emblem JG6 Jagdgeschwader 6 'Horst Wessel'

Jagdgeschwader 6 'Horst Wessel'

Geschwaderkommodoren:

    Johann Kogler

  • Obstlt Johann Kogler, Jul 1944 - 1 Jan 1945
  • Maj Gerhard Barkhorn, 16 Jan 1945 - 10 Apr 1945
  • Maj Gerhard Schöpfel, 10 Apr 1945 - 17 Apr 1945
  • Maj Richard Leppla, 17 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

Stab:

Formed Jul 1944 at Konigsberg-Devau from

Airfields and Air Base Locations

Jul 1944 - Sep 1944 Konigsberg-Devau   Bf 109G, Fw 190A
Sep 1944 - Oct 1944 Hennef   Bf 109G, Fw 190A
Oct 1944 - Dec 1944 Perleberg   Bf 109G, Fw 190A
Dec 1944 - Jan 1945 Delmenhorst   Bf 109G, Fw 190A
Jan 1945 - 10 Feb 1945 Sorau   Bf 109G, Fw 190A
10 Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Welzow   Bf 109G, Fw 190A
Mar 1945 - May 1945 Reichenberg   Bf 109G, Fw 190A

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • ?
  • Hptm Willi Elstermann, 1 Nov 1944 - 2 Feb 1945
  • Maj Otto Bertram, Feb 1945 - May 1945

Formed Jul 1944 at Konigsberg/Devau from with:

Stab I./JG6 from Stab I./ZG26
1./JG6 from 1./ZG26
2./JG6 from 2./ZG26
3./JG6 from 3./ZG26
4./JG6 new (Aug 1944)

Airfields and Air Base Locations

Jul 1944 - Sep 1944 Konigsberg-Devau   Fw 190A
Sep 1944 - Oct 1944 Bonn-Hangelar   Fw 190A
Oct 1944 - Dec 1944 Perleberg   Fw 190A
Dec 1944 - Jan 1945 Delmenhorst   Fw 190A
Jan 1945 - 7 Feb 1945 Sorau   Fw 190A/D
7 Feb 1945 - 14 Feb 1945 Freiwaldau   Fw 190A/D
14 Feb 1945 - 19 Feb 1945 Cottbus   Fw 190A/D
19 Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Welzow   Fw 190A/D
3. 45 - May 1945 Reichenberg   Fw 190A/D

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Willi Elstermann, Jul 1944 - 31 Aug 1944
  • Maj Johannes Naumann, 1 Sep 1944 - 30 Mar 1945
  • ?

Formed Jul 1944 in Konigsberg/Devau from with:

Stab I./JG6 from Stab II./ZG26
5./JG6 from 4./ZG26
6./JG6 from 5./ZG26
7./JG6 from 6./ZG26
8./JG6 new (Aug 1944)

Airfields and Air Base Locations

Jul 1944 - 22 Aug 1944 Konigsberg-Devau   Fw 190A
22 Aug 1944 - 31 Aug 1944 Herpy/Reims   Fw 190A
31 Aug 1944 - Sep 1944 Bonn-Hangelar   Fw 190A
Sep 1944 - Oct 1944 Eudenbach   Fw 190A
Oct 1944 - Dec 1944 Hagenow near Schwerin   Fw 190A
Dec 1944 - Jan 1945 Quakenbruck*   Fw 190A
Jan 1945 - 10 Feb 1945 Sorau   Fw 190A/D
10 Feb 1945 - Mar 1945 Welzow   Fw 190A/D
Mar 1945 - May 1945 Gorlitz   Fw 190A/D

* detachment in Vechta

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Theo Weissenberger, 14 Oct 1944 - 24 Nov 1944
  • Maj Kühle, Nov 1944 - Jan 1945
  • Maj Kurt Muller, 21 Jan 1945 - 4 Apr 1945

Formed 14 Oct 1944 at Schwerin-Görries from with:

Stab III./JG6 from Stab I./JG5
9./JG6 from 1./JG5
10./JG6 from 2./JG5
11./JG6 from 3./JG5
12./JG6 from 4./JG5

Disbanded 4 Apr 1945.

Airfields and Air Base Locations

Oct 1944 - Dec 1944 Schwerin-Görries   Bf 109G
Dec 1944 - Jan 1945 Bissel/Oldenburg   Bf 109G
Jan 1945 - Jan 1945 Groß-Stein/Oppeln   Bf 109G
Jan 1945 - 10 Feb 1945 Sorau   Bf 109G
10 Feb 1945 - Apr 1945 Welzow   Bf 109G
Apr 1945 - May 1945 Prag-Rusin   Bf 109G
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,
  • Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen,

This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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