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Old 07-09-2002, 02:04 AM
Richard T Eger Richard T Eger is offline
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From within a thread on 12 O'Clock High!:

KG 1
Sat Jun 15 05:53:10 2002

No, there is no history of KG 1 PUBLISHED. The Knight's Cross Holders of KG 1 book recently published is not a unit history (but it does give a thumbnail account). Its about any RK holders who had any association with KG 1 and its predecessors. It also lists all the Kommodores going back to 1933 (!) but nothing for Kommandeure. It was somewhat dissappointing but at the same time it had much useful data on commanders. It was obviously written from data supplied from veterans BUT unfortunately it is also apparent that the author does not have sufficient familiarity with the subject. I found that the book made contradictory statements and was also in conflict with reliable sources. A history of KG 1 was written by a staff officer in KG 1 in 1944 when the unit was being dissolved but has never been published:

Spohr (Hptm.) – “Kriegschronik des Kampgeschwader 1 ‘Hindenburg’”, a 78 page manuscript c. late 1944/early 1945. Hptm. Spohr was a member of the Stab/KG 1 with access to all KTBs and Anlagen. From microfilms from: BA-MA Freiburg RL 10/529; NARA WashDC T-971 roll 50/f. 965-1056; AFHRA Maxwell AFB Karlsruhe Collection K113.408-3

All this stems out of a joint project between Larry deZeng and myself, where we are writing histories of all bomber units (for the first volume). Our KG 1 history takes up 6 and half pages of 9 point double column text. Eventually we hope to publish this. All the drafts are done but we are awaiting on a number of important references to be published.

The above is just for your information.
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