which formation unit were still active in may 1945?

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which formation unit were still active in may 1945?

Post by aurelien wolff » 01 Nov 2019 06:35

I know that the JG 101 to 117 were already dissolved in march 1945,so which one were still here in may 1945?

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Re: wich formation unit were still active in may 1945?

Post by Andrew Arthy » 02 Nov 2019 03:01

Hi Aurelien,

A quick check of my sources shows that the following units were still flying (very limited) operations in May 1945:

IV.(Sturm)/J.G. 3
II.(Sturm)/J.G. 4
III./J.G. 4
I./J.G. 26
J.G. 27
IV./J.G. 51
N.S.Gr. 1
N.S.Gr. 8
N.S.Gr. 20

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Andrew A.
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Re: wich formation unit were still active in may 1945?

Post by aurelien wolff » 02 Nov 2019 13:39

formation or operationnal units?

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Re: wich formation unit were still active in may 1945?

Post by Andrew Arthy » 03 Nov 2019 02:22

Hi Aurelien,

These were operational flying units.

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Re: which formation unit were still active in may 1945?

Post by aurelien wolff » 05 Nov 2019 15:02

thanks!

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Re: which formation unit were still active in may 1945?

Post by RandJS » 09 Nov 2019 20:10

Hi,
Andrew A. wrote:
A quick check of my sources shows that the following units were still flying (very limited) operations in May 1945:

IV.(Sturm)/J.G. 3
II.(Sturm)/J.G. 4
III./J.G. 4
I./J.G. 26
J.G. 27
IV./J.G. 51
N.S.Gr. 1
N.S.Gr. 8
N.S.Gr. 20
Can anyone provide the locations of the above units in May, 1945?

Thanks,
Rand

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Re: which formation unit were still active in may 1945?

Post by Andrew Arthy » 10 Nov 2019 03:15

Hi Rand,

Here are airfields that missions were flown from.

IV.(Sturm)/J.G. 3: Rerik
II.(Sturm)/J.G. 4: Redlin
III./J.G. 4: Redlin
I./J.G. 26: Uetersen, later Flensberg
J.G. 27: ?
IV./J.G. 51: Redlin
N.S.Gr. 1: ?
N.S.Gr. 8: Parchim
N.S.Gr. 20: Schleswig

Most of the units transferred to Denmark and northern Germany on 2 May 1945 or soon after.

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Andrew A.
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Re: which formation unit were still active in may 1945?

Post by RandJS » 10 Nov 2019 03:23

Thank you, Andrew A.

Best regards,
Rand

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