Fw 190A Table

JG1 - Jagdgeschwader 1

Stab I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 1

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 JG1 Graf

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A7 JG1 White 9 Alfred Grislawski Germany 1944

JG52.9 ground crew congratulate Hermann Graf May 1942 01
Photo 01: Ground personnel of 9./JG52 with the sign they produced to congratulate Lt. Hermann Graf on his 104th victory on 14 May 1942.

JG52.9 ground crew congratulate Hermann Graf Sep 1942 02

Photo 02: On 26 September 1942, Hptm. Hermann Graf became the first pilot to reach 200 victories.

Pilots JG52.3 pilot Hermann Graf 1941 01

Photo 01: On 1 August 1941, III./JG52 flew from Mizil in Rumania to Belaya-Tserkov in Russia, and at 04.40 hrs the next morning flew its first mission escorting Ju-87s.At this time, III./JG52 was the only Gruppe in the Geschwader equipped with the Bf-109F-4 and on its first day of operations two Bf-109F-4/Bs were seriously damaged after running out of fuel and making emergency landings. This photograph shows members of 9./JG52 in the East with Lt. Hermann Graf (fourth from the right), Utiz. Steinbatz (third from the right) and the Staffelkapitan, Oblt. Franz Hornig (centre), who was also acting Gruppen-kommandeur

Pilots JG52.9 pilot Graf and Alfred Grislawski Crimea Russia July 1942 01

Photo 01: By the time Fw. Grislawski received the Ritterkreuz, Graf - seen here on the left - had received the Swords. Graf and Grislawski were firm friends and both survived the war, Graf with 212 victories and Grislawski with 132.

Pilots JG52.9 pilot Alfred Grislawski Crimea, Russia July 1, 1942 01

Photo 01: For most of 1941 and early 1942, FW. A1fred Grislawski of 9./JG52 flew as wingman to Hermann Graf of 9./JG52. Grislawski claimed his first victory on 1 September 1941, but in the Crimea in late April 1942 increased his tally from 18 to 42 in four weeks. Here, Fw. Grislawski is seen being decorated with the Ritterkreuz, awarded on 1 July 1942.

Pilots JG52.3 pilot Hermann Graf 1941 01

Photo 01: On 1 August 1941, III./JG52 flew from Mizil in Rumania to Belaya-Tserkov in Russia, and at 04.40 hrs the next morning flew its first mission escorting Ju-87s.At this time, III./JG52 was the only Gruppe in the Geschwader equipped with the Bf-109F-4 and on its first day of operations two Bf-109F-4/Bs were seriously damaged after running out of fuel and making emergency landings. This photograph shows members of 9./JG52 in the East with Lt. Hermann Graf (fourth from the right), Utiz. Steinbatz (third from the right) and the Staffelkapitan, Oblt. Franz Hornig (centre), who was also acting Gruppen-kommandeur

Pilots JG52.9 pilot Hermann Graf Russia Sep 16, 1942 01

Photo 01: Hermann Graf shown here as a Major wearing the Diamonds awarded on 16 September 1942 when he was an Oberleutnant.

Pilots JG52.9 pilot Hermann Graf Germany 1942 01
Pilots JG52.9 pilot Hermann Graf Germany 1942 02

Photo 01-02: Graf is seen here in Germany (Photo 01) receiving congratulations and (Photo 02) signing the Golden Book of Flyers in which were entered the names and signatures of the Luftwaffe's top aces.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4 of Hauptmann Fritz Losigkeit, Gruppenkommandeur of 1./JG1 1943

Depicted shortly after Jg 1's major reorganisation of 1 April 1943. This particular aircraft was clearly on charge prior to the units redesignatin. This deduction is supported not so much by the Gruppes 'devil in the clouds' badge on the cowling (which survived the transition from IV./Jg1 to I./Jg1), but from the round patch just visible aft of the fuselage balkenkreuz where the previous IV. Gruppe circle symbol has been neatly over sprayed. The cowling design - Either all white black and white horizontal stripes or black and white checkers - was introduced by the new I./Jg1 as a device to facilitate rapid reassembly in the air after the gruppe had sythed its way through an American bomber formation. The green spinner tip indicated a machine of the Gruppenstab and the yellow undercowling panel was carried over from earlier Channel fron bf109s. The black and white zigzag pattern aft of the exhaust slots was one of many similar designs intended primarily to hide exhaist stains form the BMW radial. The redboarded sheils beneath the windscreen, comprising silver fighter pilot's combat clasp wings superimposed on a black maltese cross, was the Geschwader emblem of the period. Finally the row of eight tiny flags below the cockpits sill illistrated Losigkeits carrer to date From left to right, the first five depicted the nations he faught against (Spain, Where he was shot down captured during the civil war, Belgium, Netherlands, France and Great britain), The final three were contries in which he had been stationed (Japan - as an attache at the tokyo embassy - Norway and denmark) In June 1943 Losigkeit was posted to the eastern front to assume command of III./Jg51. he later rose to the rank of Geschwaderkommodore, first of Jg51 itself and then, in the closing weeks of the war, of Jg77. Of his 68 confirmed victories about a dozen - including one four engined bomber - had been scored in the west.

Stab I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 1

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 Stab I./JG1 Geschwader Adjutent Hans Ehlers WNr 581 Holland 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 Stab I./JG1 (o+ Rolf Strohal Deelen Holland Apr 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A7 Stab I./JG1 (o+ Technical Officer Dortmund Jan 1944

Focke-Wulf Oblt.Rolf STROHAL, Stab I./JG1, Deelen, the Netherlands, April, 1943

Rolf Strohal was a German with Rumanian roots. He served with IV./JG1 during 1942, and in October of that year, was promoted to Technical Officer of the unit redesignated I./JG1. From the summer of 1943, Strohal led 3./JG1. He left JG1 in the fall of 1943 to join Jagdgruppe West. Black and white stripes were a quick identification device on the staff aircraft of I./JG1 in 1943. III./JG27 was a shakeup of the original early war I./JG1. JG1 was reformed again in 1941, and through 1942, operated against the RAF and USAAF from bases in the Netherlands and western Germany. Two groups (Gruppen) of the sister unit JG11 were created on the basis of of JG1 in 1943, and only II./JG1 survived the next reorganization without any significant change./JG1 and JG11 operated mainly over the Western Front, except towards the end of the war when both units fought against the Soviet VVS.

Oblt. Rolf Strohal, Stab I./JG 1, Deelen, Holandsko, duben 1943 Rolf Strohal byl Nìmec rumunského pùvodu, v roce 1942 slou8il u IV./JG 1. V øíjnu 1942 byl jmenován technickým dùstojníkem této jednotky, která byla pøejmenována na I./JG 1. V létì 1943 se stal velitelem 3./JG 1. Na podzim 1943 byl pøevelen k výcvikové Jagdgruppe West. Èerno-bílé pruhy na pøídi byly v roce 1943 oznaèením rychlé identifikace štábních letounù u I./JG 1. Pùvodní I./JG 1 z poèátku války byla reorganizována na III./JG 27. Nová JG 1 byla znovu zalo8ena v roce 1941, v roce 1942 operovala proti Britùm a Amerièanùm ze základen v Holandsku a západním Nìmecku. V roce 1943 vznikly z èástí JG 1 dvì Gruppe sesterské jednotky JG 11 a následnou reorganizací v JG 1 prošla beze zmìny pouze II./JG 1. Mimo závìru války, kdy byly JG 1 a JG 11 nasazeny proti sovìtskému letectvu, tyto dvì jednotky pùsobily hlavnì v západní Evropì.

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Stab Jagdgeschwader 1

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A Stab JG1 (+ pilot Deterra and pilot Heinz Hanke W.Nr 0485 France Aug 1942 01

Photo 01: This Fw 190A-2, W.Nr. 0485, was the aircraft assigned to Lt. Deterra, the Gruppenadjutant of III./JG1. It was also flown on a number of occasions in August 1942 by Uffz. Heinz Hanke.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A JG1.3 pilot Heinz Hanke W.Nr 5701 France Feb 26, 1943 01

Photo 01: Uffz. Heinz Hanke of 9./.1G 1 accounted for his first victory shortly before noon on 26 February 1943 when he shot down a B-24 participating in a raid on Wilhelmshaven which crashed into the sea off Heligoland. Here, Hanke (far right) is standing by the rudder of his Fw 190A-4, WNr. 5701, as a colleague applies a victory bar to record the event. It is unclear why two US stars are being applied.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 Stab JG1 Hans Philipp 'Minke + Pinke' Jever Sep 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A7 Stab I./JG1 (o+ Wilhelm Krebs Dortmund Jan 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A7 Stab I./JG1 (o+ Wilhelm Krebs Dortmund Jan 1944

Stab II. Geschwaderstab Jagdgeschwader 1

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 Stab II./JG1 (-+- WNr 410012 Holland 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 Stab II./JG1 ((+- Paul-Heinrich Dahne Mecklenburg Feb 1945

JG1 personal emblem Hans Mohr
Hans Mohr personal emblem

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4 Stab ll./JG1 Techinical Officer Hans Mohr Holland March 1943

Stab Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 1

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4 Stab IV./JG1 (+o flown by Eberhard von Burath WNr. 145555 crashed on take-off and may well have been sabotaged Deelen Holland March 11th 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A2 JG1 (I+ flown by Leutnant Eberhard von Burath, Stab I./JG1, Deelen/Holland, April 1943

 
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Rolf Strohal

Units:12/JG-1 (9/42), Stab I/JG-1 Tech. Offz. (4/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (8/43)

Awards:EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F in 12 Staffel, Fw 190A-4Y (0+ Fw 190A-5 B & W striped cowling in 1943

Remarks:One known victory, a Mosquito on 8 September, 1942. His 2nd (HSS), a B-17 NW of Texel on 13 June, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) on 12 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943.

Asisbiz database list of 4 aerial victories for Rolf Strohal

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, September 08, 1942 Rolf Strohal 12./JG1 Mosquito 9200m 19:03 Pl.Qu. 6228/05 Ost D3
Sunday, June 13, 1943 Rolf Strohal Stab I./JG1 B-17 Fortress Hss 800m 11:40 CJ-8 (NW Texel)*
Thursday, August 12, 1943 Rolf Strohal 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress Hss      
Tuesday, August 17, 1943 Rolf Strohal 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress Hss 5800m 12:10 SR

emailJan McGlaun Caves On 4/26/2013 8:58 PM

I am the daughter of the Bombardier on the US B-17 Fortress that Rolf Strohal claims to have shot down on 13 June 1943 (70 years ago this June 2013) at 800m--location CJ-8 (NW Texel). I have recently corresponded with Andreas Zapf in Germany. He and I concluded that Olt. Rolf Strohal probably had been the pilot of the FW 190 which downed "Shackeroo" B-17 Flying Fortress over the North Sea off the coast of Holland. All 10 men in the crew of "Shackeroo" survived that day and were rescued by MTB 245, a British torpedo boat. My Dad is 94 years old and remembers that mission as if it happened yesterday. Dequindre McGlaun, Bombardier, 94th Bomb Group. 333rd Squadron, US Eighth Air Force; Pilot, Capt. Howard Kirk; Commanding Officer that day flying Co-pilot, Major Louis Thorup; Navigator, Arvid Dahl were the officers on "Shackeroo"--13 June 1943. As far as I know, My Dad is the only living survivor of "Shackeroo" in 2013. He was awarded a Purple Heart for that mission.

 Some of the most widely used Book References:

  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase One: July-August 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 1) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Eddie J Creek (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Two: August-September 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 2) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Three: September-October 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 3) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Four: November 1940-June 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 4) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (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/

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