Sturzkampfgeschwader 162 'Immelmann'

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Maj Eberhard Baier, 1 Apr 1936 - 15 Nov 1936

Stab:

Formed 1 Apr 1936 in Schwerin. Disbanded 15 Nov 1936.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1936 - 15 Nov 1936 Schwerin   He 51

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeur:

  • Maj Hans-Hugo Witt, 1 Oct 1935 - 1 Apr 1937
  • Hptm Ulrich Schmidt, 1 Nov 1938 - 1 May 1939

Formed 1 Oct 1935 in Schwerin. Between 1 Oct 1935 and 1 Apr 1936 known as Fliegergrupp eSchwerin.

Stab I./St.G.162
1./St.G.162
2./St.G.162
3./St.G.162

On 1 Apr 1937 redesignated II./ with :

Stab I./St.G.162 became Stab II./LG Greifswald
1./St.G.162 became 4./LG Greifswald
2./St.G.162 became 5./LG Greifswald
3./St.G.162 became 6./LG Greifswald

Reformed 1 Nov 1938 in Jever, probably from parts of with:

Stab I./St.G.162
1./St.G.162
2./St.G.162
3./St.G.162

On 1 May 1939 redesignated II./

Stab I./St.G.162 became Stab II./St.G.2
1./St.G.162 became 4./St.G.2
2./St.G.162 became 5./St.G.2
3./St.G.162 became 6./St.G.2

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Oct 1935 - 1 Apr 1937 Schwerin   He 50, He 51
1 Nov 1938 - 1 May 1939 Jever   Ju 87B

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?

Formed 1 Apr 1936 in Lübeck-Blankensee with Ar 65 and He 50:

Stab II./St.G.162 new
4./St.G.162 new
5./St.G.162 new
6./St.G.162 new

On 1 Apr 1937 redesignated I./ with :

Stab II./St.G.162 became Stab I./St.G.167
4./St.G.162 became 1./St.G.167
5./St.G.162 became 2./St.G.167
6./St.G.162 became 3./St.G.167

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1936 - 1 Apr 1937 Lübeck-Blankensee   Ar 65, He 50, He 70, Hs 123

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Alexander Holle, 1 Apr 1937 - 1 Oct 1937

Formed 1 Apr 1937 in Anklam with:

Stab III./St.G.162 new
7./St.G.162 new
8./St.G.162 new
9./St.G.162 new

On 1 Oct 1937 moved to Breslau-Strachwitz and was redesignated I./ with :

Stab III./St.G.162 became Stab I./St.G.163
7./St.G.162 became 1./St.G.163
8./St.G.162 became 2./St.G.163
9./St.G.162 became 3./St.G.163

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1937 - 1 Oct 1937 Anklam   He 70, Hs 123

This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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