Flughafenbetriebskompanien

Overview:

The Flughafenbetriebskompanie´s (FBK) primary duty was repair and service for all the aircraft of a specific unit. The FBK belonged to the various Gruppen of the heavier units, incl. Kampfgeschwader, Sturzkampfgeschwader, Zerstörergeschwader, and various reconnaissance and transport units.

Normally fully motorised, consisted of 150 men, and was divided into 4 platoons (züge) - 3 Betriebszüge and 1 Werkstattzug, and would normally follow the Gruppe around to the various bases.

Initially most Gruppen had 2 FBK's, but this was changed to one each, after 1.43.


1. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed 1.5.39 in Liegnitz, served with I./KG2. On 10.1.43 redesignated 3.FBK-KG2.

Reformed 10.1.43 in Gilze Rijen from 3.FBK-KG2. Disbanded 10.44.

Served with I./KG2 (5.39 - 3.40), III./KG2 (3.40 - 1.43) and I./KG2 (1.43 - 10.44)


2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed 1.5.39 in Liegnitz, served with I./KG2. On 10.1.43 redesignated 128. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed 10.1.43 in Eindhoven from 4.FBK-KG2. Disbanded 10.44.

Served with I./KG2 (5.39 - 1.43) and II./KG2 (1.43 - 10.44).


3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed 3.40 in Giebelstadt, and served with I./KG2. On 10.1.43 redesignated 1.FBK-KG2.

Reformed 10.1.43 in Deelen from 1.FBK-KG2. Disbanded 12.44.

Served with I./KG2 (3.40 - 1.43) and III./KG2 (1.43 - 12.44).


4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed 1.5.39 in Liegnitz, and served with II./KG2. On 10.1.43 redesignated 2.FBK-KG2.

Reformed 10.1.43 in Villaroche from 10.FBK-KG2, and served with IV./KG2.

Served with II./KG2 (5.39 - 1.43), and IV./KG2 (1.43 - 9.44)


5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed 1.5.39 in Liegnitz, and served with II./KG2. On 10.1.43 redesignated 129. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed 6.43 in Lechfeld from 2.FBK-KG40. On 6.2.44 redesignated 2.FBK-KG51.

Served with II./KG2 (5.39 - 1.43) and V./KG2 (6.43 - 2.44).


10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed 3.41 in Schwerin, and served with IV./KG2. On 10.1.43 redesignated 4.FBK-KG2.

Served with IV./KG2 (3.41 - 1.43).


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