5./JG 2 Richthofen

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5./JG 2 Richthofen

Post by Schuddie » 13 Nov 2019 06:59

Hi,
I recently bought an old cigarette case which bears the following engraving: "Unserem Staffelkapitän zum 29. Geburtstag. 5. JG 'Richthofen' Nr. 2"
Who could help me to identify this squadron cdr.? 29 years was pretty old for the job...
Many thanks in advance & kind regards
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Re: 5./JG 2 Richthofen

Post by Larry D. » 13 Nov 2019 14:47

When? There were probably 20 to 30 of them over the course of the Geschwader's existence.

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Re: 5./JG 2 Richthofen

Post by Schuddie » 13 Nov 2019 15:42

Hi, I would estimate 8 - 10 during the five years of war, similar to the number of Group Commanders and Geschwader Kommodores. And I checked some KC recipients from JG 2, they were mostly much younger than 29 years during the war - or didn't reach that age...

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Re: 5./JG 2 Richthofen

Post by hucks216 » 13 Nov 2019 16:26

Here is the WASt list for 5./JG-2:
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Re: 5./JG 2 Richthofen

Post by Larry D. » 13 Nov 2019 20:00

What about author Eric Mombeek's recent multi-volume unit history of JG 2? Surely this would have a list of Stellungsbesetzungen that would identify each and every Staka of 5. Staffel?

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Re: 5./JG 2 Richthofen

Post by Schuddie » 13 Nov 2019 21:17

Many thanks for the hint.

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