7./JG26

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History

Jagdgeschwader (JG) 26 "Schlageter" was known to the Allied forces in World War II as "The Abbeville Boys". The unit crest of a black gothic 'S' on a white shield was created in reflection of its involvement in the re-occupation of the Rhineland on March 7, 1936 (in violation of the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact). The locals had adopted the unit and renamed it after a local nationalist hero Albert Leo Schlageter. Leo, a World War I veteran, had been shot by the French in 1923 for attempting to destroy railway tracks taking coal from the Rhineland back to France as part of the war reparations imposed on Germany in the Treaty of Versailles. France's political policy did not allow any coal to be sold in Germany, even if they wanted to pay for it, despite a great shortage of coal during this time and the hardship the policy brought to the German people.

7./JG26 belonged to the third Gruppe within the Jagdgeschwader 26 (III./JG26). 7./ staffel originally chose a black heart as a crest which was later changed to a red heart during 1940. Ace and adjutant of 7./JG26, Joachim Müncheberg, was promoted to Staffelkapitän in late August and helped make the red heart famous during air battles over Britain, the Med and North Africa. In 1942 he commanded JG77 and was killed over Tunisia in a combat air collision, the red heart emblem being adopted by JG77 in honour of their former commander.

7./JG26 in the ACG

7./JG26 is an English speaking Staffel flying the latest Messerschmitt Bf109E fighter alongside their brothers in III Gruppe of Jagdgeschwader 26 unit.

The III. Gruppe is based on Caffiers in the Pas-de-Calais-Nord territory, a short flight from South East England and the RAF.

Your primary role will be that of close escort to our bomber crews although JG26 are best at longer range free sweeps across enemy territory hunting down the RAF.

Roster

Pilot Aircraft
Rank Callsign Role
1.Schwarm
Oberleutnant Goat Staffelführer
Obergefreiter Wordy Katschmarek
Hauptgefreiter Luke Rottenführer
Obergefreiter Gremlin Katschmarek
2.Schwarm
Unterfeldwebel Godman Schwarmführer
Hauptgefreiter Shadepiece Rottenführer
Gefreiter Geordie Katschmarek
3.Schwarm
Unteroffizier Centurion Schwarmführer
Unterfeldwebel Robin Katschmarek
Hauptgefreiter Smokejumper Rottenführer
Aeroplanes In Hanger