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 KG26

Formed 1.5.39 in Lübeck-Blankensee, and served with I./KG26. On 10.1.43 redesignated 125. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed 10.1.43 in Grosseto from 2.FBK-KG26. In 4.44 redesignated 149. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with I./KG26 (5.39 - 4.44)


2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed 1.5.39 in Lübeck-Blankensee, and served with I./KG26. On 10.1.43 redesignated 1. FBK-KG26.

Reformed 10.1.43 in Grosseto from ?.

Served with I./KG26 (5.39 - 1.43), and II./KG26 (1.43 - 5.45)


3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed 8.6.42 in Rennes from 1.FBK-KüFlGr.506.

Served with III./KG26 (6.42 - 5.45)


4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed 5.39 in Lüneburg, and served with II./KG26. Disbanded 12.44.

Served with II./KG26 (5.39 - 1.43) and IV./KG26 (1.43 - 12.44)


5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed 5.39 in Lüneburg, and served with II./KG26. On 10.1.43 redesignated 126. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with II./KG26 (5.39 - 1.43)


7. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed 12.9.39 in Jesau, and served with III./KG26. In 2.40 redesignated 1.FBK-KGr.126

Reformed 2.40 in Schwerin from 1.FBK-KG28. On 15.12.41 redesignated 2.FBK-KG100.

Reformed 12.41 from 4.FBK-KG76(?). Disbanded 1.43(?)

Served with III./KG26 (9.39 - 1.43)


10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG26

Formed 3.41 in Lübeck-Blankensee. Disbanded 1.43.

Served with IV./KG26 (3.41 - 1.43)


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