JG 52 nickname?

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  1. PFF

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    Did JG 52 have an unofficial nickname-"The Butcherbirds":?:
     
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    Butcher Birds was the nickname given to the Fw 190.

    Each Group, Squadron and so forth had its own name.

    I. Gruppe: Wilde Sau
    II. Gruppe/5. Squadron: Rabatz Staffel
    III. Gruppe: Rabuakan Gruppe

    I am sure there were much more, but I do not recall them.

    Interesting side note, I have found Erich Hartmanns (he was in JG 52) gravesite and I will be going to see it next time I go and visit my mother, probably next weekend. It is about 20 minutes from her house.

    Also not a member of JG-52 but Hans-Ulrich Rudel is buried about 20 minutes from my house and I am going to make a trip out to his grave site as well.

    I will post pictures.
     
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    Sounds cool Adler, looking forward to the pics...
     
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    You didn't mention the name of the town or area. Looking forward to the
    pic's.

    Charles
     
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    Looking forward to the pics!!
     
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    I hope that their graves are in good shape and not vandalised(?)...
     
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    Hartmann is buried near where my mother lives in the town of Weil im Schönbuch. I should be going there this weekend, unless my mother comes to stay with us.

    Rudel is buried near the town of Guenzenhausen which is about 20 minutes from where I live.

    Within the next two weeks I will make it here.
     
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    Here is a picture I found online of what Hartmanns looks like. He is buried with his wife.

    Below it is Rudels grave.

    Like I said, I will get pictures of them myself when I get out to them in the very near future.
     

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    the JU-52 had a nickname of "Auntie Ju" by the american pilots, hope this helps ! Johnny Signor [email protected]
     
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    You are correct that the Ju 52 was called the "Tante Ju" but that is not what he was asking about. He was asking if JG 52 had a nickname.

    JG 52 as in Jagd Geschwader.
     
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    I have another enquiry concerning JG 52. Where could I find a complete list (or at least almost complete) of JG 52 pilots during BoB?
    Any ideas?
     
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    JG 52 never had any "catchy" nickname.
     
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    I can't wait to see the pics you take Adler. I'm having a hard time making out Rudel's headstone. It may be all the Canadian Wiskey I've drank tonight or just the image. (I have had a real bad day as I am posting this at 1:37 am and drank a 1/5th of Canadian Hunter) Can anyone post what it says.
     
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    "Canadian Whisky shall only be consumed between the hours of 5pm and 11pm or this will happen to you"

    no, it really says;

    it gives his rank - "Oberst"
    and his position - "Geschwaderkommodore"
    and his unit - "Immelmann" which would be StG 2.

    directly under his name is the birth and death. Looks like

    29/9/16 - 12/9/82?
     
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