Jagdgeschwader 7 'Nowotny'

Geschwaderkommodoren:

  • ?
  • Oberst Johannes Steinhoff, 1 Dec 1944 - 26 Dec 1944
  • Maj Theodor Weissenberger, 1 Jan 1945 - 8 May 1945
  • Maj Rudolf Sinner (acting), 19 Feb 1945 - Mar 1945

Stab:

Formed 25 Aug 1944 in Konigsberg from

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
25 Aug 1944 - Dec 1944 Konigsberg   Bf 109G (planned)
Dec 1944 - 11 Apr 1945 Brandenburg-Briest   Me 262A
11 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945 Saatz   Me 262A

I. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Hptm Gerhard Baeker, Aug 1944 - 25 Nov 1944
  • Maj Theo Weissenberger, 25 Nov 1944 - 14 Jan 1945
  • Maj Erich Rudorffer, 14 Jan 1945 - 4 Apr 1945
  • Olt Fritz Stehle (acting), Apr 1945 - 10 Apr 1945
  • Maj Wolfgang Späte, Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 25 Aug 1944 in Konigsberg from with:

Stab I./JG7 from Stab II./KG1
1./JG7 from 5./KG1
2./JG7 from 6./KG1
3./JG7 from 7./KG1
4./JG7 from 8./KG1

On 24 Nov 1944 redesignated with :

Stab I./JG7 became Stab II./JG7
1./JG7 became 5./JG7
2./JG7 became 6./JG7
3./JG7 became 7./JG7
4./JG7 became 8./JG7

Reformed 25 Nov 1944 in Konigsberg from with :

Stab I./JG7 from Stab II./JG3
1./JG7 from 5./JG3
2./JG7 from 7./JG3
3./JG7 from 8./JG3
4./JG7 new

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
25 Aug 1944 - 1 Dec 1944 Konigsberg*   Bf 109G (planned)
1 Dec 1944 - 8 Jan 1945 Unterschlauersbach/Lechfeld   Me 262A
8 Jan 1945 - 9 Feb 1945 Brandenburg-Briest   Me 262A
9 Feb 1945 - 1 Apr 1945 Kaltenkirchen   Me 262A
1 Apr 1945 - 11 Apr 1945 Brandenburg-Briest**   Me 262A
11 Apr 1945 - 17 Apr 1945 Brandis***   Me 262A
17 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945 Prague-Rusin & Saatz   Me 262A

* 2./JG7 was detached at Ziegenhain, Oct 1944.

** 2./JG7 at Burg (1 Apr 1945 - 11 Apr 1945); 3./JG7 at Oranienburg (1 Apr 1945 - 11 Apr 1945)

*** 3./JG7 at Alt-Lönnewitz (11 Apr 1945 - 17 Apr 1945)

II. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

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  • Maj Hermann Staiger, 12 Jan 1945 - Feb 1945
  • Hptm Burkhard, Feb 1945 - Apr 1945
  • Maj Hans Klemm, 15 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 25 Aug 1944 in Konigsberg from with:

Stab II./JG7 from Stab III./KG1
5./JG7 from 9./KG1
6./JG7 new
7./JG7 new
8./JG7 new

On 24 Nov 1944 redesignated with :

Stab II./JG7 became Stab IV./JG301
5./JG7 became 13./JG301
6./JG7 became 14./JG301
7./JG7 became 15./JG301
8./JG7 became 16./JG301

Reformed 7 Feb 1945 in Brandenburg-Briest from with:

Stab II./JG7 from Stab IV./JG54
5./JG7 from 13./JG54
6./JG7 from 14./JG54
7./JG7 from 15./JG54
8./JG7 from 16./JG54

Formation was never fully completed.

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Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
25 Aug 1944 - 8 Oct 1944 Konigsberg   Bf 109G (planned)
8 Oct 1944 - 23 Nov 1944 Ziegenhain   Bf 109G (planned)
7 Feb 1945 - 10 Apr 1945 Brandenburg-Briest   Me 262A
10 Apr 1945 - 20 Apr 1945 Parchim   Me 262A
20 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945 Prague-Rusin & Saatz   Me 262A

III. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Maj Erich Hohagen, 19 Nov 1944 - 26 Dec 1944
  • Maj Rudolf Sinner, 1 Jan 1945 - 4 Apr 1945
  • Hptm Johannes Naumann, 5 Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 19 Nov 1944 in Lechfeld from with:

Stab III./JG7 from Stab/Kommando Nowotny
9./JG7 from 1./Kommando Nowotny
10./JG7 from 2./Kommando Nowotny
11./JG7 from 3./Kommando Nowotny

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
19 Nov 1944 - 10 Dec 1944 Lechfeld   Me 262A
10 Dec 1944 - 20 Feb 1945 Brandenburg-Briest*   Me 262A
20 Feb 1945 - 11 Apr 1945 Parchim*   Me 262A
11 Apr 1945 - 20 Apr 1945 Brandis**   Me 262A
20 Apr 1945 - 7 May 1945 Prague-Rusin***   Me 262A

* 10./JG7 at Oranienburg (1 Jan 1945 - 11 Apr 1945); 9./JG7 at Parchim (1 Jan 1945 - 11 Apr 1945); 11./JG7 remained at Brandenburg-Briest until 17 Apr 1945

** detachments at Rechlin-Lärz (3 Apr 1945 - 11 Apr 1945), at Alt-Lönnewitz (11 Apr 1945 - 20 Apr 1945);

*** detachment at Saatz

IV. Gruppe:

Gruppenkommandeure:

  • Obstlt Heinz Bur, 3 May 1945 - 8 May 1945

Formed 3 May 1945 in Salzburg-Maxglam from with:

Stab IV./JG7 from Stab/JV44
13./JG7 from 1./JV44
14./JG7 from 2./JV44
15./JG7 from 3./JV44

Airfields and Air Base Locations
Date Location Gruppe Aircraft Used
3 May 1945 - 8 May 1945 Salzburg-Maxglam   Me 262A
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This webpage was updated 11th January 2022

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