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, Zerstörergeschwader, 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 1.43.


1. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG6

Formed 9.42 in Creil from 2.FBK-KG77.

Served with I./KG6 (9.42 - 5.45)


2. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG6

Formed 9.42 in Dinard from 1.FBK-KGr106(?).

Served with II./KG6 (9.42 - 5.45)


3. Flughafenbetriebskompanie KG6

Formed 9.42 in Eupatoria from 8.FBK-LG1.

Served with III./KG6 (9.42 - 5.45)


1. Flughafenbetriebskompanie Ergänzung/KG6

Formed 5.42 in Creil from 7.FBK-KG30. On 10.1.43 redesignated 19. Flughafenbetriebskompanie zbV.

Served with Erg/KG6 (5.42 - 1.43)


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