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Old 2nd August 2010, 00:53
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Commanders in NJG 2

As promised, here is our interpretation of the NJG 2 commanders data as extracted from our officer career files. One will note that there are gaps and some inconsistencies. We leave these "as is" to facilitate discussion with a hope to resolve some of these. Enjoy!

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Kommodore NJG 2:
Maj. Karl Theodor Hülshoff (DKG) (01.11.41 - 31.12.43).
Maj. Heinrich Alexander Ludwig Peter Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (DKG, RK, EL) (01.01.44 - 21.01.44 KIA).
Maj. Günther Radusch (DKG, RK, EL) (04.02.44 - 11.11.44).
Maj. Paul Semrau (DKG, RK) (12.11.44 - 08.02.45).
Obstlt. Wolfgang Thimmig (DKG) (08.02.45 - 08.05.45).

Staka Stabsstaffel/NJG 2:
Hptm. Andreas Hofmann (31.12.44 - 01.05.45).

Kommandeur I./NJG 2:
Maj. Karl-Heinrich Heyse (11.09.40 - 23/24.11.40 MIA).
Hptm. Karl Theodor Hülshoff (24.11.40 - 01.11.41).
Hptm. Rolf (Rudolf) Jung (01.11.41(01.12.41?) - 01.12.43). - initially acting ?
Hptm. Franz Buschmann (01.12.43 - 01.01.44?) - acting
Hptm. Albert Schulz (DKG) (01.01.44 - 30.01.44 KIA).
Hptm. Wolfgang von Niebelschütz (31.01.44 - 20.02.44). -acting, at least initially
Hptm. Ernst Zechlin (20.02.44 - 12.05.44 WIA).
Hptm. Gerhard Raht (DKG) (13.05.44 - 08.05.45).

Staka 1./NJG 2:
Oblt. Herbert Bönsch (01.10.40 - no later than 01.11.41).
Oblt. Albert Schulz (DKG) (01.11.41 - 01.10.42).
Oblt. Gerhard Böhme (01.05.42 - 10.02.43).
Lt./Oblt. Heinz Rökker (15.12.42 - no later than 05.01.44). - initially acting?
Hptm. Ernst Zechlin (20.02.44 - 12.05.44 WIA).
Oblt. Adolf Kaiser (01.04.44 - 07.44?).
Oblt./Hptm. Gerhard Raht (no earlier than 04.44 - 01.05.44 - no later than 13.05.44).

Staka 2./NJG 2:
Oblt. Hans-Georg Schütze (01.10.40 - 26.06.41).
Oblt. Rolf Jung (26.06.41? - 01.11.41).
Hptm. Heinz Harmstorf (01.11.41 - 22.07.42 KIA).
Hptm. Berthold Ney (23.07.42 - 14.09.43).
Oblt. Heinz Rökker (DKG, RK, EL) (05.01.44 - 08.05.45).

Staka 3./NJG 2:
Hptm. Karl Theodor Hülshoff (11.09.40 - 24.11.40).
Oblt. Ulrich Meyer (23.11.40 - 21.12.40 KIA).
Oblt. Paul Semrau (DKG, RK) (22.12.40 - 20.06.43).
Oblt. Albert Schulz (DKG) (26.02.43 - 09.10.43?).
Hptm. Eduard Jacob (20.06.43 - 16.01.44).
Hptm. Eduard Jakob (? - 22.01.44WIA - ?).
Hptm. Richard Wandelt (22.07.44 - 15.10.44).
Oblt. Hans Breithaupt (16.01.44 - 08.05.45).

Kommandeur II./NJG 2:
Oblt./Hptm. Helmut Lent (RK) (01.11.41 - 01.10.42).
Hptm. Dr. Horst Patuschka (DKG) (23.02.43 - 07.03.43 MIA) - provisional.
Maj. Herbert Sewing (01.04.43 - 12.43). - provisional
Hptm. Heinrich Alexander Ludwig Peter Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (DKG, RK, EL) (02.09.43? (or 12.43?) - 01.01.44). - acting
Hptm. Paul Semrau (DKG, RK) (01.01.44 - 01.11.44).
Hptm. Heinz-Horst Hissbach (01.11.44 - 14.04.45).
Hptm. Franz Brinkhaus (15.04.45 - 08.05.45).

Staka 4./NJG 2:
Oblt. Paul Zimmermann (10.40 - 17.10.40 KIA).
Hptm. Paul Bohn (18.10.40 - 26.06.41 KIA).
Oblt. Hans-Georg Schütze (26.06.41 - 17/18.05.42 KIA).
Hptm. Rolf (Rudolf?) Jung (? 01.42- ?). - acting?
Oblt. Rudolf Schoenert (RK) (05.42 - no later than 10.42).
Hptm. Dr. Horst Patuschka (01.10.42 - 23.02.43).
Hptm. Werner Hüschens (01.04.43 - 20.03.44).
Oblt. Lothar Jarsch (25.04.44 - 08.05.45).

Staka 5./NJG 2:
Oblt. Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weissenfeld (DKG, RK) (01.11.41 - 01.10.42).
Hptm. Heinz-Horst Hissbach (10.02.43 - 01.11.44).

Staka 6./NJG 2:
Oblt. Ludwig Becker (DKG) (01.11.41 - 01.10.42).
Hptm. Heinrich Alexander Ludwig Peter Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (DKG, RK) (01.10.42 - 01.12.42).
Oblt. Franz Brinkhaus (? - 06.44 - ?).

Kommandeur III./NJG 2:
Hptm. Herbert Bönsch (01.07.42 - 01.08.42 KIA).
Hptm. Erich Simon (02.08.42 - 22.08.42).
Hptm. Paul Semrau (DKG, RK) (05.08.43 - 01.01.44).
Hptm. Berthold Ney (01.01.44 - 31.10.44).
Hptm. Heinz Ferger (01.11.44 - 10.04.45).
Hptm. Hans-Hermann Merker (DKG, RK) (11.04.45 - 08.05.45).

Staka 7./NJG 2:
Oblt. Walter Briegleb (10.44 - ?).

Staka 8./NJG 2:
Hptm. Dr. Horst Patuschka (1942 - 01.10.42).
Oblt. Walter Borschers (? - 03.43 - ?) -acting?
Oblt. Friedrich Tober (1943 - 30.01.44 WIA - 1944).
Hptm. Hans-Hermann Merker (12.44 - no later than 04.45).

Staka 9./NJG 2:
Oblt. Heinrich Alexander Ludwig Peter Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (DKG) (01.07.42 - 01.10.42).
Oblt. Walter Erich Fenske (10.41 - no later than 06.43).

Kommandeur IV./NJG 2:
Maj. Horst Bengsch (DKG) (01.08.44 - 01.45).

Staka 10./NJG 2:
Oblt. Sigurd Plösch (01.10.44 - 04.45).

Staka 11./NJG 2:
Oblt. Franz Engin (15.10.44 - ?).

Staka 12./NJG 2:
Oblt. Günter Bach (DKG) (01.10.44 - ?).

Kommandeur V./NJG 2:
Maj. Albert Schreiweis (DKG) (01.12.44 - 29.04.45).

Staka 13./NJG 2:
Oblt. Peter Müller (15.10.44 - no later than 01.12.44). -acting?

Staka 14./NJG 2:
Oblt. Josef Felder (15.10.44 - no later than 20.11.44?). - identity confusion?

Staka 15./NJG 2:
Hptm. Alois Magg (DKG, RK) (01.12.44 - 29.04.45).

Staka Schulstaffel/NJG 2:
Hptm. Andreas Hofmann (07.10.44 - no later than 31.12.44).
Hptm. Heinrich Deppermann (1945 - 01.02.45 KIA).

Erg.St./NJG 2:
Hptm. Albrecht Wolter (06.07.42 - 14.10.43).
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Re: Commanders in NJG 2

thanks Doug and regards

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Re: Commanders in NJG 2

Great work Doug. That is a great resource to have - this thread should definitely be pinned for future reference.
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Re: Commanders in NJG 2

Doug,

Missing as Staffelkapitän of 7./NJG 2 is Hptm Billig.
He was at least Staffelkapitän of 7./NJG 2 during it's period at Volkel airbase in the Netherlands from May 18th till August 15th, 1944.
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Re: Commanders in NJG 2

A glance at our files shows that this chap was not associated with NJG 2 but NJG 3. It could well be that we are missing that part of his career:

BILLIG, Werner.
01.08.39 Oblt., in III./KG 3.
01.04.42 promo to Hptm.
02.03.43 in IV./KG 3 (to 07.05.43).
07.05.43 trf to NJG 101.
09.12.44 Hptm., appt Staka Schulstaffel/NJG 3 (to 30.12.44).
31.12.44 Hptm., appt Staka Stabsstaffel/NJG 3 (to 1945).

Where did you get this NJG 2 information? It would appear to be in conflict with ours which is derived mainly from original documents.

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Re: Commanders in NJG 2

Doug,

This information was given by Nonnenmacher, pilot of 8./NJG 2, in a letter of August 10th, 1978 to mr. Henk Talen with information of 7th and 8th Staffel of NJG 2 during it's time at Volkel in 1944.

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Re: Commanders in NJG 2

Doug

It appears that Jaap's information can be supported by the Claims data (Tony Woods Website).


24.02.44 Hptm. Billig 7./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg. £ 80-100˚ 60-80 km. von FF Puls: 6.000 m. 21.46 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr. 7

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Re: Commanders in NJG 2

Between the above information, the Tony Woods data and the info in Stipdonk and Meyer's Zerstörer und Nachtjagdverbände, Teil 2, we must provisionally conclude that the Billig writeup should now read:

BILLIG, Werner.
01.08.39 Oblt., in III./KG 3.
01.04.42 promo to Hptm.
02.03.43 in IV./KG 3 (to 07.05.43).
07.05.43 trf to NJG 101.
01.09.43 Hptm., appt Staka 7./NJG 2 (to 30.10.44).
09.12.44 Hptm., appt Staka Schulstaffel/NJG 3 (to 30.12.44).
31.12.44 Hptm., appt Staka Stabsstaffel/NJG 3 (to 1945).

And that the Staka of 7./NJG 2 should now read:

Staka 7./NJG 2:
Hptm. Werner Billig (01.09.43 - 30.10.44).
Oblt. Walter Briegleb (10.44 - ?).

There may be more pending changes to the "Commanders of NJG 2" listing but that will have to wait until we have finished digesting some new material.

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Re: Commanders in NJG 2

Larry and Doug,

I can add the following.
According to Bundesarchiv RL 10/575 Geschichte NJG 2 + NJG 3 from Döring:
1.11.1944 III./NJG 2 ist umbenannt worden in die IV./NJG 3.
Staffelkapitän 10./NJG 3 ist Hptm Billig.

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Doug - Jaap and others,

Great information, as always!
Keep up the great work.
thx

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