Stab IV./NJG3
7./NJG2 became 10./NJG3
8./NJG2 became 11./NJG3
9./NJG2 became 12./NJG3

while a new III./NJG2 was formed from the old with:

Stab III./NJG2 from Stab IV./NJG3
7./NJG2 from 10./NJG3
8./NJG2 from 11./NJG3
9./NJG2 from 12./NJG3

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Mar 1942 - 1 Oct 1942 Gilze Rijen 1. NJ-Div.
1. JD (from May 1942)
Ju 88C
15 Aug 1943 - Sep 1943 Stuttgart/Nellingen 5. JD Ju 88C
Sep 1943 - Dec 1943 Schipol, Neuruppin, Venlo 3. JD Ju 88C
Dec 1943 - Mar 1944 Gilze-Rijen, Venlo 3. JD Ju 88C
27 Mar 1944 - Sep 1944 Langendiebach, Twente 3. JD Ju 88C, Ju 88G
Sep 1944 - Nov 1944 Gütersloh 3. JD Ju 88G
Nov 1944 - Mar 1945 Marx/Varel 3. JD Ju 88G
Mar 1945 - May 1945 Schleswig 2. JD Ju 88G

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeur:

  • Hptm Bengsch, Oct 1944 - Feb 1945

Formed 30 Oct 1944 at Munstter-Handorf from with:

Stab IV./NJG2 from Stab I./NJG7
10./NJG2 from 1./NJG7
11./NJG2 from 2./NJG7
12./NJG2 from 3./NJG7

On 23 Feb 1945 redesignated with :

Stab IV./NJG2 became Stab/NSGr.30
10./NJG2 became 1./NSGr.30
11./NJG2 became 2./NSGr.30
12./NJG2 became 3./NSGr.30

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Oct 1944 - Nov 1944 Munstter-Handorf 3. JD Ju 88G
Nov 1944 - Feb 1945 Kastrup/Værløse 2. JD Ju 88G

V. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeur:

  • Maj Albert Schreiweis, 1 Dec 1944 - 29 Apr 1945

Formed 1 Dec 1944 from with:

Stab V./NJG2 from Stab III./KG2
13./NJG2 from 7./KG2
14./NJG2 from 8./KG2
15./NJG2 from 9./KG2

Disbanded 29 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Dec 1944 - 29 Apr 1945 Neubiberg 7. JD Ju 88G

Ergänzungsstaffel:

Staffelkapitäne:

  • ?
  • Hptm Albrecht Wolter, 6 Jul 1942 - 14 Oct 1943

Formed Oct 1940 in Gilze Rijen (only officially from Aug 1941). Disbanded 14 Oct 1943.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Oct 1940 - 19 Aug 1943 Gilze Rijen   Ju 88
20 Aug 1943 - 14 Oct 1943 Parchim   Ju 88

Schulstaffel:

Formed 7 Oct 1944 in Parchim from 5./NJG2.

In Dec 1944 redesignated 16./NJG2, but on 1 Jan 1945 became Stabsstaffel/NJG2.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Oct 1944 - 1 May 1945 Parchim   Ju 88

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