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WW2 German Küstenfliegergruppen


Küstenfliegergruppe 106

Gruppenkommandeure:
  • Maj Ernst-August Roth, 1.10.37 - 31.3.39
  • ObLt Hermann Jordan, 1.4.39 - 1941
  • Hptm Wolfgang Schlenkhoff, 1941 - 28.6.41
  • Maj Friedrich Schallmeyer, ? - 4.42
  • Maj Ghert Roth, 4.42 - 9.42

Formed 1937 in Norderney with He 59, He 60 and Do 18.

On 29.11.40 2./106 and 3./906 exchanged designations (2./106 became 3./906, and a new 2./106 was formed from the old 3./906).

In 8.41 redesignated Kampfgruppe 106.

On 1.9.42 redesignated II./KG6.

Bases
Stab
8.39 - 27.7.40 Norderney He 60, He 115
27.7.40 - 10.40 Schellingwoude He 115
10.40 - 4.41 Barth Ju 88A

1./106
8.39 - 9.4.40 Norderney He 60, He 115
9.4.40 - 25.4.40 Stavanger He 115
25.4.40 - 6.40 Trondheim-Hommelvik He 115
6.40 - 6.10.40 Norderney He 115
6.10.40 - 5.41 Brest-Hourtin He 115
5.41 - 7.41 Barth Ju 88A

2./106
8.39 - 3.12.39 Norderney Do 18
3.12.39 - 27.3.40 List Do 18
27.3.40 - 23.7.40 Rantum Do 18
23.7.40 - 29.8.40 Brest Do 18
29.8.40 - 29.11.40 Cherbourg Do 18
29.11.40 - 7.41 Barth Ju 88A

3./106
8.39 - 26.9.39 Borkum He 59
26.9.39 - 9.10.39 Rantum He 59
9.10.39 - 11.10.39 List He 59
11.10.39 - 15.11.39 Bad Zwischenahn He 59
15.11.39 - 6.12.39 Grossenbrode He 59, He 115
6.12.39 - 27.7.40 Borkum He 115
27.7.40 - 10.40 Schellingwoude He 115
10.40 - 4.41 Barth Ju 88A

KGr. 106
4.41 - 2.42 Amsterdam-Schiphol Ju 88A
2.42 - 9.42 Dinard Ju 88A

Küstenfliegergruppe 306

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ObLt Heinz von Holleben, ? - 10.39

Formed 1937 in Dievenow with He 60 and Do 18.

On 22.10.39 the Gruppe was disbanded:
  • Stab became Stab/406
  • 1./306 became 3./806
  • 2./306 became 3./406
Bases
Stab
8.39 - 4.9.39 Dievenow FdL Ost He 60
4.9.39 - 22.10.39 Hörnum FdL West He 60

1. Staffel
8.39 - 4.9.39 Dievenow FdL Ost He 60
4.9.39 - 22.10.39 Bug/Rügen FdL Ost He 60, He 114

2. Staffel
8.39 - 4.9.39 Dievenow FdL Ost Do 18
4.9.39 - 22.10.39 Hörnum FdL West Do 18

Küstenfliegergruppe 406

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Heinrich Minner, ? - 10.39
  • ObLt Heinz von Holleben, 10.39 - 10.39
  • ObLt Karl Stockmann, 1.11.39 - 2.40
  • Maj Walter Schwarz, 2.40 - 6.40
  • Hptm Franz Schrieck, 6.40 - 6.40
  • Hptm Hans-Bruno von Laue, 6.40 - 6.40
  • Hptm Ghert von Roth, 6.40 - 7.40
  • Hptm Hans-Bruno von Laue, 7.40 - 7.40
  • ObLt Karl Stockmann, 7.40 - 7.41
  • Maj Rupprecht Heyn, 7.41 - 6.42

Formed 1937 in List with He 59, He 60 and Do 18.

On 22.10.39 the Gruppe was reorganised:
  • Stab became Stab/Kü.Fl.Gr.506
  • 1. Staffel became 1./506
  • 3. Staffel became 3./506
  • A new Stab/406 was formed from Stab/306
  • 1./406 from the old 2./506
  • 3./406 from 2./306

Stab/406 was disbanded in late 1942.

On 13.7.43 2./406 was redesignated 3./SAGr. 130 and 3./406 became 1./SAGr. 131.

1./406 was disbanded 10.44.

Bases
Stab
8.39 - 22.10.39 List He 60
22.10.39 - 3.9.40 Hörnum Do 18
3.9.40 - 10.40 Norderney Do 18
10.40 - 10.42 Brest-Süd Do 18. Do 26. BV 138

1. Staffel
8.39 - 22.10.39 List He 60, He 115
22.10.39 - 27.7.40 Rantum* Do 18
27.7.40 - 1.41 Stavanger Do 18
1.41 - 4.41 List Do 18, He 115
4.41 - 12.5.44 Tromsø/Søreisa** He 115
12.5.44 - 7.44 Kirkenes He 115
7.44 - 10.44 Hommelvik He 115

* Stavanger was used as a forward base in 4.40.

** detachments was stationed at Kirkenes, 1942 - 44.

2. Staffel
8.39 - 22.10.39 List Do 18
22.10.39 - 5.40 Hörnum Do 18
31.5.40 - 10.40 Stavanger Do 18
10.40 - 2.41 Trondheim Do 18
2.41 - 5.41 Hörnum Do 18, BV 138
5.41 - 7.43 Trondheim BV 138

3. Staffel
8.39 - 22.10.39 List He 59
22.10.39 - 31.5.40 Hörnum Do 18
31.5.40 - 22.7.40 Stavanger Do 18
22.7.40 - 12.8.40 Hörnum Do 18
12.8.40 - 18.8.40 Norderney Do 18
18.8.40 - 2.9.40 Vlissingen Do 18
2.9.40 - 17.2.41 Schellingwoude Do 18
17.2.41 - 11.41 Trondheim Do 18
11.41 - 12.41 List Do 18. BV 138
12.41 - 7.43 Tromsø/Söreisa BV 138

Küstenfliegergruppe 506

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ObLt Wolfgang von Wild, ? - 31.10.39
  • Maj Heinrich Minner, 10.39 - 4.40
  • Maj Johannes Eisenbeck, 4.40 - 4.40
  • Maj Heinrich Minner, 4.40 - 8.40
  • Maj Johannes Eisenbeck, 8.40 - 8.40
  • Maj Heinrich Minner, 9.40 - 10.40
  • ObLt Weygold, 11.40 - 6.41
  • ObLt Walter Schwarz, 7.41 - 1.42
  • Hptm Ernst-Heinrich Thomsen, 1.42 - 6.42

Formed 1938 in Pillau with He 59, He 60 and Do 18.

On 22.10.39 the Gruppe was reorganised:
  • Stab became Stab/Kü.Fl.Gr. 806
  • 1. Staffel became 1./806
  • 2. Staffel became 1./406
  • 3. Staffel was disbanded.
  • A new Stab/506 was formed from Stab/406, 1./506 from the old 1./406, 2./506 new and 3./506 from 3./406.

On 6.10.41 2./506 and 2./906 exchanged designations (2./506 became 2./906, and a new 2./506 was formed from the old 2./906)
The Ergänzungsstaffel/Kü.Fl.Gr. 506 was formed in Grove (Karup), from 3. Staffel/Flieger-Ergänzungsgruppe See.

On 19.10.41 Küstenfliegergruppe 506 became Kampfgruppe 506 (see bases at bottom of page).

On 8.6.42 the Gruppe was redesignated III./KG26, and the Erg.Staffel/506 became 12./KG26.

Bases
Stab
8.39 - 22.10.39 Pillau He 60
22.10.39 - 9.4.40 List He 115
9.4.40 - 7.40 Trondheim He 115
7.40 - 6.10.40 Stavanger He 115
6.10.40 - 20.2.41 Norderney He 115
20.2.41 - 16.4.41 Perleberg He 115, Ju 88A
16.4.41 - 21.9.41 Westerland Ju 88A
21.9.41 - 18.10.41 Riga / Fl. Fü. Ostsee Ju 88A
18.10.41 - 30.11.41 Westerland Ju 88A

1. Staffel
8.39 - 22.10.39 Pillau/Putzig He 60
22.10.39 - 8.11.39 List He 115
8.11.39 - 20.11.39 Norderney He 115
2011.39 - 14.12.39 List He 115
14.12.39 - 1.40 Grossenbrode He 115
1.40 - 9.4.40 List He 115
9.4.40 - 7.40 Trondheim He 115
7.40 - 6.10.40 Stavanger He 115
6.10.40 - 3.1.41 Norderney* He 115
3.1.41 - 31.1.41 Brest-Hourtin He 115
1.2.41 - 20.2.41 Norderney He 115
20.2.41 - 16.4.41 Perleberg He 115, Ju 88A
16.4.41 - 21.9.41 Westerland Ju 88A
21.9.41 - 18.10.41 Riga / Fl. Fü. Ostsee Ju 88A
18.10.41 - 30.11.41 Westerland Ju 88A

* was based in Stavanger for a few days in late 11.40 and in late 12.40.

2. Staffel
8.39 - 3.9.39 Kamp Do 18
3.9.39 - 22.10.39 Hörnum Do 18
22.10.39 - 9.4.40 List He 115
9.4.40 - 7.40 Trondheim He 115
7.40 - 6.10.40 Stavanger He 115
6.10.40 - 12.40 Norderney He 115
12.40 - 6.10.41 Brest-Süd He 115
6.10.41 - 30.11.41 Westerland Ju 88A

3. Staffel
8.39 - 13.9.39 Pillau He 59
13.9.39 - 19.2.40 Norderney He 59, He 115
19.2.40 - 28.2.40 Wittensee He 115
28.2.40 - 7.40 Norderney He 115
7.40 - 1.4.41 Stavanger He 115
1.4.41 - 9.6.41 List* He 115
9.6.41 - 1.8.41 Westerland He 115, Ju 88A
1.8.41 - 21.9.41 Grove (Karup) Ju 88A
21.9.41 - 18.10.41 Riga / Fl. Fü. Ostsee Ju 88A
18.10.41 - 30.11.41 Grove (Karup) Ju 88A

* detachments were based in Thisted (Denmark).

Erg. Staffel
6.10.41 - 8.6.42 Grove (Karup) Ju 88A

KGr. 506
30.11.41 - 15.2.42 Leeuwarden / IX. Fliegerkorps Ju 88A
15.2.42 - 22.2.42 Grove (Karup) Ju 88A
22.2.42 - 25.2.42 Stavanger Ju 88A
25.2.42 - 26.2.42 Westerland Ju 88A
26.2.42 - 8.6.42 Leeuwarden* / IX. Fliegerkorps Ju 88A

* a small detachment was stationed at Grosseto (Italy) for torpedo training.


Küstenfliegergruppe 606

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ObLt Hermann Edert, 1.11.39 - 27.7.40
  • Hptm von Lenschow, 27.7.40 - 29.7.40
  • ObLt Joachim Hahn, 29.7.40 - 3.6.42
  • Hptm Rolf Siedschlag, 6.42 - 9.42

2./Kü.Fl.Gr. 606 was formed 1938 in Kamp with Do 18.

On 22.10.39 2./606 was redesignated 2./906.

Stab, 1. - 3./606 was reformed 1.11.39 in Kiel-Holtenau with Do 17Z bombers. Converted to Ju 88A 2.41 - 3.41.

On 1.9.42 redesignated I./KG77.

Bases
2./606
8.39 - 3.9.39 Kamp Do 18
3.9.39 - 22.10.39 Hörnum Do 18

Kü.Fl.Gr./KGr. 606
1.11.39 - 15.7.40 Kiel-Holtenau Do 17Z
15.7.40 - 31.7.40 Westerland Do 17Z
31.7.40 - 12.41 Lannion Do 17Z, Ju 88A
12.41 - 1.9.42 Catania Ju 88A

Ergänzungskette/606:

Formed 10.41 in Lannion with Ju 88A. In 5.42 redesignated Ergänzungsstaffel/KG6.


Küstenfliegergruppe 706

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ObLt Hermann Edert, ? - 10.39
  • Maj Hermann Lessing, 7.40 - 7.42
  • Maj Hans-Joachim Tantzen, 7.42 - 7.43

Formed 1938 in Kamp with Stab, 1. and 3./706.

On 22.10.39 disbanded:
  • Stab/706 became Stab/906
  • 1./706 became 1./906
  • 3./706 became 3./906

1./Kü.Fl.Gr. 706 was reformed 1.1.40 in Kiel-Holtenau. Stab/706 was reformed 27.7.40 in Stavanger, and 2./706 was formed 6.43 in Tromsø.

On 13.7.43 disbanded:
  • Stab/706 became Stab/SAGr. 130
  • 1./706 became 1./SAGr. 130
  • 2./706 became 2./SAGr. 130
Bases
Stab
8.39 - 22.10.39 Kamp He 60
27.7.40 - 3.41 Stavanger He 115, BV138
3.41 - 25.11.41 Trondheim He 115, BV 138
25.11.41 - 13.7.43 Tromsø/Söreisa BV 138

1./706
8.39 - 22.10.39 Nest He 60
1.1.40 - 15.6.40 Kiel-Holtenau* He 59
15.6.40 - 9.42 Aalborg-See** He 59, Ar 196, He 115
9.42 - 13.7.43 Stavanger / Fl. Fü. Nord (West) He 115, Ar 196

* Trondheim was used as a forward base, 5.40

** due to ice conditions at Aalborg, sometimes stationed at Thisted.

2./706
6.43 - 13.7.43 Tromsø/Söreisa / Fl. Fü. Lofoten BV 138

3./706
8.39 - 4.9.39 Dievenow He 59
4.9.39 - 22.10.39 Norderney He 59

Küstenfliegergruppe 806

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ObLt Wolfgang von Wild, 10.39 - 3.7.40
  • ?
  • ObLt Hans Emig, 4.41 - 28.6.41
  • Maj Hartwig, 6.41 - 7.41
  • Maj Richard Linke, 7.41 - 9.42

Formed 22.10.39 in Dievenow:

  • Stab from Stab/506
  • 1./806 from 1./306
  • 2./806 from 3./506
  • 3./806 new

Known as Kampfgruppe 806 from 7.40. On 1.9.42 redesignated III./KG54.

Bases
22.10.39 - 12.39 Dievenow* He 60, He 114, He 111J
?12.39- 21.3.40 Uetersen** He 111J
21.3.40 - 5.4.40 Varelbusch** He 111J
5.4.40 - 7.40 Uetersen** He 111J, Ju 88A
7.40 - 11.9.40 Nantes Ju 88A
11.9.40 - 4.6.41 Caen-Carpiquet Ju 88A
4.6.41 - 8.41 Prowehren*** / Fl. Fü. Ostsee Ju 88A
8.41 - 27.10.41 Riga / Fl. Fü. Ostsee Ju 88A
27.10.41 - 11.41 Siwerskaja Ju 88A
11.41 - 12.41 Uetersen Ju 88A
12.41 - 1.9.42 Catania / II. Fliegerkorps Ju 88A

* Only Stab was based at Dievenow, 1. was at Kamp, 2. at Brüsterort and 3. at Kiel-Holtenau

** 1./806 was based at Kiel-Holtenau, 1.40 - 18.5.40

*** 1./806 was detached to Märvi (Finland), 22.6.41 - 7.41.


Küstenfliegergruppe 906

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ObLt Hermann Edert, 10.39 - 1.11.39
  • ObLt Hermann Lessing, 1.11.39 - 7.40
  • Hptm Dyrchs, 7.40 - 1.9.40
  • ObLt Axel Blessingh, 1.9.40 - 9.41
  • ?
Formed 22.10.39:
  • Stab/906 in Kamp from Stab/706 with He 60
  • 1./906 in Nest from 1./706 with He 60/He 114
  • 2./906 in Pillau from 2./606 with Do 18
  • 3./906 in Norderney from 3./706 with He 59

On 29.11.40 3./906 and 2./106 exchanged designations (3./906 became 2./106, and a new 3./906 was formed from the old 2./106).

On 6.10.41 2./906 and 2./506 exchanged designations (2./906 became 2./506, and a new 2./906 was formed from the old 2./506).

Stab and 2./906 was disbanded 11.4.42. On 13.7.43 1./906 became 8./KG26 and 3./906 became 2./SAGr. 131.

Bases
Stab
22.10.39 - 1.11.39 Kamp He 60
1.11.39 - 10.1.40 Pillau He 60
10.1.40 - 11.4.40 Kiel-Holtenau He 115
11.4.40 - 11.4.42 Aalborg-See He 115

1./906
22.10.39 - 1.11.39 Nest He 60, He 114
1.11.39 - 10.1.40 Pillau He 60, He 114
10.1.40 - 11.4.40 Kiel-Holtenau He 60, He 115
11.4.40 - 2.9.40 Aalborg-See He 115
2.9.40 - 10.40 Norderney He 115
10.40 - 4.1.42 Brest-Hourtin He 115
4.1.42 - 7.42 Stavanger He 115
7.42 - 7.43 Billefjord He 115

2./906
22.10.39 - 31.5.40 Hörnum Do 18
31.5.40 - 27.7.40 Stavanger Do 18
27.7.40 - 25.4.41 Hörnum Do 18, BV 138
24.4.41 - 21.9.41 Westerland Ju 88A
21.9.41 - 6.10.41 Riga Ju 88A
6.10.41 - 11.4.42 Brest-Süd He 115

3./906
1.11.39 - 27.7.40 Norderney He 59, He 115
27.7.40 - 29.11.40 Schellingwoude He 115
29.11.40 - 2.41 Cherbourg Do 18
2.41 - 6.41 Stavanger Do 18
6.41 - 7.43 Tromsø* Do 18, BV 138

* detachment at Banak, 6.41 - 7.43.