Anti-aircraft missile group 22 - Flugabwehrraketengruppe 22
The anti-aircraft missile group 22 (FlaRakGrp 22) at Penzing Air Base was an anti-aircraft missile group of the German Air Force from 1960 to 1988 . It was subordinate to the anti-aircraft missile squadron 5 in Manching. The last four combat squadrons operated the ground-based long-range anti-aircraft missile system MIM-104 Patriot , which can be used to defend against aircraft , cruise missiles and tactical medium-range ballistic missiles .
Anti-aircraft missile battalion 22
On April 1, 1960, the anti-aircraft missile battalion 22 was set up in Wahn ( air base ) . At the same time the II./FlaVsuRgt, 5th Bttr Wahn / Rhld. - Advance personnel FlaRakBtl 22 - dissolved. On December 20, 1960, the association moved the 2nd and 3rd batteries to the camp-Stegskopf position ( Daaden military training area ) and was placed under the 13th anti-aircraft regiment. In October 1967 the supply battery is installed. From 1968 the battalion is subordinated to the anti-aircraft missile regiment 2 . On February 19, 1969, the company moved to the newly built Siegerland barracks in Burbach (Lipper-Höhe), equipped with the anti-aircraft weapons system that can be equipped with nuclear weaponsMIM-14 Nike Hercules . On September 30, 1988, the anti-aircraft missile battalion 22 in Burbach was disbanded.
Dislocation of the batteries of the FlaRakBtl 22:
- Staff in Cologne-Wahn, from 1969 in Burbach
- 1st battery in the Nike firing position Oedingen (from August 1962)
- 2nd battery with position Lager-Stegskopf ( Daaden military training area )
- 3rd battery with position in Nutscheid near Waldbröl (from May 1963)
- 4th battery with position near Marienheide (from June 1963)
- Commanders of the FlaRakBtl 22
|1960–1962||Lieutenant Colonel Frank Otto|
|1962–1966||Lieutenant Colonel Georg Overkamp|
|1966–1968||Lieutenant Colonel Horst Heyder|
|1968–1971||Lieutenant Colonel Karl August Klaus|
|1971–1972||Lieutenant Colonel Ullrich Nickel|
|1974–1978||Lieutenant Colonel Erik von Lüder|
|1978–1980||Oberstleutnant Peter Lahl|
|1980–1985||Lieutenant Colonel Hans-Jochen Lüdeke|
|1985–1987||Lieutenant Colonel Erich Kiesenbauer|
|1987–1988||Lieutenant Colonel Lutz Thrush|
Anti-aircraft missile squadron 22 and anti-aircraft missile group 22
The anti-aircraft missile squadron 22, which was newly established on October 1, 1988, emerges from the anti-aircraft missile battalion 22 and is subordinate to anti-aircraft missile command 4 . From October 1989 Penzing becomes the new location of FlaRakG 22 and the subordination to the anti-aircraft rocket command 6 (renamed in 1993 to anti-aircraft rocket squadron 6).
The anti-aircraft missile group 22 were subordinate to six squadrons , four of which operated the ground-based long-range anti-aircraft missile system MIM-104 Patriot. Furthermore, a staff relay and a supply relay were subordinate to the group. In addition, the association had peace training dual positions (FADS) Lechfeld Nord and Dornstetten , where the parts of the combat squadrons performed their daily duty.
In April 1991, the anti-aircraft missile squadron 22 received the first takeover of the MIM-104 Patriot weapon system . On January 1, 1993, the association was renamed the anti-aircraft missile group 22 (FlaRakGrp 22).
The 6th season in Kaufbeuren was dissolved on June 30, 2002. On July 1, 2002, the subordination took place from the dissolved Air Defense Missile Squadron 6 in Lenggries to Air Defense Missile Squadron 5 in Erding . Since January 1, 2003, the anti-aircraft missile group 22 belongs to the Association of High Readiness Forces . The 5th season in Kaufbeuren was dissolved on June 30, 2004 and the location there was given up.
At the beginning of 2005, the conversion of all Patriot weapon systems to the latest configuration status Config 3 was completed. In the period from June 20 to July 1, 2005, the first operational review (OPEVAL) of a Patriot Config 3 unit by NATO took place, including the NATO Response Force certification.
The FlaRakG 22 was deployed as follows:
- Staff relay in Penzing
- Supply relay in Penzing
- 1st season in Penzing
- 2nd season in Penzing
- 3rd season in Kleinaitingen near Lechfeld ( Ulrich barracks )
- 4th season in Kleinaitingen near Lechfeld (Ulrich barracks)
- 5th season in Kaufbeuren (previously Saarburg barracks )
- 6th season in Kaufbeuren
- Commanders of FlaRakG 22 and FlaRakGrp 22
|1988–1989||Colonel Lutz Thrush|
|1989–1992||Colonel Hillrich von der Felsen|
|1992–1993||Lieutenant Colonel Gerd Lachmann|
|1993–1996||Lieutenant Colonel Jürgen Lorenz|
|1996–1999||Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Habersetzer|
|1999–2002||Lieutenant Colonel Gernot Kopf|
|2002–2003||Lieutenant Colonel Hubertus Olschowy|
|2003–2005||Lieutenant Colonel Jörg Apel|
|2005–2008||Lieutenant Colonel Ingo Kresser|
|2008–2010||Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Bergmann|
|2010–2012||Lieutenant Colonel Stephan Pillmeier|
- Wilhelm von Spreckelsen, Wolf-Jochen Vesper: Blazing Skies: The history of the air defense missile troops of the Air Force. Isensee Verlag, Oldenburg. ISBN 3-89995-054-2
- The Bundeswehr packs up. www.donaukurier.de, January 31, 2013, accessed on March 14, 2013 .
- FlaRakGrp 22 on luftwaffe.de