Nachtjagdgeschwader 4

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Maj Rudolf Stoltenhoff, 18 Apr 1941 - 20 Oct 1943
  • Obstlt Wolfgang Thimmig, 20 Oct 1943 - 14 Nov 1944
  • Maj Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, 14 Nov 1944 - 8 May 1945

Stab:

Formed 18 Apr 1941 in Metz.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Apr 1941 - Feb 1944 Metz XII. Fliegerkorps
3. JD (from May 1942)
Bf 110, Do 217
Feb 1944 - Aug 1944 Chenay 4. JD Bf 110, Ju 88
Aug 1944 - 23 Nov 1944 Mainz-Finthen Jafu Mittelrhein Ju 88G
23 Nov 1944 - Mar 1945 GŁtersloh   Ju 88G
Mar 1945 - May 1945 ?   Ju 88G

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Wilhelm Herget, 1 Sep 1942 - Dec 1944
  • Hptm Hans Krause, Dec 1944 - 8 May 1945

Formed Sep 1942 in Florennes from parts of Stab and Stab III./NJG4 with:

Stab I./NJG4 new
1./NJG4 from
2./NJG4 from 2./NJG3
3./NJG4 from 9./NJG4

In Apr 1943 2./NJG4 became and a new 2./NJG4 was formed from the rest of I./NJG4.

Reduced to 1./NJG4 on 30 Mar 1945, when Stab I., 2. and 3./NJG4 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Sep 1942 - Aug 1944 Florennes* 3. JD
4. JD (from Sep 1943)
Bf 110, Do 217, Ju 88
Aug 1944 - Jan 1945 Langendiebach Jafu Mittelrhein Bf 110, Ju 88G
Jan 1945 - Mar 1945 Vechta 2. JD Ju 88G
Mar 1945 - May 1945 ? 2. JD? Ju 88G

* 2./NJG4 at Taveaux, Nov 1943; 2./NJG2 at Athies Jan 1944 - 16 Mar 1944; 3./NJG4 at Athies Aug 1943 - Sep 1943.

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?
  • Hptm Theodor Rossiwall, 1 Oct 1942 - 13 Jan 1943
  • Hptm Heinrich Griese, 13 Jan 1943 - Feb 1944
  • Hptm Hans Autenrieth, Feb 1944 - 20 May 1944
  • Hptm Gerhard Rath, 20 May 1944 - 22 Jun 1944
  • Hptm Hubert Rauch, 22 Jun 1944 - 8 May 1945

Formed Apr 1942 in Laupheim with:

Stab II./NJG4 new
4./NJG4 new
5./NJG4 from
6./NJG4 new

On 1 Jan 1943 6./NJG4 became 11./NJG4, and a new 6./NJG4 was formed from the rest of II./NJG4.

Reduced to 4./NJG4 on 30 Mar 1945, when Stab II., 5. and 6./NJG4 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Apr 1942 - May 1942 Laupheim XII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
May 1942 - Sep 1942 Rheine 3. JD Bf 110, Do 217
Sep 1942 - Jan 1944 St. Dizier* 3. JD
4. JD (from Sep 1943)
Bf 110, Do 217
Jan 1944 - 25 Feb 1944 Fassberg*   Bf 110
25 Feb 1944 - 16 Mar 1944 St. Dizier* 4. JD Bf 110
16 Mar 1944 - 8 May 1944 Dijon*   Bf 110
8 May 1944 - Aug 1944 Coulommiers 5. JD Bf 110
Aug 1944 - Nov 1944 Frankfurt/Rhein-Main Jafu Mittelrhein Bf 110, Ju 88G
Nov 1944 - Mar 1945 GŁtersloh** Jafu Mittelrhein Bf 110, Ju 88G
Mar 1945 - May 1945 ? 2. JD? Ju 88G

* 5./NJG4 at Dijon, at least between Aug 1943 and Dec 1943, and at Taveaux, 18 Mar 1944 - 7 May 1944

* 6./NJG4 at Taveaux, Aug 1943 - 7 May 1944

** 6./NJG4 at Bad Lippspringe, Jan 1945 - Mar 1945

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Kurt Holler, 1 May 1942 - 22 Jun 1943
  • Hptm Hans-Karl Kamp, 23 Jun 1943 - 6 Dec 1944
  • Hptm Ludwig Meister, 6 Dec 1944 - 8 May 1945

Formed May 1942 in Mainz-Finthen with:

Stab III./NJG4 new
7./NJG4 from
8./NJG4 from 8./NJG1
9./NJG4 from 4./NJG1

On 1 Jan 1943 8./NJG4 became 10./NJG4, and a new 8./NJG4 was formed from the rest of III./NJG4.

Reduced to 7./NJG4 on 30 Mar 1945, when Stab III., 8. and 9./NJG4 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Apr 1942 - ?Sep 1942 Mainz-Finthen XII. Fliegerkorps
3. JD (from May 1942)
Bf 110, Do 217
?Sep 1942 - Aug 1944 Juvincourt 3. JD
4. JD (from Sep 1943)
Bf 110, Do 217, Ju 88
Aug 1944 - 10 Sep 1944 Twente 3. JD Bf 110, Ju 88G
10 Sep 1944 - 23 Nov 1944 Mainz-Finthen   Bf 110, Ju 88G
23 Nov 1944 - Jan 1945 Kassel-Rothwesten 3. JD Ju 88G
Jan 1945 - Mar 1945 Paderborn 3. JD Ju 88G
Mar 1945 - May 1945 ? 2. JD? Ju 88G

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeur:

  • Maj Heinrich Wohlers, 1 Jan 1943 - 1 Aug 1943

Formed 1 Jan 1943 in Mainz-Finthen with:

Stab IV./NJG4 new
10./NJG4 from 8./NJG4
11./NJG4 from 6./NJG4
12./NJG4 new

On 1 Aug 1943 redesignated with :

Stab IV./NJG4 became Stab I./NJG6
10./NJG4 became 1./NJG6
11./NJG4 became 2./NJG6
12./NJG4 became 3./NJG6

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Jan 1943 - 1 Aug 1943 Mainz-Finthen 3.JD
5.JD (from Feb 1943)
Bf 110

Schulstaffel:

Planned formation Oct 1944 in Mainz-Finthen(?) was cancelled.

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This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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