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Old 5th July 2008, 06:40
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Cool I,II & III/KG30 Location December 1942 ?

Dear everyone,

I would like to find out where I,II & III/KG30 were located (airfields/towns) in December 1942. I know that at least one and possibly all three were located in the mediterranean but whereabouts exactly ?

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Old 5th July 2008, 09:36
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Re: I,II & III/KG30 Location December 1942 ?

Status of KG 30 in Dec 1942:

Stab/K.G. 30

At Comiso /Sicily; raided Bône /Algeria (14 December 1942); had no more than 1 a/c (1 January 1943).
Kommodore: Obstlt. Erich Bloedorn

I./K.G. 30

2. Staffel at Petsamo (11 December 1942); 1. Staffel at Kemi, 2. Staffel at Kemijärvi, 3. Staffel Nautsi as forward bases (winter 1942-43); attacked Murmansk (27, 28 December 1942); reported having 32× Ju 88 A-4 (1 January 1943).
Kommandeur: Oberst i.G. Alarich Hofmann (MIA 27 December 1942)


II./K.G. 30

At Comiso /Sicily; likely raided Bône (14 December); action vic east of Delimara (21 December); lost a Ju 88 off Algeria (26 December 1942); reported having 23× Ju 88 (1 January 1943).
Kommandeur: Hptm. Erich Stoffregen

III./K.G. 30 (2nd formation)

At Comiso/ Sicily but sometimes used Elmas/ Sardinia for forward staging; lost a/c vic Bône (6 December); raided Bône harbor (12 December); Algiers harbor (26 December 1942); reported having 18× Ju 88 A (1 January 1943).
Kommandeur: Major Werner Baumbach

IV./K.G. 30

At Aalborg-West/Denmark; Reported having 22× Ju 88 A-4, 32× Ju 88 A-5, 1× Ju 87 D-1 (1 January 1943).
Kommandeur: Hptm. Gerhard Molkentin


This is basically excerpted from our book.
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Old 6th July 2008, 05:24
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Cool Re: I,II & III/KG30 Location December 1942 ?

Dear Doug,

Thank you for a very comprehensive response.

Out of interest, what is your book called ?

Andre
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Re: I,II & III/KG30 Location December 1942 ?

Our book is called:

"Bomber Units of the Luftwaffe 1935-1945 - A Reference Source" by
Henry L. deZeng IV and Douglas G. Stankey in two volumes.

It give brief histories of each unit from KGs 1 through 753, as well as LG 1 and 2, plus a number of odd units.
For a comprehensive review.description see:
http://sonic.net/~bstone/archives/080330.shtml


We have just signed the contract for our next book :
Ground Attack Units of the Luftwaffe 1935-1945 - A Reference Source" which covers all the stuka and schlacht units in two volumes.


Hopefully we will be allowed to do volumes on a number of unit types.
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Old 7th July 2008, 12:40
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Cool Re: I,II & III/KG30 Location December 1942 ?

Many thanks Doug, Larry has helped me in the past - small world !

I'll see about getting a copy as it will be useful.

Andre
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