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Old 27th July 2018, 16:49
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ZG76 in SdKdo Junck

Is there a list of the ZG76 pilots who went to Iraq as part of this force?
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Old 27th July 2018, 19:41
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Re: ZG76 in SdKdo Junck

Dear Peter

My late friend Martin Drewes was one of the members of Sonderkommand Junck and also a former pilot of ZG 76 (and later Gruppenkommandeur of III NGJ 1).

He wrote a nice biography (soft style) that you can find here:
Sand und Feuer: Jagdflieger im Irak und über Deutschland

Martin Drewes

ISBN 10: 3981161564 / ISBN 13: 9783981161564

There is information about his combats there and pictures, etc...Nice reading.

Adriano S. Baumgartner
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Old 27th July 2018, 22:39
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From "Officer Career Summaries"

Apart from Drewes the below officers are explicitely shown in the Summaries to be part of ZG 76 and SdKdo Junck

DALLER, ? . 06.41 Oblt., 4./ZG 76, with Kdo. Junck in Syria (however, there is also an entry for DALLER, ? . (n.d.1941?) Oblt., 4./KG 4 - subordinated to Sd.Kdo. Junck.)

EISENACH, Franz. (DOB: 11.08.18 in Reetz (Recz) Krs. Arnswalde (Choszczno)/Neumark
(Brandenburg)). (R, DKG). 1937 entered the Luftwaffe and became an officer cadet. 01.09.39
RDA as Lt. 1940-41 in II./ZG 76. 05.41 Lt., Sd.Kdo. Junck (~4./ZG 76). 11.41 trf to 1.(Erg.)/JG 51.
01.42 trf to IV./JG 1. 06.42 Oblt., in III./JG 5, appt Staka 12./JG 1 (to 10.42). 08.07.42 WIA,
hospitalized. 10.42 trf to 9./JG 54. 08.11.42 Oblt., 7./JG 54. 20.11.42 appt Staka 7./JG 54.
09.12.42 Oblt., 9./JG 54. 05.01.43 Oblt., 9./JG 54. 17.04.43 Oblt., appt Staka 3./JG 54 (to 18.12.43
WIA). 24.05.43 Oblt., 3./JG 54. 08.07.43 Oblt., Staka 3./JG 54 WIA - Fw 190 A-5 (Yellow 6) NE of
Panino in combat with a Boston, glide landed. 13.09.43 Oblt., Oblt., 3./JG 54 awarded Ehrenpokal.
11.10.43 Oblt., 3./JG 54. 28.10.43 Oblt., 3./JG 54. 18.12.43 Oblt., 3./JG 54 WIA - Fw 190 A-6
(Yellow 3) shot down by AA fire in "Pl. Qu. 530391", taking 6 months to recover. 16.01.44 Oblt.,
awarded DKG, I./JG 54. 01.05.44 promo to Hptm. 26.06.44 Hptm., with Stab /JG 54. 02.07.44
Hptm., Stab/JG 54, appt Staka 4./JG 54 (to 08.44). 24.07.44 Hptm.,4./JG 54. 05.08.44 Hptm., Stab
I./JG 54. 09.08.44 Hptm., appt Kdr. I./JG 54 (to 08.05.45). 19.09.44 Hptm., Stab I./JG 54. 10.10.44
Hptm., awarded Ritterkreuz, Staka 3./JG 54. 01.01.45 promo to Maj. 08.05.45 Maj., Kdr. I./JG 54.
05.45 a British POW. Credited with 317 combat missions and 129 air victories, of which 52 were the
armored Russian Il-2 ground attack aircraft. Shot down at least three times. 05.45 Maj., Kdr. I./JG
54 POW of the British. 1956 joined the Bundeswehr. (n.d.) Ausb.Offz. with FFS B in
Fürstenfeldbruck (to 1961). (n.d.) instructor with Offz.Schule d.Lw. Neubiberg (to 1970).
(n.d.)Leiter Freiwilligen Annahmestelle d.Lw. (to 1974). 30.09.74 left the service having attained the
rank of Oberstleutant. †21.08.98 in Ottobrunn bei München.

FROEHLING, Heinrich (Heiner?). 04.41 with 4./ZG 76. 05.41 Lt., assigned to Sonderkommando Junck
(~4./ZG 76) for missions in Iraq.

HERGET, Wilhelm. (DOB: 30.06.10 in Stuttgart). (W.B.K. Stuttgart I). (RE, DKG). 1930s was a
sport flyer. 25.08.39 trf to 6./ZG 76. 09.39 in II./ZG 76. 25.05.40 Oblt., in 6./ZG 76. 12.05.41
Oblt., 4./ZG 76 in Iraq as part of Sd.Kdo. Junck. 04.07.41 Oblt., 4./ZG 76. 1941 transitioned to night
fighters. (n.d.) with 7./NJG 3. 15.10.41 Oblt., appt Staka 4./NJG 3 (to 01.11.41). 01.11.41 Oblt.,
appt Staka 7./NJG 3. 15.01.42 Oblt., appt Staka 4./NJG 1 (to 01.05.42). 07.02.42 Oblt., awarded
DKG, III./NJG 3. 01.05.42 Hptm., appt Staka 9/NJG 4 and then Kdr. II./NJG 4 (to 01.10.42).
29.10.42 Hptm., appt Kdr. I./NJG 4 (to 01.45?). 11.04.43 Hptm., Stab I./NJG 4. 20.06.43 Hptm.,
awarded Ritterkreuz, Kdr., I./NJG 4. 14.07.43 Oblt., Stab I./NJG 4. 01.08.43 promo to Maj.
(d.R./Fl.). 04.10.43 Maj., Stab I./NJG 4. 20.12.43 Hptm., Stab I./NJG 4 reputedly shot down 8
British bombers in one day. 26.03.44 Maj., Stab I./NJG 4. 11.04.44 Maj., awarded Eichenlaub, Kdr.
I./NJG 4. 14/15.06.44 Maj., Stab I./NJG 4 unhurt - Ju 88 G-1 crashed vic Malinnes near
Charleroi/Belgium following combat. 04.45 Maj., in JV 44. 02.05.45 Maj., became POW after being
shot down by American AA during a transfer flight - Fi 156. Credited with over 700 combat missions
and 73 air victories, most of these at night. †27.03.74 in Stuttgart.

HOBEIN, Wilhelm. ("Fritz"). (DOB: 28.11.12). (DKG). 10.11.39 Oblt., in 2./JGr. 176. 17.05.40
Oblt., with 5./ZG 76. 02.06.40 Oblt., 5./ZG 76. Fall 1940 became Staka 5./ZG 76. 08.05.41 Oblt.,
Staka 4./ZG 76. 05/06.41 with Sd.Kdo. Junck (4./ZG 76), losing an eye around this date. 1942
Hptm., appt Kdr. I./NJ-Schule 1 (to 31.10.42). 09.42 Hptm., appt (acting?) Kdr. III./ZG 1 (to
15.02.43?). (n.d.) awarded the Ehrenpokal? 04.43 Hptm., appt (acting) Kdr. I./Schl.G. 2 (to
23.09.43). 12.04.43 Hptm., awarded DKG, I./SG 2. 14.05.43 Hptm., Staka 2./Schl.G. 2 (still
10.07.43). 31.12.43 Maj., Kdr. Stab I./SG 10 MIA - Fw 190 G-3 (Green K (or Green C?)) lost vic
Koskov (vic Zhitomir). Promo to Maj. (RDA not assigned). 01.08.44 officially listed as MIA.
Credited with 10 victories.

KNEMEIER, ? . 06.41 Oblt., 4./ZG 76 as part of Sd.Kdo.Junck in Syria

MERGERT, ? . 11.06.41 Oblt. in II./ZG 76 attached to Sonderkdo. Junck

THOMAS, Rudolf. (DOB: 16.12.20). [possibly 06.41 Ofw., 4./ZG 76 (Kdo.Junck) in Iraq] 01.06.42 Lt.,
2./ZG 1. 04.07.42 Oblt., 2./ZG 1 - Bf 110 E (S9+MK) shot up by fighters vic Bolsche- Iwanowka.
01.02.43 promo to Oblt./A1. 03.04.43 Oblt., 2./ZG 1. 06.04.43 Oblt., 2./ZG 1 WIA - Bf 110 G-2 bailed
out but returned. Credited with 2 victories.

WEISSE, Werner. 06.41 with 4./ZG 76 as part of Kdo.Junck. 29.09.43 Lt., 4./ZG 76 KIA - Bf 110 G-3 at
Ansbach a/f, cause unstated

WOERNER, Ernst. (DOB: 29.10.16 in Köln). 05.41 Lt., led a Kette of two Bf 110 C from ZG 26 as part of
Sonderkommando Junck in Iraq. 08.03.45 Oblt. in ZG 76, trf to JG 7.
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Old 28th July 2018, 13:40
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Re: ZG76 in SdKdo Junck

Could Merget be Herget?
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Old 28th July 2018, 14:06
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Re: ZG76 in SdKdo Junck

Thanks guys. I was aware of Drewes and Herget (Chris - I agree is probably 'Merget'), but the other names are gratefully received.
Andy - thanks for the effort. Trawling through those summaries was next on my agenda if I didn't get a list here. Sorry you had to go to that much trouble to help.
Adriano, thanks for the thought, but it seems German only .......... I envy you for having known Drewes, and probably others like him. I would have loved to have met them.
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Re: ZG76 in SdKdo Junck

Chris - that one needs to be sent to Doug then.
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Re: ZG76 in SdKdo Junck

Peter,

Also have a list of personnel on my Junck page if that helps. Unfortunately, when writing I did not list their unit affiliations....
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Old 29th July 2018, 04:48
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Re: ZG76 in SdKdo Junck

Andy, you could add Lt Paul Zorner to that list (per deZeng and Stankey). Prob Ju52 with 4./KGr.z.b.V 104, later a top night-fighter ace with 58 kills.
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Hi,



FF. Ltn. Paul Zorner Ju 5 of K.Gr. 4./z.b.V. 104, (4V+FN)
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Re: ZG76 in SdKdo Junck

Hello Byron.
I didn't bother with the a/c codes because I'm pretty sure they were all painted over either before or when they got to Iraq. In all the photos I've seen of any of the a/c, they have generic markings. The WNr may still have been present, but are rarely visible in the photos. Bf110E WNr 4035 is the only one I have found, but I haven't really been looking for them.
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