Jagdfliegerführer Bretagne

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Jagdfliegerführer Bretagne

(FpN: L 52025)


Oberst Dr. Erich Mix (6 Sep 43 - 31 Aug 44)

Formation and History. (Sep 43 - Aug 44)

Ordered formed 6 September 1943 at Rennes/Brittany with effect from 15 September (ex-Stab/Jagdfliegerführer 4), but there is evidence that Jafü 4 was using this designation as early as July 1943. Controlled fighter defenses in Brittany under II. Jagdkorps/Luftflotte 3. Stab moved to quarters near Fp. Rennes – St-Jacques in Nov 43 and last identified there on 25 July 1944. Said to have departed Rennes on 2 August for Angers and then withdrew from there to Tours on 7 August and then to Paris on 8 August. At Jouy-en-Josas/SW of Paris from 11 to 18 August and then withdrew via Compiègne and Namur to Eschweiler in Germany. Stab ordered disbanded on 31 August by Luftflotte 3 (Feldpost number deleted 24 Nov 44).[1]

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  1. G.Tessin-Verbände und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939-1945. Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht; K.Mehner/R.Teuber-Die deutsche Luftwaffe 1939-1945: Führung und Truppe; Luftwaffen-Revue magazine, Heft (issue) 1/1985; NARA WashDC: RG 242/T-971 roll 18 (Luftflotte order of battle lists); Career biographical notes of Dr. Erich Mix via Rob van den Nieuwendijk to H.L.deZeng 16 June 2004.