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Mysticpuma2003
01-22-2007, 10:03 AM
Just a little (but urgently needed) advice.

On June 26th 1943 is this the correct rank and unit for Egon Mayer?

Oberleutnant Egon Mayer Stab.III/JG 2

Need for for overlay text to finish my last movie, thanks for any help, MP.

Mysticpuma2003
01-22-2007, 10:03 AM
Just a little (but urgently needed) advice.

On June 26th 1943 is this the correct rank and unit for Egon Mayer?

Oberleutnant Egon Mayer Stab.III/JG 2

Need for for overlay text to finish my last movie, thanks for any help, MP.

Mysticpuma2003
01-22-2007, 04:45 PM
Bump!

Thijs_JG3
01-23-2007, 04:31 AM
Hi,

At the time Egon Mayer's rank was Oberstleutnant.
He was the Geschwaderkommodore of JG2, which means he flew with Stab/JG2.

Information from:
H.Nauroth,Jagdgeschwader 2 Eine Bildchronik (Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen". A photographic history)(China 2004) 346

Mysticpuma2003
01-23-2007, 08:52 AM
Does this look correct then:

Major Egon Mayor - Gruppenkommandeure Stab III/JG 2

or

Oberstleutnant Egon Mayor - Gruppenkommandeure Stab III/JG 2

I know it seems I'm being picky, but I can guarantee if I make a mistake, people will be more inclined to talk about it than the film....trust me, I've been there!

Cheers, MP.

JG53Frankyboy
01-23-2007, 09:05 AM
in June 1943
Major Egon Mayer
Gruppenkommandeur III./JG 2 or
Kommandeur III.Gruppe/Jagdgeschwader 2

as the Kommandeur (CO) he flew normaly with his Stabsschwarm (HQ flight)

the CO of a Wing was called "Kommodore"
of a Group "Kommandeur"
of a Squadron "Kapitšn"

Mysticpuma2003
01-23-2007, 09:36 AM
Thanks Frankyboy, that's perfect, thanks for the help, cheers, MP.

JG53Frankyboy
01-23-2007, 09:41 AM
btw, i forgott, JG2 had the traditional name "Richthofen" !


Major Egon Mayer
Kommandeur III.Gruppe/Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"

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Thijs_JG3
01-24-2007, 10:01 AM
There is a small typo in the book I was refering to. It statet that Mayer took over the squad on the 1st of April 1943. Mayer did take over JG2 on the 1st of July 1943.
Walter Oesau was Geschwaderkommodore at the time.