II Gruppe

II./JG 54

The Kommandeure of II/JG 54

Hauptmann von Muller-Reinsburg 1938 to
Major Blumensaat 10 Jan 40 to 5 Feb 40
Major Kraut 5 Mar 40 to 10 Jul 40
Hauptmann Winterer 11 Jul 40 to 14 Aug 40
Hauptmann/Major Hrabak 26 Aug 40 to 27 Oct 42
Hauptmann/Major Hahn 19 Nov 42 to 21 Feb 43
Hauptmann Jung 21 Feb 43 to 30 Jul 43
Hauptmann Rudorffer 1 Aug 43 to Feb 45
Hauptmann Findeisen Feb 45 to 8 May 45

 

The initial unit designation for II./JG 54 was I./JG 138. This unit was raised in 1938 after the Austrian annexation. Naturally many Austrian nationals were recruited when I./JG 138 was formed. The Aspern coat of arms (black lion's head surmounting a white cross on a red field) was taken by the Gruppe for its identity.

I./JG 138 was briefly designated I./JG 76 before finally becoming II./JG 54 on April 6, 1940.