Nachtjagdgeschwader 5

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Maj Fritz Schaffer, 30 Sep 1942 - 1 Aug 1943
  • Oberst Günther Radusch, 2 Aug 1943 - 3 Feb 1944
  • Maj Egmont Prince zu Lippe-Weissenfels, 20 Feb 1944 - 12 Mar 1944
  • Obstlt Walter Borchers, 15 Mar 1944 - 5 Mar 1945
  • Maj Rudolf Schoenert, 6 Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945

Stab:

Formed 30 Sep 1942 at Döberitz.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Sep 1942 - Mar 1944 Döberitz 4. JD
1. JD (from Sep 1943)
Bf 110
Mar 1944 - May 1944 Deelen 3. JD Bf 110
May 1944 - Aug 1944 Athies-Laon 4. JD Bf 110
Aug 1944 - Oct 1944 Wormditt Jafu Ostpreussen Ju 88G, Bf 110
Oct 1944 - Jan 1945 Jesau Jafu Ostpreussen Ju 88G
Jan 1945 - Feb 1945 Parchim 1. JD Ju 88G
Feb 1945 - May 1945 Lübeck-Blankensee 2. JD Ju 88G

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Siegfried Wandam, Sep 1942 - 4 Jul 1943
  • Maj Werner Hoffmann, 4 Jul 1943 - Apr 1945
  • Hptm Lang, Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed Sep 1942 at Stendal from with:

Stab I./NJG5 from Stab II./ZG2
1./NJG5 from 4./ZG2
2./NJG5 from 5./ZG2
3./NJG5 from 6./ZG2

Reduced to 1./NJG5 on 30 Mar 1945, when Stab I., 2. and 3./NJG5 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Sep 1942 - 4 May 1944 Stendal* Jafu Mitteldeutschland
4. JD (from Feb 1943)
1. JD (from Sep 1943)
Bf 110
4 May 1944 - Aug 1944 St. Dizier 4. JD Bf 110
Aug 1944 - Sep 1944 Wormditt Jafu Ostpreussen Bf 110, Ju 88G
Sep 1944 - Jan 1945 Jesau Jafu Ostpreussen Ju 88G
Jan 1945 - Feb 1945 Parchim 1. JD Ju 88G
Feb 1945 - Apr 1945 Altenburg 1. JD Ju 88G
Apr 1945 - May 1945 Redlin (Brandenburg) 1. JD Ju 88G

* 3./NJG5 was detached to Völkenrode in Autumn 1943.

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Rudolf Schoenert, 1 Dec 1942 - 5 Aug 1943
  • Hptm Manfred Meurer, 5 Aug 1943 - 27 Sep 1943
  • Hptm Baer, 28 Sep 1943 - 27 Jan 1944
  • Hptm Leopold Fellerer, Feb 1944 - 10 May 1944
  • Maj Hans Leickhardt, 3 May 1944 - 6 Mar 1945
  • Hptm Gustav Tham, 10 Mar 1945 - 4 Apr 1945
  • Obstlt Werner Rapp, 5 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed Dec 1942 at Parchim with:

Stab II./NJG5 new
4./NJG5 from
5./NJG5 from
6./NJG5 new

On 10 May 1944 II./NJG5 was redesignated with :

Stab II./NJG5 became Stab III./NJG6
4./NJG5 became 7./NJG6
5./NJG5 became 9./NJG6
6./NJG5 became 8./NJG6

Reformed 10 May 1944 in Gütersloh from V./NJG5 with:

Stab II./NJG5 from Stab V./NJG5
4./NJG5 from 13./NJG5
5./NJG5 from 14./NJG5
6./NJG5 from 15./NJG5

Reduced to 4./NJG5 on 30 Mar 1945, when Stab II., 5. and 6./NJG5 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Dec 1942 - Apr 1944 Parchim* Jafu Mitteldeutschland
4. JD (from Feb 1943)
1. JD (from Sep 1943)
Bf 110, Do 217
Apr 1944 - May 1944 Leipheim, Hagenau, Parndorf 7. JD Bf 110
May 1944 - 29 Aug 1944 Gütersloh** 3. JD Bf 110
29 Aug 1944 - Oct 1944 Stendal 1. JD Bf 110, Ju 88G
Oct 1944 - Jan 1945 Stubendorf*** Jafu Schlesien Ju 88G
Jan 1945 - Feb 1945 Ohlau, Sagan 1. JD Ju 88G
Feb 1945 - Apr 1945 Altenburg 1. JD Ju 88G
Apr 1945 - May 1945 Lübeck-Blankensee 2. JD Ju 88G

* 4./NJG5 was detached to Greifswald, at least between Jul 1943 and Jan 1944.

** detachments at Twente, Chateaudun and Hagenau.

*** 5./NJG5 was stationed at Krakau in late 1944.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Walter Borchers, Apr 1943 - 15 Mar 1944
  • Maj Paul Zorner, 16 Mar 1944 - 21 Oct 1944
  • Hptm Ulrich von Meien, 22 Oct 1944 - 6 Feb 1945
  • Hptm Walter Engel, 6 Feb 1945 - Apr 1945
  • Hptm Piuk, Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed Apr 1943 in Neuruppin with:

Stab III./NJG5 new
7./NJG5 new
8./NJG5 new
9./NJG5 new

7./NJG5 was disbanded Apr 1944, but was reformed again in Aug 1944.

Reduced to 7./NJG5 on 30 Mar 1945, when Stab III., 8. and 9./NJG5 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Apr 1943 - Mar 1944 Neuruppin* 4. JD
1. JD (from Sep 1943)
Bf 110, Do 217
Mar 1944 - May 1944 Brandis 1. JD Bf 110
May 1944 - Aug 1944 Athies-Laon 4. JD Bf 110
Aug 1944 - Oct 1944 Wormditt Jafu Ostpreussen Bf 110, Ju 88G
Oct 1944 - May 1945 Lübeck-Blankensee** 2. JD Ju 88G

* detachments at Greifswald (9./NJG5), Kolberg, Werneuchen, Konigsberg-Neumark, Parchim and Mainz-Finthen.

** detachment at Lüneburg in Nov 1944.

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Heinrich Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Dec 1942 - 9 Aug 1943
  • Hptm Wolfgang von Niebelschütz, 1 Sep 1943 - 2 Jan 1944
  • Hptm Rudolf Altendorff, 3 Jan 1944 - Sep 1944
  • Hptm Horst-Gunther Höfele, Oct 1944 - 20 Apr 1945
  • Hptm Rolf Bussmann, 21 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed Dec 1942 in Lechfeld and Leipheim with:

Stab IV./NJG5 new
10./NJG5 new
11./NJG5 new
12./NJG5 from (Apr 1943)

On 1 Aug 1943 Stab IV./NJG5 became and 10./NJG5 became Stab IV./NJG5 and 10./NJG5 was reformed 1 Aug 1943 in Brandis and Erfurt-Bindersleben.

Reduced to 10./NJG5 on 30 Mar 1945, when Stab IV., 11. and 12./NJG5 was disbanded.

1. Schwarm 1./NJG5 existed Dec 1942 - Aug 1943, and then became

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Dec 1942 - Jan 1943 Lechfeld, Leipheim Jafu Süddeutschland Bf 110
Jan 1943 - 1 Aug 1943 Insterburg* Jafu Ostpreussen Bf 110
1 Aug 1943 - May 1944 Brandis** 1. JD Bf 110
May 1944 - Aug 1944 Mainz-Finthen*** Jafu Mittelrhein Bf 110
Aug 1944 - Jan 1945 Powunden**** Jafu Ostpreussen Bf 110, Ju 88G
Jan 1945 - Apr 1945 Greifswald 1. JD Ju 88G
Apr 1945 - May 1945 Lübeck-Blankensee 2. JD Ju 88G

* 10. and 12./NJG5 flew operations in Russia during January 1943. Both moved to Bryansk and Orel in June 1943, for Operation Citadel. Was divided into several detachments in Jul 1943, and operated under Luftflotte 6 in the Smolensk-Bryansk area and under Luftflotte 4 in the Poltava-Stalino area.

** detachments at Erfurt-Bindersleben and Vechta.

*** detachment at Stubendorf between Jun 1944 and Aug 1944.

**** 10./NJG5 detached to Praust in Oct 1944.

V. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Erhard Peters, 15 Aug 1943 - 3 May 1944
  • Maj Hans Leickhardt, 4 May 1944 - 10 May 1944

Formed 11 Aug 1943 in Insterburg with:

Stab V./NJG5 new
13./NJG5 new
14./NJG5 new
15./NJG5 new

On 10 May 1944 redesignated II./NJG5:

Stab V./NJG5 became Stab II./NJG5
13./NJG5 became 4./NJG5
14./NJG5 became 5./NJG5
15./NJG5 became 6./NJG5

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
11 Aug 1943 - 10 May 1944 Insterburg* 4. JD Jafu Ostpreussen (from Sep 1943) Bf 110

* 14. and 15./NJG5 at Powunden

Schulstaffel:

Formed Jun 1944 in Konigsberg-Neumark from parts of NJG5.

In Dec 1944 redesignated 16./NJG5, but on 1 Jan 1945 became Stabsstaffel/NJG5.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Jun 1944 - Feb 1945 Konigsberg-Neumark   Bf 110, Ju 88
Feb 1945 - 3 Apr 1945 Lüneburg   Bf 110, Ju 88
4 Apr 1945 - 1 May 1945 Lübeck-Blankensee   Bf 110, Ju 88
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