- Published: 05 April 2012 05 April 2012
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
CommandersOberst Wolfgang Falck (26 June 1940 - 30 June 1943)
Oberst Werner Streib (1 July 1943 - ? Mar 1944)
Oberstleutnant Hans-Joachim Jabs (? Mar 1944 - ? May 1945)
Notable membersHelmut Lent (The first night fighter ace to achive 100 victories, holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, the Bundeswehr barracks Lent-Kaserne in Rotenburg was named in his honour in 1964)
Walter Scheel (President of West Germany 1974-1979) (1)
Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (The highest scoring nigh figther ace, holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds)
Werner Streib (The first night fighter ace to receive the Knight's Cross, post-war Brigadegeneral in the Luftwaffe)
Footnotes1. Walter Scheel served under the command of Major Falck already when this first NJG was formed and was to become Adjutant III. Gruppe / NJG 1 later, holding the rank of Leutnant (last rank: Oberleutnant). He wrote the Preface of Falcks memoirs "Falkenjahre" (2003).
Sources usedResearch by Gareth Collins
Jerry Scutts - German night fighter aces of World War 2
Reference material on this unitWolfgang Falck - Falkenjahre: Erinnerungen 1910 - 2003
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