Unit Codes of Zerstorer Regiments

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  1. Evgeny Velichko

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    Hope this will be some of use:

    List made by me from original german loss lists.

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    Stab Zerstörergeschwader 1 "Wespe"
    - "S9+__", used from 1.42 to 8.43


    I Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 1 "Wespe"
    - "2N+__", used from 8.39 to 22.6.40;
    - "S9+__", used from 4.1.42 to 9.43.


    II Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 1 "Wespe"
    - "2N+__", used from 8.39 to 22.6.40;
    - "S9+__", used from 4.1.42 to 9.43;
    - "2N+__", used from 1.44 to 7.44 (first two characters 1/4 size).


    Ergänzungs Staffel Zerstörergeschwader 1 "Wespe"
    - "S9+__", used from 4.1.42 to 18.4.42;
    - "1E+*D", used from 6.4.44 to 8.44 (* - Number from 1 to 12);


    10 (Nachtjagd) Staffel Zerstörergeschwader 1 "Wespe"
    - "S9+_U", used from 10.42 to 8.43;


    Panzerjägerstaffel Staffel Zerstörergeschwader 1 "Wespe"
    - "S9+_X", used from 6.43 to 8.43;

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    Stab Zerstörergeschwader 2
    - "3M+__", used from 1.4.40 to 9.40;
    - "2S+__", used from 4.42 to 12.42;


    I Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 2 "Bernburg"
    - "3M+__", used from 1.2.40 to 9.40;
    - "2S+__", used from 4.42 to 8.42;


    II Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 2 "Drachen"
    - "A2+__", used during 6.40 to 9.40 (Gruppe used I Gruppe Staffel markings instead of II Gruppe);
    - "2S+__", used during 3.42 to 9.42;

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    Stab Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel"
    - "U8+__" , used during 11.39 - 3.41;
    - "3U+__" , used during 3.41 - 9.41;
    - "3U+__" , used during 10.43 - 6.44.


    I Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Ringelpietz"
    - "U8+__" , used during 12.39 - 3.41.
    - "3U+__" , used during 3.41 - 4.42;
    - "*+__" , used during 10.43 - 3.44. (* - number, as in Jagdgeschader markins)


    II Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Holzschuh"
    - "U8+__" , used during 10.39 - 7.40.
    - "3U+__" , used during 7.40 - 3.42;


    III Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 26
    - "U8+__" , used during 2.40 - 7.40.
    - "3U+__" , used during 2.40 - 6.44.(in 1944 first two characters 1/4 size).

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    I Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 52
    - "A2+__" , used during 6.1.40 - 6.40.

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    Stab Zerstörergeschwader 76
    - "M8+__" , used during 15.4.40 to 31.7.41;
    - "M8+__" , used during 8.43 to 24.7.44.

    I Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 76
    - "M8+__" , used during 8.39 to 7.9.40;
    - "M8+__" , used during 8.43 to 20.7.44.

    II Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 76
    - "M8+__" , used during 3.40 to 11.41;
    - "M8+__" , used during 5.10.43 to 9.8.44.

    III Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 76
    - "2N+__" , used during 26.6.40 to 24.4.41 (in 1940 Gruppe used II Gruppe Staffel markings instead of III Gruppe);
    - "M8+__" , used during 1.11.43 to 29.1.44.

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    1.(Zerstörer) Staffel Jagdgeschwader 77 "Herz As"
    - "LN+_R" , used during Summer 1941 - 25.01.42

    6.(Zerstörer) Staffel Jagdgeschwader 5 "Eismeer"
    - "LN+_R" , used during 25.01.42 - 16.02.42

    10.(Zerstörer) Staffel Jagdgeschwader 5 "Eismeer"
    - "LN+_R" , used during 16.02.42 - 26.06.42

    13 (Zerstörer) Staffel Jagdgeschwader 5 "Eismeer"
    - "LN+_R" , used during 26.06.42 - 8.43;
    - "1B+_X" , used during 8.43 - 18.07.44.

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    Erprobungsgruppe 210
    - "S9+__", used from 1.7.40 to 24.4.41.

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    Stab Schnellkampfgeschwader 210
    - "S9+__", used from 24.4.41 to 4.1.42.

    I Gruppe Schnellkampfgeschwader 210
    - "S9+__", used from 24.4.41 to 4.1.42.

    II Gruppe Schnellkampfgeschwader 210
    - "S9+__", used from 24.4.41 to 4.1.42.

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    I Gruppe Lehrgeschwader 1 "Wolf"

    - "L1+__", used from 8.39 to 1.10.40.

    V Gruppe Lehrgeschwader 1 "Wolf"
    - "L1+__", used from 11.39 to 1.10.40 (Gruppe used I Gruppe Staffel markings instead of V Gruppe);

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    3. Staffel Identification characters:

    "__+_A" - Geschwader Stab (RLM 24 Dunkelblau)

    "__+_B" - I. Gruppe Stab (RLM 25 Hellgrün)
    "__+_H" - 1. Staffel (RLM 21 Weiss)
    "__+_K" - 2. Staffel (RLM 22 Schwarz or RLM 23 Rot)
    "__+_L" - 3. Staffel (RLM 04 Gelb)

    "__+_C" - II. Gruppe Stab (RLM 25 Hellgrün)
    "__+_M" - 4. Staffel (RLM 21 Weiss)
    "__+_N" - 5. Staffel (RLM 22 Schwarz or RLM 23 Rot)
    "__+_P" - 6. Staffel (RLM 04 Gelb)

    "__+_D" - III. Gruppe Stab (RLM 25 Hellgrün)
    "__+_R" - 7. Staffel (RLM 21 Weiss)
    "__+_S" - 8. Staffel (RLM 22 Schwarz or RLM 23 Rot)
    "__+_T" - 9. Staffel (RLM 04 Gelb)

    "__+_E" - IV. Gruppe Stab (RLM 25 Hellgrün)
    "__+_U" - 10. Staffel (RLM 21 Weiss)
    "__+_V" - 11. Staffel (RLM 22 Schwarz or RLM 23 Rot)
    "__+_W" - 12. Staffel (RLM 04 Gelb)

    "__+_F" - V. Gruppe Stab (RLM 25 Hellgrün)
    "__+_X" - 13. Staffel (RLM 21 Weiss)
    "__+_Y" - 14. Staffel (RLM 22 Schwarz or RLM 23 Rot)
    "__+_Z" - 15. Staffel (RLM 04 Gelb)
     
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    correction(s)

    I./ZG 76 used the code M8 + colored number Januar 44 on Bf 110G-2's.
    this was also used on the A and B variants of the Bf 410 through July 8, 1944 before disbandment.

    II./ZG 76 started to use the M8 + colored number in December of 1943 maybe earlier on their Bf 110G-2's and then as they switched to the Bf 410 A and B the colored numbers were carried over through August of 44 and their dsbandonment.

    I./ZG 26 in December 1943 used the code: 3U + colored number April of 1944 on their Bf 110G-2's. With the intro of the Bf 410A the colored number was removed and the staffel/gruppe code was retained.

    II./ZG 26 started using the code: 3U + colored number in December of 1943 on their Bf 410A-1's until the end of March 1944. then it was used very few times through May of 44 on the B variant; the staffel/gruppe code was retained.

    III./ZG 26 started the 3U + colored number in December of 1943 and kept the Bf 110G-2 not receiving the Bf 410A or B into their ranks. the colored numbers were used till April of 1944 when the staffel/gruppe letters were then retained through the end of May 1944 when the gruppe then was removed from service due to extremely heavy losses in action.

    guys I have been studying all this ZG bomber destroyer/Reich defense since the 1960's............just a little and small input.

    E ~ good show Evengy
     
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