Ergänzungs-Zerstorergruppe Bf 110's
Ergänzungs-Zerstorergruppe - Bf 110's used by this gruppe

Ergänzungs-Zerstorergruppe code 1E+

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Adolf Edler von Graeve, 10 Apr 1940 - Sep 1940
  • Obstlt Friedrich Vollbracht, 28 Sep 1940 - 3 Jul 1941
  • Maj Wilhelm Lessmann, 4 Jul 1941 - 15 Sep 1941
  • Unknown, 18 Apr 1942 - Mar 1943
  • Hptm Peter Habicht, 17 Sep 1943 - 11 Jan 1944
  • ?

Formed 1 Apr 1940 in Magdeburg-Ost as Ergänzungs-Zerstorergruppe Magdeburg-Ost with:

Stab/Erg.Zerstorergruppe new
1./Erg.Zerstorergruppe new
2./Erg.Zerstorergruppe new

From Jun 1940 also known as Ergänzungs-Zerstorergruppe Værløse.

3./Erg.Zerstorergruppe was formed 14 Jun 1940 in Magdeburg-Ost

On 15 Sep 1941 most of the Gruppe was used to form with :

Stab/Erg.Zerst.Gr. became Stab II./NJG3
1./Erg.Zerst.Gr. became 5./NJG3
2./Erg.Zerst.Gr. became 6./Nachtjagdschule 1
3./Erg.Zerst.Gr. became 6./NJG3

Reformed 18 Apr 1941 in Deblin-Irena with:

Stab/Erg.Zerst.Gr. new
1./Erg.Zerst.Gr. from
2./Erg.Zerst.Gr. new
3./Erg.Zerst.Gr. from

In Mar 1943 redesignated Ergänzungsschlachtgruppe:

Stab/Erg.Zerst.Gr. became Stab/Erg.SGr.
1./Erg.Zerst.Gr. became 3./Erg.SGr.
2./Erg.Zerst.Gr. became 1./Erg.SGr.
3./Erg.Zerst.Gr. became 2./Erg.SGr.

1./Erg.Zerst.Gr. was to have become Erg.Sta./ZG26 in Foggia, but this was cancelled.

Reformed 1 Sep 1943 in Braunschweig with:

Stab/Erg.Zerst.Gr. new
1./Erg.Zerst.Gr. from 3./Erg.SGr.
2./Erg.Zerst.Gr. new (1 Nov 1943)
3./Erg.Zerst.Gr. from (1 Nov 1943)
4./Erg.Zerst.Gr. new

Disbanded 6 Jun 1944:

2./Erg.Zerst.Gr. became
3./Erg.Zerst.Gr. became 4./Erg.Zerst.Gr. became

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Unit Type
1 Apr 1940 - 13 Jun 1940 Magdeburg-Ost   Bf 110, Bf 109
14 Jun 1940 - Dec 1940 Værløse/Denmark   Bf 110, Bf 109
Dec 1940 - 5 Apr 1941 Kastrup   Bf 110, Bf 109
6 Apr 1941 - 27 May 1941 Værløse*   Bf 110, Bf 109
28 May 1941 - 22 Aug 1941 Esbjerg*   Bf 110, Bf 109
23 Aug 1941 - 5 Sep 1941 Aalborg-Ost*   Bf 110, Bf 109
6 Sep 1941 - 15 Sep 1941 Nellingen*   Bf 110, Bf 109
18 Apr 1942 - Mar 1943 Deblin-Irena**   Bf 110, Bf 109, Hs 129, Hs 123
1 Sep 1943 - 2 Mar 1944 Braunschweig-Broitzem***   Bf 110, Me 210, Me 410, Ju 88
3 Mar 1944 - 6 Jun 1944 Illesheim***   Bf 110, Me 210, Me 410, Ju 88

* 2. Staffel at Aalborg-Ost (1 May 1941 - 5 Sep 1941) and Neubiberg (6 Sep 1941 - 15 Sep 1941)

* 3. Staffel at Magdeburg-Ost (14 Jun 1940 - Dec 1940), Værløse (Dec 1940 - Jan 1941), Kastrup (Jan 1941 - 5 Apr 1941), Værløse (6 Apr 1941 - 30 Apr 1941), Rom (1 May 1941 - 30 Jun 1941), Aalborg-Ost (1 Jul 1941 - 5 Sep 1941) and Nellingen (6 Sep 1941 - 15 Sep 1941)

** 1. Staffel at Lechfeld (18 Apr 1942 - 15 Jun 1942), Deblin-Irena (16 Jun 1942 - Nov 1942) and Ulez (Nov 1942 - Mar 1943)

*** 2. and 3. Staffeln at Chateaudun (1 Nov 1943 - Nov 1943), Braunschweig-Waggum (Nov 1943 - 2 Mar 1944) and Illesheim (3 Mar 1944 - 6 Jun 1944)

This webpage was updated 11th October 2020