Document-49.    


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Fighter Command Order of Battle
September 15th 1940

11 Group / Air Vice Marshal Keith Park / Uxbridge Middlesex
SECTOR
SQN
AIRCRAFT
BASE
COMMANDER
Biggin Hill 72 Spitfire Biggin Hill S/L A.R.Collins
 . 92 Spitfire Biggin Hill S/L F.J.Sanders
  . 66  Spitfire Gravesend S/L R.H.A.Leigh
 . 141 Defiant Biggin Hill S/L W.A.Richardson
North Weald 249 Hurricane North Weald S/L J.Grandy
 . 46 Hurricane Stapleford S/L J.R.MacLachlan
 . 23 Blenheim North Weald S/L G.F.W.Heycock
 . 23 half Beaufighter North Weald S/L G.F.W.Heycock
Kenley 253 Hurricane Kenley S/L E.R.Bitmead
 . 501 Hurricane Kenley S/L H.A.V.Hogan
 . 605 Hurricane Croydon S/L W.M.Churchill
Hornchurch 603 Spitfire Hornchurch S/L G.L.Denholm
 . 41 Spitfire Hornchurch S/L R.C.Lister
 . 222 Spitfire Hornchurch S/L L.H.Hill
 . 600 Blenheim/Beaufighter Hornchurch S/L H.L.Maxwell
Tangmere 213 Hurricane Tangmere S/L D.S.Wilson-McDonald
 . 607 Hurricane Tangmere S/L J.A.Vick
 . 602 Spitfire Westhampnett S/L A.V.R.Johnstone
 . 23 half Blenhein/Beaufighter Ford S/L G.F.W.Heycock
Debden 17 Hurricane Debden S/L A.G.Miller
 . 73 Hurricane Debden S/L M.L.Beytagh
  257 Hurricane Martlesham S/L R.Stanford-Tuck
  25 half Blenheim Martlesham S/L W.W.Loxton
Northolt 1 RCAF Hurricane Northolt S/L E.A.McNab
 . 229 Hurricane Northolt S/L H.J.Maguire
. 303* Hurricane Northolt S/L R.Kellett 
  264 Defiant Northolt S/L G.D.Garvin
  504 Hurricane Hendon S/L J.Sample
* 303 Squadron was the famous and very successful Polish squadron
 
10 Group / Air Vice Marshal Sir Christopher Brand / Box, Wiltshire
 SECTOR
SQN 
AIRCRAFT 
BASE
COMMANDER 
Filton 79 Hurricane Pembury S/L J.H.Heyworth
Middle Wallop 238 Hurricane Middle Wallop S/L H.Fenton
 . 609 Spitfire Warmwell S/L H.Darley
 . 604 Blenheim/Beaufighter Middle Wallop S/L M.Anderson
 . 152 Spitfire Warmwell S/L P.Devitt
  56 Hurricane Boscome Down S/L H.M.Pinfold
  23 half Blenheim Middle Wallop S/L G.F.W.Heycock
St Eval 234 Spitfire St Eval S/L M.V.Blake
 . 247 Gladiator Roborough F/L H.A.Chater
Exeter 87 Hurricane Exeter/Bilbury S/L R.S.Mills
  601 Hurricane Filton S/L Sir Archibald Hope

 
12 Group / Air Vice Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory / Watnall, Nottinghamshire
SECTOR
SQN
AIRCRAFT
BASE
COMMANDER
Duxford 242 Hurricane Duxford S/L D.Bader
 . 302 Hurricane Duxford S/L W.A.J.Satchell-S/L M.Mumler
  310 Hurricane Duxford S/L G.D.M.Blackwood-S/L A.Hess
  19 Spitfire Fowlmere S/L B.J.E Lane
Coltishall 74 Spifire Wittering S/L A.G (Sailor) Malan
Kirton-in-Lindsay 616 Spitfire Kirton S/L W.Burton
 . 264 half Defiant Kirton S/L G.D.Garvin
Digby 151 Hurricane Digby Not known at this stage
 . 611 Spitfire Digby S/L J.McCoomb
 . 29 Blenheim/Beaufighter Digby S/L S.Widdows
Wittering 1 Hurricane Wittering S/L D.A.Pemberton
 . 266 Spitfire Wittering None. S/L P.Jamison 17-9-40
Church Fenton 85 Hurricane Church Fenton S/L P.W.Townsend
 . 306* Hurricane Church Fenton Not known at this stage
 . 64 Spitfire Leconfield S/L D.McDonnell
* 306 Squadron flew only one squadron that was operational.
 
13 Group / Air Vice Marshal Richard Saul / Newcastle, Northumberland
SECTOR
SQN
AIRCRAFT
BASE
COMMANDER
Catterick 54 Spitfire Catterick F/L F.P.L.Dunworth
 . 219 half Blenheim/Beaufighter Catterick S/L J.H.Little
Usworth 43 Hurricane Usworth None. S/L T.Dalton from 16-9-40
 . 32 Hurricane Acklington S/L M.N.Crossley
 . 610 Spitfire Acklington S/L J.Ellis
  219 half Blenheim Acklington S/L J.H.Little
Turnhouse 3 Hurricane Turnhouse S/L S.F.Godden
 . 65 Spitfire Turnhouse S/L A.L.Holland
 . 141 Defiant Turnhouse S/L W.A.Richardson
  111  Hurricane Drem S/L J.M.Thompson
  263 Hurricane/Whirlwind Drem S/L T.P.Pugh
Dyce 145 Hurricane Dyce/Montrose S/L J.R.A.Peel
Wick 232 Hurricane Sumburgh F/L M.M.Stephens
Aldergrove 245 Hurricane Aldergrove S/L E.W.Whitley
*This squadron later converted over to Whirlwind aircraft.



BOBHSOC

The Luftwaffe Order of Battle at 7th September 1940


LUFTFLOTTE 2
based in France north of the Seine, Belgium and Holland
Messerschmitt Bf 109 single engined fighter
GRUPPE
AIRCRAFT
AVAILABLE
BASE
1/JG 3 Bf 109E 14 Pas de Calais
11/JG 3 Bf 109E 21 Pas de Calais
111/JG 3 Bf 109E 23 Pas de Calais
1/JG 26 Bf 109E 20 Pas de Calais
Stab JG 1 Bf 109E 3 Pas de Calais
Stab JG 3 Bf 109E 3 Pas de Calais
Stab JG 26 Bf 109E 3 Pas de Calais
11/JG 26 Bf 109E 28 Northern France
111/JG 26 Bf 109E 26 Northern France
Stab JG 27 Bf 109E 4 Etaples
1/JG 27 Bf 109E 27 Etaples
11/JG 27 Bf 109E 33 Montreuil
111/JG 27 Bf 109E 27 Sempy
Stab JG 51 Bf 109E 4 St Omer
1/JG 51 Bf 109E 33 St Omer
11/JG 51 Bf 109E 13 St Omer
111/JG 51 Bf 109E 31 Pas de Calais
1/JG 52 Bf 109E 17 Laon/Couvron
Stab JG 52 Bf 109E 1 Laon/Couvron
11/JG 52 Bf 109E 23 Pas de Calais
111/JG 52 Bf 109E 16 Pas de Calais
Stab JG 54 Bf 109E 2 Northern France
1/JG 54 Bf 109E 23 Southern Holland
11/JG 54 Bf 109E 27 Southern Holland
111/JG 54 Bf 109E 23 Southern Holland
1/JG 77 Bf 109E 40 Northern France
Messerschmitt Bf 110 twin engined fighters
GRUPPE
AIRCRAFT
AVAILABLE
BASE
Stab ZG 2 Bf 110 N/A Not Known
1/Zg 2 Bf 110 10 Amiens and Caen
11/ZG 2 Bf 110 10 Guyancourt/Caudran
Stab ZG 26 Bf 110 3 Not Known
1/ZG 26 Bf 110 14 Abbeville
11/ZG 26 Bf 110 17 Crecy-en-Ponthieu
111/ZG 26 Bf 110 17 Barley and Arques
V(Z)LG 1 Bf 110 19 Ligescourt
Erprobungsgruppe 210 Bf 110
Bf 109E
17 Denain
Long Range Reconnaissance Aircraft
GRUPPE
AIRCRAFT
AVAILABLE
BASE
1(F)/ 22 Do 17 and Bf 110 9 Lille
1(F)/ 122 Ju 88 3 Holland
2(F)/ 122 Ju 88 and He 111 9 Brussels/Melsbruek
3(F)/ 122 Ju 88 and He 111 10 Einhoven
4(F)/ 122 Ju 88
He 111
Bf 110
9 Brussels
5(F)/ 122 Ju 88 and He 111 11 Haute-Fontaine
Luftwaffe Bomber Units
GRUPPE/AIRCRAFT
BASE
I/KG 1 He111 Montdidier
II/KG 1 He 111 Montdidier
III/KG 1 He 111 Rosieres-en-Santerre
I/KG 2 Do 17 Epinoy
II/KG 2 Do 17 Arras
III/KG 2 Do 17 Cambrai
I/KG 3 Do 17 Le Culot
II/KG 3 Do 17 Antwerp/Deurne
III/KG 3 Do 17 St Truiden
I/KG 4 He 111 Soesterberg
II/KG 4 He 111 Eindhoven
III/KG 4 Ju 88 Amsterdam/Schipol
I/KG 53 He 111 Lille
II/KG 53 He 111 Lille
III/KG 53 He111 Lille
I/KG 76 Do 17 Beauvais
II/KG 76 Ju 88 Creil
III/KG 76 Cormeilles-en-Vexin


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