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 KG54

Formed 5.39 in Fritzlar. On 1.10.44 redesignated 1. FWK-KG(J)54.

Served with I./KG54 (5.39 - 5.45)


2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG54

Formed 5.39 in Fritzlar. On 10.1.43 redesignated 113. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed 10.1.43 in Catania from 4.FBK-KG54. Disbanded 25.4.44.

Reformed 8.3.45 in Kitzingen as 2.FWK-KG(J)54, from 4.FBK-KG54.

Served with I./KG54 (5.39 - 1.43) and II./KG54 (1.43 - 4.44 and 3.45 - 5.45)


3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG54

Formed 10.1.43 in Catania from 1.FBK-KüFlGr.806. On 1.10.44 redesignated 3.FWK-KG(J)54.

Served with III./KG54 (1.43 - 5.45)


4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG54

Formed 12.39 in Hoya from 4.FBK-KG28. On 10.1.43 redesignated 2.FBK-KG54.

Reformed 10.1.43 in Grottaglie from 10.FBK-KG54. On 8.3.45 redesignated 2.FWK-KG(J)54.

Served with II./KG54 (12.39 - 1.43) and IV./KG54 (1.43 - 1.45)


5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG54

Formed 12.39 in Hoya from 5.FBK-KG28. On 10.1.43 redesignated 114. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with II./KG54 (12.39 - 1.43)


7. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG54

Formed 1.2.40 in Wiener-Neustadt. Disbanded 7.40.

Served with III./KG54 (2.40 - 7.40)


10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG54

Formed 3.41 in Lagerlechfeld. On 10.1.43 redesignated 4.FBK-KG54.

Served with IV./KG54 (3.41 - 1.43)


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