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And then there were the squadron cuff titles worn by personnel in the new Luftwaffe, commemorating First and Second World War fighter aces like Immelmann and Mölders. JG 74 was awarded the Mölders cuff title on 22.11.1973 by Generalleutnant Günther Rall. Other squadrons bore WW1 aces' names, including Jagdgeschwader 71 "Richthofen", Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 "Immelmann" and Jagdbombergeschwader 31 "Boelke". I believe Jagdgeschwader 73 got the name Steinhoff. One of the highest-scoring WW2 aces, Steinhoff served in the post-1957 Luftwaffe. I think some of these cuff titles are still worn.Jason Pipes wrote:What makes it interesting is that the modern German navy had a guided missle destroyer known as FGS Rommel (D187) decommissioned 1998. How come the navy could have a ship named after Rommel but the infantry can't use one of his symbols? There are two other similar sister ships in the modern German navy, FGS Lutjens (D185) decommissioned 2003, and FGS Molders (D186) also decommissioned in 2003.
micky.beck wrote:Hi @ all.
I wars in the Luftwaffe 1996 in the Jagdgeschwader 74 "Mölders" in Neuburg / Donau. We are not proud for that Mölders wars in the Nazi Wehrmacht - Luftwaffe, we are proud that he wars a fighting ass , for traditions " Soldatische Treue, Kameradschaft " not the Nazis!!! We lost 2005 the name "Mölders" but i`m proud for my Armbands ( Geschwader Mölders )on my Uniform and the time in the Bundeswehr/Luftwaffe!
somehow, I figured that was the case. Its too bad there is no one in the Bundeswehr or any political leadership who has the balls or the patriotism to say "enough!" and stop the apologies and investigations.micky.beck wrote:hi @ pzr meyer 2
The "Links Party" (PDS) and people from spain writhe "a little question" to the Bundeswehr, why is that possible that the german Bundeswehr installations- , air fields- , places- , streets- and ships had names, like Mölders, they wars in ww2 in the legion Condor in spain.
Thanks to ex Minister of defense Mr. Struck and the Links Party is the name Mölders not longer used!!