Nachtjagdgeschwader 6

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Maj Fritz Schaffer, 10 Aug 1943 - 8 Feb 1944
  • Maj Heinrich Wohlers, 9 Feb 1944 - 15 Mar 1944
  • Maj von Reeken, 16 Mar 1944 - 14 Apr 1944
  • Maj Heinrich Griese, 15 Apr 1944 - 12 Sep 1944
  • Obstlt Herbert Lütje, 13 Sep 1944 - 8 May 1945

Stab:

Formed 15 Sep 1943 at Schleissheim.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Sep 1943 - Dec 1944 Schleissheim 7. JD Bf 110
Dec 1944 - May 1945 Kitzingen 7. JD Bf 110

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Heinrich Wohlers, 1 Aug 1943 - 9 Feb 1944
  • Maj Heinz Reschke, 19 Feb 1944 - 24 Apr 1944
  • Hptm Karl Hadeball, 26 Apr 1944 - 3 Jul 1944
  • Maj Gerhard Friedrich, 12 Jul 1944 - 16 Mar 1945
  • Hptm Peter Spoden, 19 Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 1 Aug 1943 in Mainz-Finthen from with:

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

Reduced to 1./NJG6 on 30 Mar 1945, when Stab I., 2. and 3./NJG6 was disbanded..

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Aug 1943 - Mar 1944 Mainz-Finthen 5. JD
7. JD (from Sep 1943)
Bf 110
Mar 1944 - Jun 1944 Illesheim 7. JD Bf 110
Jun 1944 - Sep 1944? Neubiberg, near München* 7. JD Bf 110, Ju 88G
Sep 1944 - May 1945 Groß Sachsenheim 7. JD Bf 110, Ju 88G

* detachments at Echterdingen and Hailfingen. A typical example of the many movements made by a night-fighter group, can be seen by following I./NJG6 during the period from 6 Jun 1944 to 20 Jun 1944: 6.6. from Hailfingen to Deelen, 15.6. to Neubiberg, via Kitzingen, 16.6. to Deelen, 17.6. to Neubiberg, 18.6. to Mainz-Finthen, 19.6. to Deelen and 20.6. finally ti Neubiberg.

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Rolf Leuchs, 15 Sep 1943 - 14 Jul 1944
  • Hptm Helmuth Schulte, 23 Jul 1944 - 8 May 1945

Formed 15 Sep 1943 at Neuburg/Donau with:

Stab II./NJG6 new
4./NJG6 new
5./NJG6 new
6./NJG6 new

On 30 Mar 1945 reduced to 4./NJG6, when Stab II., 5. and 6./NJG6 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Sep 1943 - Oct 1943 Neuburg/Donau 7. JD Bf 110
Oct 1943 - May 1944 Stuttgart-Echterdingen* 7. JD Bf 110
May 1944 - Jun 1944 Ghedi, near Brescia Luftflotte 2 Bf 110
Jun 1944 - Sep 1944? Stuttgart-Echterdingen** 7. JD Bf 110
Sep 1944 - May 1945 Schwabisch-Hall 7. JD Bf 110, Ju 88G

* detachments at Kitzingen and Schwabisch-Hall.

** operated from Venlo for at short time in Jun 1944.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Leopold Fellerer, 10 May 1944 - Feb 1945
  • Hptm Wilhelm Johnen, Feb 1945 - 31 Mar 1945
  • Hptm Floitgraf, 1 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 10 May 1944 at Hagenau from with:

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

On 30 Mar 1945 reduced to 7./NJG6, when Stab III., 8. and 9./NJG6 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
May 1944 - Jun 1944 Hagenau 7. JD Bf 110
Jun 1944 - Oct 1944 Steinamanger (Hungary) 8. JD Bf 110
Oct 1944 - Nov 1944 Leipheim 8. JD Bf 110, Ju 88G
Sep 1944 - Feb 1945 Var (Hungary) I. Fliegerkorps
Luftflotte 4 (from Jan 1945)
Bf 110, Ju 88G
Feb 1945 - May 1945 Neubiberg, Bad Aibling 7. JD Bf 110, Ju 88G

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Herbert Lütje, Jun 1943 - 26 Oct 1944
  • Hptm Martin Becker, 20 Oct 1944 - 8 May 1945

Formed May 1943 in Otopeni and Zilistea with:

Stab IV./NJG6 new
10./NJG6 new
11./NJG6 new
12./NJG6 new

On 30 Mar 1945 reduced to 10./NJG6, when Stab IV., 11. and 12./NJG6 was disbanded.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
May 1943 - Aug 1944 Otopeni, Zilistea* Jafu Rumanien
Jafu Balkan (from Feb 1944)
Bf 110
Aug 1944 - Sep 1944 Leipheim 8. JD Bf 110
Sep 1944 - Jan 1945 Schleissheim** 7. JD Bf 110, Ju 88G
Jan 1945 - May 1945 Neubiberg, Bad Aibling 7. JD Bf 110, Ju 88G

* 10. and 12./NJG6 at Otopeni and 11./NJG6 at Zilistea. Various detachments at Bucharest-Pipera, Focsani, Buzau, Stopani and Telish (Bulgaria).

** detachments at Gerolzhofen, Kitzingen and Ingolstadt.

V. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Paul Semrau, Jun 1943 - Jul 1943

Formed Jun 1943 at Stuttgart/Nellingen with:

Stab V./NJG6 new
13./NJG6 new
14./NJG6 new
15./NJG6 new

In Jul 1943 redesignated :

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

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Jun 1943 - Jul 1943 Stuttgart/Nellingen 7. JD Bf 110

Schulstaffel:

Formed 12 Apr 1944 in Schleissheim from parts of NJG6. Known as 5.(Schulstaffel)/NJG6 12 Apr 1944 - 26 Jun 1944.

In Dec 1944 redesignated 16./NJG6, but on 1 Jan 1945 became Stabsstaffel/NJG6.

Airfields and Air Base Locations

12 Apr 1944 - 22 Jun 1944 Schleissheim   Bf 110, Ju 88
23 Jun 1944 - 10 Nov 1944 Kitzingen   Bf 110, Ju 88
10 Nov 1944 - 1 May 1945 Schleissheim   Bf 110, Ju 88
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This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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