Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Bf 109 G-10 (Erla-built) "White 13" of III./ JG 300, Wunstorf, 13 April 1945

The following photos were recently posted on the Messerschmitt Bf 109 Facebook group by Laco Pilot who identified the aircraft as a G-10 belonging to 1./JG 300. Note the blue/white/blue fuselage bands. However this was almost certainly a machine assigned to III. Gruppe. We know of course that I./JG 300 had already been disbanded in Feb/Mar 1945, well before the time frame of this pic. Aircraft of III./JG 300 never used the vertical III. Gruppe Balken. Erla-built "White 13" WNr. 151567 was photographed at Wunstorf on 13 April 1945. However it is not known how the aircraft came to be in the British Zone. Original photos in the possession of Hideki Noro. (caption courtesy Jean-Yves Lorant)