Nachtjagdgruppe 2 - NJGr2

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4 1./NJG2 unknown marking undergoing gear retraction tests Jul 1943

I./Nachtjagdgruppe 10 - I./NJGr10

Artwork Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/AS 1./NJG10 Red 2 Friedrich Karl 'Nassen' Müller Germany Aug 1944 0A

Profile: This 1./NJGr 10 Moskito hunter as flown by Friedrich-Karl Müller during July-August 1944 is a Bf 109 G-6/AS "Red 2" (WNr. unknown). Probably built by Mtt. Regensburg judging by the camouflage and stencil below the canopy. The lower surfaces are most probably in black - judging from the other photos that I have been able to study. The Kennziffer '2' is confirmed as red from Müller's log book. The aircraft features a red fuselage band (just visible in one image), pointing to this as being an ex-JG 300 aircraft. Note the absence of head armour to save some additional weight, a feature of Bf 109s selected for the specialised role of hunting RAF Mosquitos. While not visible in any of the photos of 'Red 2', all of Müller's aircraft can be assumed to have sported a rudder scoreboard, from his Fw 190 'Green 3' to his final K-4.. The rare photo reproduced below was taken on the occasion of the visit of Müller's wife and son to Werneuchen. The very large bunch of flowers was most likely presented to mark the ace's award of the Ritterkreuz during July 1944 for 23 victories which was followed shortly thereafter by his promotion to command I./NJG 11. Müller's 24th victory on 23 August 1944 was his first (and only?) Mosquito. There is no evidence in his Flugbuch that he ever flew a G-10 or that he ever flew a 'Black 2'. He made at least six flights with this Bf 109 G-6/AS "Red 2" from 26 July 1944, including two combat sorties from Werneuchen during the night of 27-28 July 1944. These Moskito hunting missions were timed at 00h03-00h44 and then from 01h10-01h53 followed by landings back at Werneuchen in both cases. Both sorties were evidently unsuccessful. According to his 'erster Wart', Gefreiter Hans Knott, it was this same 'Red 2' which was then repainted 'Green 3' early in September 1944 when Müller took over I./NJG 11 and elected to re-use his preferred number.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G I./NJGr10 Germany 1945

Profiles and Photo Data: The Messerschmitt Bf-109G-10 was also employed by NJGr 10. This example belonged to the Gruppe's 1. Staffel and was painted 76 overall. This unit operated in the anti-Mosquito role and, in order to reduce drag and thereby ensure every speed advantage, the machines are believed to have been highly polished. The spinner on this aircraft would certainly seem to confirm this.

4 Staffel II. Gruppe Nachtjagdgruppe 11 - 4./NJGr 11

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 I./NJG11 (Black 2+-) pilot Nasen Muller Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 4./NJG11 White 43+- WNr 130369 Germany 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 4./NJG11 white 44+- Germany 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 4./NJG11 NH+V7 Naxos Z warning and homing receivers

Source: Artist: unknown BORA-PRESS, Messerschmitt Bf 109G

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 4./NJG11 White 4 Naxos Z warning and homing receivers

According this source: Bf 109 G-6/U4N. Artist: © Barry T.Russo Source: Sent by Barry T.Russo

Profiles and Photo Data: Bf 109 G-10 2./NJG11 (White 43+-) Germany 1945

Profiles and Photo Data: Bf 109 G-10 2./NJG11 (White 44+-)-Germany 1945 01

 
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Friedrich Karl 'Nassen' Müller

Units: 5/KGzbV-172(9/39), I/KG-50(12/42), Stab./JG-301, 1./JG-300(6/43), Stfkpt 1./NJGr-10, Kdr I./NJG-11 (8/44 to end)

Awards: RK(7/27/44), DK-G(10/19/43), EP(11/26/43), EK 1 & 2, Wnd Bdg, Transport & Night Fighter Oper.Clsp in Brnz

Known Aircraft: He 177, Fw 190A-6 WNr 550453 'Green 3' & Fw 190A-6 WNr 550717 (lost 10/22/43; crash @ Gummelsbach due to engine fire) in JG-300, Bf 109G-10/AS 'Green 3' also in JG-300, Bf 109G-14 & Fw 190A (both in NJG-11)

Remarks: 52 missions as a Night Fighter. 30 Night victories, 23 of them with the 'Wilde Sau' unit. One known victory, a Halifax at Margraf Cologne on 4 July, 1943, believed to be the first 'Wilde Sau' victory. Two known victories on 11 August, 1943, a Halifax 5 km NNE of the Biblis airfield and a 2nd Halifax at Vermütlich, N of Heidelberg. A Lancaster 10 km NW of Swinemünde on 17 August, 1943. Two Stirlings in the Berlin area on 24 August, 1943. A Lancaster 25 km SE of Munich on 7 September, 1943. A Mosquito at Eindhoven on 23 August, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Frankfurt a. Main on 12 September, 1944. Another double victory, both Lancasters on 4 December, 1944; one at Wörth-Lautersbad, the other SW of Karlsrühe. His 28th, an 'e/a' on 14 January, 1945. His last known victories, his 29th & 30th, were both 'e/a' on 21 February, 1945. He flew the He 177 in KG-50. Nicknamed 'Nasen Müller'. Another source notes the Werk Number for his A-6 as '350453', the 3 replacing the 5. Deceased 2 November, 1987.

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Friedrich Karl 'Nassen' Müller

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, July 4, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Kdo.Herr. Halifax 5000m 01:28 Margraf Koln
Monday, July 5, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab I./JG53 Spitfire 8000m - -
Wednesday, August 11, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab I./JGHerrmann Halifax 4200m 00:45 Vermutlich N Heidelberg
Wednesday, August 11, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab I./JGHerrmann Halifax 4200m 00:44 3-5km NNE FlPl Biblis
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JGHerrmann Lancaster 1000m 01:58 10km NW Swinemunde
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Lancaster 1000m 01:45 Swinemunde
Tuesday, August 24, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Stirling 1500m 00:58 Berlin
Tuesday, August 24, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Halifax 6000m 00:15 Gässen bei Gentheim
Tuesday, August 24, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Stirling 4200m 01:15 Berlin
Saturday, August 28, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Lancaster 3200m 02:12 18-15km SW oder W Nurnburg
Monday, September 6, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Stirling 4800m 00:37 10km N Speyer
Monday, September 6, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Halifax 500m 00:07 6km S. Mannheim
Tuesday, September 7, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Lancaster 5000m 00:48 Munchen
Tuesday, September 7, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Lancaster 4300m 00:37 25km SE Munchen
Monday, September 27, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Lancaster 5200m 23:09 i gegend Hildesheim
Saturday, October 2, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Halifax 5600m 23:34 Munchen-Stadtmitte
Sunday, October 3, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 4-mot. Flzg. 4800m 22:42 10-15km SE Kassel
Monday, October 4, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Halifax 7000m 21:38 Hulst
Saturday, October 9, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Halifax 500m 01:29 NW Hannover
Monday, October 18, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Lancaster 50m 20:24 Raum Hildesheim
Monday, October 18, 1943 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab JG300 Lancaster 6200m 20:26 Raum Hildesheim
Sunday, February 20, 1944 Friedrich-Karl Muller 1./NJGr./10 Lancaster 6000m 04:14 S Leipzig
Tuesday, May 23, 1944 Friedrich-Karl Muller 1./NJGr./10 Lancaster 3200m 01:16 North of Dorn
Tuesday, May 23, 1944 Friedrich-Karl Muller 1./NJGr./10 Halifax 5800m 00:54 10-15km NE-NW Dortmund
Thursday, May 25, 1944 Friedrich-Karl Muller 1./NJGr./10 4-mot. Flzg. 300m 01:06 Roermond
Thursday, May 25, 1944 Friedrich-Karl Muller 1./NJGr./10 4-mot. Flzg. 4500m 01:00 Roermond
Wednesday, August 23, 1944 Friedrich-Karl Muller 1./NJGr./10 Mosquito 8000-3000m 23:25-30 Eindhoven
Tuesday, September 12, 1944 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab I./NJG11 Lancaster 1500m 23:06 NW Frankfurt-am-Main
Tuesday, September 12, 1944 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab I./NJG11 Lancaster 5200m 23:06 NW Frankfurt a Main
Monday, December 4, 1944 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab I./NJG11 Lancaster 4000m 19:43 SW Karlsruhe
Monday, December 4, 1944 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab I./NJG11 Lancaster 2000-3000m 19:35 Worth-Lautersbad
Sunday, January 14, 1945 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab I./NJG11 Lancaster   - -
Tuesday, February 20, 1945 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab I./NJG11 4-mot. Flzg.   - -
Tuesday, February 20, 1945 Friedrich-Karl Muller Stab I./NJG11 4-mot. Flzg.   - -

 

 Some of the most widely used Book References:

  • Fledgling Eagles: Luftwaffe Training Aircraft 1933-1945 (Classic Colours) by Barry Ketley ISBN-13: 978-1906537050 ISBN-10: 1906537054
  • Jagdwaffe: The Mediterranean 1942-1943, Vol. 4 (Luftwaffe Colours) First Edition by Jean-louis Roba (Author), Martin Pegg (Author) ISBN-13: 978-1903223352 ISBN-10: 1903223350
  • Jagdwaffe: The Mediterranean 1943-1945- Volume 4, Section 4 (Luftwaffe Colours) by Jean-Louis Roba (Author) ISBN-13: 978-1903223376 ISBN-10: 1903223377
  • Jadgwaffe: The War in Russia January - October 1942 (Luftwaffe Colours, Vol. 3, Section 4) by Erik Mombeek (Author), Christer Bergström (Author), Martin Pegg (Contributor) ISBN-13: 978-1903223239 ISBN-10: 1903223237
  • Jagdwaffe: Barbarossa, June-December 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours, Vol. 3, Section 2) by Eric Mombeek (Author) ISBN-13: 978-1903223215 ISBN-10: 1903223210
  • Messershcmitt Bf 109s Over the Mediterranean. Part 1 (Mini Topcolors) Paperback – June, 2013 by Maciej Goralczyk (Author), Arkadiusz Wrobel (Author)
  • BF 109 G/K: v. 2 (Monographs) Paperback – December 15, 2009 by Krzysztof Janowicz (Author)
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109F (Top Colors Series KG15019) Paperback – March, 2011 by Maciej Góralczyk (Author)
  • Luftwaffe Over Sevastopol (Air Battles) Paperback – January, 2010 by Marek Murawski (Author)
  • Luftwaffe over the Far North Part 1 (Minitopcolors) Paperback – February, 2013 by Maciej Góralczyk (Author)

 Some of the most widely used Magazine References:

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/