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Commanders

Oberstleutnant Max Ibel (1 Sep 1939 - 26 Sep 1939)
Oberstleutnant Karl Vieck (26 Sep 1939 - 20 Aug 1940)
Oberstleutnant Günther Lützow (20 Aug 1940 - 11 Aug 1942)
Oberst Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke (11 Aug 1942 - 23 Mar 1944)
Major Friedrich-Karl Müller (24 Mar 1944 - 29 Apr 1944)
Major Heinz Bär (1 May 1944 - 13 Feb 1945)
Major Werner Schroer (14 Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Notable members

Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel (founding member and vice-president of the Soviet-sponsored Nationalkomitee Freies Deutschland, great-grandson of Otto von Bismarck, member of the Bundestag 1994-1998)
Gordon Gollob (The first fighter ace to achieve 150 victories, holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds)
Theodor Quandt (WW1 ace with 15 victories, KIA on 6 June 1940 over France)
Hasso von Wedel (WW1 ace with 5 victories)
Franz von Werra (captured during the Battle of Britain on 5 September 1940 and sent to Canada in January 1941, he managed to escape and return home to Germany where he was greeted as a hero)

Insignia

The "Jagdgeschwader Udet" cuff title was used by this unit from 20 Dec 1941.
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Sources used

Research by Gareth Collins
Gordon Williamson & Thomas McGuirl - German military cuffbands 1784-present

Reference material on this unit

Jochen Prien & Gerhard Stemmer - Messerschmitt Bf 109 im Einsatz... (3 Vol)

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