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 KG55

Formed 5.39 in Langendiebach. On 10.1.43 redesignated 3.FBK-KG55.

Reformed 10.1.43 in Morosowskaja from 2.FBK-KG55. On 1.5.43 redesignated 3.FBK-LG1.

Reformed 1.5.43 in Stalino from 124. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with I./KG55 (5.39 - 4.45)


2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG55

Formed 5.39 in Langendiebach. On 10.1.43 redesignated 1.FBK-KG55.

Reformed 10.1.43 in Nowotscherkask from 5.FBK-KG55.

Served with I./KG55 (5.39 - 1.43) and II./KG55 (1.43 - 4.45)


3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG55

Formed 10.1.43 in Nowotscherkask from 1.FBK-KG55.

Served with III./KG55 (1.43 - 4.45)


4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG55

Formed 5.39 in Giessen. On 10.1.43 redesignated 124. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed 10.1.43 in Dijon from (?)10.FBK-KG55. Disbanded 10.44.

Served with II./KG55 (5.39 - 1.43) and IV./KG55 (1.43 - 10.44)


5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG55

Formed 5.39 in Giessen. On 10.1.43 redesignated 2.FBK-KG55.

Served with II./KG55 (5.39 - 1.43)


7. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG55

Formed 1.12.39 in Neudorf/Oppeln. On 10.1.43 redesignated 115. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with III./KG55 (12.39 - 1.43)


10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG55

Formed 3.41 in Dijon. On 10.1.43 redesignated (?)4.FBK-KG55.

Served with IV./KG55 (3.41 - 1.43)


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