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Wepps
10-17-2007, 08:54 AM
The following is taken from Christer Bergstrom's "Barbarossa - The Air Battle: July - December 1941", Appendix 1.1, the thread's title name.

Note: all entries marked with [] are my notes.

The associated VVS OOB thread is located here : http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/63110913/m/3811087895

These are the OOB associated with Operation Barbarossa ONLY.

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On 21 June 1941, Reichmarschall Hermann Goring's Luftwaffe comprised a total of 4,389 aircraft. 2,598 combat aircraft (1,939 serviceable) had marched up between the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, ready for the invasion of the Soviet Union: 929 bombers, 793 fighters, 376 dive bombers, 78 Zerstorer, 102 reconnaissance aircraft, 60 ground-attack aircraft, plus 200 fighters and Zerstorer in reserve, and 60 miscellaneous types. These aircraft were tactically divided as follows:

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Luftflotte 1 (Generaloberst Alfred Keller) in East Prussia:

K.Gr.z.b.V 106 - Ju52.
2(F)/Ob.d.L - Do215. At Norkitten.
Westa 1 - miscellaneous. At Jurgenfelde.

Fliegerkorps I (General der Flieger Helmuth Forster)

4., 5/JG 53 Pik As - Bf109F. At Neusiedel.
Stab, 1., II., III./JG 54 Grunherz - Bf109F. HQ: Lindental.
Stab, II., III./KG 1 Hindenburg - Ju88A. HQ: Powunden.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 76 - Ju88A. HQ: Gerdauen.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 77 - Ju88A. HQ: Heiligenbeil.
5.(F)/122. At Jurgenfelde.

Fliegerfuhrer Ostsee (Oberstleutnant Wolfgang von Wild)

K.Gr.806 - Ju88A. At Prowehren.
1.(F)/125 - He59. At Fischhausen.
2, 3.(F)/125 - He114 and Ar95.

Luftgaukommando 1 (Generalleutnant Richard Putzier) (reserve)

Erg.Gr./JG 52 - Bf109E. At Neuhausen.
Erg.Gr./JG 54 - Bf109E. At Neuhausen.

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Luftflotte 2 (Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring) in Poland:

Stab, I., III./JG 53 Pik As - Bf109F. HQ: Krzewica.
IV./KG.z.b.V.1 - Ju52.
Stab, 2.(F)/122 - Ju88A, Bf110, Bf109E. At Warsaw.
Westa 26 - Bf110, Do17Z, He111H. At Warsaw-Bielany.

Fliegerkorps VIII (General der Flieger Wolfram Freiherr von Richtofen)

Stab, II., III./JG 27 - Bf109E. HQ: Subolevo.
II./JG 52 - Bf109E, Bf109F. At Subolevo.
Stab, I., II./ZG 26 Horst Wessel - Bf110. At Suwalki.
II.(S)/LG 2 - Bf109E. At Praschnitz.
10.(S)/LG 2 - Hs123A. At Praschnitz.
Stab, 1., 8., 9./KG 2 Holzhammer - Do17Z. HQ: Arys-Rostken.
III./KG 3 Blitz - Do17Z. At Suwalki.
Stab, II., III./St.G.1 - Ju87B. At Radczki.
Stab, I., III./St.G.2 Immelmann - Ju87B, Ju87R, Bf110. At Praschnitz.
2.(F)/11 - Do17P. At Suwalki.

Fliegerkorps II (General der Flieger Bruno Loerzer)
Stab I., II., III., IV./JG 51 - Bf109F. HQ: Siedlce.
Stab, I., II./SKG 210 - Bf110. HQ: Radzyn.
Stab, I., II./KG 3 Blitz - Do17Z, Ju88A. At Deblin.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 53 Legion Condor - He111H, He111P. HQ: Radom.
Stab, I., II., III./St.G.77 - Ju87B, Bf110. HQ: Biala Podlaska.
1.(F)/122 - Ju88A, Bf110. At Warsaw.

Luftgaukommando II (General der Flieger Hellmuth Bieneck) (reserve)

Erg.Gr./ZG 26 - Bf110. Poznan area.
Erg.Gr./JG 51 - Bf109E. Poznan Area.

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Luftflotte 4 (Generaloberst Alexander Lohr) in Rumania:

K.Gr.z.b.V.50 - Ju52
K.Gr.z.b.V.104 - Ju52
4.(F)/122 - Ju88 [misc], Bf110. At Reichshof.
Westa 76 - He111H, Ju88A, Bf110. At Reichshof.

Fligerkorps V (General der Flieger Robert Ritter von Greim)

Stab, I., II., III./JG 3 - Bf109F. HQ: Hostynne.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 51 Edelweiss - Ju88A. HQ: Krosno.
Stab, I., II./KG 54 Totenkopf - Ju88A. At Lublin-Swidnik.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 55 Greif - He111H, BF110. HQ: Labunie.
4.(F)/121 - Ju88A. At Zamosc.

Fliegerkorps IV (Generalleutnant Kurt Pflugbeil)

Stab, II., III./JG 77 - Bf109E, Bf109F. HQ: Bazau.
I.(J)/LG 2 - Bf109E. At Janca.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 27 Boelcke - He111H. HQ: Focsani-South.
II./KG 4 General Wever - He111H. At Zilistea.
3.(F)/121 - Ju88A, Bf110. At Ramnicul-Sarat.

Deutsche Luftwaffenmission Rumanien (Generalleutnant Hans Spiedel)

Stab/JG 52 - Bf109F. At Bucharest and Mizil.
III./JG 52 - Bf109E, Bf109F. At Mizil and Pipera.

Luftgaukommando XVII (General der Flak Friederich Hirschauer) (reserve)

Erg.Gr./JG 77 - Bf109E. Vienna area.

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Luftflotte 5 (Generaloberst Hans-Jurgen Stumpff) in the Nordic countries:

The Luftwaffe forces in the Nordic countries were grouped into Generaloberst Hans-Jurgen Stumpff's Luftflotte 5, which on 21 June 1941 could muster a total of 240 aircraft. The main units were KG 30, I./KG 26, parts of JG 77, and IV.(St)/LG 1. But only part of this force was brought up against the Soviet Union. These were organized in Fliegerfuhrer Kirkenes under Oberst Andreas Nielsen.
On 21 June 1941, the following units stood at Oberst Nielsen's disposal:

5./KG 30 at Banak (northern Norway) with ten Ju88s [misc]
IV.(St)/LG 1 at Kirkenes (northern Norway), with thirty-six Ju87s [misc]
I./JG 77 at Kirkenes with ten Bf109E and Bf109T
Stab/ZG 76 at Kirkenes with six Bf110s
1.(F)/124 at Kirkenes with three Ju88s [misc]
1.(H)/32 at Kemijarvi and Rovaniemi (northern Finland) with seven Hs126s and three Do17P
1./KuFlGr 406 at Banak with He115s and Do18s.

Also, two He111s and two Ju88s of a weather reconnaissance Schwarm and eleven Ju52s of a Transportstaffel were attached to Fliegerfuhrer Kirkenes.

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Added to the aircraft of the Luftwaffe should be 190 liaison aircraft, 252 aircraft of the army reconnaissance aircraft specially assigned to the Panzer troops. To the German Air Force was added the combined strength of the Rumanian Air Forces - plus small Slovakian, Croatian, Italian and even Spanish aviation units. In 1941, these Air Forces contributed with an additional 980 combat aircraft against the USSR.

Wepps
10-17-2007, 08:54 AM
The following is taken from Christer Bergstrom's "Barbarossa - The Air Battle: July - December 1941", Appendix 1.1, the thread's title name.

Note: all entries marked with [] are my notes.

The associated VVS OOB thread is located here : http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/63110913/m/3811087895

These are the OOB associated with Operation Barbarossa ONLY.

**************************

On 21 June 1941, Reichmarschall Hermann Goring's Luftwaffe comprised a total of 4,389 aircraft. 2,598 combat aircraft (1,939 serviceable) had marched up between the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, ready for the invasion of the Soviet Union: 929 bombers, 793 fighters, 376 dive bombers, 78 Zerstorer, 102 reconnaissance aircraft, 60 ground-attack aircraft, plus 200 fighters and Zerstorer in reserve, and 60 miscellaneous types. These aircraft were tactically divided as follows:

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Luftflotte 1 (Generaloberst Alfred Keller) in East Prussia:

K.Gr.z.b.V 106 - Ju52.
2(F)/Ob.d.L - Do215. At Norkitten.
Westa 1 - miscellaneous. At Jurgenfelde.

Fliegerkorps I (General der Flieger Helmuth Forster)

4., 5/JG 53 Pik As - Bf109F. At Neusiedel.
Stab, 1., II., III./JG 54 Grunherz - Bf109F. HQ: Lindental.
Stab, II., III./KG 1 Hindenburg - Ju88A. HQ: Powunden.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 76 - Ju88A. HQ: Gerdauen.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 77 - Ju88A. HQ: Heiligenbeil.
5.(F)/122. At Jurgenfelde.

Fliegerfuhrer Ostsee (Oberstleutnant Wolfgang von Wild)

K.Gr.806 - Ju88A. At Prowehren.
1.(F)/125 - He59. At Fischhausen.
2, 3.(F)/125 - He114 and Ar95.

Luftgaukommando 1 (Generalleutnant Richard Putzier) (reserve)

Erg.Gr./JG 52 - Bf109E. At Neuhausen.
Erg.Gr./JG 54 - Bf109E. At Neuhausen.

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Luftflotte 2 (Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring) in Poland:

Stab, I., III./JG 53 Pik As - Bf109F. HQ: Krzewica.
IV./KG.z.b.V.1 - Ju52.
Stab, 2.(F)/122 - Ju88A, Bf110, Bf109E. At Warsaw.
Westa 26 - Bf110, Do17Z, He111H. At Warsaw-Bielany.

Fliegerkorps VIII (General der Flieger Wolfram Freiherr von Richtofen)

Stab, II., III./JG 27 - Bf109E. HQ: Subolevo.
II./JG 52 - Bf109E, Bf109F. At Subolevo.
Stab, I., II./ZG 26 Horst Wessel - Bf110. At Suwalki.
II.(S)/LG 2 - Bf109E. At Praschnitz.
10.(S)/LG 2 - Hs123A. At Praschnitz.
Stab, 1., 8., 9./KG 2 Holzhammer - Do17Z. HQ: Arys-Rostken.
III./KG 3 Blitz - Do17Z. At Suwalki.
Stab, II., III./St.G.1 - Ju87B. At Radczki.
Stab, I., III./St.G.2 Immelmann - Ju87B, Ju87R, Bf110. At Praschnitz.
2.(F)/11 - Do17P. At Suwalki.

Fliegerkorps II (General der Flieger Bruno Loerzer)
Stab I., II., III., IV./JG 51 - Bf109F. HQ: Siedlce.
Stab, I., II./SKG 210 - Bf110. HQ: Radzyn.
Stab, I., II./KG 3 Blitz - Do17Z, Ju88A. At Deblin.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 53 Legion Condor - He111H, He111P. HQ: Radom.
Stab, I., II., III./St.G.77 - Ju87B, Bf110. HQ: Biala Podlaska.
1.(F)/122 - Ju88A, Bf110. At Warsaw.

Luftgaukommando II (General der Flieger Hellmuth Bieneck) (reserve)

Erg.Gr./ZG 26 - Bf110. Poznan area.
Erg.Gr./JG 51 - Bf109E. Poznan Area.

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Luftflotte 4 (Generaloberst Alexander Lohr) in Rumania:

K.Gr.z.b.V.50 - Ju52
K.Gr.z.b.V.104 - Ju52
4.(F)/122 - Ju88 [misc], Bf110. At Reichshof.
Westa 76 - He111H, Ju88A, Bf110. At Reichshof.

Fligerkorps V (General der Flieger Robert Ritter von Greim)

Stab, I., II., III./JG 3 - Bf109F. HQ: Hostynne.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 51 Edelweiss - Ju88A. HQ: Krosno.
Stab, I., II./KG 54 Totenkopf - Ju88A. At Lublin-Swidnik.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 55 Greif - He111H, BF110. HQ: Labunie.
4.(F)/121 - Ju88A. At Zamosc.

Fliegerkorps IV (Generalleutnant Kurt Pflugbeil)

Stab, II., III./JG 77 - Bf109E, Bf109F. HQ: Bazau.
I.(J)/LG 2 - Bf109E. At Janca.
Stab, I., II., III./KG 27 Boelcke - He111H. HQ: Focsani-South.
II./KG 4 General Wever - He111H. At Zilistea.
3.(F)/121 - Ju88A, Bf110. At Ramnicul-Sarat.

Deutsche Luftwaffenmission Rumanien (Generalleutnant Hans Spiedel)

Stab/JG 52 - Bf109F. At Bucharest and Mizil.
III./JG 52 - Bf109E, Bf109F. At Mizil and Pipera.

Luftgaukommando XVII (General der Flak Friederich Hirschauer) (reserve)

Erg.Gr./JG 77 - Bf109E. Vienna area.

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Luftflotte 5 (Generaloberst Hans-Jurgen Stumpff) in the Nordic countries:

The Luftwaffe forces in the Nordic countries were grouped into Generaloberst Hans-Jurgen Stumpff's Luftflotte 5, which on 21 June 1941 could muster a total of 240 aircraft. The main units were KG 30, I./KG 26, parts of JG 77, and IV.(St)/LG 1. But only part of this force was brought up against the Soviet Union. These were organized in Fliegerfuhrer Kirkenes under Oberst Andreas Nielsen.
On 21 June 1941, the following units stood at Oberst Nielsen's disposal:

5./KG 30 at Banak (northern Norway) with ten Ju88s [misc]
IV.(St)/LG 1 at Kirkenes (northern Norway), with thirty-six Ju87s [misc]
I./JG 77 at Kirkenes with ten Bf109E and Bf109T
Stab/ZG 76 at Kirkenes with six Bf110s
1.(F)/124 at Kirkenes with three Ju88s [misc]
1.(H)/32 at Kemijarvi and Rovaniemi (northern Finland) with seven Hs126s and three Do17P
1./KuFlGr 406 at Banak with He115s and Do18s.

Also, two He111s and two Ju88s of a weather reconnaissance Schwarm and eleven Ju52s of a Transportstaffel were attached to Fliegerfuhrer Kirkenes.

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Added to the aircraft of the Luftwaffe should be 190 liaison aircraft, 252 aircraft of the army reconnaissance aircraft specially assigned to the Panzer troops. To the German Air Force was added the combined strength of the Rumanian Air Forces - plus small Slovakian, Croatian, Italian and even Spanish aviation units. In 1941, these Air Forces contributed with an additional 980 combat aircraft against the USSR.

Wepps
10-17-2007, 09:32 AM
I've excluded Heeresaufklarer from the data under OOB Luftwaffe as I doubt it would apply to 'Sturmovik'.

Please feel free to check the data for errors, some may be mine or some Bergstrom's, but I will make the appropriate changes.