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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.

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Old 18th August 2007, 13:42
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Re: 12./JG 2 Emblem on Bf-109G-1 high-altitude fighters

Hi Sidney,

11./JG 2 was originally designated 11.(Höh.)/JG 2

check the following links (also from Michael Holm's site) for aircraft types assigned to the unit.

11./JG 2
http://www.ww2.dk/oob/bestand/jagd/b11jg2.html

12./JG 2
http://www.ww2.dk/oob/bestand/jagd/b12jg2.html

I./JG 2
http://www.ww2.dk/oob/bestand/jagd/bijg2.html

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Old 19th August 2007, 09:34
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Re: 12./JG 2 Emblem on Bf-109G-1 high-altitude fighters

Hi Andy,

Many thanks for your reply.

It would appear that Bf-109G-1 was in short supply with 12./JG 2, while there was also 11.(Hoechen)/JG 2 in existence equipped with the above high-altitude fighters roughly in the same time-frame. Could this be case of the emblem/unit misidentification?

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Re: 12./JG 2 Emblem on Bf-109G-1 high-altitude fighters

Hi Sidney,

Both JG 2 and JG 26 had staffeln specifically designated as Höhen Staffeln (at least originally) and these were 11.(Höhen)/JG 2 and 11.(Höhen)/JG 26. As to whether it's a case of emblem or unit misidentification I don't know the answer.

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Old 20th August 2007, 11:59
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Re: 12./JG 2 Emblem on Bf-109G-1 high-altitude fighters

Hi Andy,

I was just trying to verify the existing references to the 12./JG 2 emblem because the photographic evidence is very limited.

Thank you for your reply, it is much appreciated.

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