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INSIGNIA
Geschwader
Gruppen
GESCHWADER "UDET"
Stylised letters E and U, representing the initials of Ernst Udet, one time Technical Chief of the Luftwaffe and WW 1 Fighter Ace.
STAB
A combination of the Gruppe emblems.
I GRUPPE (Early)
A "Tatzelwurm", a legendary Norse worm or dragon. Jan. 42 saw the Gruppe become II/JG 1, it retained it's emblem.
I GRUPPE (Later)
New emblem after being reformed.
II GRUPPE
A shield quarted gyronny
III GRUPPE (Early)
A Wasp or Hornet
III GRUPPE (Later)
A Battle Axe on a white shield. The Gruppe Stab version is slightly different.
IV GRUPPE (STURM)
A B-17 framed in a gunsight.
IV GRUPPE (STURM) (Variation)
The pilots prefered this emblem, which they wore on their flight jackets. "The whites of the enemies eyes" refering to how close they pressed their attacks against enemy bombers.
Staffeln
1. STAFFEL
A white 'Tatzelwurm'
2. STAFFEL (Early)
The emblem of the Sudetenland Nazi Party displayed on a bell.
2. STAFFEL (Later)
A red 'Tatzelwurm'
3. STAFFEL (Early)
Possibly a turnip or beatroot?
Meaning unknown.
3. STAFFEL (Later)
A yellow 'Tatzelwurm'
7. STAFFEL
This seven pointed star design was applied to the raised bumps on the cowlings of the units Bf-109G-6's.
9. STAFFEL
The majority of 9 Staffel pilots were destined for the fighter unit of Tragergruppe 186 that was to be assigned to the never finished aircraft carrier 'Graf Zeppelin', hence the 'sea' themed design.
JG-3 Insignia Drawings Courtesy Mr. Les Butler. <S> Sir!
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