Sturzkampfgeschwader 165

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Sturzkampfgeschwader 165

Postby Darren J. Whiteside » 05 Jun 2004 16:12

Hi,

What can anyone tell me of Luftwaffe Sturzkampfgeschwader 165? All indications were that it was only a pre-war unit. What was it's primary mission, and what were the airplane types used? Any and all information will be highly welcomed.

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Darren

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Re: Sturzkampfgeschwader 165

Postby brustcan » 28 Jun 2004 03:38

Darren J. Whiteside wrote:Hi,

What can anyone tell me of Luftwaffe Sturzkampfgeschwader 165? All indications were that it was only a pre-war unit. What was it's primary mission, and what were the airplane types used? Any and all information will be highly welcomed.

regards,

Darren


Hello... In April of 1934 the Luftwaffe used one squadron of Henschel-123's to test "dive bombing". One year later this unit was expanded into a Stuka wing, called Gruppe Schwerin, and on April 1935 it became Immelmann Gruppe. The II/StG165 Immelmann used the Henschel-123A-1
When production of the Junkers-87 started Goering wanted six Stukagruppen, of which four were to be equipped with the New Ju-87. The four units were: I and II/StG162(which became StG123), I/StG262(later
I/StG2), and III/StG165(later III/StG51). Each group had 39 planes, three squadrons of 12, and three aricraft for the wing commander & staff. This was to give the Luftwaffe a first-line gruppe strength of 156 Ju-87's. Cheers brustcan

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Postby Darren J. Whiteside » 28 Jun 2004 22:00

Hi Brustcan,

Thank you very much for the indepth information on StG165. It will help greatly with my studies.

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Darren

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Re: Sturzkampfgeschwader 165

Postby tigre » 03 Sep 2017 12:37

Hello to all :D; a little complement...........................................

Sturzkampfgeschwader 165 - Short History.

The story of the StG 165 began in Kitzingen on April 1, 1936, with the formation of the 1st Group (I. Gruppe / StG 165). The Group consisted of three staffeln, equipped with Heinkel He 51, Arado Ar 65, and finally Henschel Hs 123. On April 1, 1937, a Geschwader Staff was organized in Kitzingen. At the same time in Schweinfurt was established a II. Group and in Fürstenfeldbruck a III. Group. On May 1, 1939, it was renamed as StG 77. The III. Group became the III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 51.

Geschwaderkommodoren:

Obstlt Eberhard Baier, 1 Oct 1937 - 1 Nov 1938
Maj Günther Schwartzkopff, 1 Nov 1938 - 1 May 1939

I./ StG 165:

Maj Werner Junck, 1 Apr 1936 - 1 Oct 1936
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Maj Oskar Dinort, 1 Sep 1937 - 31 Jan 1939
Hptm Friedrich-Karl Freiherr von Dalwigk zu Lichtenfels, 1 Feb 1939 - 1 May 1939

II./ StG 165:

?
Hptm Graf Clemens von Schönborn-Wiesentheid, Sep 1937 - 1 May 1939

III./ StG 165:

Hptm Anton Keil, 1 Apr 1937 - 1 May 1939

Sources: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... G165-R.htm
https://www.asisbiz.com/Luftwaffe/stg165.html
http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Ju-87B/Junke ... 938-02.jpg

Interesting indeed is that the sources claim that the planes used were He 51, Ar 65, Hs 123 and Ju 87B ..... but the photo states that these Ju-87A belonged to the 2./StG 165 (or II. / StG 165 ??) ..............................Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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