- Published: 31 March 2012 31 March 2012
- Last Updated: 08 April 2012 08 April 2012
The Jagdgeschwader 400 was formed in February 1944 to be equipped with the Messerschmitt Me 163 rocket-powered fighter, it is the only unit to ever actively use rocket-powered aircraft in war-time. It was disbanded in March 1945.
Major Wolfgang Späte (? Dec 1944 - ? Mar 1945)
Research by Gareth Collins
Reference material on this unit
Stephen Ransom & Hans-Hermann Cammann - Jagdgeschwader 400: Germany's Elite Rocket Fighters
Stephen Ransom & Hans-Hermann Cammann - Me 163 Rocket Interceptor (2 vol)