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 KG76

Formed 5.39 in Wiener-Neustadt. In 6.44 redesignated 148. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with I./KG76 (5.39 - 6.44)


2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG76

Formed 5.39 in Wiener-Neustadt. On 10.1.43 redesignated 4.FBK-KG76.

Reformed 10.1.43 in Gerbini from 7.FBK-KG51.

Served with I./KG76 (5.39 - 1.43) and II./KG76 (1.43 - 5.45)


3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG76

Formed 10.1.43 in Tympakion/Crete from 10.FBK-KG76.

Served with III./KG76 (1.43 - 5.45)


4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG76

Formed 1.40 in Wels. On 9.7.40 redesignated 7.FBK-St.G.77

Reformed 9.7.40 in Creil from 3.FBK-KG28. In 12.41 redesignated 7.FBK-KG26(?)

Reformed 10.1.43 in Toulouse-Francazals from 2.FBK-KG76. Disbanded 12.44.

Served with II./KG76 (1.40 - 12.41) and IV./KG76 (1.43 - 12.44)


7. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG76

Formed 5.39 in Wels. Disbanded 1942.

Served with III./KG76 (5.39 - 1942)


8. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG76

Formed 5.39 in Wels. On 10.1.43 redesignated 116. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with III./KG76 (5.39 - 1.43)


10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG76

Formed 3.41 in Giebelstadt. On 10.1.43 redesignated 3.FBK-KG76.

Served with IV./KG76 (3.41 - 1.43)


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