The Zerstörergeschwader 76 was redesignated Stab / Jagdfliegerführer Norwegen in July 1941 and was reformed in August 1943.
It was redesignated Stab / Jagdgeschwader 76 in July 1944.

The Sonderkommando Junck was formed from 4./Kampfgeschwader 4, 4./Zerstörergeschwader 76 and some transport aircraft. It was used in Iraq in support of the Iraqi rebels against the British forces in May 1941. The aircraft were repainted in Iraqi markings and flew missions out of Mosul, mainly ground-attack, for a few weeks and by the end of May the pilots were withdrawn.

Commanders

Generalmajor Walter Grabmann (15 Apr 1940 - 31 July 1941)
[Reformed]
Oberstleutnant Theodor Rossiwall (? Aug 1943 - 24 Jan 1944)
Oberstleutnant Robert Kowalewski (24 Jan 1944 - 24 July 1944)

Helmut Lent's Bf110C ran out of fuel and was forced to land at Oslo/Fornebu airfield on 9 April 1940, he landed hard and was unable to stop before reaching the garden of the Theodorsen couple
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A Messerschmitt Me110 of ZG76 in May 1940
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Sources used

Research by Gareth Collins
John J. Vasco - Zerstörer: Luftwaffe fighter bombers and destoryers Vol 2 1941-1945

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