The Kommandeure of I/JG 54
|Major von Cramon||15 Sep 39||to||27 Dec 39|
|Hauptmann von Bonin||28 Dec 39||to||1 Jul 41|
|Hauptmann von Selle||2 Jul 41||to||20 Dec 41|
|Hauptmann Eckerle||20 Dec 41||to||14 Feb 42|
|Hauptmann Philip||17 Feb 42||to||1 Apr 43|
|Major Seiler||15 Apr 43||to||6 Jul 43|
|Major Homuth||1 Aug 43||to||3 Aug 43|
|Hauptmann Nowotny||10 Aug 43||to||4 Feb 44|
|Hauptmann Ademeit||4 Feb 44||to||8 Aug 44|
|Hauptmann Eisenach||9 Aug 44||to||8 May 45|
I./JG 54 was initially formed as I./JG 70 near Nuremberg in July 1939, just two short months before hostilities broke out. As was to become tradition within Grunherzgeschwader, the Gruppe took the Nurember coat-of-arms (a veritcally divided shield with a black heraldic bird on the left, and red and white diagonal stripes on the right) to represent the region the unit came from.
On September 15, 1939, I./JG 70 was redesignated I./JG 54.