Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"



Formed 1.5.39 in Erfurt from Stab/KG253. A Stabs-Staffel existed 5.39 - 5.45.


I. Gruppe:


Formed 1.5.39 in Gotha from I./KG253 with:

Stab I./KG4 from Stab I./KG253
1./KG4 from 1./KG253
2./KG4 from 2./KG253
3./KG4 from 3./KG253

On 21.10.43 I./KG4 became I./KG100:

Stab I./KG4 became Stab I./KG100
1./KG4 became 1./KG100
2./KG4 became 2./KG100
3./KG4 became 3./KG100

and a new I./KG4 was formed from the old I./KG100:

Stab I./KG4 from Stab I./KG100
1./KG4 from 1./KG100
2./KG4 from 2./KG100
3./KG4 from 3./KG100


* 2./KG4 was detached to Comiso, late 12.40 to 10.6.41.

** 2./KG4 was detached to Eleusis, 28.9.44 - 4.10.44, for the evacuation of Greece.

II. Gruppe:


Formed 1.5.39 in Erfurt from II./KG253 with:

Stab II./KG4 from Stab II./KG253
4./KG4 from 4./KG253
5./KG4 from 5./KG253
6./KG4 from 6./KG253


* 5./KG4 was detached to Catania, 21.4.41 - 6.41; 4./KG4 was detached to Mossul (Iraq), 14.5.41 - 29.5.41.

III. Gruppe:


Formed 1.5.39 in Nordhausen from III./KG253 with:

Stab III./KG4 from Stab III./KG253
7./KG4 from 7./KG253
8./KG4 from 8./KG253
9./KG4 from 9./KG253

On 15.10.40 redesignated III./KG30:

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

Reformed 15.1.41 in Leeuwarden with:

Stab III./KG4

9./KG4 was not formed until 17.5.41.


* 9./KG4 moved to Lechfeld on 16.10.42, and on 26.10.42 to Kalamaki (Athens). Remained there until about 3.12.42.

** part of III./KG4 was based at Brjansk, 1.6.43 to 16.6.43.

IV. (Erg.) Gruppe:


Formed 18.6.40 in Fassberg as Erg.Staffel/KG4, from Erg.Staffel/9. Fl.Div.

On 1.4.41 increased to Gruppe with:

Stab IV./KG4 new
10./KG4 from Erg.Sta./KG4
11./KG4 new
12./KG4 new

13./KG4 was formed 30.5.41 at Fassberg, and a 14./KG4 existed at (?) between 10.42 and 1.43.

IV./KG4 was disbanded 15.8.44.


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