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Sturzkampfgeschwader 3
Active 1940–1943
Country Nazi Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Branch Luftwaffe
Type Dive bomber
Role Close air support
Size Air Force Wing
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Sturzkampfgeschwader 3 (StG 3) was a Luftwaffe Dive bomber-wing of World War II. It was formed on 9 July 1940 in Dinard from the Stab/Kampfgeschwader 28 and redesignated to Schlachtgeschwader 3 on 18 October 1943.

Commanding officers

Kommodore

  • Oberst Karl Angerstein, July 1940 – 18 July 1940
  • Oberstleutnant Georg Edert, 27 July 1940 – 1 April 1941
  • Oberstleutnant Karl Christ, 1 April 1941 – 1 September 1941
  • Oberstleutnant Walter Sigel, 1 September 1941 – 1 April 1943
  • Oberst Kurt Kuhlmey, 1 April 1943 – 18 October 1943

Gruppenkommandeure

I./StG 3

  • Major Walter Sigel, 9 July 1940 – 1 March 1942
  • Hauptmann Heinrich Eppen, 1 March 1942 – 4 June 1942
  • Hauptmann Martin Moßdorf, 5 June 1942 – July 1942
  • Major Herbert Spangenberg, July 1942 – 1 December 1942
  • Hauptmann Horst Schiller, 1 December 1942 – 2 June 1943
  • Hauptmann Helmut Naumann, 19 June 1943 – 18 October 1943

II./StG 3

  • Hauptmann Kurt Kuhlmey, 13 January 1942 – July 1942
  • Hauptmann Heinrich Heine, July 1942 – 1 April 1943
  • Hauptmann Hans Neumann, 1 April 1943 – 13 August 1943
  • Hauptmann Theodor Nordmann, 14 August 1943 – 18 October 1943

III./StG 3

  • Hauptmann Kurt Walter, 13 January 1942 – 26 October 1942
  • Major Bernhard Hamester, October 1942 – 17 June 1943
  • Hauptmann Eberhard Jacob, 17 June 1943 – 18 October 1943

See also

Organization of the Luftwaffe during World War II

References


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