Kampfgeschwader 30 "Adler"

Geschwaderkommodoren:

Stab:

Formed 15.11.39 in Greifswald. A Stabs-Staffel existed 4.40 - 11.44. On 23.11.44 redesignated Stab/KG(J)30. Disbanded 18.4.45.

KG(J)30 was to have converted to Me 262A in early 1945, but none were delivered, due to production shortages.

Bases:

* possibly at Amsterdam-Schiphol, 6.40.

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

Formed 22.9.39 in Jever from I./KG25 with:

Stab I./KG30 from 1./KG25
1./KG30 new
2./KG30 from 2./KG25
3./KG30 new

In 6.40 1./KG30 became 8./KG4, and was reformed from 9./KG30.

On 23.11.44 redesignated I./KG(J)30. Disbanded 18.4.45.

Bases:

* Stavanger-Sola was used as a forward base, 4.40 - 1.5.40.

** 2./KG30 was only at Aalborg-West, 28.7.40 - 11.8.40

*** via Aalborg

*** detachments at Kemi; 1. and 3./KG30 was stationed at Eindhoven, 1.12.41 - 11.4.42; after 4.42 many missions, were flown from Petsamo and Kemi

***** parts in Varel, 28.6.44 - 8.7.44

****** parts in Pardubitz, 10.44 - 11.44

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

Formed 1.12.39 in Barth with:

Stab II./KG30 new
4./KG30 new
5./KG30 new
6./KG30 new

On 23.11.44 redesignated II./KG(J)30. Disbanded 18.4.45.

Bases:

* 4./KG30 at Aalborg-West, 7.8.40 - 11.8.40.

** 4./KG30 at Stavanger ( 23.5.41 - 16.8.41), and at Banak (16.8.41 - 30.9.41); 6./KG30 to Banak 12.6.41, to Kirkenes 22.6.41, and returned to Stavanger 16.8.41.

*** 4./KG30 to Stavanger 21.12.41, to Kemi 2.42

**** 6./KG30 remained at Kemi until 13.11.42.

***** parts at Pardubitz, 10.44 - 11.44.

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

Formed 1.1.40 in Barth with:

Stab III./KG30 new
7./KG30 new
8./KG30 new
9./KG30 new

In 6.40 9./KG30 became 1./KG30, and was reformed.

On 15.10.40 III./KG30 was redesignated Ergänzungs-Kampfgruppe 6:

Stab III./KG30 became Stab/Ergänzungs-Kampfgruppe 6
7./KG30 became 1./Ergänzungs-Kampfgruppe 6
8./KG30 became 2./Ergänzungs-Kampfgruppe 6
9./KG30 became 3./Ergänzungs-Kampfgruppe 6

and was reformed 15.10.40 in Amsterdam-Schiphol from III./KG4 with:

Stab III./KG30 from Stab III./KG4
7./KG30 from 7./KG4
8./KG30 from 8./KG4
9./KG30 from 9./KG4

III./KG30 was disbanded 8.6.44.

Reformed 23.11.44 in Pardubitz as III./KG(J)30 with:

Stab III./KG(J)30 new
7./KG(J)30 new
8./KG(J)30 new
9./KG(J)30 new

Disbanded 18.4.45.

Bases:

* 7./KG30 to Trondheim-Vaernes. 8./KG30 frequently used Kemi; Stab III, 7. and 8./KG30 frequently used Banak

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

Formed 27.10.40 in Ludwigslust as Erg.Sta./KG30. In 4.41 increased to Gruppe with:

Stab IV./KG30 new
10./KG30 from Erg.Sta./KG30
11./KG30 new
12./KG30 new

13./KG30 was formed 7.43 in Aalborg. On 1.9.44 12./KG30 was disbanded, and was reformed from 13./KG30.

On 23.11.44 redesignated IV./KG(J)30. Disbanded 18.4.45.

Bases:

* 10. and 11./KG30 at Ludwigslust (4.41 - 7.6.41), Bretigny (8.6.41 - 7.42) and Aalborg-West (14.7.42 - 23.11.44).

* 12./KG30 at Ludwigslust (4.41 - 7.6.41), Bretigny (8.6.41 - 7.42), Aalborg-West (14.7.42 - 2.43), Gardelegen (2.43 - ?.44) and Aalborg-West (?.44 - 23.11.44)

* 13./KG30 at Aalborg (7.43 - 5.44) and Grove (6.44 - 1.9.44) 

Erprobungsstaffel:

Staffelkapitän:

Formed in 1940. Disbanded 4.43.

Bases:

Zerstörerstaffel:

Staffelkapitän:

Formed 21.2.40 in Perleberg. On 1.7.40 redesignated 4./NJG1.

Bases:

Flughafenbetriebskompanien der KG30



1997-2003 Michael Holm