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Commanders

Oberst Johannes Steinhoff (1 Dec 1944 - 26 Dec 1944)
Major Theodor Weissenberger (1 Jan 1945 - 19 Feb 1945)
Major Rudolf Sinner (19 Feb 1945 - ? Mar 1945)
Major Theodor Weissenberger (? Mar 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Honor titles

This wing was named in honour of fighter ace and holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds Walter Nowotny, the first fighter ace to achieve 250 victories.

Notable members

Johannes Steinhoff (General in post-WW2 Luftwaffe, Chief of Staff and acting Commander Allied Air Forces Central Europe, Chief of Staff of the Luftwaffe and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, the Bundeswehr barracks General-Steinhoff-Kaserne in Berlin-Gatow was named in his honour 1994 and Jagdgeschwader 73 "Steinhoff" was named in his honour in 1997)

Sources used

Research by Gareth Collins

Reference material on this unit

Marek J. Murawski - JG 7 Nowotny
Walter Schuck - Abschuss! Von der Me 109 zur Me 262 Erinnerungen an die Luftkämpfe beim Jagdgeschwader 5 und 7

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