Kampfgeschwader 100

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Kampfgeschwader 100
Active 1941–1944
Country Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Branch Regulation WW II Underwing Balkenkreuz.png Luftwaffe
Type Bomber wing
Size Air Force Wing
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Bernhard Jope
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Geschwaderkennung
of 6N

Kampfgeschwader 100 (KG 100) was a Luftwaffe medium and heavy bomber wing of World War II.

Service history[edit]

Heinkel He 177 A-3/R2 of 2./KG 100, 21 March 1944
Italian battleship Roma exploding on 9 September 1943 after an attack by KG 100.

KG 100 was formed on 29 November 1941 in Chartres by augmenting Kampfgruppe 100. The unit was disbanded on 20 August 1944. KG 100 was specialized on guided anti-ship weapons, which included the Fritz-X guided bomb and the Henschel Hs 293 guided missile.

Geschwaderkommodores[edit]

  • Oberstleutnant Heinz von Holleben, 29 November 1941 – 22 April 1943
  • Major Fritz Auffhammer, 4 May 1943 – 10 September 1943
  • Oberstleutnant Bernhard Jope, 10 September 1943 – 8 August 1944

See also[edit]

German language Wikipedia page on Kampfgeschwader 100

References[edit]

  • Balke, Ulf (1981). Kampfgeschwader 100 "Wiking" – Eine Geschichte aus Kriegstagebüchern, Dokumenten und Berichten 1934 – 1945 (in German). Motorbuchverlag. ISBN 3-87943-772-6.
  • Balke, Ulf (1996). Der Luftkrieg in Europa 1941–1945 (in German). Bechtermünz Verlag. ISBN 3860470787.
  • Dierich, Wolfgang (1995). Die Verbände der Luftwaffe 1935–1945 (in German). Verlag Heinz Nickel. ISBN 3879434379.
  • Griehl, Manfred and Joachim Dressel. Heinkel He 177 - 277 - 274. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-364-0.

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