Sturzkampfgeschwader 3

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Oberst Karl Angerstein, Jul 1940 - 18 Jul 1940
  • Obstlt Georg Edert, 27 Jul 1940 - 1 Apr 1941
  • Obstlt Karl Christ, 1 Apr 1941 - 1 Sep 1941
  • Obstlt Walter Siegel, 1 Sep 1941 - 1 Apr 1943
  • Oberst Kurt Kuhlmey, 1 Apr 1943 - 18 Oct 1943

Stab:

Formed 9 Jul 1940 in Dinard from

On 18 Oct 1943 became

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
9 Jul 1940 - Dec 1940 Dinard   Ju 87B
Dec 1940 - Jan 1941 Echterdingen   Ju 87B/R
Jan 1941 - 13 Feb 1941 Trapani   Ju 87R
13 Feb 1941 - Mar 1941 Bir Dufan   Ju 87R
Mar 1941 - Mar 1941 Tamet   Ju 87R
Mar 1941 - Apr 1941 En Nofilia   Ju 87R
Apr 1941 - Apr 1941 Graz   Ju 87R
Apr 1941 - May 1941 Larissa   Ju 87R
May 1941 - Jun 1941 Argos   Ju 87R
Jun 1941 - Aug 1941 Iraklion   Ju 87R
Aug 1941 - Dec 1941 Derna   Ju 87R
Dec 1941 - Dec 1941 Benina   Ju 87R
Dec 1941 - 1 Jan 1942 Arco Philenorum   Ju 87R
1 Jan 1942 - Feb 1942 Agedabia   Ju 87R
Feb 1942 - Mar 1943 Berca   Ju 87R
Mar 1943 - May 1942 Derna   Ju 87R, He 111, Bf 110
May 1942 - Jun 1942 Ain-el-Gazala   Ju 87R, He 111, Bf 110
Jun 1942 - 22 Jun 1942 Tmimi   Ju 87R, He 111, Bf 110
22 Jun 1942 - 1 Jul 1942 Bu Hania   Ju 87R, He 111, Bf 110
1 Jul 1942 - Jul 1942 Fuka   Ju 87R, He 111, Bf 110
Jul 1942 - Aug 1942 Bir el Abd   Ju 87R, Bf 110
Aug 1942 - Nov 1942 Haggag el Quasaba   Bf 110, Ju 87D
Nov 1942 - Nov 1942 Gambut   Ju 87D
9 Nov 1942 - 20 Nov 1942 El Aouina   Ju 87D
20 Nov 1942 - 2 Dec 1942 Djedeida   Ju 87D
Dec 1942 - Jun 1943 Herzogenaurach   Ju 87D
Jun 1943 - Oct 1943 Eleusis   Ju 87D

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Walter Siegel, 9 Jul 1940 - 1 Mar 1942
  • Hptm Heinrich Eppen, 1 Mar 1942 - 4 Jun 1942
  • Maj Martin Mossdorf, 5 Jun 1942 - Jul 1942
  • Maj Herbert Spangenberg, Jul 1942 - 1 Dec 1942
  • Hptm Horst Schiller, 1 Dec 1942 - 2 Jun 1943
  • Hptm Helmut Naumann, 19 Jun 1943 - 18 Oct 1943

Formed 9 Jul 1940 in Barly from with:

Stab I./St.G.3 from Stab I./St.G.76
1./St.G.3 from 1./St.G.76
2./St.G.3 from 2./St.G.76
3./St.G.3 from 3./St.G.76

On 18 Oct 1943 became :

Stab I./St.G.3 became Stab I./SG3
1./St.G.3 became 1./SG3
2./St.G.3 became 2./SG3



3./St.G.3 became 3./SG3

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
9 Jul 1940 - Dec 1940 Barly   Ju 87B
Dec 1940 - Feb 1941 Echterdingen(?)   Ju 87B/R
Feb 1941 - Apr 1941 Belica   Ju 87R
Apr 1941 - May 1941 Larissa   Ju 87R
May 1941 - Jun 1941 Argos   Ju 87R
Jun 1941 - Nov 1941 Malemes   Ju 87R
Nov 1941 - Dec 1941 Derna   Ju 87R
Dec 1941 - 1 Jan 1942 Arco Philenorum   Ju 87R
1 Jan 1942 - Feb 1942 Agedabia   Ju 87R
Feb 1942 - Mar 1942 Berca   Ju 87R
Mar 1942 - May 1942 Derna   Ju 87R
May 1942 - Jun 1942 Ain-el-Gazala   Ju 87R
Jun 1942 - Jul 1942 Tmimi   Ju 87R
Jul 1942 - Aug 1942 Haggag el Quasaba   Ju 87R
Aug 1942 - Aug 1942 Trapani   Ju 87R/D
Aug 1942 - Nov 1942 Haggag el Quasaba   Ju 87D
Nov 1942 - Dec 1942 Gambut   Ju 87D
Dec 1942 - Feb 1943 Herzogenaurach   Ju 87D
Feb 1943 - Jun 1943 Kertsch   Ju 87D
Jun 1943 - Oct 1943 Megara   Ju 87D

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Kurt Kuhlmey, 13 Jan 1942 - Jul 1942
  • Hptm Heinrich Heine, Jul 1942 - 1 Apr 1943
  • Hptm Hans Neumann, 1 Apr 1943 - 13 Aug 1943
  • Hptm Theodor Nordmann, 14 Aug 1943 - 18 Oct 1943

Formed 13 Jan 1942 in Agedabia from with:

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

On 18 Oct 1943 became :

Stab II./St.G.3 became Stab II./SG3
4./St.G.3 became 4./SG3
5./St.G.3 became 5./SG3
6./St.G.3 became 6./SG3

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
13 Jan 1942 - Feb 1942 Agedabia   Ju 87R
Feb 1942 - Apr 1942 Martuba   Ju 87R/D
Apr 1942 - May 1942 Bari   Ju 87D
May 1942 - Jun 1942 Derna   Ju 87D
Jun 1942 - 22 Jun 1942 Tmimi   Ju 87D
22 Jun 1942 - 1 Jul 1942 Bu Hania   Ju 87D
1 Jul 1942 - Jul 1942 Fuka   Ju 87D
Jul 1942 - Aug 1942 Bir el Abd   Ju 87D
Aug 1942 - Oct 1942 Haggag el Quasaba   Ju 87D
Oct 1942 - 9 Nov 1942 Elmas   Ju 87D
9 Nov 1942 - 20 Nov 1942 El Aouina   Ju 87D
20 Nov 1942 - 2 Dec 1942 Djedeida   Ju 87D
2 Dec 1942 - Dec 1942 Protville   Ju 87D
Dec 1942 - Jan 1943 La Sebala   Ju 87D
Jan 1943 - Feb 1943 Aouina   Ju 87D
Feb 1943 - Apr 1943 St. Marie du Zit   Ju 87D
Apr 1943 - Jun 1943 Herzogenaurach   Ju 87D
Jun 1943 - Oct 1943 Argos   Ju 87D
Oct 1943 - Oct 1943 Marizza   Ju 87D

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Kurt Walter, 13 Jan 1942 - 26 Oct 1942
  • Maj Bernhard Hamester, Oct 1942 - 17 Jun 1943
  • Hptm Eberhard Jacob, 17 Jun 1943 - 18 Oct 1943

Formed 13 Jan 1942 in Pancrazio from :





Stab III./St.G.3 from Stab II./St.G.2

   

7./St.G.3 from 4./St.G.2

 

8./St.G.3 from 5./St.G.2



9./St.G.3 from 6./St.G.2

A 10./St.G.3 possibly existed Aug 1943 - Oct 1943, but there is very little information.

On 18 Oct 1943 became :

Stab III./St.G.3 became Stab III./SG3
7./St.G.3 became 7./SG3
8./St.G.3 became 8./SG3
9./St.G.3 became 9./SG3

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
13 Jan 1942 - Feb 1942 Pancrazio   Ju 87R
Feb 1942 - May 1942 San Pietro   Ju 87R
May 1942 - Jun 1942 Derna   Ju 87R
Jun 1942 - 22 Jun 1942 Tmimi   Ju 87R
22 Jun 1942 - 1 Jul 1942 Bu Hania   Ju 87R
1 Jul 1942 - Jul 1942 Fuka   Ju 87R
Jul 1942 - Aug 1942 Bir el Abd   Ju 87R
Aug 1942 - Nov 1942 Haggag el Quasaba   Ju 87R/D
Nov 1942 - Nov 1942 Gambut   Ju 87D
18 Nov 1942 - Dec 1942 Nofilia-Nord   Ju 87D
Dec 1942 - Jan 1943 Bir Dufan   Ju 87D
Jan 1943 - Mar 1943 Gabes-West   Ju 87D
Mar 1943 - Apr 1943 Mezzouna-Nord   Ju 87D
Apr 1943 - Jun 1943 Echterdingen(?)   Ju 87D
Jun 1943 - Jul 1943 Brjansk   Ju 87D
Jul 1943 - Aug 1943 Orel   Ju 87D
Aug 1943 - Oct 1943 Bagerowo   Ju 87D

Ergänzungsgruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Olt Arnold Schubert, Aug 1941 - 1 Feb 1943
  • Olt Heinrich Heins, 2 Feb 1943 - Apr 1943
  • Hptm Siegfried Göbel, Apr 1943 - 16 May 1943

Formed Aug 1941 in Wörzburg as Erg.Staffel/St.G.3, from 3./Erg.Stukagrupp eWörzburg.

In 1943 increased to Gruppe, now with:

Stab/Erg.Gruppe St.G.3
1./Erg.Gruppe St.G.3
2./Erg.Gruppe St.G.3

In May 1943 became with :

Stab/Erg.Gruppe St.G.2 became Stab III./St.G.151
1./Erg.Gruppe St.G.2 became 5./St.G.151
2./Erg.Gruppe St.G.2 became 6./St.G.151

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Aug 1941 - 29 Oct 1941 Wörzburg   Ju 87B/R
30 Oct 1941 - 9 Feb 1942 Saloniki-Sedes   Ju 87B/R/D
10 Feb 1942 - Mar 1942 Foggia   Ju 87B/R/D
Mar 1942 - 1943 Piacenza   Ju 87B/R/D, Bf 109
1943 - 16 May 1943 Agram   Ju 87B/R/D, Bf 109

St.G 3 'Kills'

Asisbiz database list of 2 aerial victories for St.G 3

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, November 03, 1942 Lachner 7.St.G 3 P-40 Warhawk 12:05 3000m El-Alamein
Sunday, July 11, 1943 Ehringhausend 7./St.G3 P-40E Warhawk 16:10   30km WSW El Alamein

 

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