The Schlachtgeschwader 2 Immelmann was formed in October 1943 from Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 Immelmann.

In the present day Luftwaffe, the honour title Immelmann lives on with Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 Immelmann.

Commanders

Oberstleutnant Hans-Karl Stepp (18 Oct 1943 - 31 July 1944)
Oberstleutnant Hans Ulrich Rudel (1 Aug 1944 - 8 Feb 1945)
Major Friedrich Lang (9 Feb 1945 - 13 Feb 1945)
Oberstleutnant Kurt Kuhlmey (14 Feb 1945 - 20 Apr 1945)
Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel (? Apr 1945 - 8 May 1945)

Notable members

Hans-Ulrich Rudel (Usually credited with 2000 destroyed targets, including 519 tanks, 150 artillery guns, 800 other vehicles and even a battleship, two cruisers and destroyer but these figures are not confirmed, the only recipient of the Knight's Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds)

Insignia

The "Geschwader Immelmann" cuff title was authorized for this unit 18 Apr 1935.

Focke Wulf Fw 190 of Schlachtgeschwader 2

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(Courtesy of Barry)

Sources used

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

Reference material on this unit

Holger Nauroth - Stukageschwader 2 Immelmann

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