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Old 18th August 2007, 11:21
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12./JG 2 Emblem on Bf-109G-1 high-altitude fighters

Hello,

I refer to Karl Ries' book 'Photo Collection - Luftwaffe Embleme 1935-1945', with a contemporary photo of the above emblem (A silver (the Luftwaffe) eagle carrying a tattered British roundel), and short description that refers to the emblem being applied on the engine cowling (port side only) on one of the unit's Bf109G-1 high-altitude fighters.

On Michael Holms web-site I've come across two units with this designation, as follows:

a. 12./JG 2 attached to I./JG 2 from 01.01. 1943, and renamed 4./JG 2 on 21.09.1943, and
b. Newly formed 12./JG 2 that became a part of the third Gruppe expanded to 4 Staffeln on the above September date.

Providing that Karl Ries' reference to 12./JG 2 is correct... Could someone please help me to put the emblem in the correct time-frame? Which one of the above units, if any, was equipped with the Hoechenjaeger?

Any response that could help me shed some light on the above will be very much appreciated.

Regards,
Sidney
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