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Fish6891
11-18-2004, 01:40 AM
Well JG52 is an obvious because of Hartmann, but were there any other famous 109 squadrons? What about FW's, which groups were most famous and why? Finally, which squadrons were the most famous that flew Dora's?

TheGozr
11-18-2004, 02:37 AM
Not shure here but here the link of what can be one
AXIS place (http://www.french.themotorhead.com/il2/index.php?c=6)

TheJoyStick
11-18-2004, 02:39 AM
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/nowotny.html


JG54.

Atomic_Marten
11-18-2004, 02:43 AM
JG52 (Avia, Arado, Bf109s) for sure weren't popular because of Hartmann. They were infamous for their staggering number of kills. And that of course, includes every other unit in WW2 (allied and axis). There were no unit in entire aviation history with such kill record.

According to some sources, they were downed over 10,000 enemy planes. Also they have fought mainly on Soviet battlefields.

Of other so called 'elite' German units, there were of course 'Richthofen Circus' JG2, 'Ace Of Spades' JG53, 'Abbeville Boys' JG26.. and I think their main ride were Bf109s, but I'm not sure of that tho. I know that JG26 were converted to Fw190s early in the war (1941-42?), but they were back to Bf109s again... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif