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 KG77

Formed May 1939 in Prague-Khely. On 1 Sep 1942 redesignated 1.FBK-KG60.

Reformed Sep 1942 in Catania from 1.FBK-KüFlGr.606. Disbanded Jul 1944.

Served with I./KG77 (May 1939 - Jul 1944)

2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed May 1939 in Prague-Khely. On 1 Sep 1942 redesignated 1.FBK-KG6.

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Piacenza from 5.FBK-KG77. In Aug 1944 redesignated 21.FWK

Served with I./KG77 (May 1939 - Sep 1942) and II./KG77 (Jan 1943 - Aug 1944)

3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed 10 Jan 1943 in Piacenza from 8.FBK-KG77. Disbanded Jul 1944.

Served with III./KG77 (Jan 1943 - Jul 1944)

4. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed May 1939 in Brünn. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 117. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Reformed 10 Jan 1943 in Montpellier from 10.FBK-KG77. In Aug 1944 redesignated 22.FWK

Served with II./KG77 (May 1939 - Jan 1943) and IV./KG77 (Jan 1943 - Aug 1944)

5. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed May 1939 in Brünn. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 2.FBK-KG77.

Served with II./KG77 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

7. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed May 1939 in Königgrätz. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 118. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).

Served with III./KG77 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

8. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed May 1939 in Königgrätz. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 3.FBK-KG77.

Served with III./KG77 (May 1939 - Jan 1943)

10. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG77

Formed Mar 1941 in Laon-Couvron. On 10 Jan 1943 redesignated 4.FBK-KG77.

Served with IV./KG77 (Mar 1941 - Jan 1943)

This webpage was updated 30th May 2022