Hptm. Friedrich-Karl Müller, CO of 1./NJGr. 10, Werneuchen, Germany, July 1944
The future Knight’s Cross recipient, the ace with 30 night victories over the enemy aircraft, was born on
December 4th, 1912 in Sulzbach in Saarland. In 1934 he completed his pilot training and got the job with
Lufthansa. After the outbreak of World War II he was ordered to the Luftwaffe. Initially he was flying as a
transport pilot, later as an instrument flying instructor. In December 1942 he was assigned to KG 50 operating
He 177 aircraft, in the summer of the following year he responded to Hajo Hermann call and requested the
reassignment to JG 300 famous for its Wilde Sau (single-engine fighter night interception deployment) tactics.
While serving with this unit he was credited with 19 kills and in January 1944 he was ordered to form 1./NJGr.
10. In August 1944 he was promoted to command I./NJG 11 and lead this unit until the end of World War II.
He passed away on November 2nd, 1987.
The lower and partially side surfaces were painted black for the better night camouflage. The red stripe surrounding the rear fuselage indicated the original owner of this aircraft within Reich Defense, JG 300.The pilot’s
“score” was painted on the both sides of the rudder in the form of the 23 stripes with the enemy nationality
and date of the victory.
INFO Eduard - November 2020