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 KG77

Formed 5.39 in Prague-Khely. On 1.9.42 redesignated 1.FBK-KG60.

Reformed 9.42 in Catania from 1.FBK-KüFlGr.606. Disbanded 7.44.

Served with I./KG77 (5.39 - 7.44)


2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed 5.39 in Prague-Khely. On 1.9.42 redesignated 1.FBK-KG6.

Reformed 10.1.43 in Piacenza from 5.FBK-KG77. In 8.44 redesignated 21.FWK

Served with I./KG77 (5.39 - 9.42) and II./KG77 (1.43 - 8.44)


3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed 10.1.43 in Piacenza from 8.FBK-KG77. Disbanded 7.44.

Served with III./KG77 (1.43 - 7.44)


4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed 5.39 in Brünn. On 10.1.43 redesignated 117. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed 10.1.43 in Montpellier from 10.FBK-KG77. In 8.44 redesignated 22.FWK

Served with II./KG77 (5.39 - 1.43) and IV./KG77 (1.43 - 8.44)


5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed 5.39 in Brünn. On 10.1.43 redesignated 2.FBK-KG77.

Served with II./KG77 (5.39 - 1.43)


7. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed 5.39 in Königgrätz. On 10.1.43 redesignated 118. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with III./KG77 (5.39 - 1.43)


8. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed 5.39 in Königgrätz. On 10.1.43 redesignated 3.FBK-KG77.

Served with III./KG77 (5.39 - 1.43)


10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed 3.41 in Laon-Couvron. On 10.1.43 redesignated 4.FBK-KG77.

Served with IV./KG77 (3.41 - 1.43)


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