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Zerstörergeschwader 76


Bf 110 of ZG76 (1944)
Bf 110 of ZG76 (1944)

Geschwaderkommodore:

  • GenMaj Walter Grabmann, 15.4.40 - 31.7.41
  • Maj Erich Groth, 8.41 - 11.8.41
  • ObLt Theodor Rossiwall, 1.8.43 - 2.44
  • ObLt Kowalewski, 2.44 - 7.44

Stab:

Formed 15.4.40 at Köln-Wahn. In 6.41 redesignated Stab/Jagdfliegerführer Norwegen.

Reformed 8.43 at Ansbach. In 7.44 renamed Stab/JG76.

Bases
15.4.40 - 7.40 Köln-Wahn I. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
7.40 - 10.40 Laval I. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
10.40 - 6.41 Stavanger-Sola X. Fliegerkorps
Luftflotte 5 (from 12.40)
Bf 110
8.43 - 25.4.44 Ansbach 7. JD Bf 110
25.4.44 - 12.6.44 Prag-Gbell & Prag-Rusin Bf 110, Me 410
13.6.44 - 11.7.44 Wien-Seyring 7. JD Me 410
11.7.44 - 20.7.44 Malacky Me 410

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Gunther Reinecke, 1.5.39 - 30.4.40
  • Hptm Werner Hansen (acting), 30.4.40 - 11.5.40
  • Hptm Werner Restemeyer, 11.5.40 - 15.8.40
  • Hptm Graf von Stillfried, 8.40 - 7.9.40

Formed 1.5.39 in Olmütz from II./JG141. On 7.9.40 redesignated II./NJG1.

Reformed 8.43 at Ansbach from various staffeln (2./ZG76 from 3./NAGr.12, 3./ZG76 from Stabsstaffel/St.G.1). In July 1944 became I./JG76.

Bases
1.5.39 - 8.39 Olmütz 2. Flieger-Division Bf 110
8.39 - 10.39 Pachovice, Pardubitz 2. Flieger-Dvision Bf 110
10.39 - 16.12.39 Bönninghardt Luftflotte 2 Bf 110
16.12.39 - 4.40 Jever Stab/JG1 Bf 110
4.40 - 9.4.40 Westerland/Sylt X. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
9.4.40 - 10.4.40 Aalborg-West X. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
10.4.40 - 20.5.40 Stavanger-Sola* X. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
20.5.40 - 21.6.40 Trondheim-Vaernes X. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
21.6.40 - 9.40 Stavanger-Forus X. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
8.43 -25.4.44 Ansbach** 7. JD Bf 110
25.4.44 - 12.6.44 Prag-Gbell & Prag-Rusin Bf 110, Me 410
13.6.44- 11.7.44 Wien-Seyring 7. JD
8. JD (from 6.44)
Me 410
12.7.44 - 20.7.44 Malacky Me 410, Bf 109

* 1./ZG76 at Oslo-Fornebu 9.4.40 - 11.4.40, 2./ZG76 at Aalborg-West 6.5.40 - 16.5.40.

** 3./ZG76 at Graz in 11.43. Detachments at Oettingen, 24.2.44 - 18.3.44 and 27.3.44 - 25.4.44; at Leipheim, 21.3 - 24.3.44

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Schmidt-Coste, 1.5.39 - (?)4.40
  • Hptm Erich Groth, 4.40 - 12.8.41
  • ?

Formed 1.5.39 at Gablingen from I./JG141. Known as Jagdgruppe 176 between 8.39 and 1.3.40. On 1.11.41 redesignated III./NJG3.

Reformed 8.43 at Wertheim from various staffeln. On 7.2.45 redesignated III./JG54.

Bases
5.39 - 10.39 Gablingen 6. Flieger-Division Bf 109
10.39 - 5.40 Köln-Wahn I. Fliegerkorps Bf 109
Bf 110 (from 2.40)
5.40 - 6.40 Nellingen, Le Mans I. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
6.40 - 9.40 Abbeville* I. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
9.40 - 5.41 Jever Luftflotte 2 Bf 110
5.41 - 6.41 Argos** VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
7.41 - 11.41 Leeuwarden*** Luftflotte 3 Bf 110
8.43 - 1.44 Wertheim 7. JD Bf 110
1.44 - 9.4.44 Neubiberg**** Bf 110
10.4.44 - 25.4.44 Ansbach Bf 110
25.4.44 - 10.7.44 Prag-Gbell & Prag-Rusin 7. JD Bf 110, Me 410
10.7.44 - 29.7.44 Wien-Seyring Me 410
30.7.44 - 8.44 Powunden Me 410
8.44 - 11.44 Seerappen Jafü Ostpreussen Me 410
11.44 - 2.45 Grossenhain 1. JD Fw 190

* Le Mans was used as a forward base.

** parts of 4./ZG76 operated from Mosul (Iraq) 5.41 - 6.41

*** 5./ZG76 at De Kooy 9.7.41 - 25.10.41, and then moved to Leeuwarden.

**** detachments at Leipheim, 24.2.44 - 24.3.44; at Hildesheim, 14.2.44 - 21.3.44; at Oettingen, 27.3.44 - 25.4.44; at Mamaia, 11.5. - 13.5.44.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Friedrich-Karl Dickoré, 26.6.40 - 15.8.40
  • Hptm Rolf Kaldrack, 16.8.40 - 24.4.41
  • ?

Formed 26.6.40 in Trier-Euren from II./ZG1. On 24.4.41 redesignated II./SKG210.

Reformed 11.43 at Öttingen (7./ZG76 from 10./ZG26). Formation was never completed, and was abandoned 4.44. Remnants into I./ZG76.

Bases
26.6.40 - 30.6.40 Trier-Euren Bf 110
30.6.40 - 10.40 Laval Jafü 3 Bf 110
10.40 - 24.4.41 Stavanger-Sola Luftflotte 5 Bf 110
11.43 - 2.4.44 Öttingen* 7. JD Bf 110

* detachments at Ansbach and Leipheim, 3.44.

Ergänzungsgruppe:

Formed 6.40 in Wesermünde, and remained there until 6.41, when it was redesignated Nachtjagdschule Manching.