Hildesheim Airdrome

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Hildesheim Airdrome

Post by Jacky Kingsley » 11 Oct 2005 20:07

Hi

How important was Hildesheim Airdrome? I have done a search and discovered that German kamikaze pilots were trained there. Was it a training base before the war? At the end of the war when the place was in American hands my father found the hanger and tried to remove the clock from what he called a fighter but it was attached to the battery so he never had his trophy, I expect they all had that type of clock but can anyone tell me what planes flew from Hildesheim.

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Jacky

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Post by Larry D. » 11 Oct 2005 23:55

Fliegerhorst Hildesheim

It would be a truly exhaustive and time-consuming job to try and construct a comprehensive list of all units and aircraft that were based at this airfield from 1935-45. So all I can say is that it was the location of the Aufklärungsfliegerschule (Reconnaissance School), a Blindflugschule (Instrument Flight School), glider training, glider-towing units, transport units, many transient units, etc. It was one of the busiest airfields in wartime Germany and I very much doubt if there were any German aircraft types that weren't there at one time or another.

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Post by Jacky Kingsley » 12 Oct 2005 11:20

Hi

Thank you Larry. Your answer was very helpful as I had never heard of it apart from the Americans repatriating POWs from there.

Jacky

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Re: Hildesheim Airdrome

Post by tigre » 04 Nov 2022 17:55

Hello to all :D; a little complement, just in case.......................

Fliegerhorst Hildesheim.

from 1926 as a civil landing ground. Taken over by the Luftwaffe in 1933 and developed into an airfield with operations commencing 1 July 1934. Officiall designated a Luftwaffe Fliegerhorstkommandantur in 1935.

Operational Units: 17./KGr.z.b.V 5 (Oct 39 – Jul 40); LuftlandeSturm-Rgt. 1 (Nov 39 – Feb 42); III./St.G. 2 (c. Jan-Feb 40); Stab/LLG 1 (Jul 40 – Jan 43, Apr-Jun 43); I./LLG 1 (Jul 40 – Jun 42, Sep 42 – Jan 43, Apr-May 43); Luftbildstaffel 1 (Apr 41 – Dec 44); Schleppschwarm Afrika (Sep 41); KGr. z.b.V. 400 (Dec 41); 1. (Go)/Lw.-Kdo. Don (Apr-Aug 42); 2., 3., 6., 7., 8., 9., 10. Staffel DFS 230 d.Lw. (Apr-Jul/Aug 42); Stab/Verbindungskdo. (S) 1 (May 42); Stab/Verb.Kdo. (S) 2 (May-Jun 42); Stab/Verb.Kdo. (S) 4 (May 42); Verbindungskdo. (S) V (May-Jun 42); I./KG z.b.V. 1 (Sep-Oct 42, Apr 43); III./LLG 1 (Mar-Apr 43); Stab/KG z.b.V. 1 (Apr 43); 17./LLG 1 (Apr-Jun 43); Stab/TG 1 (May 43); I./TG 1 (May 43); II./ZG 26 (Oct 43 – Feb 44); parts of II./ZG 76 (Feb-Mar 44); II./KG 200 (c. Feb-Jun 44); I./KG 200 (Feb-Apr 45).

School Units: Aufklärungsschule Hildesheim (Jul 34 – Oct 39); Fliegerbildschule Hildesheim (Oct 35 – Apr 45); II./JG 107 (Oct 44 – Jan 45); 6., 7. and 8./JG 105 (Jan – Mar 45).

Sources: http://ww2.dk/Airfields%20-%20Germany%20[1937%20Borders].pdf
https://www.mil-airfields.de/germany/hi ... field.html

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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