Saturday, 30 November 2013

Emils over the Med JG 27 & 7./ JG 26

During early February 1941 the 'red hearts' of 7./ JG 26 deployed to Sicily to combat the RAF over Malta under Staffelkapitän Oblt. Joachim Muencheberg. It appears that there is a metal pennant on the aerial mast of this Bf 109 E-7 (obscured by the seller) so that this may have been the machine flown by the Staffelkapitän. Click on the images for a full-screen view

Inscription on the reverse dated 20 April 1941. Courtesy lohrleerblatt here