Luftflotte

Zerstorergeschwader 2

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Maj Friedrich Vollbracht, 1 Apr 1940 - 4 Sep 1940
  • Oberst Ralph von Rettberg, Apr 1942 - Jan 1943

Stab:

Formed 1 Apr 1940 at Darmstadt-Griesheim. Disbanded Sep 1940.

Reformed Apr 1942 in Landsberg/Lech. Disbanded Dec 1942(?).

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1940 - Jul 1940 Darmstadt-Griesheim Jafu 3 Bf 110C
Jul 1940 - Sep 1940 Toussous-le-Noble Jafu 3 Bf 110C
       
Apr 1942 - May 1942 Landsberg/Lech Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
May 1942 - Jun 1942 Kharkov Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
Jun 1942 - Aug 1942 Svoboda Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
Aug 1942 - Nov 1942 Parndorf Luftflotte 2 Bf 110, Fw 190
Nov 1942 - Dec 1942 Comiso? * II. Fliegerkorps Fw 190

* also known as Zerstorergeschwader 'Süd' from Nov 1942. Fate unknown.

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Johannes Gentzen, 1 May 1939 - 26 May 1940
  • Maj Ernst Ott, 27 May 1940 - 11 Aug 1940
  • Hptm Hans-Peter Külbel (acting), 11 Aug 1940 - 12 Aug 1940
  • Hptm Christians (acting), 12 Aug 1940 - Aug 1940
  • Hptm Eberhard Heinlein, Aug 1940 - Sep 1940
  • ?

Formed 1 May 1939 at Bernburg from with:

Stab I./ZG2 from Stab I./JG231
1./ZG2 from 1./JG231
2./ZG2 from 2./JG231
3./ZG2 from 3./JG231

Known as Jagdgruppe 102 between 21 Sep 1939 and 30 Jan 1940. Disbanded Sep 1940, but 1./ZG2 became in Nov 1940.

Reformed Apr 1942 at Landsberg/Lech from with:

Stab I./ZG2 from Stab I./ZG26
1./ZG2 from 1./ZG26
2./ZG2 from 2./ZG26
3./ZG2 from 3./ZG26

 

Disbanded Aug 1942, remnants into and

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 6 Aug 1939 Bernburg Luftflotte 1 Bf 109D
6 Aug 1939 - 9 Sep 1939 Gross-Stein* Fl. Fü. zbV Bf 109D
9 Sep 1939 - 11 Sep 1939 Krakau   Bf 109D
11 Sep 1939 - 21 Sep 1939 Debrica   Bf 109D
22 Sep 1939 - 12 Nov 1939 Lachen-Speyersdorff Luftflotte 2 Bf 109D
12 Nov 1939 - 29 Nov 1939 Bonn-Hangelar Stab/JG77 Bf 109D
29 Nov 1939 - 11 Dec 1939 Düsseldorf-Lohausen Stab/JG77 Bf 109D
12 Dec 1939 - 31 Jan 1940 Bonn-Hangelar Stab/JG77 Bf 109D
1 Feb 1940 - Mar 1940 Garz auf Usedom   Bf 109E, Bf 110
Mar 1940 - 18 May 1940 Darmstadt-Griesheim Jafu 3 Bf 110
18 May 1940 - Jul 1940 Neufchateau Jafu 3 Bf 110
Jul 1940 - Sep 1940 Amiens-Glissy Jafu 3 Bf 110
Apr 1942 - Jun 1942 Landsberg/Lech Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
Jun 1942 - Jun 1942 Tschugujew Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
Jun 1942 - Jul 1942 Swoboda Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
Jul 1942 - Aug 1942 Barwenkowo Luftflotte 4 Bf 110

* 2./ZG2 at Zipser-Neudorf, 8 Sep 1939 - 9 Sep 1939

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Harry Carl, 26 Jun 1940 - 16 Aug 1940
  • Hptm Eberhard Heinlein (acting), 16 Aug 1940 - Aug 1940
  • Maj Karl-Heinz Lessmann, Aug 1940 - Sep 1940
  • Maj Gerhard Weyert, Mar 1942 - Sep 1942

Formed 26 Jun 1940 at Freiburg from with:

Stab II./ZG2 from Stab I./ZG52
4./ZG2 from 1./ZG52
5./ZG2 from 2./ZG52
6./ZG2 from 3./ZG52

Stab I./ZG52 coded (A2+AB) became Stab II./ZG2 coded (A2+AB)
1./ZG52 coded (A2+AH) became 4./ZG2 coded (A2+AH)
2./ZG52 coded (A2+AK) became 5./ZG2 coded (A2+AK)
3./ZG52 coded (A2+AL) became 6./ZG2 coded (A2+AL)

Disbanded Sep 1940, with 4./ZG2 becoming

Reformed Mar 1942 in Landsberg/Lech and Wien-Aspern with:

Stab II./ZG2 new
4./ZG2 new
5./ZG2 new
6./ZG2 new

ZG1

In late July 1942 gave up its aircraft to and moved to Wiener-Neustadt. In Sep 1942 redesignated with :

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

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
26 Jun 1940 - Jul 1940 Freiburg Jafu 3 Bf 110
Jul 1940 - Sep 1940 Gyancourt Jafu 3 Bf 110
       
Mar 1942 - May 1942 Landsberg/Lech Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
May 1942 - Jun 1942 Tschugujew Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
Jun 1942 - Jul 1942 Barwenkowo Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
Jul 1942 - Sep 1942 Wiener-Neustadt Luftflotte 4 Bf 110

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Wilhelm Hachfeld, 2 May 1942 - 2 Dec 1942
  • Hptm Hans-Jobst Hauenschild, 2 Dec 1942 - 20 Dec 1942

Formed Apr 1942 in Landsberg/Lech with:

Stab III./ZG2 new
7./ZG2 new
8./ZG2 new
9./ZG2 new

On 20 Dec 1942 redesignated with :

Stab III./ZG2 became Stab III./SKG10
7./ZG2 became 7./SKG10
8./ZG2 became 8./SKG10
9./ZG2 became 9./SKG10

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Apr 1942 - May 1942 Parndorf Luftflotte 4 Bf 109G
May 1942 - Jun 1942 Tschugujew Luftflotte 4 Bf 109G
Jun 1942 - Jul 1942 Swoboda Luftflotte 4 Bf 109G
Aug 1942 - Nov 1942 Parndorf* Luftflotte 2 Fw 190A-4
Nov 1942 - 11 Nov 1942 Comiso Luftflotte 2 Fw 190A-4
11 Nov 1942 - Dec 1942 Bizerta Fl. Fü. Tunis Fw 190A-4

* from Sep 1942 to Nov 1942 also at Cognac for anti-shipping training.

Ergänzungsstaffel:

Existed between Apr 1942 and Jul 1942, probably at Landsberg/Lech.

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This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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