Association badge of the JG-9 (vertical stabilizer)
|active||May 16, 1961  to October 2, 1990|
|Armed forces||NVA air force|
|Branch of service||Aviation forces|
|Type||Type of fighter pilot forces|
|Strength||approx. 600 soldiers and 100 civilian employees|
|Squadron location||Peenemünde Airfield|
|Squadron commander||Lieutenant Colonel Dietz|
| Fighter aircraft / |
NVA Air Base Peenemünde
The forerunner of the JG-9 was the 3rd department of the 2nd Aero Club of the Kasernierte Volkspolizei (KVP) at the Cottbus-Drewitz airfield , which was set up in December 1953 . On August 28, 1954, she was renamed the 3rd command of the 2nd Aero Club of the KVP. When it was taken over by the NVA on December 26, 1956, it became the 9th Air Wing of the 3rd Air Division. From May 16, 1961, the squadron was relocated to Peenemünde airfield in the north of the island of Usedom , where it was renamed Jagdfliegergeschwader 9 (JFG-9; later JG-9) on June 9, 1961. The one used, already at the former test site of the Air Force " Peenemünde-West“Belonging airfield was previously considerably expanded and developed from 1958 to 1961.
At the end of the 1980s, due to the exclusion of naval forces from the Vienna disarmament negotiations , consideration was given to integrating the JG-9 into the People's Navy as a naval fighter squadron. But since the MiG-23 was not suitable for this, it was refrained from.
On September 13, 1990, during a flight demonstration in front of the Defense Committee of the German Bundestag with a MiG-23ML at the JG-9, a fatal flight accident occurred when Major Sascha Syrbe crashed with his plane after losing spatial orientation and had a fatal accident. It was the last such aircraft accident of the NVA. The accident pilot left behind his wife, the current district administrator of the Ostvorpommern district, Barbara Syrbe , and three children.
The last flight day was on September 26, 1990. The last flight of an NVA aircraft at all took place on September 27, 1990 in JG-3 Preschen with a MiG-29A (604).
|Rank, name||period of service||Remarks|
|Major Siegfried Haufe||1956–1957||
later Colonel u. Kdr. |
Institute for Language Training of the NVA
|Captain Wiese||Jan 1 - 21. Aug. 1961|
|Major Klaus-Jürgen Baarß||1. Sept. – 15. Nov. 1961||later GenLtn in the LSK / LV command|
|Major Köhler||1. Jun. - 30. Oct. 1964|
|Major Günter Schmidt||1. Nov. 1964 – Aug. 1965||fatal crash on August 13, 1965|
|Lieutenant Colonel Klaus-Jürgen Baarß||1965–1968|
|Captain Rolf Berger||1968–1973||later Lieutenant General and Chief Command LSK / LV|
|Lieutenant Colonel Fiß||1973–1977|
|Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Zimmermann||1977–1978||later GenMaj u. Commander FO FMTFK|
|Lieutenant Colonel Pätz||1978–1981|
|Major Gyurkovits||1981–1985||1983 still lieutenant colonel|
|Colonel Rolf Wukasch||1985–1989||1990 Oberst u. Kdr. FO FMTFK|
|Lieutenant Colonel Dietze||1989–1990|
Note: For frame structure see squadron, air force NVA
Used aircraft types
The following types of combat aircraft were used in JG-9:
- MiG-15 UTI
- MiG-17 F
- MiG-17 PF
- MiG-21 F13
- MiG-21 PFM
- MiG-21 U
- MiG-21 SPS
- MiG-21 SPS / K
- MiG-21 M
- MiG-21 US
- MiG-21bis in two versions ("SAU" and "Lasur")
- MiG-21 MF
- MiG-21 UM
- MiG-21 UB
- MiG-23 ML
- MiG-23 MF
- MiG-23 UB
The last squadron roll call took place on October 2, 1990. With the decommissioning of the NVA in 1990, the squadron was dissolved.
- Manfred Kanetzki: MiGs over Peenemünde. The history of the NVA air force units on Usedom . Jagdfliegergeschwader-9 "Heinrich Rau", Fliegertechnisches Bataillon-9 "Käthe Niederkirchner", target display chain-33, radio technical battalion-33. 2nd, revised edition. MediaScript, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-9814822-1-8 .
- Volkhard Bode, Gerhard Kaiser: Building Hitler's Missiles - Traces of History in Peenemünde. Ch. Links, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-86153-483-9. (engl.)
- Wilfried Copenhagen: The air forces of the NVA . Motorbuch-Verlag. Stuttgart 2002, ISBN 3-613-02235-4 , p. 17.