I./JG 54

The Kommandeure of I/JG 54

Major von Cramon 15 Sep 39 to 27 Dec 39
Hauptmann von Bonin 28 Dec 39 to 1 Jul 41
Hauptmann von Selle 2 Jul 41 to 20 Dec 41
Hauptmann Eckerle 20 Dec 41 to 14 Feb 42
Hauptmann Philip 17 Feb 42 to 1 Apr 43
Major Seiler 15 Apr 43 to 6 Jul 43
Major Homuth 1 Aug 43 to 3 Aug 43
Hauptmann Nowotny 10 Aug 43 to 4 Feb 44
Hauptmann Ademeit 4 Feb 44 to 8 Aug 44
Hauptmann Eisenach 9 Aug 44 to 8 May 45

 

I./JG 54 was initially formed as I./JG 70 near Nuremberg in July 1939, just two short months before hostilities broke out. As was to become tradition within Grunherzgeschwader, the Gruppe took the Nurember coat-of-arms (a veritcally divided shield with a black heraldic bird on the left, and red and white diagonal stripes on the right) to represent the region the unit came from.

On September 15, 1939, I./JG 70 was redesignated I./JG 54.


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