Nachtjagdgeschwader 3

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Nachtjagdgeschwader 3
Nachtjagd badge.svg
Active 1941 – 1945
Country Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Branch Air Force
Type Night Fighter
Role Air superiority
Size Air Force Wing
Engagements World War II
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Geschwaderkennung of
L1 (inherited from LG 1), later D5

Nachtjagdgeschwader 3 (NJG 3) was a Luftwaffe night fighter-wing of World War II. NJG 3 was formed on 29 September 1941 in Stade from Stab./Zerstörergeschwader 26.

Commanding officers[edit]

Kommodore[edit]

Gruppenkommandeure[edit]

Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4 from 9./NJG 3

I. Gruppe[edit]

  • Hauptmann Günther Radusch, 7 October 1940 – 2 October 1941
  • Hauptmann Hans-Dietrich Knoetzsch, 3 October 1941 – 30 September 1942
  • Major Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld, 1 October 1942 – 31 May 1943
  • Hauptmann Erhard Peters, 1 June 1943 – 14 August 1943
  • Hauptmann Walter Mylius, 15 August 1943 – 13 December 1943
  • Hauptmann Paul Szameitat, 14 December 1943 – 2 January 1944
  • Major Werner Husemann, 4 January 1944 – 8 May 1945

II. Gruppe[edit]

  • Hauptmann Günther Radusch, 3 October 1941 – 1 August 1943
  • Major Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, 15 August 1943 – November 1943
  • Hauptmann Paul Szameitat, December 1943 – 14 December 1943
  • Major Klaus Havenstein, 15 December 1943 – September 1944
  • Hauptmann Hüschens, September 1944 – February 1945

III. Gruppe[edit]

  • Oberstleutnant Heinz Nacke, 1 November 1941 – 21 April 1943
  • Hauptmann Walter Mylius, 22 April 1943 – 14 August 1943
  • Hauptmann Rudolf Sigmund, 15 August 1943 – 4 October 1943
  • Major Walter Barthe, 15 October 1943 – 8 May 1945

IV. Gruppe[edit]

  • Major Erich Simon, 1 November 1942 – 7 October 1943
  • Hauptmann Albert Schulz, 8 October 1943 – January 1944
  • Hauptmann Franz Buschmann, January 1944 – July 1944
  • Hauptmann Heinz Ferger, July 1944 – November 1944
  • Major Berthold Ney, November 1944 – 4 March 1945
  • Hauptmann Freidrich Tober, 5 March 1945 – 8 May 1945

References[edit]

  • Hinchliffe, Peter (1998), Luftkrieg bei Nacht 1939-1945, Motorbuch Verlag, ISBN 3-613-01861-6 .