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, Zerstorergeschwader, 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 Jan 1943.

1. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed 1 May 1939 in Liegnitz, served with I./KG2. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 3.FBK-KG2.

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Gilze Rijen from 3.FBK-KG2. Disbanded Oct 1944.

Served with I./KG2 (May 1939 - Mar 1940), III./KG2 (Mar 1940 - Jan 1943) and I./KG2 (Jan 1943 - Oct 1944)

2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed 1 May 1939 in Liegnitz, served with I./KG2. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 128. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Eindhoven from 4.FBK-KG2. Disbanded Oct 1944.

Served with I./KG2 (May 1939 - Jan 1943) and II./KG2 (Jan 1943 - Oct 1944).

3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed Mar 1940 in Giebelstadt, and served with I./KG2. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 1.FBK-KG2.

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Deelen from 1.FBK-KG2. Disbanded Dec 1944.

Served with I./KG2 (Mar 1940 - Jan 1943) and III./KG2 (Jan 1943 - Dec 1944).

4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed 1 May 1939 in Liegnitz, and served with II./KG2. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 2.FBK-KG2.

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Villaroche from 10.FBK-KG2, and served with IV./KG2.

Served with II./KG2 (May 1939 - Jan 1943), and IV./KG2 (Jan 1943 - Sep 1944)

5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed 1 May 1939 in Liegnitz, and served with II./KG2. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 129. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed Jun 1943 in Lechfeld from 2.FBK-KG40. On 6 Feb 1944 redesignated 2.FBK-KG51.

Served with II./KG2 (May 1939 - Jan 1943) and V./KG2 (Jun 1943 - Feb 1944).

10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG2

Formed Mar 1941 in Schwerin, and served with IV./KG2. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 4.FBK-KG2.

Served with IV./KG2 (Mar 1941 - Jan 1943).

This webpage was updated 11th October 2020