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Zerstörergeschwader 1

WW2 German ZG1 Photo
Me 210A of III./ZG1 in early 1943

Geschwaderkommodore:

  • Maj Ulrich Diesing, 1.1.42 - 21.9.42
  • ObLt Paul-Friedrich Darjes, 10.42 - 1.3.43
  • ObLt Joachim Blechschmidt, 12.4.43 - 13.7.43
  • ObLt Lothar von Janson, 1943 - 10.3.44
  • ObLt Erich von Selle, 3.44 - 7.44

Stab:

  • Formed 4.1.42 at Lechfeld from Stab/SKG210.
  • Disbanded 7.44.
Bases
1.42 - 5.42 Lechfeld VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
5.42 - 7.42 Belgorod VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
7.42 - 8.42 Armavir VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
8.42 - 10.42 Krasnodar VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
10.42 - 12.42 Proloff, Tazinskaja VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
12.42 - 3.43 Dnjepropetrowsk, and others VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
3.43 - 5.43 Neubiberg Luftflotte 2 Bf 110
5.43 - 8.43 Montecourvino II. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
8.43 - 12.6.44 Lorient Fl. Fü. Atlantik
Fl. Fü. West (from 4.44)
Bf 110, Ju 88C
12.6.44 - 15.6.44 Nantes Ju 88C
14.6.44 - 18.6.44 Boulogne Ju 88C
19.6.44 - 16.7.44 Bordeaux-Merignac 5. JD Ju 88C
16.7.44 - 20.7.44 Salzwedel Ju 88C

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Joachim-Friederich Huth, 1.5.39 - 13.12.39
  • Hptm Wolfgang Falck, 14.12.39 - 22.6.40
  • ?
  • Hptm Wilfried Hermann, ? - 14.7.43

History:

  • Formed 1.5.39 from I./ZG141 at Jüterbog-Damm.
  • On 22.6.40 ordered to Düsseldorf and disbanded:
    • Stab I/ZG1 became Stab I./NJG1
    • 1./ZG1 became 1./Erpr.Gr. 210 (at Köln-Ostheim)
    • 2./ZG1 became 2./NJG1
    • 3./ZG1 became 3./NJG1
  • Reformed 4.1.42 at Lechfeld from I./SKG210.
  • On 7.43 renamed I./ZG26.
  • Reformed 10.43 at Brest from V./KG40.
  • In 8.44 moved to Welzow and was renamed II./JG4.
Bases
1.5.39 - 8.39 Jüterbog-Damm 1. Flieger-Division Bf 110C
8.39 - 15.10.39 Mühlen 1. Flieger-Division Bf 110C
15.10.39 - 11.3.40 Neuhausen ob Eck Luftflotte 3 Bf 110C
11.3.40 - 8.4.40 Marx Stab/JG1 Bf 110C
8.4.40 - 9.4.40 Barth* X. Fliegerkorps Bf 110C
9.4.40 - 1.5.40 Aalborg-West X. Fliegerkorps Bf 110C
1.5.40 - 5.40 Kirchhellen Jafü 2 Bf 110C
5.40 - 6.40 Norrent-Fontes Jafü 2 Bf 110C
6.40 - mid.6.40 Boos-Rouen Jafü 2 Bf 110C
6.40 - 22.6.40 Mönchen-Gladbach Bf 110C
1.42 - 5.42 Lechfeld** VIII. Fliegerkorps Me 210, Bf 110
5.42 - 7.42 Belgorod VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
7.42 - 8.42 Bagerovo VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
8.42 - 9.42 Armavir VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
9.42 - 10.42 Proloff VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
10.42 - 11.42 Krasnodar VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
11.42 - 12.42 Tazinskaja VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
12.42 - 5.43 Taganrog, Nikolayev, Poltava, Orel VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
5.43 - end.7.43 Bryansk 1. Flieger-Division Bf 110
10.43 - 12.6.44 Lorient*** Fl. Fü. Atlantik
Fl. Fü. West (from 4.44)
Ju 88C
12.6.44 - 15.6.44 Nantes Ju 88C
15.6.44 - 18.6.44 Boulogne Ju 88C
18.6.44 - 16.7.44 Corme-Ecluse**** 5. JD Ju 88C
16.7.44 - 20.7.44 Salzwedel Ju 88C

* 3./ZG1 at Westerland

** 3.42 at Tours

*** 3./ZG1 at Bordeaux-Merignac, 11.43;
1./ZG1 at Salon-de-Provence, 5.5.44 - 21.5.44;
2./ZG1 at Vannes, 1.44 - 14.6.44 and at Chateauroux, 15.6.44 - 16.7.44.

**** 2./ZG1 at Chateaudun, 18.6.44 - 16.7.44


II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Reichardt, 1.5.39 - 1940
  • Hptm Friedrich-Karl Dickoré, 1940 - 26.6.40
  • ?

History:

  • Formed 1.5.39 from 1./JG333 and transferred from Herzogenaurach to Fürstenwalde.
  • Known as Jagdgruppe 101 between 8.39 and 1.3.40.
  • On 26.6.40 renamed III./ZG76.
  • Reformed 4.1.42 at Bryansk from II./SKG210.
  • In July 1944 renamed III./JG76.
Bases
1.5.39 - 8.39 Fürstenwalde 1. Flieger-Division Bf 109
8.39 - 10.39 Lichtenau, Mühlen, Prasnize 1. Flieger-Division Bf 109
10.39 - 11.39 Uetersen Stab/JG77 Bf 109
11.39 - 4.40 Neumünster Stab/JG1 Bf 109
Bf 110 (from 18.2.40)
4.40 - 10.5.40 Gelsenkirchen-Buer Jafü 2 Bf 110
10.5.40 - 18.5.40 Gütersloh Luftflotte 2 Bf 110
18.5.40 - 26.6.40 Trier-Euren Luftflotte 2 Bf 110
1.42 - 3.42 Bryansk VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110, Me 210
3.42 - 5.42 Lechfeld VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
5.42 - 7.42 Belgorod VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
7.42 - 8.42 Armavir VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
8.42 - 10.42 Krasnodar VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
10.42 - 12.42 Proloff, Tazinskaja VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
12.42 - 3.43 Dnjepropetrovsk, and others VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
3.43 - 5.43 Neubiberg Luftflotte 2 Bf 110
5.43 - 8.43 Montecourvino II. Fliegerkorps Bf 110
8.43 - 11.43 Lanveoc-Poulmic Fl. Fü. Atlantik Bf 110
11.43 - 7.44 Wels* 7. JD Bf 110

* detachment at Mamaia (Romania), 13.4.44 - 15.5.44


III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Roland Bohrt, 1.42 - 9.9.42
  • Hptm Fritz Hobein, 9.42 -
  • Hptm Roeber
  • Hptm Drescher
  • Maj Wilhelm Berlin, ? - 10.10.43

History:

  • Formed 1.42 at Lechfeld from four short-range reconnaissance staffeln.
  • In 10.43 renamed II./ZG26.
  • Reformed 2.2.44 at Bordeaux-Merignac from 7./ZG1 and 1./SAGr.128.
  • In 8.44 moved to Alteno and was renamed III./JG4.
Bases
1.42 - 5.42 Lechfeld VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 109
5.42 - 7.42 Belgorod VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 109
7.42 - 8.42 Armavir VIII. Fliegerkorps Bf 109
8.42 - 10.42 Bir el Abd Fl. Fü. Afrika Bf 109
10.42 - 5.43 Trapani II. Fliegerkorps Me 210, Bf 109
5.43 - 7.43 Neapel II. Fliegerkorps Me 410
7.43 - 10.43 Hildesheim Me 410
1.2.44 - 1.3.44 Bordeaux-Merignac* Jafü Bordeaux Ju 88C
1.3.44 - 6.44 Cazaux** Fl. Fü. West Ju 88C
12.6.44 - 15.6.44 Nantes Ju 88C
15.6.44 - 18.6.44 Boulogne Ju 88C
19.6.44 - 16.7.44 Varades*** Ju 88C
16.7.44 - 20.7.44 Salzwedel Ju 88C

* 7./ZG1 at Lorient, 11.43; 8./ZG1 at Brest-Hourtin, 2.44

** 8./ZG1 at Salon-de-Provence, 23.5.44 - 10.6.44. (possibly the entire Gruppe)

*** Only 9./ZG1 is known to have been there. The rest of the Gruppe also?

Ergänzungsgruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?

History:

  • Formed 4.1.42 in Deblin-Irena from Erg.Gruppe/SKG210.
  • Disbanded in Autumn 1942.

Ergänzungsstaffel:

  • Formed 11.5.44 from 3./Ergänzungszerstörergruppe.
  • Possibly based at Lechfeld.
  • On 19.8.44 redesignated 9./JG4.