Starting with the Mighty Eighth's first successful attack on 'Big B' - Berlin - I hope to present a daily account of III./JG 54's activities in the West from the time of its arrival in Jan-43 to its return to Germany for rest and conversion to the Dora-9.

Any visitor to this site with information or corrections to add on this subject, please feel free to contact me

Special thanks to Claes Sundin for taking the time from his busy schedule and creating the above banner.

Click on highlighted day to find a discussion, information and pictures regarding combat III./JG 54 participated in.


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Sources Used for III/JG 54 vs the Western Allies:

Jeffrey Ethell, Target Berlin Mission 250: 6 March 1944.
Roger Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary.
Eric Hammel, Air War Europa: America's Air War Against Germany in Europe and North Africa.
Claes Sundin and Christer Bergström, Luftwaffe Fighter Aircraft in Profile.
Jerry Scutts, Jagdgeschwader 54: Aces of the Eastern Front.
Werner Held, Hannes Trautloft, Hans-Ekkehard Bob, JG 54: A Photographic History of the Grunherzjager.


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