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 KG6

Formed Sep 1942 in Creil from 2.FBK-KG77.

Served with I./KG6 (Sep 1942 - May 1945)

2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG6

Formed Sep 1942 in Dinard from 1.FBK-KGr106(?).

Served with II./KG6 (Sep 1942 - May 1945)

3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG6

Formed Sep 1942 in Eupatoria from 8.FBK-LG1.

Served with III./KG6 (Sep 1942 - May 1945)

1. Flughafenbetriebskompanie Ergänzung/KG6

Formed May 1942 in Creil from 7.FBK-KG30. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 19. Flughafenbetriebskompani ezbV.

Served with Erg/KG6 (May 1942 - Jan 1943)

This webpage was updated 11th October 2020