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Kampfgeschwader 100


Geschwaderkommodore:

  • ObLt Heinz von Holleben, 29.11.41 - 22.4.43
  • Maj Fritz Auffhammer, 4.5.43 - 10.9.43
  • ObLt Bernhard Jope, 10.9.43 - 20.8.44

Stab:

Formed 29.11.41 in Chartres. Disbanded 20.8.44.

Bases
29.11.41 - 21.4.42 Chartres Luftflotte 3 He 111H
21.4.42 - 10.10.42 Saki VIII. Fliegerkorps He 111H
10.10.42 - 10.4.43 Glifada/Athens X. Fliegerkorps He 111H
10.4.43 - 12.7.43 Garz/Usedom Luftwaffenbefehlshaber Mitte Do 217
12.7.43 - 11.43 Istres 2. Flieger-Division Do 217
11.43 - 20.8.44 Toulouse 2. Flieger-Division Do 217

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Helmut Küster, 15.12.41 - 21.3.42
  • Maj Werner Hoffmann, 21.3.42 - 10.42
  • Maj Paul Claas, 10.42 - 20.6.43
  • Maj Hansgeorg Bätcher, 28.7.43 - 21.10.43
  • Hptm Hans-Gotthelf von Kalckreuth, 21.10.43 - ?
  • Olt Kurt Maier, ? - ?

Formed 15.12.41 in Märkisch-Friedland from KGr.100. In 2.42 2./KG100 became Lehr- und Erprobungskommando 100, and a new 2/KG100 was formed 31.5.42 from 4./KG26. On 21.10.43 I./KG100 and I./KG4 exchanged designations (I/100 became I/4, and a new I./100 was formed from the old I./4). In late May 1944 redesignated III./KG1.

Bases
15.12.41 - 12.1.42 Märkisch-Friedland Luftflotte 3 He 111H
12.1.42 - 22.1.42 Focsani IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
22.1.42 - 30.1.42 Kirovograd V. Fliegerkorps He 111H
30.1.42 - 14.8.42 Saki Sonderstab Krim
Fl. Fü. Süd (from 2.42)
VIII. Fliegerkorps (from 4.42)
IV. Fliegerkorps (from 10.7.42)
He 111H
14.8.42 - 20.8.42 Samorsk/Crimea IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
20.8.42 - 23.8.42 Kotelnikovo IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
23.8.42 - 6.10.42 Morosovskaja VIII. Fliegerkorps He 111H
6.10.42 - 13.10.42 Saki IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
13.10.42 - 22.10.42 Stalino IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
22.10.42 - 25.11.42 Armavir IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
25.11.42 - 2.1.43 Morosovskaja VIII. Fliegerkorps He 111H
2.1.43 - 27.1.43 Novotscherkask VIII. Fliegerkorps He 111H
27.1.43 - 27.2.43 Saki VIII. Fliegerkorps He 111H
27.2.43 - 2.4.43 Lemberg Luftflotte 4 He 111H
2.4.43 - 27.4.43 Salon de Provence 2. Flieger-Division He 111H
27.4.43 - 1.6.43 Stalino IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
1.6.43 - 7.6.43 Seschtschinskaja IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
7.6.43 - 4.7.43 Stalino IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
4.7.43 - 17.7.43 Poltava IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
17.7.43 - 3.8.43 Stalino IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
3.8.43 - 9.8.43 Poltava IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
9.8.43 - 9.9.43 Dnjepropetrovsk IV. Fliegerkorps He 111H
9.9.43 - 19.10.43 Kirovograd I. Fliegerkorps He 111H
19.10.43 - 21.10.43 Nikolayev I. Fliegerkorps He 111H
21.10.43 - 21.1.44 Lechfeld* Luftwaffenbefehlshaber Mitte He 177A
21.1.44 - 1.5.44 Chateaudun IX. Fliegerkorps He 177A
1.5.44 - late 5.44 Fassberg Luftflotte Reich He 177A

* at first only 3./KG100, but 2./KG100 followed on 6.2.44. 1./KG100 remained at Lechfeld until 1.5.44, when it also moved to Fassberg.

II. Gruppe:

    Gruppenkommandeure:

    • Maj Horst Röbling, 15.12.41 - 15.10.42
    • Maj Hermann Diekötter, 15.10.42 - 30.10.42
    • Maj Fritz Auffhammer, 30.10.42 - 4.5.43
    • Maj Franz Hollweck, 7.5.43 - 10.9.43
    • Hptm Heinz Molinnus, 10.9.43 - 4.10.43
    • Hptm Heinz-Emil Middermann, 4.10.43 - 16.2.44
    • Maj Bodo Meyerhofer, 5.5.44 - 14.5.44
    • Hptm Hans Molly, 11.6.44 - 2.2.45

    Formed 15.12.41 in Seschtschinskaja from III./KG26. On 10.4.43 Einsatzstaffel/KG100 was formed from parts of II/KG100 (17 He 111H), and Lehr- und Erprobungs-Kommando 15 and Erprobungsstaffel/KG30 were absorbed by the rest of II./KG100. Used the Do 217E / Hs 293 (guided missile) combination. Disbanded 2.2.45.

    Bases
    15.12.41 - 2.42 Seschtschinskaja VIII. Fliegerkorps He 111H
    2.42 - 21.4.42 Poix Luftflotte 3 He 111H
    21.4.42 - 10.4.43 Athens/Kalamaki* X. Fliegerkorps He 111H
    10.4.43 - 12.7.43 Garz/Usedom Luftwaffenbefehlshaber Mitte Do 217E
    12.7.43 - 31.7.43 Istres** 2. Flieger-Division Do 217E
    31.7.43 - 9.9.43 Cognac Fl. Fü. Atlantik Do 217E
    9.9.43 - 4.11.43 Istres*** 2. Flieger-Division Do 217E
    4.11.43 - 19.11.43 Toulouse-Blagnac 2. Flieger-Division Do 217E
    19.11.43 - 9.12.43 Leck**** Luftwaffenbefehlshaber Mitte Do 217E, He 177A
    9.12.43 - 9.3.44 Toulouse-Blagnac***** 2. Flieger-Division Do 217E, He 177A
    9.3.44 - 2.2.45 Aalborg-West Komd. Gen. der dt. Lw. in
    Dänemark
    He 177A

    * 10.10.42 - 1.43 part of II./KG100 was based at Catania and Comiso (II. Fliegerkorps).

    ** a kette was based at Foggia, 17.7 - 23.7.43

    *** 5./KG100 was based at Athens/Kalamaki (X. Fliegerkorps), from 24.10.43 to 10.12.43.

    **** 4./KG100 remained at Leck until 9.3.44, when it moved to Aalborg, converting to He 177A.

    ***** 6./KG100 remained at Toulouse until 1.6.44 (Do 217E, Luftflotte 3), when it was redesignated 8./KG100. A new 6./KG100 was formed from the old 8./KG100 (He 177A) at Fassberg, ?later to Aalborg.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Schulz, 20.9.42 - 31.1.43
  • Maj Busch, 31.1.43 - 2.43
  • Hptm Ernst Hetzel, 4.5.43 - 28.7.43
  • Hptm Bernhard Jope, 28.7.43 - 10.9.43
  • Hptm Gerhard Döhler, 10.9.43 - ?
  • Hptm Herbert Pfeffer, ? - 30.4.44
  • Hptm Wolfgang Vorpahl, 12.6.44 - 8.44
  • Hptm Heinrich Schmetz, 8.44 - 7.9.44

Formed 20.9.42 in Salamanca and Kalamaki from SAGr.126. On 18.2.43 again became SAGr.126.

Reformed 29.4.43 in Schwäbisch Hall from KGrzbV 21 (Stab, 1-3). Used the Do 217K / Fritz X (guided bomb) combination. Disbanded 7.9.44.

Bases
20.9.42 - 10.1.43 Salamanca and Kalamaki X. Fliegerkorps He 111H, Ar 196A
10.1.43 - 18.2.43 Eleusis X. Fliegerkorps He 111H, Ar 196A
20.4.43 - 12.7.43 Schwäbisch-Hall Luftwaffenbefehlshaber Mitte Do 217K
12.7.43 - 19.11.43 Istres* 2. Flieger-Division Do 217K
19.11.43 - 13.2.44 Eggebeck Luftwaffenbefehlshaber Mitte Do 217K
13.2.44 - 19.8.44 Toulouse-Francazal 2. Flieger-Division Do 217K
19.8.44 - 7.9.44 Garz-Usedom Luftflotte Reich Do 217K

* one kette was based at Foggia 17.7. - 27.7.43.

* 20.9.43 8./KG100 moved to Fassberg and began converting to He 177A. On 1.6.44 redesignated 6./KG100, and a new 8./KG100 was formed from the old 6./KG100, and moved to ?Toulouse.

IV. Gruppe:

    Gruppenkommandeure:

    • Olt Enno Russell, 24.8.40 - ?
    • ?
    • Maj Paul Claas, 12.41 - 10.42
    • Maj Eduard Zimmer, 10.42 - 12.6.43
    • Hptm Bernhard Jope, 12.6.43 - 28.7.43
    • Hptm Gerhard Döhler, 28.7.43 - 10.9.43
    • Hptm Willi Silbersiepe, 10.9.43 - 20.8.44

    Erg. Staffel/KGr100 was formed 24.8.40 in Lüneburg. On 29.11.41 IV./KG100 was formed (10. and 11. staffeln). 12./KG100 was formed on 20.5.43. 13./KG100 was formed on 29.4.43 from 4./KGrzbV21, but on 31.7.43 was absorbed by Erprobungskommando 36.

    On 20.7.44 12./KG100 became 3./Erg. Kgr. He177. Disbanded 31.8.44.

    Bases
    24.8.40 - 4.42 Lüneburg Luftflotte 3
    Luftwaffenbefehlshaber Mitte (from 3.41)
    He 111H
    4.42 - 10.42 Schwerin Luftwaffenbefehlshaber Mitte He 111H
    10.42 - 12.42 Crepy, near Laon Luftflotte 3 He 111H
    12.42 - 5.43 Chartres Luftflotte 3 He 111H, Do 217E/K
    5.43 - 31.8.44 Schwäbisch Hall Luftwaffenbefehlshaber Mitte
    Luftflotte Reich (from 2.44)
    He 111H, Do 217E/K, He 177A

    Einsatzstaffel:

    Staffelkapitäne:

    • Hptm Karl August von der Fecht, 10.4.43 - ?
    • Hptm Fritz Wergand, ? - 11.43

    Formed 10.4.43 in Kalamaki/Athens with 17 He 111H from parts of II./KG100. Eleusis was used as a reserve airfield. Illuminator-staffel for LG1. Disbanded 10.11.43.

    Bases
    4.43 - 11.43 Kalamaki X. Fliegerkorps He 111H, Ju 88A

    Sonderkommando Koch:

    Formed Summer 1942 in Kalamaki/Athens with He 111H equipped with radar (incl. two British ASV's). Served in the entire Mediterranean area using bases at Kalamaki, Catania and Grosseto. Disbanded 20.5.43. Subordinated to Luftflotte 2.