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 KG28

Formed 9.39 in Jesau. In 2.40 redesignated 7.FBK-KG26.

Served with I./KG28 (9.39 - 2.40)


3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG28

Formed 2.40 in Jesau. In 7.40 redesignated 4.FBK-KG76.

Served with III./KG28 (2.40 - 7.40)


4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG28

Formed 5.39 in Gütersloh. In 12.39 redesignated 4.FBK-KG54.

Reformed 12.39 in Jesau. On 10.1.43 redesignated 109. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with II./KG28 (5.39 - 6.40), and ?


5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG28

Formed 5.39 in Gütersloh. In 12.39 redesignated 5.FBK-KG54.

Served with II./KG28 (5.39 - 12.39)


8. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG28

Formed 2.40 in Jesau. Disbanded 7.40.

Served with III./KG28 (2.40 - 7.40)


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