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Old 17th May 2020, 23:31
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Re: Führer der Jagdkräfte

from the book 'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd':


In November 1940, the former Kommandeur of the III./JG 2, Major Dr. Erich Mix, came to Amsterdam to perform the function of Nachtjagdführer Holland at the Nachtjagd-Division. On 21 November he was also appointed as Führer der Jagdkräfte Holland. He worked from a terraced house on the Reigerstraat in Badhoevedorp (note: located in Noord-Holland province, neighbouring Schiphol). Mix as well as his right hand Oberleutnant Horst Krüger, flew, if it came out of the blue, also operations himself. Mix's territory was limited to the Dutch coastal area and the North Sea, where convoys in particular asked for protection. At the end of 1940 however, a new I. Gruppe was formed within the JG 1, which would eventually be led by Mix. The autonomous Jagdstaffel Holland transformed in December 1940 to the 1. Staffel of this Gruppe. On September 1, 1941 Mix became Gruppenkommandeur of the I./JG 1.


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