Erprobungsstaffel d.Lw. 188
FpN Nr. 54068
Mission - To operationally evaluate the Ju 188 and to conduct conversion training for KG 6 crews.
1 Mar 1943 - Ordered formed at Rechlin
Jul 1943 - at the end of the month moved to Chievres/Belgium to begin converting crews from I./KG 6 to the Ju 188E-1.
Sep 1943 – towards the end of the month moved to Brussels-Melsbroek to carry out conversion training for crews from III./KG 6.
21 Oct 1943 – on or around this date it was ordered renamed 4./KG 66 at Avord.
11 Nov 1943 - Luftflotte 3 reported some losses for Erprobungsstaffel d.Lw. 188. Luftflotte 3 reported that 3 Ju 188E-1s belonging to Erprobungsstaffel d.Lw. 188 were shot down by fighters near Amiens at a cost of 5 killed and 5 wounded. Another 5 crew members survived uninjured.
AKA - Erprobungsstaffel/KG 6
Steve W - Posts to TOCH April 2004
Ramsey, Winston G. - The Blitz Then and Now v3 P297, 300 and 314.