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Zerstörergeschwader 2


Geschwaderkommodore:

  • Maj Friedrich Vollbracht, 1.4.40 - 4.9.40
  • Oberst Ralph von Rettberg, 4.42 - 1.43

Stab:

Formed 1.4.40 at Darmstadt-Griesheim. Disbanded 9.40.

Reformed 4.42 in Landsberg/Lech. Disbanded in early 1943.

Bases:

Bases
1.4.40 - 7.40 Darmstadt-Griesheim Jafü 3 Bf 110C
7.40 - 9.40 Toussous-le-Noble Jafü 3 Bf 110C
4.42 - 5.42 Landsberg/Lech Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
5.42 - 6.42 Kharkov Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
6.42 - 8.42 Svoboda Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
8.42 - 11.42 Parndorf Luftflotte 2 Bf 110, Fw 190
11.42 - 1943 Comiso? * II. Fliegerkorps Fw 190

* also known as Zerstörergeschwader "Süd" from 11.42. Fate unknown.

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Johannes Gentzen, 1.5.39 - 26.5.40
  • Maj Ernst Ott, 27.5.40 - 11.8.40
  • Hptm Hans-Peter Külbel (acting), 11.8.40 - 12.8.40
  • Hptm Christians (acting), 12.8.40 - 8.40
  • Hptm Eberhard Heinlein, 8.40 - 9.40
  • ?

Formed 1.5.39 at Bernburg from I./JG231. Known as Jagdgruppe 102 between 8.39 and 2.40. Disbanded 9.40, while 1./ZG2 became 4./NJG2 in 11.40.

Reformed 4.42 at Landsberg/Lech from I./ZG26. Disbanded 8.42, remnants into NJG4 and III./ZG1.

Bases
1.5.39 - 8.39 Bernburg Luftflotte 1 Bf 109
8.39 - 10.39 Gross-Stein (near Oppeln) Fl. Fü. zbV Bf 109
10.39 - 1.12.39 Lachen-Speyersdorff Luftflotte 2 Bf 109
1.12.39 - 12.12.39 Düsseldorf-Lohausen Stab/JG77 Bf 109
12.12.39 - 2.40 Bonn-Hangelar Luftflotte 2 Bf 109
2.40 - 18.5.40 Darmstadt-Griesheim Jafü 3 Bf 110
18.5.40 - 7.40 Neufchateau Jafü 3 Bf 110
7.40 - 9.40 Amiens-Glissy Jafü 3 Bf 110
4.42 - 5.42 Landsberg/Lech Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
5.42 - 6.42 Kharkov Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
6.42 - 7.42 Svoboda Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
7.42 - 8.42 Barvenkovo? Luftflotte 4 Bf 110

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Harry Carl, 26.6.40 - 16.8.40
  • Hptm Eberhard Heinlein (acting), 16.8.40 - 8.40
  • Maj Karl-Heinz Lessmann, 8.40 - 9.40
  • ?

Formed 26.6.40 at Freiburg from I./ZG52. Disbanded 9.40, and apparently absorbed by the night-fighter units.

Reformed 3.42 in Landsberg/Lech and Wien-Aspern. In late July 1942 gave up its aircraft to ZG1, and moved to Wiener-Neustadt. In 9.42 redesignated I./NJG5.

Bases
26.6.40 - 7.40 Freiburg Jafü 3 Bf 110
7.40 - 9.40 Gyancourt Jafü 3 Bf 110
3.42 - 5.42 Landsberg/Lech Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
5.42 - 6.42 Kharkov, Tschuguyev Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
6.42 - 7.42 Barvenkovo Luftflotte 4 Bf 110
7.42 - 9.42 Wiener-Neustadt Luftflotte 4 Bf 110

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?

Formed 4.42 in Landsberg/Lech. On 20.12.42 redesignated III./SKG10.

Bases
4.42 - 5.42 Landsberg/Lech Luftflotte 4 Bf 109
5.42 - 6.42 Tschuguyev Luftflotte 4 Bf 109
6.42 - 8.42 Svoboda Luftflotte 4 Bf 109
8.42 - 11.42 Parndorf* Luftflotte 2 Fw 190A-4
11.42 - 11.11.42 Comiso Luftflotte 2 Fw 190A-4
11.11.42 - 12.42 Sidi Ahmed Fl. Fü. Tunis Fw 190A-4

* from 9.42 to 11.42 also at Cognac for anti-shipping training.

Ergänzungsstaffel:

Existed between 4.42 and 7.42, probably at Landsberg/Lech.