KGr. z.b.V. 107
Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 107
(Unit Code: ?)
Formation. (Mar 40)
Formed on or about 15 March 1940, probably at Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel, using personnel from KG.z.b.V 2 and aircraft temporarily borrowed from the multi-engine training schools and other units. The Gruppe was intended to be a provisional formation for use in the forthcoming occupation of Denmark and Norway (Operation Weserübung) that commenced on 9 April 1940. Its 4. Staffel, on the other hand, was a Sonderstaffel consisting of 2 Lufthansa Fw 200s, 1 G 38 and 5 Ju 90s pressed into service until the need for these large aircraft had been fulfilled. The Sonderstaffel assembled at Berlin-Tempelhof and then joined the rest of the Gruppe at Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel on 7 April.
Occupation of Denmark and Norway. (Mar 40 - Jul 40)
9 Apr 40: at Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel under X. Fliegerkorps for the commencement of the invasion of Denmark and Norway - transported elements of Inf.Rgt. 324 from there and from Neumünster to Oslo-Fornebu and the next day hauled ammunition to the same airfield as well as other locations in South Norway. Through 11 April the Gruppe reported 1 Ju 52 totaled and 6 damaged at Aalborg (Ålborg), Kristiansand and Stavanger.
12 Apr 40: Ju 90 loaded with 2,500 kg of munitions crashed while taking off from Fp. Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel, 100%, 2 WIA.
13 Apr 40: dropped containers containing weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to ground forces engaged in Norway.
18 Apr 40: 4 Ju 52s severely damaged at Fp. Oslo-Fornebu when struck by a landing He 111 from II./KG 4, 80%, 80%, 80%, 35%.
21 Apr 40: Fw 200 belonging to the Sonderstaffel disintegrated during a local practice flight at Fp. Berlin-Staaken due to reckless flying by the pilot, 100%, pilot Oblt. Alfred Henke + 3 all killed.
May 40: flew air supply operations in support of General Dietl’s mountain troops engaged at Narvik.
25 May 40: Ju 52 destroyed at Fp. Berlin-Staaken when struck by another Ju 52 that was taxiing, 100%.
Jun 40: dropped paratroops over critical points and objectives in North Norway during early June. Following the end of the campaign on 9 June, the Gruppe carried out routine transport assignments for Luftflotte 5 in Norway.
5 Jun 40: Ju 52 crashed at Fp. Oslo-Fornebu while on a courier flight, 85%.
17 Jun 40: all aircraft departed Norway and the Gruppe transferred to Braunschweig.
FpN:Gruppenstab and 1. – 4. Staffel (L 36613)
Hptm. Bernhard Gisevius (c. 15 Mar 40 - 15 Jul 40)
DRECHSEL, Walter, Hptm.d.R.
ECKLEBEN, Heinrich, Oblt. Passenger. KIA.
HAUMANN, Hans, Hptm.
HENKE, Dipl.Ing. Alfred, Oblt.d.R. Killed.
RASCH, Richard, Reg.Insp. Passenger. Killed.
RÖHRS, Rudi, (rank unknown). Pilot. KIA.
SCHACK, Siegfried, Leopold Magnus Johannes Otto Oskar Graf, Oblt.d.R. Pilot. Killed.
© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress, 2022).
(1st Draft 2022)
- K.Kössler/G.Ott-Die großen Dessauer: Junkers Ju 89, Ju 90, Ju 290, Ju 390 – Die Geschichte einer Flugzeugfamilie:125, 127; Jet & Prop magazine, Heft (issue) 5/1992:20.
- NARA WashDC: RG 242/T-971 roll 3.
- BA-MA Freiburg: RL 2 III Meldungen über Flugzeugunfälle…..(Loss Reports – LRs).
- Jet & Prop-op cit.
- C.Shores et al-Fledgling Eagles: The Complete Account of Air Operations During the ‘Phony War’ and Norwegian Campaign, 1940:339; Jet & Prop-op cit.
- Jet & Prop magazine, 3/2002.
- Jet & Prop magazine, 3/2002.
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