I have much information regarding the contemporary piston-engined Bf-109 units, as wells as the more advanced Me-262 units. However, I am wondering if any of these planes served together in the same unit and/or airfield? I have not found any information to suggest that they did, but I wondered if StackExchange had any additional information?
Here is some potentially helpful side information:
- It is more likely that Bf-109s were part of Me-262 jet units, and not the other way around. Furthermore, there are much fewer Me-262 jet units that Bf-109 units. The Me-262 Jet units are:
A. Jagdgeschwader 7 (JG7) - World's first jet fighter squadrons. Mechanic records state absolutely
no maintenance data for any Bf-109, so it is highly unlikely that any Bf-109 served with JG7 if
there is no maintenance records/data. Furthermore, the regular Bf-109 squadrons were barely
getting enough replacement Bf-109 aircraft, so this makes Bf-109s in this unit unlikely.
However, this does not mean Bf-109s for OTHER squadrons did not (briefly) serve with JG7 on
There are many false pictures that show Bf-109s with the same markings as JG7, but these have been proven false because of unit misidentification on account of the black and white photographs. B. Jagdverband 44 (JV44)- Squadron of Germany's few remain "Experten" expert pilots. This group had the regular piston-engined squadron Jagdgescwader 301 (JG 301) attached to protect the Me-262 units. However, there is a two part issue. First, did JG301 and JV 44 share the same airfield? Second, JG301 had a different pistoned-engined fighter named Ta 152, but that is a different airplane than the Bf-109. However, because there was not enough Ta 152s to serve with the Me- 262s, JG 301s Bf-109s could have filled in the role.
C. Nachtjagderschwader 11 (NJG11)- This was group night fighters that did have both Bf-109s and Me- 262s, but they seem to have operated on different airfields from each other depending on aircraft type. This unit is one of the more likely ones to have Bf-109s and Me-262s on the same airfield and/or unit. D. Kampschwader 54 (KG54) - This group of Me-262 were dedicated as bombers instead of fighters, they operated alongside other contemporary piston-engine bombers. However, none of these bombers were the fighter Bf-109. (This one I don't expect any information, because the Bf-109 is a fighter, and this unit flies bombers, but I included it for posterity.) E. Ergänzungs-Jagdgeschwader 2 (EJG2) - This was a night training squadron that supplied pilots and planes other units, notably NJG 11. Did they ever share the same airfield, if so, which one?
- The Bf-109 had many sub variants, such as the Bf-109"G-6," Bf-109"G-14/AS," etc. The letter following the Bf-109 matters little to me, as long as it is a confirmed Bf-109. The same is true for the Me-262.
- The time frame for any shared units would be April 1944-May 1945.