Schlachtgeschwader 3

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Schlachtgeschwader 3
Junkers Ju 87Ds in flight Oct 1943.jpg
Junkers Ju 87D dive bombers of SG 3 over Yugoslavia, October 1943.
Active 1943–1945
Country Nazi Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Branch Luftwaffe
Type Dive bomber
Role Close air support
Size Air Force Wing
Insignia
Identification
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Schlachtgeschwader 3 (SG 3) was a Luftwaffe Dive bomber-wing of World War II. It was formed on 18 October 1943 in Eleusis from the Stab/Sturzkampfgeschwader 3. A special detachment was formed 13 June 1944 to 13 August 1944 referred to as Detachment Kuhlmey. The detachment was built around elements of I./SG 3, I./SG 5, II./JG 54 and NaGr.1

Commanding officers[edit]

Kommodore[edit]

Gruppenkommandeure[edit]

I./SG 3[edit]

  • Hauptmann Helmut Naumann, 18 October 1943 – 1944
  • Hauptmann Hans Töpfer, 1944 – 19 February 1945
  • Hauptmann Heinrich Smikalla, 4 March 1945 – 8 May 1945

II./SG 3[edit]

  • Hauptmann Theodor Nordmann, 18 October 1943 – 18 January 1945
  • Hauptmann Adolf Heimlich, 18 January 1945 – 8 May 1945

III./SG 3[edit]

  • Hauptmann Heinz Hoge, 18 October 1943 – 31 December 1943
  • Hauptmann Heinz Hamester, 31 December 1943 – 15 June 1944
  • Hauptmann Heinz Hoge, 15 June 1944 – 15 October 1944
  • Hauptmann Siegfried Göbel, 15 October 1944 – 25 January 1945
  • Hauptmann Fritz Eyer, 25 January 1945 – 15 February 1945
  • Hauptmann Horst Schnuchel, 15 February 1945 – 6 March 1945
  • Hauptmann Erich Bunge, 6 March 1945 – 25 March 1945
  • Hauptmann Hans Niehuus, 25 March 1945 – 8 May 1945

See also[edit]

Organization of the Luftwaffe during World War II

References[edit]