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The Zerstörergeschwader 26 Horst Wessel was redesignated Stab / Nachtjagdgeschwader 3 in September 1941 and reformed in October 1943.
It was redesignated Stab / Jagdgeschwader 6 in July 1944.

Commanders

Oberst Kurt Bertram von Döring (1 Sep 1939 - 14 Dec 1939)
Oberstleutnant Joachim-Friedrich Huth (14 Dec 1939 - 1 Nov 1940)
Oberst Johann Schalk (1 Nov 1940 - 29 Sep 1941)
[Reformed]
Oberstleutnant Karl Boehm-Tettelbach (? Oct 1943 - ? June 1944)
Oberstleutnant Johann Kogler (? June 1944 - ? July 1944)

Insignia

The "Geschwader Horst Wessel" cuff title was authorized for this unit on 24 March 1936.

Major Johann Schalk and Oberleutnant Theodor Rossiwal in France June 1940
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Messerschmitt Me 110 of ZG26 in France October 1940
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Sources used

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

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