Maj. Fritz Losigkeit, CO of I./JG 1, Deelen, the Netherlands, April 1943
Camouflage consists of colors RLM 74, 75 and 76 with spinner in RLM 70. Fritz Losigkeit (1913-1994) was born in Berlin and from October
1936 served in JG "Richthofen". In March 1938 he joined Legion Condor in Spain but was shot down and captured. In April 1939 he joined
2./JG 26 and later became commander of this unit. In June 1941 he started to work in diplomatic mission in Tokyo, Japan. After his return,
in March 1942 he took over command of IV./JG 1 (later I./JG 1) in the Netherlands. In June 1943 he took over command of I./JG 26, but
during same month he was sent to Eastern Front to lead III./JG 51. In April 1944 he became Kommodore of JG 51 and one year later he took
over JG 77. He scored 68 victories in approximately 750 missions and was awarded with Knight´s Cross. His Fw 190 shows flags demonstrating his campaigns and foreign assignments. Devil emblem of IV./JG 1 and victories on rudder are not confirmed by photos. After the war
Losigkeit worked for CIA controlled organization Gehlen, later he became secretary of Free Democratic Party (FDP).
Lt. Rüdiger von Kirchmayr, TO ofII./JG 1, Woensdrecht, theNetherlands, spring 1943
Camouflage consists of colors RLM 74, 75 and 76 with spinner in RLM 70. Mythical Alpine creature Tatzelwurm is marking of II./JG 1 (formerly I./JG 3). This Fw 190 was also simultaneously used by JG 300. Rüdiger von Kirchmayr was born in 1921 at Klosterneuberg in Austria. From
summer 1941 he scored first five victories with 4./JFS 5 in France. He was transferred to Ergänzung-Jagdgruppe West in February 1942.
In early June 1942 von Kirchmayr was assigned to 4./JG 1 in Holland and in April 1943, he was appointed Technische Offizier of Stab II./JG 1.
He became Staffelkapitän of 5./JG 1 in 1943 and during this period he claimed or heavily damaged 17 B-17s and B-24s. On August 13th, 1944
he was shot down and wounded by US fighters. Von Kirchmayr was appointed CO of I./JG 11 in October 1944 and from January 1945 fought
on the Eastern Front. In April he left JG 11 and became member of Galland´s JV 44 with Me 262s. His score was probably around 50 victories
in 392 missions.
Maj. Hans Philipp, CO of JG 1, Deelen, theNetherlands, July 1943
Camouflage consists of colors RLM 74, 75 and 76 with spinner in RLM 70 and heavy mottling on fuselage in RLM 74, 75 and 02. It is personal
mount of Kommodore Philipp, the "Minke" and "Pinke" refer to names of his dachshunds. In June 1943 this unusual ship was flown also by
Adjutant of I./JG 1 Lt. Eberhard Burath (7 v.). Hans "Fips" Philipp (1917) was born in Saxony. In 1938 he started to serve in Stuka unit, but before outbreak of war he was transferred to 1./JG 76 (later 4./JG 54 "Grünherz"). Philipp scored first victory in Poland and added seven more
during French campaign. In October 1940 he was awarded with Knight´s Cross after 20 victories. During attack against Yugoslavia he claimed
two Bf 109s shot down. In war against Soviet Union he scored 178 victories and from February 1942 he led I./JG 54. In April 1943 he was
appointed as CO of JG 1 in the Netherlands. On October 8th, 1943 he was killed in combat with B-17s and US fighters. Philipp was awarded
with Knight´s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. He scored 206 victories in over 500 missions.
INFO Eduard - March 2021