Oblt. Egon Mayer, CO of 7./JG 2, Théville, France, Summer 1942
Egon Mayer was born on August 19th, 1917 in Konstanz and he joined the Luftwaffe in 1937. In December 1939, he was assigned to Jagdgeschwader 2 after
undergoing training, and served with this unit though the French campaign and into the Battle of Britain. Throughout this period of time, he served as a unit member, from June 10th, 1941 he became CO of the 7th Staffel and was the CO of the entire III. Gruppe from November 1942. By that time, he had accumulated
52 kills. On November 23rd, he brought down his first American four-engined heavy bomber. Together with George-Peter Eder, he would work out the tactic
of head on attacks against American bomber formations. On July 1st, 1943, he was made Commanding Officer of the entire JG 2. On March 2nd, 1944,
he led a formation of JG 2 fighters in an intercept of American bombers over Montmédy and was shot down and killed by escorting P-47s. He was posthumously awarded the Sword to his Knight‘s Cross.
The 7th Staffel JG 2 badge is carried on the cowling of this standard camouflaged Fw 190 flown by Egon Mayer. The yellow rudder carries 44 kill markings
in the form of French and British roundels. The former markings of the aircraft were sprayed over with RLM 74 Graugrün.
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INFO Eduard - March 2019