Kampfgeschwader 1 'Hindenburg'

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • Obstlt Ulrich Kessler, 1 May 1939 - 17 Dec 1939
  • Obstlt Ernst Exss, 19 Dec 1939 - 12 Jul 1940
  • Oberst Josef Kammhuber, 12 Jul 1940 - 18 Jul 1940
  • GenMaj Karl Angerstein, 18 Jul 1940 - 1 Mar 1942
  • Maj Herbert Loch, Mar 1942 - Jun 1942
  • Obstlt Peter Schemmell, Jun 1942 - 14 Aug 1942
  • Maj Hans Keppler, 15 Aug 1942 - 3 Sep 1942
  • Maj Heinrich Lau, Sep 1942 - 15 Mar 1943
  • Obstlt Horst von Riesen, 17 Mar 1943 - Aug 1944

Stab:

Formed 1 May 1939 in Kolberg from A Stabsstaffel existed Aug 1939 - Aug 1940.

On 25 Aug 1944 redesignated

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
May 1939 - 16 Oct 1939 Kolberg   He 111H
16 Oct 1939 - Feb 1940 Fassberg   He 111H
Feb 1940 - Jun 1940 Giessen   He 111H
Jun 1940 - Sep 1940 Rosieres-en-Santerre   He 111H
Sep 1940 - Jun 1941 Amiens-Glisy   He 111H
Jun 1941 - Jul 1941 Powunden   He 111H
Jul 1941 - Aug 1941 Pleskau   He 111H
Aug 1941 - Oct 1941 Saborowka   He 111H
Oct 1941 - Sep 1942 Dno   He 111H, Ju 88A
Sep 1942 - Oct 1942 Siwerskaya   Ju 88A
Oct 1942 - Nov 1942 Morosowskaja   Ju 88A
Nov 1942 - May 1943 Neuhausen   Ju 88A
May 1943 - 25 Jun 1943 Piacenza   Ju 88A
25 Jun 1943 - Nov 1943 Airasca   Ju 88A (none from Sep 1943)
Nov 1943 - 8 Jun 1944 Burg   He 177A
8 Jun 1944 - 21 Jul 1944 Prowehren   He 177A
21 Jul 1944 - Aug 1944 Seerappen   He 177A

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Dipl.Ing. Robert Krauss, 1 May 1939 - 1 Nov 1939
  • Maj Dipl.Ing. Ludwig Maier, 4 Nov 1939 - 5 Sep 1940
  • Obstlt Hermann Crone, 13 Sep 1940 - 20 Dec 1940
  • Maj Walther Herbold, 20 Dec 1940 - 24 Mar 1941
  • Obstlt Hellmut Schalke, 8 Jun 1942 - 8 Jul 1942
  • Obstlt Werner Dahlke, Jul 1942 - 26 Jun 1943
  • Maj Günther Hoffmann-Loerzer, 26 Jun 1943 - 17 Feb 1944
  • Maj Manfred von Cossart, 17 Feb 1944 - Jul 1944

Formed 1 May 1939 in Kolberg from with:

Stab I./KG1 from Stab IV./KG152
1./KG1 from 10./KG152
2./KG1 from 11./KG152



3./KG1 from 12./KG152

On 24 Mar 1941 redesignated with :

Stab I./KG1 became Stab III./KG40
1./KG1 became 7./KG40
2./KG1 became 8./KG40
3./KG1 became 9./KG40

Reformed 8 Jun 1942 in Rennes from with:

Stab I./KG1 from Stab III./KG26
1./KG1 from 8./KG26
2./KG1 from 9./KG26
3./KG1 new

Disbanded Jul 1944.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 May 1939 - 16 Oct 1939 Kolberg   He 111H
16 Oct 1939 - Jan 1940 Lüneburg   He 111H
Jan 1940 - Jun 1940 Giessen   He 111H
Jun 1940 - Jan 1941 Montdidier   He 111H
Jan 1941 - 24 Mar 1941 Amiens-Glisy   He 111H
8 Jun 1942 - Jul 1942 Rennes   Ju 88A
Jul 1942 - Nov 1942 Dno   Ju 88A
Nov 1942 - Dec 1942 Witebsk*   Ju 88A
Dec 1942 - Feb 1943 Charkow-Woitschenko   Ju 88A
Feb 1943 - Apr 1943 Kotly   Ju 88A
Apr 1943 - May 1943 Neuhausen   Ju 88A
May 1943 - 25 Jun 1943 Piacenza   Ju 88A
25 Jun 1943 - 10 Jul 1943 Airasca   Ju 88A
10 Jul 1943 - Jul 1943 Viterbo   Ju 88A
Jul 1943 - Nov 1943 Airasca   Ju 88A (none from Sep 1943)
Nov 1943 - 2 Apr 1944 Burg   He 177A
2 Apr 1944 - Aug 1944 Brandis   He 177A

* detachment operated from Morosowskaja

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Benno Koch, 18 Sep 1939 - 1941
  • Hptm Otto Stams, 1941 - 27 Jun 1941
  • Hptm Emil Enderle, Jun 1941 - 3 Nov 1941
  • Hptm Karl-Heinz Lüdicke, Nov 1941 - ?
  • Hptm Heinz Laube, ? - 8 Dec 1942
  • Maj Herbert Lorch (acting), Dec 1942 - Jan 1943
  • Maj Horst von Riesen, Jan 1943 - 17 Mar 1943
  • Hptm Günther Dörffel, 1 Apr 1943 - 1 Jul 1943
  • Hptm Klaus Mohr, 1 Jul 1943 - 24 Sep 1943
  • Hptm Martin Rohrdantz, Sep 1943 - 25 Aug 1944

Formed 18 Sep 1939 in Pinnow-Plathe from I./LG3 with:

Stab II./KG1 from Stab I./LG3



4./KG1 from 1./LG3
5./KG1 from 2./LG3



6./KG1 from 3./LG3

On 25 Aug 1944 redesignated with :

Stab II./KG1 became Stab I./JG7
4./KG1 was disbanded
5./KG1 became 1./JG7
6./KG1 became 2./JG7

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Sep 1939 - 16 Oct 1939 Pinnow-Plathe   He 111H
16 Oct 1939 - Feb 1940 Fassberg   He 111H
Feb 1940 - Jun 1940 Kirtorf   He 111H
Jun 1940 - Nov 1940 Rosieres-en-Santerre   He 111H
Nov 1940 - Mar 1941 Munstter-Handorf   He 111H, Ju 88A
Mar 1941 - Jun 1941 Rosieres-en-Santerre   Ju 88A
Jun 1941 - Jul 1941 Powunden   Ju 88A
Jul 1941 - Oct 1941 Saborowka   Ju 88A
Oct 1941 - Jun 1942 Dno   Ju 88A/C
Apr 1942 - Jun 1942 Pleskau-Süd   Ju 88A/C
Jun 1942 - Jul 1942 Dno   Ju 88A/C
Jul 1942 - Sep 1942 Bryansk   Ju 88A/C
Sep 1942 - Oct 1942 Siwerskaja   Ju 88A
Oct 1942 - Dec 1942 Orscha-Süd*   Ju 88A
Dec 1942 - Jan 1943 Urasoff   Ju 88A
Jan 1943 - Apr 1943 Neuhausen   Ju 88A
Apr 1943 - 4 Jun 1943 Grottaglie   Ju 88A
4 Jun 1943 - Nov 1943 Airasca   Ju 88A (none from Sep 1943)
Nov 1943 - 5 Apr 1944 Brandis   He 177A
5 Apr 1944 - 8 Jun 1944 Burg   He 177A
8 Jun 1944 - Aug 1944 Prowehren   He 177A

* detachment operated from Morosowskaja

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Otto Schnelle, 15 Dec 1939 - 22 Jun 1940
  • Maj Willibald Fanelsa, 22 Jun 1940 - 27 Aug 1940
  • Hptm Heinz Fischer, 10 Sep 1940 - 11 Apr 1941
  • Maj Lehwess-Litzmann, Apr 1941 - ?
  • Hptm Hans Keppler, ? - 15 Aug 1942
  • Hptm Werner Kanther, Aug 1942 - 24 Mar 1944
  • Hptm Kurt Maier(?), May 1944 - Aug 1944

Formed 15 Dec 1939 in Burg-Magdeburg with:

Stab III./KG1 new

 

7./KG1 new
8./KG1 new
9./KG1 new

In Aug 1943 most of the Gruppe were transported to Flensburg, while 9./KG1 remained in Russia.

9./KG1 was redesignated on 1 Feb 1944.

III./KG1 was disbanded 24 Mar 1944.

Reformed Jun 1944 in Wittmundhafen from with:

Stab III./KG1 from Stab I./KG100
7./KG1 from 1./KG100
8./KG1 from 2./KG100
9./KG1 from 3./KG100

On 25 Aug 1944 redesignated with :

Stab III./KG1 became Stab II./JG7
7./KG1 Became 3./JG7
8./KG1 became 4./JG7
9./KG1 became 5./JG7

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
Dec 1939 - 2 Feb 1940 Burg   He 111H
2 Feb 1940 - Feb 1940 Nordhausen   He 111H
Feb 1940 - Jun 1940 Ettinghausen   He 111H
Jun 1940 - Sep 1940 Rosieres-en-Santerre   He 111H
Sep 1940 - Oct 1940 Munstter-Handorf   He 111H, Ju 88A
Oct 1940 - Mar 1941 Bapaume-Grevillers   Ju 88A
Mar 1941 - Jun 1941 Amy   Ju 88A
Jun 1941 - Jul 1941 Eichwalde   Ju 88A
Jul 1941 - Jul 1941 Mitau   Ju 88A
Jul 1941 - Aug 1941 Pleskau   Ju 88A
Aug 1941 - Oct 1941 Saborowka   Ju 88A
Oct 1941 - Apr 1942 Dno   Ju 88A
Apr 1942 - Jun 1942 Pleskau   Ju 88A
Jun 1942 - Sep 1942 Dno   Ju 88A
Sep 1942 - Oct 1942 Siwerskaja   Ju 88A
Oct 1942 - Nov 1942 Morosowskaja   Ju 88A
Nov 1942 - Jan 1943 Neuhausen   Ju 88A/C
Jan 1943 - May 1943 Dno   Ju 88A/C
May 1943 - Aug 1943 Orel-West   Ju 88A/C
Aug 1943 - Sep 1943 Seschtschinskaja   Ju 88A/C
Sep 1943 - Oct 1943 Stara-Bychow   Ju 88A/C
Oct 1943 - Nov 1943 Orscha-Süd   Ju 88A/C
Nov 1943 - 24 Mar 1944 Flensburg   Ju 88A/C, He 177A
May 1944 - Aug 1944 Fassberg   He 177A

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Herbert Lorch, 16 Aug 1940 - 5 May 1941
  • Maj Werner Dahlke, 6 May 1941 - 20.7.24
  • Hptm Günther Hoffmann-Loerzer, 1 Aug 1942 - 23 Nov 1942
  • Maj Manfred von Cossart, 24 Nov 1942 - 4 Feb 1944
  • Maj Siegfried von Cramm, 5 Feb 1944 - 31 Aug 1944

Formed 16 Aug 1940 in Munstter-Handorf as Erg.Staffel/KG1. On 10 Apr 1941 increased to Gruppe with:

Stab IV./KG1 new



10./KG1 from Stabsstaffel/KG1
11./KG1 from Erg.Staffel/KG1
12./KG1 from ?./Erg.KGr.5

13./KG1 was formed 6 Dec 1942 in Schaulen.

Disbanded Aug 1944, with 10./KG1 being absorbed by 1./Erg.KGr.177.

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
16 Aug 1940 - 16 Jun 1942 Munstter-Handorf*   He 111H, Ju 88A
17 Jun 1942 - 8 Aug 1942 Stara-Bychow*    
8 Aug 1942 - 23 Aug 1942 Riga-Spilve*    
24 Aug 1942 - Jan 1944 Schaulen*   Ju 88A
Jan 1944 - 31 Aug 1944 Neuburg   Ju 88A, He 177A

* 11./KG1 at Brjansk (25 Apr 1942 - 8 Aug 1942), Riga-Spilve (9 Aug 1942 - 20 Nov 1942), Orscha-Süd (21 Nov 1942 - Dec 1942), Riga-Spilve (Dec 1942 - ?.43) and Kaunen (?.43 - 12 Jul 1943).

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This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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