Jagdgruppe Drontheim

Gruppenkommandeure:

Formed 9.6.41 in Grove/Denmark from JFS 3 with:

Stab/Jagdgruppe Drontheim from Stab/JFS3
1./Jagdgruppe Drontheim from 1./JFS3
2./Jagdgruppe Drontheim from 2./JFS3
3./Jagdgruppe Drontheim from 3./JFS3
4./Jagdgruppe Drontheim from 4./JFS3

5. (slow.)/JGr. Drontheim (Maj Vladimir Kacka) was formed 25.2.42 in Grove, as an indep. staffel to train Slovakian pilots.

In 5.42 4./Jagdgruppe Drontheim became Einsatzstaffel/Jagdgruppe Drontheim.

On 26.6.42 Einsatzstaffel/JGr.Drontheim was used to form 11. and 12./JG5.

In 7.42 parts of Stab/JGr. Drontheim became Stab IV./JG5 and on 2.7.42 5./JGr. Drontheim moved to Bad Pystyan and later became 13.(slow.)/JG52.

On 8.8.42 redesignated JFS 3.

Base:

* 4./JGr. Drontheim at Trondheim-Vaernes, 19.6.41 - 26.6.42. Operated 12 Bf 109T-1 and 1 Fw 58.

Aircraft used:

1.9.41 with 63 Bf 109, 26 Avia 534, 37 Ar 96, 5 Bf 108, 60 Bü 131, 2 Fw 58 and 1 C.445

5.42 with 80 Bf 109, 42 Ar 96, 5 Avia 534, 3 Bf 108, 1 He 70, 2 Ar 66, 6 Bü 131, 2 Fw 58, 2 C.445 and 1 He 111; 5.(slow.) staffel had 11 Bf 109.

7.42 with 4 Bf 108, 59 Bf 109, 41 Ar 96, 5 Bü 131, 2 Fw 58 and 2 C.445


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