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 KG3

Formed Mar 1940 in Burg, and served with I./KG3. Disbanded Jul 1944.

Served with I./KG3 (Mar 1940 - Jul 1944)

2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG3

Formed 10 Jan 1943 in Russia from 4.FBK-KG3. Disbanded Jul 1944.

Served with II./KG3 (Jan 1943 - Jul 1944).

3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG3

Formed 10 Jan 1943 in Poltava from 7.FBK-KG3. In Jan 1944 redesignated 1.FBK-KG7.

Reformed Jan 1944 from 2.FBK-KG51. Disbanded Mar 1945(?)

Served with III./KG3 (Jan 1943 - Sep 1944) and I./KG53(?) (Sep 1944 - Mar 1945)

4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG3

Formed May 1939 in Heiligenbeil, served with II./KG3. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 2.FBK-KG3.

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Istres from 8.FBK-KG3. In Jul 1944 redesignated 155. FWK

Served with II./KG3 (May 1939 - Jan 1943) and IV./KG3 (Jan 1943 - Jul 1944)

5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG3

Formed May 1939 in Heiligenbeil, and served with II./KG3. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 104. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with II./KG3 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

7. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG3

Formed May 1939 in Heiligenbeil, and served with III./KG3. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 3.FBK-KG3.

Served with III./KG3 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

8. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG3

Formed May 1939 in Heiligenbeil, and served with III./KG3. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 4.FBK-KG3.

Served with III./KG3 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG3

Formed Mar 1941 in Chievres. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 105. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with IV./KG3 (Mar 1941 - Jan 1943)

This webpage was updated 11th October 2020