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Jagdgeschwader 5


Geschwaderkommodore:

  • ObLt Gotthardt Handrick, 5.42 - 6.43
  • ObLt Günther Scholz, 6.43 - 5.44
  • Maj Heinrich Ehrler, 5.44 - 2.45
  • ObLt Günther Scholz, 2.45 - 5.45

Stab:

Formed 5.42 in Petsamo. From 25.3.45 the Stab also functioned as Jafü. Norwegen.

Bases
5.42 - 2.44 Petsamo Bf 109E/F/G, Fw 190A
2.44 - 10.5.44 Alakurtti Bf 109G
10.5.44 - 12.44 Stavanger-Forus Bf 109G
12.44 - 3.45 Trondheim-Lade Bf 109G, Fw 190A
3.45 - 5.45 Stavanger-Forus Bf 109G, Fw 190A

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Joachim Seegert, 1.42 - 4.42
  • Hptm Gerhard von Wehren, 4.42 - 2.43
  • Hptm Gerhard Wengel, 2.43 - 10.1.44
  • Olt Robert Müller (acting), 10.1.44 - 25.1.44
  • Maj Erich Gerlitz, 25.1.44 - 16.3.44
  • Maj Horst Carganico, 26.3.44 - 27.5.44
  • Hptm Theo Weissenberger, 4.6.44 - 14.10.44

Formed 25.1.42 in Stavanger from I./JG77 (JGr. Stavanger), 1./JG5 from 10./JG1 in Stavanger, 2./JG5 from 2./JG77 in Lister and 3./JG5 from 3./JG77 in Herdla. In 8.44 increased to 4 staffeln, with 4./JG5 formed from 4./JGr. Ost.

On 14.10.44 redesignated III./JG6.

Bases
25.1.42 - 1.8.43 Stavanger* Bf 109F/G, Fw 190A
1.8.43 - 15.11.43 Frederikshavn** Bf 109G
15.11.43 - 9.1.44 Targsorul-Nou Bf 109G
9.1.44 - 2.44 Sofia-Wrazdebna*** Bf 109G
2.44 - 25.2.44 Obertraubling Bf 109G
25.2.44 - 7.6.44 Herzogenaurach Bf 109G
7.6.44 - 14.6.44 Montdidier Bf 109G
14.6.44 - 2.7.44 Peronne**** Bf 109G
2.7.44 - 5.8.44 Frieres Bf 109G
5.8.44 - 15.8.44 Arpajon Bf 109G
15.8.44 - 10.44 Wunstorf Bf 109G
10.44 - 14.10.44 Schwerin-Görries Bf 109G

* 1./JG5 was mainly stationed at Stavanger, 2./JG5 at Lister and 3./JG5 at Herdla. Schwärme was also stationed at Trondheim, Kristiansand, Mandal and Oerlandet at various times.

** 2./JG5 remained in Lister until 30.10.43.

*** part of 4./JG5 remained at Sofia-Wrazdebna until late 4.44

**** Chauny and Manancourt was also used.

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Hennig Strümpell, 1.42 - 4.42
  • Hptm Horst Carganico, 4.42 - 26.3.44
  • Hptm Theo Weissenberger, 26.3.44 - 3.6.44
  • Olt Hans Tetzner, 4.6.44 - 19.7.44
  • ObLt Franz Wienhusen, 1.9.44 - 10.44
  • Hptm Herbert Treppe, 2.45 - 5.45

Formed 25.1.42 in Petsamo from Jagdgruppe z.b.V., 4./JG5 from 4./JG77 in Alakurtti, 5./JG5 from 14./JG77 in Petsamo, and 6./JG5 from 1./JG77 in Stavanger (later Alakurtti). 8.44 increased to 4 staffeln, 4./JG5 became the new 7./JG5, and a new 8./JG5 was formed from 9./JG5. II./JG5 now consisted of 5. - 8. staffeln. In 10.44 II./JG5 was redesignated IV./JG4.

Reformed 2.45 in Herdla from parts of IV./ZG26, 5./JG5 from the old 9./JG5, 6./JG5 from the old 12./JG5 and 7./JG5 from 10./ZG26. II./JG5 consisted of 5. - 7. staffeln.

Bases
25.1.42 - 4.42 Petsamo Bf 109E
4.42 - 5.42 Pori Bf 109E/F
5.42 - 10.42 Petsamo* Bf 109F
10.42 - 3.11.43 Alakurtti* Bf 109F/G
3.11.43 - 3.44 Pleskau-Süd** Bf 109G
3.44 - 4.44 Alakurtti*** Bf 109G
4.44 - 31.5.44 Jakobstadt Bf 109G
31.5.44 - 15.6.44 Gardelegen**** Bf 109G
15.6.44 - 1.7.44 Evreux Bf 109G
1.7.44 - 16.10.44 Salzwedel Bf 109G
16.10.44 - 10.44 Finsterwalde Bf 109G
2.45 - 5.45 Herdla***** Fw 190A, Bf 109G

* 5./JG5 remained at Petsamo until early 1943. The other staffeln were also stationed at Petsamo, from time to time.

** parts of the Gruppe were also stationed at Idriza, Dno and Dorpat

*** 5./JG5 was stationed at Petsamo, and 6./JG5 at Salmijärvi

**** 9./JG5 was attached to the Gruppe from early 6.44.

***** 6./JG5 at Rygge and 7./JG5 at Stavanger-Sola

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Günther Scholz, 3.42 - 6.43
  • Maj Heinrich Ehrler, 6.43 - 5.44
  • Hptm Franz Dörr, 5.44 - 5.45
  • Olt Rudolf Glöckner (acting), 1944/45

Formed 10.3.42 in Trondheim from IV./JG1, 7./JG5 from 1. Einsatzstaffel/JG3 in Stavanger-Forus (probably formed earlier in 1.42), 8./JG5 from 11./JG1 in Trondheim, and 9./JG5 from 12./JG1 in Trondheim. In 7.42 9./JG5 became 10./JG5 and was transferred to IV./JG5, while a new 9./JG5 was formed from parts of 7. and 8./JG5. In 8.44 increased to 4 staffeln, 7./JG5 became 10./JG5, 8./JG5 became 11./JG5, most of 9./JG5 had moved to Germany, and would become the new 8./JG5, a new 9./JG5 was formed from the rest of the old 9./JG5, and a new 12./JG5 was formed. III./JG5 now consisted of 9. - 12. staffeln.

In 2.45 9. and 12./JG5 was used to form II./JG5 (9./5 became 5./5 and 12./5 became 7./5). A new 9./JG5 was formed from 13./JG5, and III./JG5 now consisted of 9. - 11. staffeln.

Bases
3.42 - 4.42 Trondheim* Bf 109E
4.42 - 10.44 Petsamo** Bf 109E/F/G
10.44 - 31.10.44 Kirkenes Bf 109G
31.10.44 - 8.11.44 Kaamanen Bf 109G
8.11.44 - 1.12.44 Bardufoss & Alta*** Bf 109G, Fw 190A
1.12.44 - 8.5.45 Gossen**** Bf 109G, Fw 190A

* 7./JG5 moved to Bodö 1.42, and joined the rest of III./JG5 in 4.42.

** Part of III./JG5 also used Kirkenes during this period.

*** Gruppenstab and 11./JG5 at Alta, with 9., 10. and 12./JG5 at Bardufoss.

**** 9./JG5 and 12./JG5 was based at Herdla

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Hans Kriegel, ? - 4.44
  • Olt Rudolf Lüder (acting), 3.10.43 - ?
  • Hptm Fritz Stendel, 15.5.44 - 5.45

Formed 7.42 in Trondheim-Lade, 10./JG5 from 9./JG5, 11. and 12./JG5 new. The unit was reorganised 8.44, 10./JG5 became 13./JG5, 11./JG5 became 14./JG5 and 12./JG5 became 15./JG5. IV./JG5 now consisted of 13. - 15. staffeln. The fourth staffel (16./JG5) was only formed 11.44, in Stavanger.

In 2.45 13./JG5 became 9./JG5 and was transferred to III./JG5, and a new 13./JG5 was formed from the old 16./JG5.

Bases
7.42 - 1.2.44 Trondheim-Lade* Bf 109F/G, Fw 190A
1.2.44 - 8.44 Stavanger-Sola** Bf 109G, Fw 190A
8.44 - 31.10.44 Salmijärvi*** Bf 109G, Fw 190A
31.10.44 - 6.11.44 Nautsi Bf 109G, Fw 190A
6.11.44 - 3.45 Stavanger-Sola**** Bf 109G, Fw 190A
3.45 - 5.45 Kjevik***** Bf 109G, Fw 190A

* 12./JG5 was based at Bodö 7.42. In 6.43 11./JG5 was based at Stavanger and 11./JG5 at Herdla. In 10.43 10./JG5 moved to Gossen and 11./JG5 to Herdla

** only Gruppenstab and 12./JG5 moved to Stavanger

*** parts were also stationed at Petsamo, Nautsi, Berlevaag, Kaamanen and Bardufoss

**** 13. and 15./JG5 at Lister and 14./JG5 at Kjevik

***** 13. and 15./JG5 still at Lister.

13. (Z)/JG5:

Staffelkapitäne:

  • Olt Karl-Fritz Schlossstein, 3.42 - 6.42
  • Olt Hans Kirchmeier (acting), 6.43 - 9.43
  • Hptm Herbert Treppe, 6.43 - 7.44

Formed 16.3.42 in Kirkenes, as 10. (Z)/JG5, from 1. (Z)/JG77. On 26.6.42 renamed 13. (Z)/JG5.

On 18.7.44 redesignated 10./ZG26.

Bases
16.3.42 - 9.1.44 Kirkenes* Bf 110E/F/G
9.1.44 - 1.44 Kiestinki Bf 110G
1.44 - 16.2.44 Kirkenes Bf 110G
16.2.44 - 5.44 Herdla Bf 110G
5.44 - 18.7.44 Trondheim-Lade Bf 110G

* Stationed in Stavanger for a few days in 9.43.

14. (Jabo)/JG5:

Staffelkapitän:

  • Hptm Friedrich-Wilhelm Strakeljahn, 2.43 - 2.44

Formed 2.43 in Petsamo from parts of 11./JG5. On 7.2.44 redesignated 4./SG5.

Bases
2.43 - 2.44 Petsamo Fw 190A