Nachtjagdgeschwader 3

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Nachtjagdgeschwader 3
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Active 1941 – 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Type Night Fighter
Role Air superiority
Size Air Force Wing
Engagements World War II
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]

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

Surviving aircraft[edit]

Two aircraft that served with NJG 3 are displayed together at the Royal Air Force Museum London, one of the two sites of the Royal Air Force Museum. These are Messerschmitt Bf 110 G Werk Nr. 730301, which was surrendered to the British at the end of the war in 1945, and Junkers Ju 88 R-1, Werk Nr. 360043,[1] which came into British hands in 1943. Both aircraft are almost unique – each is one of only two intact survivors of their type.




  • Hinchliffe, Peter (1998). Luftkrieg bei Nacht 1939–1945 [Air War at Night 1939–1945] (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-613-01861-7.