Saturday, 2 January 2016

Bundesarchiv photo report series # 1 Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Ernst Kupfer, Stukageschwader 2

With more and more BA photos released and available to view and reproduce on non-commercial web sites it is perhaps time to start a new series of Bundesarchiv photo finds ; herewith some images from PK reporter Niermann dated 1942

Sowjetunion.- Generaloberst Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen am Steuer des Flugzeugs Fieseler Fi 156 C-3 "Storch", neben ihm ein Soldat mit Karte

 Seen in Russia during early 1942 Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, CO of VIII Fliegerkorps at the controls of a Fieseler Fi 156 C-3 "Storch", alongside him a soldier with map

 Ju 87 D-3 of II./St. G 2 on a Feldflugplatz (field strip) - pilot preparing for a sortie somewhere in Russia  - Kennung may be T6+AD. Note the white chevron in front of the emblem, the significance of which is not entirely clear - see the letters page in Aérojournal No. 5 Feb-Mar 1999. Kommandeur II./ St.G 2 from April 1942 was Ernst Kupfer seen preparing the spit roast below..