Saturday, 27 September 2014

SKG 210 Bf 110 - Ebay Luftwaffe find #100

SKG 210 in France according to the seller - Messerschmitt Bf 110 E Zerstörer 2./SKG 210 (S9+MK ?) crash landed, Eastern Front 1941. Click to view large and currently on offer here

Thursday, 18 September 2014

" Unsere Kondor, unser Pilot " - Fw 200 Condor images KG 40 RK winner Jope Cognac/Bordeaux- Ebay find #99

...six original photos of a KG 40 Fw 200 taken on an Atlantic-coast Flugplatz dating from autumn 1941 depicting Focke-Wulf FW 200 "Condor" coded F8+EL of Kampfgeschwader 40 - pilot was Knight's Cross winner Oberleutnant Bernhard Jope. The RK awarded on 30 December 1940 for Jope's sinking of the "Empress of Britain" on 28 October 1940. Click to view large...

Ebay offer here

For more rare Fw 200 images on this blog go here

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Ergänzungsstaffel Fw 190 '6Q+VX' - ebay photo find #98

.. shown here courtesy of Oliver Rogge's Kurmark Antik sales, here is the best view yet of this nice Ebay find ... currently on offer here

provisionally identified (cheers Marc..) as Fw 190 A, W.Nr. unknown "6Q+VX",  Ergänzungsstaffel St.G.2.  

The bulged MG cowl cover and wingtip pitot point to this being an A-8, mid-1944. Click to view the full image..

..and from Nick Beale

"... The eBay photo you posted rang a bell. There was a profile of it in Jiri Rajlich's "Luftwaffe in Detail — Air War over the Czech Lands" (Wings & Wheels, 2000). Trouble is that (as far as I can see) there's no corresponding photo in the book. He must have had sight of this shot at some stage, though. He had it captioned as a III./SG 151 machine, which I'd agree with since I've lots of early 1944 examples of SG 151 JU 87s with 6Q codes from a Flugbuch, ULTRA and Sigint, 


 Rajlich gave the location as Pardubice...."

Friday, 12 September 2014

" Day Fighters in Defence of the Reich " and " Aces of the Luftwaffe " - Pen & Sword free UK shipping weekend

72 hour offer! Pen & Sword free UK shipping weekend to 14/09/14 inclusive.. Don Caldwell's " Day Fighters " reduced from £35 to £15...quote "ENCFREESHIP" on UK orders only (due to an on-line glitch this is a phone offer, number on the link below )

A new release by the P&S imprint Frontline is Peter Jacobs' title " Aces of the Luftwaffe " - and yes they did remove the 'n' from Jagdflieger in the title on the final jacket version ...but didn't take up the offer of a 'peer review' so I've no idea what the contents are like...

Saturday, 6 September 2014

More I./ JG 300 Gustavs, Tante Ju, JG 52 Friedrich/Gustav Ebay photo find # 97

More JG 300 rarities on offer again from sammel-experte06 here

I've seen this labelled as  Lt. Erwin Stahlberg, Staffelkapitän 1./JG 300 -  it's not unfortunately. Photo dates from summer 1944, Bad Wörishofen, southern Germany

General der Jagflieger Galland on an inspection visit to I./JG 300 at Borkheide during October 1944. Here he is looking over Gruppenkommandeur Stamp's G-10. More on I./ JG 300 at Borkheide on this blog here

on offer here

Friday, 5 September 2014

Me 110 Wespengeschwader ZG 1 Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 - Ebay photo find #96

Below; overall white winter camouflaged Wintertarnung Me 110 E "S9+AN" of  ?./ ZG 1 somewhere on the Eastern Front after a belly landing during the winter of 1941-42. Coded 'A', this is the aircraft of the Staffelkapitän, possibly Günther Tonne of 6./ ZG 1 (?) Note Tonne was appointed Kommandeur of II. Gruppe during February 1942. Note also what appear to be victory Balken on the tailfin..

photos offered on at the time of writing here

More SKG 210/ ZG 1 on this blog; translated extracts from Johannes Kaufmann's memoir 'Meine Flugberichte'

JG 11 Gustavs defending the Reich 1943

Two Bf 109 G-6/R6s of 9./ JG 11 seen in Oldenburg during the summer of 1943. Above, unidentified pilot climbing out of "Gelbe 4" on his return from a sortie. The aircraft wears the heavily mottled three greys scheme and is displaying the tiger head emblem of III./ JG 11 under the cockpit. The spinner appears to be yellow. Note the underwing cannon gondola

 Below, identified in Prien's Jagdfliegerverbände 10/III as probably being WNr. 15 534,  "Gelbe 3" was assigned to Lt. Gerd Hollmann of 9./JG 11. Hollman was shot down and killed in this machine on 30 July 1943 during the course of an 8th AF raid against the Fieseler works in Kassel. Following an Alarmstart at 09:36 the Gustavs of III./ JG 11 ran into B-17 Pulks over the border of Holland and Germany. The Gruppe was almost certainly taken on by the US fighter escort, reporting four aircraft lost and/or damaged after emergency landings due to combat damage while a fifth Messerschmitt made a belly landing after running out of fuel. Hollmann was the only III./ JG 11 pilot killed during this engagement. Note the Gondelwaffe under the starboard wing.

Source; expired Ebay auctions. Note both images are reproduced on page 7 of Jochen Prien's Jagdfliegerverbände 10/III and credited to 'Archive of modern conflict'