Jagdgeschwader 20

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Fighter Wing 20
Jagdgeschwader 20
Emblem of 2./JG 20
Active 1939–1940
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Garrison/HQ Jesau


Maintenance and armament of a fighter Messerschmitt Me 109 E-1 of the second Staffel of Jagdgeschwader 20 (JG 20)

Jagdgeschwader 20 (JG 20) was a Luftwaffe fighter wing during the early phase of World War II in Europe. JG 20 was founded on 15 July 1939 in Döberitz comprissed of just one Gruppe and two Staffeln. A third Staffel was added on 5 November 1939 in Brandenburg-Briest. The sole Gruppe was redesignated as 3rd Gruppe of Jagdgeschwader 51 (III./JG 51) on 4 July 1940. During the Battle of France it was subordinated to Luftflotte 2.

Gruppenkommandeure[edit]

  • Major Siegfried Lehmann, July 1939 – 18 September 1939
  • Hauptmann Hannes Trautloft, 19 September 1939 – 4 July 1940

References[edit]

  • "Lexikon der Wehrmacht". Jagdgeschwader 20. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  • Tessin, Georg (1980). Die Landstreitkräfte: Namensverbände / Die Luftstreitkräfte: (Fliegende Verbände) / Flakeinsatz im Reich 1943–1945. Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945. 14. Osnabrück: Biblio. ISBN 3764811110.