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 – 5.42LechfeldVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
5.42 – 7.42BelgorodVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
7.42 – 8.42ArmavirVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
8.42 – 10.42KrasnodarVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
10.42 – 12.42Proloff, TazinskajaVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
12.42 – 3.43Dnjepropetrowsk, and othersVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
3.43 – 5.43NeubibergLuftflotte 2Bf 110
5.43 – 8.43MontecourvinoII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
8.43 – 12.6.44LorientFl. Fü. Atlantik
Fl. Fü. West (from 4.44)
Bf 110, Ju 88C
12.6.44 – 15.6.44NantesJu 88C
14.6.44 – 18.6.44BoulogneJu 88C
19.6.44 – 16.7.44Bordeaux-Merignac5. JDJu 88C
16.7.44 – 20.7.44SalzwedelJu 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 – 8.39Jüterbog-Damm1. Flieger-DivisionBf 110C
    8.39 – 15.10.39Mühlen1. Flieger-DivisionBf 110C
    15.10.39 – 11.3.40Neuhausen ob EckLuftflotte 3Bf 110C
    11.3.40 – 8.4.40MarxStab/JG1Bf 110C
    8.4.40 – 9.4.40Barth*X. FliegerkorpsBf 110C
    9.4.40 – 1.5.40Aalborg-WestX. FliegerkorpsBf 110C
    1.5.40 – 5.40KirchhellenJafü 2Bf 110C
    5.40 – 6.40Norrent-FontesJafü 2Bf 110C
    6.40 – mid.6.40Boos-RouenJafü 2Bf 110C
    6.40 – 22.6.40Mönchen-GladbachBf 110C
    1.42 – 5.42Lechfeld**VIII. FliegerkorpsMe 210, Bf 110
    5.42 – 7.42BelgorodVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    7.42 – 8.42BagerovoVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    8.42 – 9.42ArmavirVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    9.42 – 10.42ProloffVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    10.42 – 11.42KrasnodarVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    11.42 – 12.42TazinskajaVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    12.42 – 5.43Taganrog, Nikolayev, Poltava, OrelVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    5.43 – end.7.43Bryansk1. Flieger-DivisionBf 110
    10.43 – 12.6.44Lorient***Fl. Fü. Atlantik
    Fl. Fü. West (from 4.44)
    Ju 88C
    12.6.44 – 15.6.44NantesJu 88C
    15.6.44 – 18.6.44BoulogneJu 88C
    18.6.44 – 16.7.44Corme-Ecluse****5. JDJu 88C
    16.7.44 – 20.7.44SalzwedelJu 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:

    History:

    Bases
    1.5.39 – 8.39Fürstenwalde1. Flieger-DivisionBf 109
    8.39 – 10.39Lichtenau, Mühlen, Prasnize1. Flieger-DivisionBf 109
    10.39 – 11.39UetersenStab/JG77Bf 109
    11.39 – 4.40NeumünsterStab/JG1Bf 109
    Bf 110 (from 18.2.40)
    4.40 – 10.5.40Gelsenkirchen-BuerJafü 2Bf 110
    10.5.40 – 18.5.40GüterslohLuftflotte 2Bf 110
    18.5.40 – 26.6.40Trier-EurenLuftflotte 2Bf 110
    1.42 – 3.42BryanskVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110, Me 210
    3.42 – 5.42LechfeldVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    5.42 – 7.42BelgorodVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    7.42 – 8.42ArmavirVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    8.42 – 10.42KrasnodarVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    10.42 – 12.42Proloff, TazinskajaVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    12.42 – 3.43Dnjepropetrovsk, and othersVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    3.43 – 5.43NeubibergLuftflotte 2Bf 110
    5.43 – 8.43MontecourvinoII. FliegerkorpsBf 110
    8.43 – 11.43Lanveoc-PoulmicFl. Fü. AtlantikBf 110
    11.43 – 7.44Wels*7. JDBf 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 – 5.42LechfeldVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 109
    5.42 – 7.42BelgorodVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 109
    7.42 – 8.42ArmavirVIII. FliegerkorpsBf 109
    8.42 – 10.42Bir el AbdFl. Fü. AfrikaBf 109
    10.42 – 5.43TrapaniII. FliegerkorpsMe 210, Bf 109
    5.43 – 7.43NeapelII. FliegerkorpsMe 410
    7.43 – 10.43HildesheimMe 410
    1.2.44 – 1.3.44Bordeaux-Merignac*Jafü BordeauxJu 88C
    1.3.44 – 6.44Cazaux**Fl. Fü. WestJu 88C
    12.6.44 – 15.6.44NantesJu 88C
    15.6.44 – 18.6.44BoulogneJu 88C
    19.6.44 – 16.7.44Varades***Ju 88C
    16.7.44 – 20.7.44SalzwedelJu 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. (possiblythe entire Gruppe)

    *** Only 9./ZG1 is known to have been there. The restof 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.