He 111 belonging to IV./KG 4 in Athies sous Laon and displaying a matt black distemper paint finish for night ops during the Blitz during mid-1941. Note the Hakenkreuz (swastika) appears to have to been 'blacked-out'. These images depict an unnamed crew being feted with flowers following their return from a milestone flight. Note the Kapok life jacket. Click on the picture to see the full image and the painted-out cross on the lower wing..