Gentlemen, hoping this can be of interest for some: When originally made, the following list had a fundamental objective: to prove some guys the bulk of the fighter force of the Luftwaffe went west during the second half of 1943, and remained there (Reich/West/Mediterranean) throughout the entire year of 1944 -or better said, to shatter their arguments the VVS "broke the back of the Luftwaffe all by itself even before 1944- (!) The list included not only the distribution of the Jagdgeschwadern in OOBs in the several fronts, but also total number of available planes (operational and non-operational). It took me quite some time to put it together. Here i present only one aspect of the list, pointing out which fighter units saw service in the eastern front throughout the entire conflict; the list will initially include Jagdgeschwadern 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 26 and 27. As a preliminary comment: something i hate about the new forum format is i have neither "bold" nor "italics" when formatting paragraphs, both helpful tools to make a paperwork more presentable. The original version of this paperwork is an excell sheet, which by the way is very neat and displayable, so i apologize if this looks somewhat messy. This will give us further input as to which Luftwaffe fighter units saw service in the east, and which ones simply never went there. Here it goes: JG 1 (unit formed by stab, I., II., III. and IV.) -never served in the eastern front. WHOLE UNIT.- JG 2 “Richtofen” (unit formed by stab, I., II. and III.) – also IV.(N)/ JG 2 which would be later used alongside other units to form NJG 1 (no gruppe from such NJG ever serving in the eastern front) and the jabo staffel of JG 2 which likewise never flew in the east. (no unit of this JG served in the eastern front. WHOLE UNIT) JG 3 - IV.(sturm) although initially formed by some elements of same JG 3 which served in the east, it was never based in the USSR-. The stab, I., II. and III. all served in the east before the end of 1943. JG 4 (stab, I., II., III. and IV) –most of the gruppen of this unit formed in 1944, and were never based in the soviet union, although they were located nearby and defended romanian air space). (WHOLE UNIT) JG 5 “Eismeer” (stab, I., II., III. and IV.) –this unit deserving special treatment; although the majority of its elements spent the most part of its operational existance in Norway and Finland, and many times fought against soviet aircraft, they were never based in soviet territory. I. and II. were brought to Germany to Reichsverteidigung in 1944). JG 6 “Horst Wessel” (formed late in the war, 1944, had its stab and three gruppen, I., II. and III.) operated mostly in the eastern part of Germany –against soviet aircraft) JG 7 –jet unit- formed late in 1944, saw intense action against both USAAF/ RAF and VVS aircraft, and even ground targets against the soviets in 1945) JG 11 –unit formed by its stab and three gruppen, I., II. and III.- were never based in the eastern front, with the sole exception of III./ JG 11 moved to the eastern front to reinforce Luftflotte 6 during the summer of 1944 when the red army unleashed “Operation Bagration”. The gruppe stayed in the east for a period of nearly 3 months, returning to the west in late August/ early September 1944. (WHOLE UNIT) JG 26 “Schlageter”–unit formed by its stab and I., II., III. and IV. gruppen. (only one staffel -7.- served in the east for a brief period of nearly 5 months during 1943.) (WHOLE UNIT) JG 27 –unit formed by stab., I., II., III. and IV.-; was never based in the soviet union. exception: gruppe II. and 15.(span) of JG 27 which served in the area of army group centre in the soviet union for a brief period of time in the early months of Barbarossa. (WHOLE UNIT) CONCLUSION: (a) The list includes in all 33 gruppen and 9 stab –this does not include the gruppen of JG 7 and IV.(N)/JG 2-, of which 21 gruppen and 6 geschwader stab were never based in the soviet union ever. (b) JG 5 “Eismeer” (stab and 4 gruppen) albeit never based in the soviet union, saw intense combat action against the VVS up north, not forgetting part of this unit went to Germany in 1944 for Reichsverteidigung. (c) JG 6 (stab and 3 gruppen) albeit formed late in the war -1944- they certainly remained in an area –eastern germany/polish border- where combat with VVS was common. (d) From all geschwadern presented on the list, (only a stab. and 3 gruppen) the stab, I., II. and III./JG 3 served in the east for a significant period of time –not forgetting elements of this unit went west for Reichsverteidigung in 43/44-. (e) III./JG 11 and II./JG 27 (2 gruppen) served in the east for brief periods of time which did not exceed 5 months for both units. In following days i´ll do the same with the rest of the "important" Geschwadern: 50 -of real brief existance-, 51, 52, 53, 54, 76, 77, 300, 301 and 302. Any comments and further input will be greatly appreciated (corrections included!) Cheers!