3. Jagddivision (1st)

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3. Jagddivision (1st Formation)

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also as:Jagddivision Mitte


Gen.Maj. Werner Junck (15 Apr 42 - 15 Sep 43)

Formation and History. (May 42 - Sep 43)

Formed 1 May 1942 at Metz/France using personnel taken from Stab/Jagdfliegerführer Mitte. Controlled night fighter defenses in eastern France and southwest Germany under XII. Fliegerkorps. Stab remained at Metz. Renamed 4. Jagddivision on 15 September 1943 with operational effect from 15 October.[1]

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  1. G.Tessin- Verbände und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939-1945. Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte; F.Golücke-Schweinfurt und der strategische Luftkrieg 1943; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence reports and lists based on ULTRA, “Y” Service intercepts, captured documents and PoW interrogations.