Kampfgeschwader 66

Ju 188 of I./KG66 at Montdidier
Ju 188 of I./KG66 at Montdidier

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Hermann Schmidt, 5.43 – 5.45

1./KG66 was formed in late 4.43 at Chartres from 15./KG6, with Do 217and Ju 88A bombers. Stab I., 2. and 3./KG66 began forming at Chartres in5.43. 1./KG66 was ready in 7.43, and the rest of the unit in 11.43.

4./KG66 was formed at Vannes in 11.43, from Erprobungsstaffel 188 (Ju188 bombers). Moved to Straussberg in 2.44.

On 25.4.44 the unit was reorganised: 3./KG66 became 6./FAGr.123 and4./KG66 became Ergänzungsstaffel/KG66. New 3. – 5./KG66** was formedin Flensburg(?) from 4. – 6./KG54, and the unit now had 5 staffeln.

Bases:

4.43 – 6.43ChartresIX. FliegerkorpsDo 217, Ju 88A
6.43 -12.3.44Montdidier*IX. FliegerkorpsDo 217, Ju88A, Ju 188
12.3.44 – 12.6.44Avord**IX. FliegerkorpsJu 88S, Ju 188E
12.6.44 – 14.8.44Montdidier**IX. FliegerkorpsJu 88S, Ju 188E
14.8.44 – 5.9.44EindhovenIX. FliegerkorpsJu 88S, Ju 188E
21.9.44 – 15.10.44Dedelsdorf***Ju 88S, Ju 188E
15.10.44 – 12.44VechtaJu 88, Ju 188
12.44 – 12.2.45VarelbuschJu 88, Ju 188
12.2.45 – 3.45Dedelsdorf3. Flieger-DivisionJu 88, Ju 188
3.45 – 4.45Tutow-Süd3. Flieger-DivisionJu 88, Ju 188
4.45 – 5.5.45Neumünster3. Flieger-DivisionJu 88, Ju 188
5.5.45 – 7.5.45Aalborg5. Flieger-DivisionJu 88, Ju 188
7.5.45 – 8.5.45Stavanger-Sola5. Flieger-DivisionJu 88, Ju 188

* 3./KG66 was based at Cormeilles, 2.44 – 6.44;

** 3., 4. and 5./KG66 in Flensburg, 5.5.44 – 26.6.44,except 4./KG66 at St. André, 4.6.44 – 10.6.44; 4./KG66 at Montdidier30.6.44 – 8.44; 5./KG66 at Montdidier, 30.6.44 – 8.44.

*** one source lists 1./KG66 at Achmer, 27.9.44 – 10.44,with Me 262.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeur:

  • ?

Formed 10.10.44 at Burg from 5./KG101 with Mistel drones (3.Flieger-Division). In early 11.44 redesignated II./KG200.

Ergänzungsstaffel:

Formed 5.44 at Straussberg from 4./KG66. Later moved to Greifswald.