8./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.

8./JG26 belonged to the third Gruppe within the Jagdgeschwader 26 (III./JG26). 8./ staffel took their emblem from a popular Swedish cartoon character of the period named Adamson, a little everyday man who is struggling with everyday problems such as missing buttons or rude waiters and children. A creation by Oscar Jacobsson in the 1920's it was a silent comedy pantomime series running into the 1960's and it's success is marked today in the form of the Adamson Awards for cartoons.

8./JG26 in the ACG

8./JG26 is a German 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
Major Wiesel Staffelführer
Obergefreiter Woekie Katschmarek
Unterfeldwebel Killerfaust Rottenführer
Obergefreiter Taxi Katschmarek
2.Schwarm
Feldwebel Elos Schwarmführer
Obergefreiter Whisky Katschmarek
Unteroffizier Cougar Rottenführer
Aeroplanes In Hanger