Jagdgeschwader 234 'Schlageter'

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Walter Grabmann, 1 Apr 1937 - 10 Sep 1938
  • Maj Gotthardt Handrick, 11 Sep 1938 - 1 Nov 1938

Formed 15 Mar 1937 in Köln-Butzweilerhof from parts of with:

Stab I./JG234 new
1./JG234 new
2./JG234 new
3./JG234 new (1 Jul 1937)

On 1 Nov 1938 redesignated with :

Stab I./JG234 became Stab I./JG132
1./JG234 became 1./JG132
2./JG234 became 2./JG132
3./JG234 became 3./JG132

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Apr 1937 - 8 Jun 1937 Köln-Butzweilerhof   He 51C, Bf 109B
8 Jun 1937 - 1 Nov 1938 Köln-Ostheim   Bf 109B/D

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Werner Rentsch (acting), 15 Mar 1937 - May 1937
  • Maj Gerhard Nielsen, May 1937 - 31 Jul 1937
  • Maj Eduard Ritter von Schleich, 1 Aug 1937 - 30 Sep 1938
  • Hptm Werner Palm, 1 Oct 1938 - 1 Nov 1938

Formed 15 Mar 1937 in Düsseldorf from parts of (mainly 3./JG134):

Stab II./JG234 new
4./JG234 new
5./JG234 new
6./JG234 new (1 Jul 1937)

On 1 Nov 1938 redesignated with :

Stab II./JG234 became Stab II./JG132
4./JG234 became 4./JG132
5./JG234 became 5./JG132
6./JG234 became 6./JG132

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
15 Mar 1937 - 1 Nov 1938 Düsseldorf   Ar 68, Bf 109B/D

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Karl-Heinz Leesmann, 1 Jul 1938 - 1 Nov 1938

Formed 1 Jul 1938 in Düsseldorf, (1 staffel 1 Jul 1938, the rest 1 Aug 1938), with:

Stab III./JG234 new
7./JG234 new
8./JG234 new
9./JG234 new

On 1 Nov 1938 redesignated with :

Stab III./JG234 became Stab I./JG143
7./JG234 became 1./JG143
8./JG234 became 2./JG143
9./JG234 became 3./JG143

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
1 Jul 1938 - 1 Sep 1938 Düsseldorf   Ar 68E, Bf 109D
1 Sep 1938 - 1 Nov 1938 Schweidnitz   Bf 109D

This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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